Having a great time with your family doesn’t necessarily mean you have to pack your bags and head off to your favourite destination.
You can have fun any time without blowing holes through your budget. If you are looking for something that goes beyond movies, games, and the occasional lounging around, here are handy tips to have fun without busting your budget.
With Youtube channels such as the Karaoke Channel, you can now host a fun karaoke night at home. Switch things up by having a 30-second musical quiz giving clues on the song that people must guess correctly without singing it. Place snacks and drinks around the room for people to enjoy while having a good time. If you have children younger than 8 years old, a dance competition can be added.
A day at the zoo
A day at the zoo is something that everyone can enjoy and it is also affordable. There are also petting farms that families can go to for free such as the Bokkie Park in the East Rand. Remember to check online for free days to avoid any disappointment. Since it is still winter, it will be better to grab a flask or two and warm jackets for everyone.
A scavenger hunt is something that is enjoyed by both young and old. By strategically hiding things around the house, park, or your neighbourhood and going together on a scavenger hunt to find them. You can choose to write down hints that can lead them to the next place or you can add a digital spin by creating a scavenger hunt Whatsapp group and drop hints.
Food brings people together
Food is like the colour black; you can never go wrong with it. Although people may have different taste buds that can cause a clash in what everyone would agree on eating. However, having a braai appears to be the consensus among South Africans when it comes to spending downtime with family.
There is a variety of ways that you can come together as a family to appreciate each other. All it takes is planning and being creative about it. Remember to keep your plans simple so that you can adapt them with ease.