It can be hard to find the opportunity to spend some quality time with your family. Between work, school and everything else in between, it’s easy to find that each of your schedules are full to the brim. However, it is important that you get to spend time with each other to bond and create happy memories.
Take a time-out from the rush of everyday life, and get your brood together for one of these fun days out.
This is probably the easiest and most cost-effective thing you can do as a family. On the next warm spring or summer day, gather the troops and head out to your local park, nearest lake or other pleasant outdoor space. You can all pick a dish to add to the picnic basket and prepare it together in the morning.
Spending the day outdoors with some lovely food and each other’s company will be good for all of you.
- Heritage Sites
There are tonnes of cool historic sites to visit all over the UK, some of which are free to visit. These are great choices for family days out, offering an educational edge to your trip. Many of these sites have large gardens or surrounding grounds too, making them perfect for the little adventurer in your family. As most of these places offer outdoor and indoor facilities, they can be visited anytime of year.
Some even have fabulous Christmas displays to get you all in the festive spirit – just make sure to check the opening times before you head off anywhere as they may have limited opening hours.
- A Trip Down A Canal
The UK has a lot of canals running all through the country and they’re an interesting part of British history. Canal boat trips are great fun for all the family, you can all take in your surroundings as you sail down these narrow water-ways. Stop off at a country pub for lunch or dinner afterwards for a perfect day out.
- Indoor Activity Centres
Unfortunately, there are bound to be many rainy days on the British Isles. This is why indoor activity centres are perfect for making sure that your family still gets out of the house on miserable days. Some of these centres are aimed at children and have huge indoor play areas constructed inside, keeping them entertained for hours. However, if you’re looking for something that everyone can get involved in, consider somewhere like an indoor ski slope or a place that offers craft activities.
- Theme Park
These are always popular choices, and there are several to choose from over the country. Bigger ones like Alton Towers and Thorpe Park might not be easy for everyone to get to, however, there are other options that are less well-known throughout the UK. These types of attractions are best suited for a family full of adrenaline junkies.
Enjoy some quality time with your nearest and dearest this year. Think about the suggestions above and see which options are close to you.