Family recreate summer holiday trip in their house and garden

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Family recreate summer holiday trip in their house and garden
Family recreate summer holiday trip in their house and garden

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A family-of-six whose summer holiday abroad is in jeopardy because of coronavirus have shot a hilarious video - recreating the trip in their house and garden.

The Byrne family from West Yorkshire filmed themselves pretending to arrive at the airport, board the plane, fly overseas, shop in duty free - and even have a swim on the other side.

The brilliant production involves characters and costumes as well as a number of creative additions such as a fake departures board and airport security scanner.

The film features each family member including mum Stacey, 35, dad Dom, 36, daughter Lydia, 16, and boys Austin, 11, Finley 10 and one-year-old Jenson.

Stacey, who works as an NHS midwife, said: "The kids started asking whether our holiday to Spain in August will be cancelled."

"I said, 'oh don't worry if it is then we'll have a holiday at home', and that's where the idea to make the video came from."

"It was really fun to make and it managed to keep the kids occupied for a good few hours with something productive to do."

"We're all really pleased with how it came out and the reaction to it has been amazing, it's nice to be able to cheer people up at a time like this."

Stacey said oldest child Lydia was the brains behind the operation due to her experience using the popular video-sharing social network Tik Tok.

Amazingly the entire thing only took a few hours to make.

Stacey initially posted it to her mum and sister on WhatsApp, as the trio had been sharing funny videos with one another during the lockdown.

She said: "At first I just sent it to them for a laugh but they both said I should post it on Facebook for everyone else to see."

"I did that and now it has been shared more than 350 times, which is amazing.

"All the comments are really nice, saying how the video has put a smile on their face, which I'm really happy about."

The video starts by showing Dom, a self employed builder, and the kids entering the 'airport' and showing their passports to an air hostess played by Stacey.

They then pass a departures board before going through security, which involved them putting their hand luggage in plastic containers to be checked by a steward.

Mum and dad can then be seen perusing the duty free section, where rum, whisky, wine and perfume all appear for sale.

Next Finley takes up the role of security guard and ushers everyone through a 'security scanner', which is actually a child's safety gate attached to a door frame.

Stacey reprises her air hostess character for the next stage of the video, which sees the family take to the skies in a very convincing replica plane.

The video comes to an end with the family enjoying a drink inside a hot tub which sits in their back garden, but could easily be a Spanish swimming pool.

Stacey says any money she makes from the video will be donated to Captain Tom Moore's crowdfunding campaign, which has already generated over £25m.

She added: "The video is obviously a bit of fun but if we can use it to raise a bit of money then that would great."