The long weekend is coming, and we have compiled a list of ideas for keeping the whole family entertained at home.

Camping Night

Turn your living room into an amazing camping experience that the kids will love.

To create a tent, gather a couple of sheets, blankets, or doonas to pop over the top of two chairs put together, or any other furniture you can pull together to create a frame.

Get the kids to have a look around the house for things that they would take camping such as torches, sleeping bags and pillows to pop in the tent.

A great activity to do while camping is to play card games and board games with the family. Let the kids pick their favourite games to bring in the tent to play with the whole family.

If you have a smart TV a great way to bring this camping experience to life is to put on a video of a fire from YouTube.

For dinner why not have a traditional camping BBQ. Scotch & Fillet Thrift Park has a range of sausages and burgers perfect for a BBQ. While you are at Thrift Park, make sure to pick up your fresh bread and rolls from Bakers Delight. A simple salad made with veggies and Dressing ingredients from Woolworths will go great with this meal. Another idea would be to cook up any other camping favourite meals your family have.

Movie Marathon

How about having a movie marathon with the kids? Let the kids pick some of their favourite movies to watch and snuggle up on the couch for some family time. For an easy dinner or lunch on the couch, order some pizzas from Crunch Pizza. If you are after some great treats for the kids, check out Australia’s Best Recipes movie night snack ideas here.

Family walks and bike rides

The long weekend is a perfect time to go for a walk or bike ride on some of the great tracks near Mentone Beach. VicRoads have some great trails to explore in Mentone.

We hope this list helps you have a great long weekend. For more tips and news, follow us on Facebook.