Keeping everyone in the family happy over the holiday season can be a big challenge. Here are some fun activities that everyone will enjoy!
When was the last time you saw a show? A trip to the theatre is a great way to pass a cold, dark winter's afternoon. Find a production that's suitable for all ages—be it Broadway or amateur community theatre—and you'll be sure to get everyone into the holiday spirit by watching a musical or Christmas-themed production.
Head to local museums, galleries and historic buildings for a dose of culture. Throughout the holiday season, many cultural sites and old houses run family-centric exhibitions and events, so check online and make a note of what's on.
The winter holiday is perfect for visiting local markets. From festive food markets to arts, crafts and gifts, there are so many at this time of year that you'll be spoilt for choice! Markets are a brilliant opportunity to escape the house and enjoy some fresh air while you find some unique gifts to give on Christmas Day.
Temporary ice rinks often pop up in towns in the run-up to Christmas and a dry ski slope may be closer than you think, so check out what activities are available nearby and prove to the family that you don't have to go to the Alps to enjoy winter sports.
The holiday season is all about spending time with friends and family, but you shouldn't wait until Christmas Day to see your loved ones. If you have elderly relatives that struggle to leave the house or live far away, why not bake a cake, pack a picnic, and give them a wonderful surprise?
A little forward planning goes a long way. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for events in your local area and fill your diary with lots of exciting plans!