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Making the most of your Easter staycation

Published: 9 April 2020

As we all adjust to life in COVID-19 lockdown, let’s make Easter 2020 a memorable one – a staycation to remember.

There are plenty of things you and your family can do this Easter weekend, with the majority done from the comfort of your home.

Mayor Phil Goff says staying at home is not just the right thing to do it’s the law.

“In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, it’s really important that we all stay home and stay local to break the chain of transmission and save lives.

Auckland Council have you and your family covered this easter, with loads of fun activities you can do from the comfort of your home, or locally in your neighbourhood – check them out:

Family fun this Easter

Staying put this Easter doesn’t have to be boring. For a memorable staycation event you can join in the fun of the Auckland Council Parks Great Easter Camp Out-In – an overnight adventure for the whole family.

Starting on Saturday 11 April at 4pm, Aucklanders of all ages are encouraged to set up camp in their front yard, backyard (depending on the weather), lounge or bedroom for the night.

Whether you choose to set up a tent, fort, bivvy, den, tepee or yurt, you will find inspiration and tips on the Auckland Parks Facebook page.  

Auckland Council At Home

Making the most of Auckland isn’t easy when you and your whānau need to stay At Home, but we’ve got lots of ways to help you keep moving, connecting and learning this weekend.

Take a look at the At Home page to get inspired, or try out one of the ideas below:

  • When it’s time to stretch your legs, you can still head to your closest local park
  • If you’ve got energy to burn (or feel you need to work off all those yummy Easter eggs) then check out one of our regular at-home workouts
  • Head to the Auckland Council Libraries website to check out our free resources for children, read eBooks, learn a language, do puzzles, play videos and games, and more
  • Take a break from the TV and get your culture fix with the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Auckland Art Gallery has a number of talks, interviews and clips available on their YouTube
  • Learn and explore with Auckland Libraries and our region’s museums.

Find more ways to have fun, learn and get active at home here on OurAuckland.

Read more: At Home

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