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Have fun with Armchair Travel activities this summer

When planning Armchair Travel activities for seniors or those with limited mobility, you can tap into the rich cultural heritage and diverse landscapes of various destinations without leaving the comfort of home.

Here are some suggestions tied to upcoming dates in June, July, and August:

Scottish Highland Games (throughout the summer): Explore the rugged landscapes and vibrant traditions of Scotland through videos and photographs of Highland Games events, such as caber tossing, highland dancing, and piping competitions. Play traditional Scottish music and share stories about the cultural significance of these events.


15th June - King Charles III Birthday Celebration: Take an armchair tour of the iconic royal residences, such as Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. Share fascinating stories and anecdotes about the British monarchy's history and traditions. Look out for BBC coverage too.

26th to 30th June - Glastonbury Festival: Embrace the spirit of this renowned music festival by hosting a virtual concert featuring performances from past Glastonbury headliners. Decorate the room with festival-inspired art and share interesting facts about the event's history and cultural significance.


1st to 14th July - Wimbledon Tennis Championships: Transport participants to the hallowed grounds of Wimbledon by showcasing video highlights of past matches and sharing trivia about the tournament's rich history. Serve traditional strawberries and cream to enhance the experience.

14th July - Bastille Day (French National Day): Create an immersive and enriching Armchair Travel experience for participants by incorporating elements of French culture, history, and traditions throughout the day. Enjoy the cabarets of Paris by playing famous French songs and showcasing performances of traditional French dances like the can-can.


19th August - Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Bring the excitement of this famous arts festival to your care home by showcasing virtual performances by comedians, musicians, and theatre groups. Share behind-the-scenes stories and trivia about the festival's history and its impact on the cultural scene.

26th August - Summer Bank Holiday: Celebrate the last official summer holiday by embarking on a virtual tour of iconic British seaside towns, such as Brighton, Bournemouth, or Blackpool. Share nostalgic images and stories about traditional seaside activities like donkey rides, pier attractions, and fish and chips.

Remember to incorporate interactive elements, such as quizzes, discussions, and sensory experiences (e.g., traditional foods, music, or crafts) to enhance the armchair travel experience.

Encourage participants to share their own travel stories and memories, fostering a sense of connection and engagement within the group.

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