When the temperature drops and it’s cold and icy outside, you might be looking for ways to keep the little ones entertained indoors. Keeping everyone happy while avoiding cabin fever is no easy task. But here are five activities that should put smiles on faces.
1.Catch a Theatre Show
Being indoors doesn’t necessarily mean staying at home. In fact, why not enjoy a fun-filled family day out at the theatre? The Tiger Who Came to Tea, based on Judith Kerr’s picture book, is currently touring the UK - so look for a show near you and pop it on your to-do list for the New Year. Packed with sing-along songs, clumsy chaos and interactive moments, this production is suitable for children aged three and above. The little ones are sure to love it, especially if it’s their first trip to the theatre!
2.Go to a Museum
Museums are often free and full of wonderful artefacts that are great to explore. If you’re in London there’s the Science Museum which nearly always has interactive displays for the kids. The Natural History Museum in Kensington is also the perfect place to see dinosaur fossils, whale skeletons, precious gems and much much more. You’ll find museums up and down the country, so Google ‘family days out near me’ and see what you can find.
3.Enjoy Family Games
Today’s kids tend to think of games in terms of consoles and screens, but a board game or two is a great way to spend quality time together. If you have plenty of games at home, get everyone together for the afternoon and enjoy Monopoly, Jenga, Connect 4 - or whatever you have in the cupboard. If your supplies are a little short, why not visit a board game café? It’ll get everyone out of the house and ensure time is spent away from digital distractions.
4.Host a Family Bake Off
Choose a sweet or savoury dish and see who can make the best version of that particular recipe. While older kids can go it alone, you might want to team up to help the little ones. Whatever the case, everyone is sure to have fun baking and the competitive element makes things even more exciting. Invite a family member or friend round at the end to blind taste your creations and choose a winner.
5.Make a Photo Scrapbook
Letting your kids loose with colouring crayons, paint, glue and glitter is one thing. But why not consider a group project instead? Buy a blank scrapbook from a craft shop and dig out a host of old photos that have been locked away or gathering dust. You can then start making a family photo scrapbook complete with pictures, stickers and as many wonderful pics as you like.
When looking for indoor ‘days out near me’, don't miss The Tiger Who Came to Tea on tour. Book your tickets today.