Fun activities at with Stena Line

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Welcome to our at home segment with Stena Line where we share ideas that will allow us all to continue to enjoy all things travel and maritime related. Whether it’s sailing to destinations that allow safe travel with close family and friends or fun things to do at home with Stena Line.

If the time is not quite right for you to set sail, here are our top 4 picks of things to enjoy with the Family.

 

Maritime fun arts and crafts with the kids

Lockdown has been particularly difficult on some of our younger sailors, if they miss our Happy play area and looking out to sea from our deck, not to fear, we have a fun exercise they can do at home with mum and dad. Download our free Happy colouring:

Download here>

 

Virtual Tours of popular museums

Miss seeing the beautiful world of arts and culture in person? We appreciate even we ease out of current situation,  some may still not be able to travel so here are some great links we have put together from websites where you can still enjoy a virtual tour of popular Dutch attractions:

Rijksmuseum from home (Credit Rijksmuseum)>

Vincent van Gogh brought to you (Credit Van Gogh Museum) > 

Visit the Tulip Fields (Credit Travel + Leisure) >

 

Virtual Food Festival

Miss experiencing food markets and popular eateries in cities like Rotterdam and Utrecht to the fantastic seaside retreats with popular foods like Dutch fries, Kibbeling (Dutch fish and chips) and sweet treats like ‘poffertjes’ Dutch baby pancakes or even your local spots in the UK?

Here’s a virtual food festival (Credit virtualfoodfestival.org) >

Why not try making poffertjes at home? Great way to have some fun with loved ones at home!

Recipe:

1 level tsp instant yeast

1 tbsp milk

1 cup buckwheat flour (100 g)

1 cup flour (100 g)

2 eggs

1 tsp sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/4 cups warm milk (250 ml)

1 tbsp butter

Follow BBC goodfood recipe and instructions here>

 

Cycling

If you miss the Dutch outdoor life, why not try it locally until you can sail and cycle through the Netherlands?

Here are some local trails we recommend in England:

  • If near London, there are some hidden gems away from the congested inner city perfect for cycling. Start from Putney and venture to Weybridge for beautiful views from Richmond Park, Hampton Court then out to Surrey.
  • Kent, often referred to as the garden of England has spectacular views across the coastline like the Dover white cliffs, Margate beaches and historic locations such as Canterbury. Perfect for cycling for fresh air and plenty of open space.
  • The Camel Trail offers around 18 mile of traffic-free trail perfect for cycling, walks and even horse riders. Located in the beautiful Cornish countryside if a stay-cation is in order, for the time being.

Until you can visit reread our blog articles about some of the best cycle routes in the Netherlands:

Best Cycle routes > 

Two wheeled Odyssey, Hook of Holland to Amsterdam by bike > 

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