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Five alternative ways to spend Christmas

Hiking at Belmore Falls Road, Robertson, NSW


1.       Volunteer for charity 

Give back to the community by volunteering for a charity.

There are plenty of organisations in need of extra help such as the Salvation Army who deliver hampers to families in need, or Crisis who offer support to those without a home.


2.       Discover something new in the local area 

Christmas Day presents the perfect opportunity to get outside and discover your local area, allowing you to escape the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life.

Although shops and businesses will be mostly shut, you can seek out areas of outstanding natural beauty, sculpture or monuments that you normally overlook and enjoy them undisturbed. 


3.       Get back to nature...

If you’re tired of spending Christmas sat in front of the TV, then why not head out on a scenic walk?

A beautiful summers day walk doesn’t have to be dull and are a great opportunity to bond with family or friends in natural settings.


4.       Take time to explore your interests

It’s rare to have a day without the disturbance of the outside world, so spend some time exploring an interest or hobby such as playing a game of tennis.


5.       Spend time in a new location with pets for company

Animal lover? Help pet owners in need and enjoy Christmas by house and pet sitting. The festive period is a popular time of the year for people to go away, but it’s not always possible for them to take their beloved pets with them.

As a TrustedHousesitters member you could spend the festive season somewhere new with a cuddly companion.

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Published: 25 November 2019

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