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How to Plan the Perfect Staycation with Your Family

How to Plan the Perfect Staycation with Your Family - Wear Lark

The past year has been tough on families across the country. Adults had to start working from home. Kids had to start taking online classes. For weeks on end, the whole family was stuck inside the house together. With this set-up, it was easy to feel overwhelmed and burned out. 

Isn’t it time you gave everyone a little vacation? 

You don’t have to travel far outside your home to enjoy a little reprieve from your everyday life. People are still encouraged to stay at home due to the ongoing pandemic. So instead, why don’t you plan a little staycation? 

Staycations are cheap and easy to plan. You don’t have to worry about packing suitcases full of toddler pajamas, going out clothes, personal hygiene supplies, and other equipment that regular vacations require. Your whole family will also enjoy the extra time spent together. 

Need help planning the perfect staycation? I’ve got you covered! Check out my top 5 tips for organizing a fun family staycation everyone will love. 

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My Top 5 Tips for Planning the Ultimate Staycation

Your children can stay in their toddler pajamas all day for this full staycation!

young girl with braided pigtails on a wooden playground

Most people think they need to travel far from home to experience an adventure or a break from their everyday routine. Unfortunately, the pandemic has forced many of us to stay close to home. While this means we’re all spending a bit of extra time in our favorite baby and toddler pajamas, sometimes we need to get out and explore. Check out my top 5 tips for planning the perfect staycation for your family now.  

1. Make a plan in advance

You should start by setting a budget and deciding when your staycation starts and ends. To arrange a budget for your staycation, you should evaluate your current monthly budget. How much money can you take out of that budget to make your staycation happen? Staycations tend to be much cheaper than regular vacations, so you probably won’t have to worry about carving out a massive chunk out of it. 

Your staycation will probably be short as well. Since you’ll be staying close to home, you don’t have to plan a one or two week vacation. Staycations are perfect for short weekend getaways or even day trips. 

2. Explore your neighborhood

Once you determine your vacation timeline, you can pick out which local spots you want to visit. If you live by a beach or a lake, take your family away to enjoy a day by the water! Nearby hiking spots are also great for getting your family out of the house and letting them enjoy the beauty of nature. 

Other great destinations to include in your staycation include:

  • Museums
  • Parks
  • Horseback riding trails
  • Ice skating rinks
  • Movie theaters

Because of the pandemic, some sites you originally wanted to visit might be closed. Make sure you double-check their hours before going. 

3. Stay at home

Technically, you don’t even need to leave your house for a staycation. You can pitch a campsite in your backyard and roast marshmallows or create a little spa full of scented candles and relaxing music to help everyone unwind. You can also plan an outdoor scavenger hunt for the kids to find fun toys and prizes. Have some extra board games and sports equipment? Make it a family game day! The possibilities are endless as long as you are willing to get a little creative.

4. Volunteer together

If your kids are old enough, find out about local volunteer opportunities that the whole family can participate in together. You can also brainstorm ideas for spreading acts of local kindness around the community with your family. 

The pandemic has severely impacted a number of people. Millions of people were laid off due to the pandemic and are having trouble figuring out how to pay rent and put food on the table. There is no better feeling than helping others, and seeing your children's' kind acts bring a smile to someone's face can feel incredibly satisfying.

5. Don’t Forget to Plan for Meals

To save time and money, try to meal prep or freeze meals ahead of time for the family. If you want to enjoy a little treat, you can also order food online. You no longer have to worry about keeping a stack of take-out menus with you. In an instant, you can order a pizza or family meals from a local restaurant from your phone! DoorDash and Postmates are popular delivery apps you can use. Not only are you feeding your family, but you are also helping support local businesses. 

Toddler Pajamas and Other Attire Your Little Ones Might Need for Vacation

Don’t forget to prepare your children for your fun staycation with the right wardrobe!

small toddler in blue handing a brown cube to a toddler in yellow

Even though you won’t be traveling far from home, you will need to help prepare your child’s wardrobe for your family staycation. If you’re having a little spa day for the family, make sure you dress your little ones in soft toddler pajamas to help them stay cozy and comfortable throughout the day. 

If you’re planning to take a hike outside, don’t forget to equip them with proper hiking shoes and a jacket to keep them warm. You can also layer soft bamboo essentials by Lark Adventurewear with the rest of your child’s hiking gear. Made from a bamboo French Terry blend, Lark Adventurewear essentials offer your child the perfect mixture of comfort and breathability. Its 

UPF 50+ protective feature will also protect your child from the sun’s harmful UV rays. 

Congratulations. You just finished planning the perfect staycation for your family! As you enjoy your little staycation, remember to make the most of it. Your kids are only young once. Before you know it, they will become all grown up. 

Does your child need new clothes for your upcoming staycation? Shop bamboo essentials at Lark Adventurewear like playwear, toddler pajamas, and more to assemble the ultimate wardrobe for your little ones.
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