Who needs to go out? TikTok users set up their own pubs and clubs at home with Dads acting as bouncers on the door – while one man recreates the London tube by piling into a shower cubicle with his flatmate
- One user got into the shower to recreate his experience on the London tube
- Two girls’ fathers dressed up as bouncers as they turned their home into a club
- Dad-of-two turned his back garden into a football pitch to entertain his children
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TikTok users have shared the inventive ways they kept their weekends as normal as possible despite Britain’s coronavirus lockdown.
While many people don’t miss the crammed commute on the Underground, one man from London was eager to recreate the feeling of being on the tube, by piling into the shower with rucksacks with his flatmate.
Elsewhere, Dads played the role of bouncers as Ellie Peaks and her family created their very club at their home in East Yorkshire – while one woman’s younger brother was kicked out of their home pub during a funny clip.
And Darren Wilcox, 39, has been branded ‘dad of the year’ after he used Bowcom line marker to turn his back garden into an actual football pitch for his son Sonny, four, and daughter India, six.
Dads have been helping their daughters recreate their usual Saturday nights during the British coronavirus lockdown. Ellie Peaks’ father dressed up in a tuxedo to act as a bouncer and a barman at their home in Beverley, East Yorkshire (left). Mia Harrison’s father acted the part of bouncer for their ‘local pub’, or kitchen, but refused her entry (right)
Jack Douglas (right), went for a more relaxed approach as he reminisced over travelling around the UK’s capital city on the underground by getting into his shower
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced thousands of families across the UK to stay inside their homes, only leaving for essential shopping, exercise or work.
The lockdown has been in place since Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s speech announcing increased measures on Monday, March 23.
But these resilient families didn’t let efforts to stop the spread of the virus put a dampener on their usual routines.
One creative Tik Tok family emptied their kitchen of its furniture and turned it into a nightclub – complete with loud music, disco lights and a DJ.
Along to a background track playing out the sound of the speaker system announcing each stop Jack left the ‘train’ as his flatmate got on
In an attempt to retain a glimmer of normality Jack filmed himself standing in the shower holding onto the shower head as if it was a handle on the tube
Ellie Peaks’ father even dressed up in a tuxedo to check for ID at the beginning of the video, before allowing her through into the dimly-lit room.
He said: ‘Evening darling, let’s have a look at your ID then please. Yeah you’re okay, in you go.’
The camera panned round to catch a DJ – who could have been her mother – at her decks, or an Apple laptop, on the kitchen island. She had dressed for the part in tracksuit bottoms, dark shades and a baseball cap.
Ellie then filmed her younger brother throwing some shapes on the dance floor, before she continued round to show her bouncer/dad/barman pour her a drink.
Ellie’s father checked her ID at the beginning of the video before allowing her through into the dimly-lit room
Walking through the camera panned round to catch a DJ – who could have been her mother – at her decks, or an Apple laptop, on the kitchen island
She filmed the VIP area where she joined her sister for a dance, before their brother interrupted them and was quickly thrown out by their dad
She filmed the VIP area where she joined her sister for a dance, before their brother interrupted them and was quickly thrown out by their dad.
Ellie captioned the clip: ‘The new Saturday night.’
Another Twitter user from London, Jack Douglas, went for a more relaxed approach as he reminisced over travelling around the UK’s capital city on the underground.
In an attempt to retain a glimmer of normality Jack filmed himself standing in the shower holding onto the shower head as if it was a handle on the tube.
Along to a background track playing out the sound of the speaker system announcing each stop Jack pretending to be jolted around by the moving carriage.
He then opened the doors in time to the backing track and left the ‘tube’ as his flatmate awkwardly shuffled on.
After a quick change he was back and got onto the carriage before the pair closed the doors and resumed their fantasy journey.
Another user, Mia Harrison, had a similar idea to Ellie as her father acted the part of bouncer for their ‘local pub’, or kitchen.
But unluckily for Mia her dad wasn’t feeling so generous and decided to refuse entry in the creative short video.
‘Not tonight girls,’ he said while wearing a pair of oversized sunglasses and a suit.
It comes as dad-of-two Darren turned his garden into a pitch to entertain his children over the weekend, after days cooped up in self-isolation.
Sonny and India are fervent football fans with his son typically spending each Saturday booted up in training in Swansea, Wales.
But when the football season was cancelled the sporty children were left with nothing to do in the house.
Unluckily for Mia her dad wasn’t feeling so generous and decided to refuse entry in the creative short video
Gardener Darren had been marking rugby fields around Wales since he was 16 years old and whipped out his Bowcom line marker on Friday morning.
After about an hour and half, the 22m by 13m garden had been successfully turned into a football pitch fitted with its very own goal.
Darren, from Gorseinon, Wales, said: ‘Thursday night I was bored at home with the kids, the sun was out and the kids wanted to play football so I thought I’d go out and make them a pitch.
‘Friday morning I got to work and about an hour and a half later it was ready.
‘I’m very happy with how it turned out and it’s given us a chance to all go out and enjoy the great weather.
It comes as dad-of-two Darren Wilcox, 39, turned his garden into a pitch (pictured) to entertain his children over the weekend, after days cooped up in self-isolation
‘It’s important to stay active and healthy especially now that we’re on lockdown – because staying in the house all day is not good for you.
‘I’m a rugby fan myself but my two kids love playing football and my son goes to football training each weekend in Swansea.
‘But because of coronavirus the football was cancelled and if my kids can’t go to the football, I thought I’d bring the football to them.’
Over the weekend they spent between three and four hours each day outside.
He said it’s important for him as a dad to keep his kids healthy and the rugby fan will be converting the garden into a rugby field this week to keep things interesting.
Gardener Darren had been marking rugby fields around Wales since he was 16 years old and whipped out his Bowcom line marker (pictured) on Friday morning
After about an hour and half, the 22m by 13m garden had been successfully turned into a football pitch fitted with its very own goal
He said: ‘I work as a gardener but I also do the marking for the local rugby fields, so I have done something like this before.
‘I’d never done a football pitch so I’m happy with how it turned out.
‘But next week I think I’m going to turn it into a rugby field and we can switch sports.
‘As a dad all I want is to make sure my kids are healthy and I want to give them everything I can.’
Little Sonny, a Liverpool fan, was over-the-moon when he saw the pitch on Friday morning.
The four-year-old said: ‘It’s good and I can play all the time. It makes me happy.’
His sister India added: ‘It’s so much fun and I like playing against Sonny.’
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