Switch off this National Unplugging Day

Riverside Cottage and Yurt in Barton Stacey

It's the third annual National Unplugging Day on June 25th following the participation of over 500,000 families in the UK last year. It's not just a case of switching off your phones and TVs, oh no: there's a lot going on to make #GoGadgetFree day fun.

This year Winchester in Hampshire will host a day of family activities including street dance and DJing workshops, sessions on yoga, hula hooping and mindfulness, board games, food and more.

"As a parent of three children, I appreciate how demanding and stressful it can be managing the day-to-day tasks of a busy family life whilst also staying on top a parallel digital world, explains Gemma Johnson, who founded National Unplugging Day in the UK with Charlotte Vaughan.

"With technology an inherent part of everyday life, it's easy to feel bogged down and opt to take a back seat at home as the daily demands take over; Charlotte and I have created this event where families can spend the day together completely unplugged to experience the joys that spending time together brings when there are no distractions."

If you can't get to Winchester, you could #GoGadgetFree this Sunday by heading out in the British countryside, taking a holiday in a cottage without wifi  or just hang out with the family.

It's a family campaign, but we could all benefit psychologically from being offline for a bit (Clearly will still be here on Monday, people).

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