At the beginning of the year we were given an amazing opportunity with the lovely people at Just Go Following on from our Cornwall Road Trip Last year. They liked what we did for them so invited us to head to Florence to pick up one of their brand new 2020 edition motorhomes and drive it back to the uk.
Now that amazing adventure was due to start on April 4th this year. The beginning of the Easter school holidays! Unfortunately Covid19 had other plans. First of all Italy got struck by the virus then as days went on the UK went into lockdown too and school closed (For Most kids) well before the Easter Holidays started.
I decided that as we were not going to get on our Road trip this year I would recreate it at home.
So our adventure started on Monday 6th April when we should have been picking up our Motorhome.
Day One – Airport Day
Using resources from the Twinkl website I created a check in desk and donned my Flight attendant uniform That I created from my wardrobe and some paper to make a hat.
I printed off some activities like weighing suitcases. (Hopefully the kids will have learnt a couple of things by the time the road trip was over.
At lunch time i made up some snack boxes just like the kids would order on the plane and moved the garden seats around to make some aircraft seating.
Day Two – Italy
The first destination on our trip took us to Italy. I printed off some flags so that at each country we “visit” their make shift passports can be stamped. Then it was time to learn a few things about Italy. Followed by gelato in a gondola, and lunch in a cafe with pizza rolls (I couldn’t get pizza bases or any ingredients to make actual pizza.
Today we headed off to Austria complete with Apple strudel. The kids filled out a bit of a factfile with facts about the country.
We had a travel break over the bank holiday weekend and just stayed around the campsite.
Activities on site included a pub meal (take out delivered to our door, a movie night projected on to the side of our make shift motorhome. We also enjoyed roasting some marshmallows over the BBQ.
We all made full use of the onsite hot tub and play Area too.
Castle building was on today’s agenda. The kids thought it was amazing and even made a dragon to guard the castle.
No trip to Belgium is complete without waffles and chocolate right?
Home ready for (Home) School next week.
It seems all that travelling has worn the kids out as they have requested some time just to do their own thing the rest of the week.
I mean I don’t mind as it has given me a chance to catch up with the holiday washing pile 😉
Right now to plan our next adventure I do hope we can have a proper road trip soon. 3 weeks into the lockdown im getting itchy feet!