Summer is on its way and people are glad to make plans now that most lockdown restrictions are being lifted. Vacations or staycations, whatever you choose, there are plenty of opportunities to be entertained. Some businesses are finding ways to restart, while others continue to offer ideas to enjoy your time off.
I am glad to share with you some stories from around the globe. I publish daily on my blog ‘100 day challenge’ and I’m sending you a weekly summary. By clicking on the underlined text, you can read the full story.
Little Passport has found the perfect alternative for summer camps. With ‘Summer Camp in a Box’ they are offering a mix of offline and online activities. Kids receive a kit at home filled with information sheets, activities, a world map, games. They can extend their camp day, by visiting the Little Passports Summer Camp website.
JK Rowling, the world-famous author of the Harry Potter books, is publishing a new free story called The Ickabog. JK Rowling clearly stated that it is not a Harry Potter spin-off. Set in an imaginary land, it is a stand-alone story “about truth and the abuse of power” for children from 7 to 9 years old… a truly relevant topic nowadays.
The iconic Dutch Goose in Menlo Park, California is the best place to satisfy your burger and beer cravings. When the owner learned that restaurants may welcome again customers for sit-down service outside, they decided to turn a parking lot into an outside dining space.
During the stay at home orders, kids were drawing rainbows and displayed them in their window for other kids to see when walking by. Every time kids go out for a walk; they can go on a mini scavenger hunt and try to locate the homes with rainbows. It is a sweet gesture to bring some joy and positivity during these trying times. Let’s hope some of these things will continue also after the restrictions are lifted.
The city of Antwerp in Belgium is ready to welcome tourist again. In order to support the hotels , The Antwerp Hotel Association launched the booking platform ‘We love Antwerp’. Guests get 5 % discount on their stay but more importantly, the hotels do not have to pay any commission as you can book directly with the hotel.
Lego, the popular Danish toy company, has been doing many great during this pandemic. Not only did Lego donate 50 Million dollar to children in need, they also decided to modify their toymaking machines to manufacture PPE, producing 13000 plastic face shields a day for Danish hospital workers. On top of that they gave away half a million Lego sets to children in need of play.
Cartamundi, a card and board games manufacturer from Belgium, is another company which has launched initiatives worldwide to help amid the pandemic. Some facilities started to produce face shields, and games were donated to retirement homes, childcare centers and hospitals.
And let’s not forget how Lego and Cartamundi are keeping kids and adults entertained with their fabulous toys and games!
I wish you an excellent weekend,