Having Chuck, our 11 year old bull terrier cross, means that going on holiday is pretty much impossible. Asking someone to look after him would be a no-no as he can be difficult to walk unless you’re used to him and we promised, after getting him from a rescue home, that we’d never put him into kennels.

Every summer, we try to make the most of things though, by going on day trips and also trying to do as many “staycation” activities as we can. We’re lucky enough to live near the coast so trips to the beach are a simple matter of walking a mile or so and avoiding the holiday traffic. There are also some excellent activites along our seafront; it was Sausage’s birthday last week and she asked if we could spend the morning at the arcades playing games, before going to the fountains to play.

Southend Seafront Fountains

We also try to make the most of spending time at home; movie afternoons are a favourite when the weather isn’t up to much and we’ve also made some pretty cool dens for the girls to play in. Making S’mores is an absolute must, too!

Carpetright have just launched the brilliant #HolidayatHome competition, where the lucky winners will nab some amazing prizes, such as a Champneys spa day for two with pampering treatments and a three course lunch worth £408, as well as a luxury picnic hamper from British Fine Foods. All you need to do is share a photo of yourself or your family enjoying fun staycation activities via social media, to be in with a chance of winning some great prizes. Don’t forget to include the hashtag, so that Carpetright can find your entry!

In the meantime, we thought we’d give you a list of our favourite staycation activities to inspire you on yours:

  1. Go to the beach
  2. Go to the pool
  3. Take a long walk (preferably ending in a pub lunch!)
  4. Take naps!
  5. Play a sport
  6. Have a water fight
  7. Visit friends/family
  8. Have a home spa day
  9. Have one day where you eat out for every meal
  10. Do a pub quiz

The most important thing is that you remember to have plenty of fun!

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