Spending Christmas On The Road
November 26 2015 | Matt
With Christmas just around it’s time to get organised. For those of us who will be caravanning over the Christmas period, there’s no reason Christmas can’t be just as special or fun. Here are some of our best tips for making Christmas just as jolly as if you were at home, with some travelling twists.
Felt Christmas Tree
Want to give the little ones the experience of waking up with a tree Christmas morning? One of our favourite novelties circulating at the moment is the felt Christmas tree. Not only does this zero space decoration make Christmas feel that bit more special, but is can be re-decorated again and again, all with kid friendly felt material, and no small pieces to be swallowed.
There are some great DIY guides for making these yourself, otherwise you can easily purchase one.
Build a Christmas Sandman
If you’re near a beach then why not get digging, and create a Christmas snowman! Not only a fun family activity but also a great photo opp with the little ones. Grab a shovel, a Christmas hat and a carrot, and give it your best go!
Bush Tucker for Santa
If you’re a bit more remote, why not use Christmas as an opportunity to teach the kids about bush tucker, and ‘leave some out for santa’. Indigenous Australian’s have a wealth of fascinating knowledge and history, and among that is information on how to live off the land. A bit more creative than the classic milk and cookies, and something you’re kids will be bursting to tell their friends about when they get back home.
Teach them the value of experiences
While you can fit a present or two in the van, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to bring along the usual number of gifts your kids might be used to getting at Christmas. Gift giving occasions while on the road are the perfect opportunity to teach the kids about the value of an experience, and how that can be gifted from one person to another. Are there some fun or exciting things nearby where you’re staying? Then make plans to visit, and give the kids ‘experience voucher’ with details of the experiences you’re going to take them to.
Christmas Lunch – BBQ it up
With BBQ’s coming in range of sizes and shapes, Christmas on the road doesn’t have to lack a delicious roast. The Weber Baby Q is a pint sized BBQ that can fit small spaces for easy travel. The excellent thing about these little BBQ’s is not only can you cook delicious meat, you can even bake cakes in them! A nifty little companion to have with you.
Make it Unique!
These are just a few ideas of how you can make Christmas on the road unique, but still feeling like Christmas. Don’t let the constraints of being away from home stop you from making it a special time of year.