04 February 2020

It’s the epic time to engage in some fun and games in the great outdoors.

That’s very much what’s happening in my world of late, and the lives of many of my friends too.

Most of us may be back at work, and our children at school, but our extended daylight evenings and sunny weekends still provide the opportunity to get out and have fun.

The hunker-down-for-winter instinct should still be on ice – packed away with the woollies.


This is a wonderfully social time of the year.

I’ve just returned from a long weekend biking around vineyards, olive groves and gin distilleries in marvellous Martinborough. It was my first visit there and I am smitten.

It just reminded me, once again, of what a great playground our country is. There’s so much on our doorsteps … if not our backyards.

Of course, there’s no need to commit to the expense of travel in order to enjoy the outdoor opportunities this fabulous weather encourages. Pavement chalk, water bomb slingshot, and a giant outdoor scrabble set can be purchased at Westgate Lifestyle and all come with the likelihood of providing backyard fun.

There’s an array of picnic cooler bags, waterproof bags and chilli bins available for summer excursions. Don’t forget to photograph some of the fun – then pick up a digital photo frame from Harvey Norman so the magic of summer can live on.

It’s not just the weather that’s hot. Check out some of the HOT sales still on, such as the reduced price of beach towels. The Esprit beach towel found at Briscoes was $79.99 and is now only $24.99.

The outdoor kids’ Cape Cod chair is down to $17.90 at Bed Bath & Beyond. If, for you, the fine weather equates to increased exercise opportunities then rest assured, Harvey Norman also offers an extensive range of fit bits, activity trackers and the likes in their connected health and fitness section.

Go for it! I’m off for a swim before sorting out BBQ food… and assigning my youngest son to pick up his water bomb remains.


1. Seaside Supplies waterproof bag, 8L, $24.90, from Bed Bath & Beyond |2. Claro men’s basic slouch hat, $12.00 – $19.99, from Rebel Sport |3. Spenco men’s Yumi canvas jandals, $84.99, from Rebel Sport |4. Kookie sidewalk chalk, $4.99 (buy one get one free), from Warehouse Stationery |5.Outdoor kids’ Cape Cod chair, $17.90, from Bed Bath & Beyond |6. Tablefair picnic cooler bag for four people, $159.99, from Briscoes |6. Esprit Marseille beach towel, $24.99, from Briscoes |7. Aquaforce slingshot, $24.99, from Rebel Sport |8. RF hydration bottle, 500ml, $49.99, from NOOD |10. Outdoors giant word lawn game, $44.90, Bed Bath & Beyond |11. Fitbit Charge 3, frost white sport band graphite aluminium, $299.95, from Harvey Norman |12. JCM 8 inch digital photo frame, $139.99, from Harvey Norman.

Note: Prices mentioned, and availability of products featured are subject to change. If you love the look, we recommend you head in store to find out more.