Looking for ways to escape your life for a few hours, a day and even a weekend? Disney Family.com — an online resource that was created to provide parents with helpful information from experts and other parents — has many tips to help you plan for an afternoon or weekend getaway.
* Bring the world to your neighborhood. If you’re “traveling” to Africa, make sure you have the safari animals present – whether they’re made with papier-mache, color craft paper or are your children’s favorite stuffed animals lined up around the table.
* Pack the family in the car and check out some of the nearby county or state parks. Throw a picnic lunch into the trunk complete with a couple of blankets, sunblock, bug spray, hiking shoes and a trail map.
* Many museums have free hours, and every city has a historical, structural or architectural attraction to keep the family busy for hours.
There are many more ideas for backyard holidays, day trips and weekend vacations at Family.com/travel.