5 Ways to Enjoy the Bank Holiday At Home

The Easter Bank Holiday weekend will feel very different this year for everyone.

Being able to leave home for essential travel and one form of exercise a day doesn't mean that you can't have some fun at home.  Here are just a few ideas of things that you can do from the comfort of your own home. 

Enjoy a virtual day out at a National Trust property

A typical Bank Holiday weekend usually mean jam-packed tourist attractions, parks and beaches. However this weekend you can avoid the crowds, stay safe and enjoy some of these places without even leaving your armchair.

Visit the National Trust website where you’ll be able to find virtual tours of a number of their properties.  https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lists/virtual-tours-of-our-places

Stay in touch with friends and family

Social distancing rules means we won't be able to see our loved ones this weekend so no traditional family dinners.  

However, technology means we can still stay in touch with them – so whether they live just around the corner or across the other side of the world, you can still have your traditional Easter catch up.   

A phone call is easy but if you have the technology to do so, a video call is even better, allowing you to see your family and friends in person.   Try Facetime, Whatsapp or Skype.  If you use Zoom, the free service allows up to 100 people to join a video call of up to 40 mins, perfect for large family get-togethers!

Attend a virtual church service

For many, Easter is a very religious time and they would normally be attending a traditional church service.  However, in order to keep their congregations safe, all churches are currently closed for the foreseeable future.  Don’t worry though, many churches are still available “virtually’ and will be broadcasting live on Easter Sunday.   Visit https://www.achurchnearyou.com/live-stream/?tags=Live_stream to find a service local to you – or in fact anywhere in the UK!

See some newborn lambs

Easter would not be complete without little lambs frolicking in a field.  St Fagan's National Museum of Wales have got lots of videos available from their recent lambing season.  Head to https://museum.wales/lambcam/ to view.

Enjoy traditional Easter food

If you’re staying at home, we might as well enjoy some good food whilst we are there.  If you're a dab hand in the kitchen, then why not try a recipe for some tasty Hot Cross Buns https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/hot-cross-buns or you could try the tradition of decorating some hard-boiled eggs with paint or felt-tip pens.  Show us your creations on our Facebook page

Although you can’t visit a restaurant for a traditional Sunday roast, there are lots of local eateries offering a full takeaway or delivery service. For the elderly and vulnerable members of the community Dragon Dinners offer a meals on wheels service which operates daily https://www.facebook.com/dragondinners/ or why not call your favourite local restaurant to find out what’s on offer.

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Home Instead offers companionship-led care in Wrexham and Flintshire. 
If you are struggling to visit an elderly family member due to the current situation, please give us a call to see how we can help.  

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