With so much free time with the little ones it can be difficult to find family fun activities to do during this Christmas Holidays. So we’ve decided to put together a list with 5 family fun activities that you can do to entertain everyone during this Christmas season.
#1 Watch some Christmas Movies
So is it too cold to go outside? Nothing better than grabbing your blanket, getting cosy with your little ones and entertaining yourselves with a film for all the family. We recently created our own list with the top 7 Christmas movies to watch this season. That might give you a few ideas! 🙂
#2 Visit your nearest Winter Festival
You don’t mind the cold weather and think the kids need to have some fun outdoors too? Search for your nearest Winter Festival. They will probably offer you a good range of activities for all ages. We went to Manchester Christmas Market at the beginning of the month and it was good, but the one we really enjoyed was one we had never been before, Bolton Winter Festival. It was more local to us, and we got to do Ice-skating, Giant snow slide and Santa’s grotto, all for just £16. It was definitely a good deal compared to other places.
#3 Get all crafty at home
No better time to get messy, since the little ones will love it and you will have plenty of time to tidy it up later on. Rosie, from Little Fish Blog shared a while ago how to make a construction small world. Isn’t it great?! I have actually never thought of it, but it’s so original and you can go as far as your imagination goes. Go over to her blog to learn how to do it.
If you want to try something more Christmassy, LarabeeUK tells us about how to make snow filled Christmas ornaments. I never thought you could do them! but it can be something fun to try with everyone at home.
Lauren, from Dilan and Me, shared on her blog a few weeks ago how to make bird seed decorations. This could be perfect if you’re planning to go to the park with your little ones. So forget about the breadcrumbs and feed them on a very stylish way 😉
#4 Try some new recipes
Because you have more time than usual it’s a great opportunity to try your culinary skills and make something that you haven’t had before. We recorded ourselves not too long ago preparing Cau Cau de pollo, a Peruvian Chicken stew, that is easy, healthy and delicious for all the family. Watch our YouTube video and learn how to do it.
But, if you’re more into veggie food, Lou, from Mammy not Mummy showed us how to make Veggie and Cheese Muffins on her blog. We will give them a try this break, cause I think it’s always a great way to add more healthy stuff to the children’s diets. For my little ones, the only way they have some broccoli, for example, is if I put it on my veggie soup. We will share with you our recipe for that one day soon, cause it’s a really success with the “veggie-haters” 😉
#5 Find a new hobby!
I recently met with another Spanish mum at a Spanish families gathering in Manchester. You know how we are, good food, lovely people and we can set up a party within a few hours! haha
Anyway, so she was telling me about her new project that she’s launched a few months ago. I believe so much in entrepreneurship, and I think us women, have the right qualities and skills to make things happen. So her business is called Printathome123, and her artistic name is Anantaviana, it’s basically the new trend in crafts for adults. If you thought the colouring was relaxing you might want to try papercutting. She designs beautiful templates that you can download for an affordable price and then print them at home and with your own paper and scalpel create authentic pieces of art. You can even create shadowboxes, if you have more than one layer.
I need to give it a go myself! Definitely worth trying while the little ones are on their siesta time or not around. Go over to her Etsy page and see all the cool designs.
What other suggestions do you have? This year is a special one for us, cause for the first time since moving to UK, hubby will be around for Christmas Eve AND Christmas Day, plus we will spend Christmas with his family over in Leeds and New Year with my family in Barcelona. We are so grateful for that! And J is so super excited 🙂 Because of that we have decided to leave the blog and vlog aside for the holidays. We want to focus 100% on spending quality time with all of them.
Don’t worry, we’ll tell you all about it when we’re back! With videos on our YouTube Channel, Pictures on our Instagram! and more stories on our blog of course. It will just be like you were a part of it. 😉
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE AND
A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR!!
Eliana, Sam, J and E 😀