Are your little ones on Santa’s good list? If so, then writing a letter to Santa is a great way to fill up some time and get the children behaving on the run up to Christmas.
Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? You can’t always count on snow, which is why we love making paper snowflakes so much. With a ream of paper, some scissors, and a little Christmas origami you can fill your house up with festive paper snowflakes of all shapes and sizes.
Many towns all over the UK have magical Grottos for all to enjoy on the run up to Christmas. Get a present, pet a reindeer and see the big man himself. Contact your local tourist information centre to find out where your nearest Santa is.
This is one of our faves and it will bring a smile to any grandparent’s face. Draw a green triangle on the front of a folded piece of paper; hand your kid some stickers, markers and glitter and have them make their own Christmas tree cards for those they love.
Nothing says Christmas quite like a spin around an ice rink, with a festive backdrop of twinkling lights and Christmas trees. Whether you’re a pro, or you feel more like Bambi, it’s a fun afternoon out for the whole family. What are you waiting for? Get your skates on!
Watch a Christmas film
If you’re anything like us, then you plan to watch as many Christmas films as possible! From Home Alone and The Muppets to one of our all time faves Miracle on 34th Street, the list is endless. We recommend lots of duvets and some of our delicious Get Fruity bars for the perfect afternoon.
Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la la la la! That’s right, turn the radio, head to a concert or simply print off some lyrics and have a good old family sing song.
Wrap up warm and head to your local Christmas light switch on for a truly spectacular display. If the weathers not on your side, then jump in the car and have drive through nearby neighborhoods, scoring the lit up houses out of 10!
Enjoy a festive treat this winter with a Christmas show near to you. Most schools host weekly nativity plays with just a small ticket cost, alternative why not ask your little ones to come up with their own?
Try one of these impressive – but fuss-free – festive baking recipes with Netmums. They’ve got cute treats to make with the kids and gorgeous recipes to try when you’ve got some precious alone-time in the kitchen. You can even add our delicious Get Fruity bars as a base.