The days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve are made for relaxing with your loved ones and eating too many leftovers. Even so, with the hustle and bustle of Christmas out of the way, little ones can start to get restless – especially when all the chocolate has run out!
Thankfully, we’ve got plenty of family-friendly activities to keep you and your kids occupied before the New Year celebrations begin. From ice skating and baking to winter walks and film nights, we guarantee that you’ll spend the 26th to the 31st of December with a smile on your faces.
An Ice Skating Adventure
The temperature might have dropped and the ground may be frosty, but that doesn’t mean the outdoors has to be off-limits. Helping you and your little ones get some much-needed fresh air, trips outside will energise you after a few days of indulging in festive treats.
For something a little different, plan a family ice skating activity. Providing plenty of laughs, your children can pretend they’re Frozen’s Elsa and Ana as they slide (and wobble!) across the ice.
When it comes to staying warm outside, it’s all about the finishing touches. While you might be wearing a thick jumper and a padded coat, cosy accessories such as hats, scarves and gloves are vital for extra protection.
A Festive Bake Off
If your stash of seasonal sweets is running low, you have a fantastic excuse to organise a festive family bake off. Great for kids and adults alike, this activity is a wonderful way to keep everyone entertained – and well-fed!
Whether you challenge them to make the perfect mince pie, an impressive gingerbread structure or a chocolate log, there are lots of ways to give your bakes a Christmassy twist.
Since baking is all about precision, making sure you have the right equipment is key for a fuss-free experience. From non-stick baking trays and blenders to measuring cups and cookie cutters, spend some time sourcing all your baking necessities before you begin cracking eggs. Ready, set, bake!
Stylish Winter Walks
While it’s tempting to stay on the sofa in your brand new Christmas pyjamas, a winter walk can be a lovely change of scene. Still, to convince yourself to brave the cold, we recommend having a snug and stylish outfit at the ready.
To ensure this winter walk is the most fashionable one yet, step out in a longline borg coat. Bringing a touch of glamour to your adventure, a borg design is ideal for keeping cosy.
Team it with knee-high boots and a bobble hat to finish off the look. If your little ones are fond of jumping in muddy puddles, pair their coat with some comfy waterproof wellies. This way, they can splash ‘till their heart’s content without worrying about wet toes.
Family Film Nights
Making it through all of your favourite festive films before Christmas Day can be a tough task to complete. If you still have a few to tick off your list, the period before New Year’s Eve is your last shot. With this in mind, a family film night is the only thing for it.
Whether you watch Elf, The Polar Express or Home Alone, make sure your living room is prepped for an evening of relaxation. Alongside super-soft throws and comfy cushions, don’t forget to light some candles to create a calming atmosphere.
Plus, it wouldn’t be a film night without matching nightwear. Take your pick between traditional checked pyjamas, printed nightdresses and fleece dressing gowns. Now, where are the last of the mince pies?
Board Game Brilliance
If you fancy some old school competition to liven things up, bring out the board games. A classic seasonal activity that shows off the best (and worst!) of family members, a board game is a brilliant way to brighten up an afternoon.
From traditional options like Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit to this year’s hottest picks, a game will encourage you to put down your screens and spend some quality time together. After all, a little healthy competition never hurt!
With New Year’s Eve right around the corner, ensuring your partywear is up to date is a must. Luckily, we have plenty of standout styles for the whole family, including partywear for women, men, kids and babies.