WHAT TO DO WITH THE FAMILY WHEN YOU HAVE NO WI-FI

Living in the 21st century, Wi-Fi is often considered the be the 'be all and end all' for the younger generations –  so you can imagine the panic that sets in when you tell the kids they’ll have no Wi-Fi for a whole weekend… God forbid they have to go a weekend without posting on Instagram!

Not to worry though, we’re here to help you prepare with our list of activities to do when you have no Wi-Fi. 

 

Hiking
Make the most of the beautiful outdoors and take the kids for a hike! Hiking is a great way to encourage some family bonding time while getting everyone out for a bit of fresh air. If you’re lucky enough to hike on a sunny afternoon, you’ll also get your daily dose of Vitamin D – just 10 minutes of sunshine will help to maintain a healthy level of vitamin D. 
 
Plus, when you reach the top, you’ll be rewarded with some incredible views. After all, there’s nothing more ‘instagramable’ than a stunning view.


Play “Guess the Song”
Everyone loves a music quiz and there’s no better place to play one than around a campfire – plus it’s a simple and fun activity for all the family. Before you set off on your trip, create a playlist which can be accessed offline – remember to select songs for all the family (that's right dads, you’ll have to include up to date music for the kids no matter how much you hate it). 
 
Keep score on a notepad (or on your phone if you're tech savvy) and reward the winner with a prize! 

Fishing 
Fishing is the perfect way to bring the family together. Not only does it promote family bonding, but it is good for the mind. Fishing is considered to be a very therapeutic activity and is recognised for its stress relieving benefits. For those with younger children, fishing also builds upon several handy skills including independence, coordination and motor planning. 

Here's an idea, why not turn it into a competition and see who catches the biggest fish – winner get a free pass on the dishes!

Board Games
Board games are a classic way to entertain the family. From Twister to Cluedo or even a simple pack of cards, there are so many options to choose from! If you’re creative, you could always resort to a game of charades – nothing beats the frustration of trying to guess what your team member is miming! 

Although maybe leave monopoly at home, you don’t want any family feuds!

 

More importantly, use the trip to teach your kids the value of switching off. Time spent with family is far greater than time spent staring at a screen. 

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