Family Fun during a Summer at Home

Well, we’re still trekking along! COVID-19 hit the world hard, and unfortunately it is still very much in full swing. While public and tourist attractions have been closed for months, things are slowly starting to open up with special precautionary measures in place. While this is all good and well, COVID-19 has been unpredictable, and we mustn’t get too comfortable.

Being stuck (mostly) at home isn’t ideal, but with the help of Gumtree’s Sports & Leisure category and these 5 ideas, your summer will be filled with family fun.

  1. Outdoor play. While some playgrounds may still be closed, and social distancing makes things difficult to play with others in a public setting, we are lucky that COVID doesn’t stop us from using our own outdoor spaces! Make the best of what outdoor space you do have, whether it be a small deck or a large back garden, by browsing Gumtree’s Sports & Leisure category for basketball hoops, pools, sand boxes and more.
  2. Games & DIY. While South Africa is known for their long, hot summers, there is always the odd day or time of day where we experience a thunder storm or rain (hello, Johannesburg!). For times like this, why not bring out the board games or craft box to make something new?
  3. Movie Nights. Fire up the TV and browse through Netflix or Showmax to find a flick suitable for the whole family. Pop some popcorn and grab your favourite snacks from the shops (with a mask on of course!).
  4. Reading. Sprawl out on the couch, patio furniture, or hammock in the back garden with a book. Adding an activity like this that keeps our minds engaged and thinking is a great way to add some routine to an otherwise monotonous day.
  5. Cook. Invite your children to cook or bake with you! Make it extra fun by finding a new recipe online and having them help with different tasks. Children love to feel like they have some control and become extra proud of themselves when they achieve something like baking tonight’s family dessert!

Now that you’ve got the knowledge, it’s time to shop! Head to or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android) and don’t forget to use your location settings to find everything you need for a family fun summer at home, close to home.

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