It might be chilly outside, but family time this winter is sure to warm your heart and make you smile from ear-to-ear. There’s plenty of fun to be had, whether you love adventures or simply want to stay warm and snug inside. So let’s check out some of the best things to do with kids this season that’ll keep everyone entertained.
Following a successful run in the West End, The Tiger Who Came to Tea is now touring the UK and is undoubtedly one of the best activities in Hayes and other London districts. Based on the much-loved picture book by Judith Kerr, this magical show tells the story of a young girl called Sophie and a surprise tiger guest who eats and drinks everything in her home. Enjoy sing-along songs, clumsy chaos and a whole lot of fun for children aged 3+. Fun things to do in Hayes don’t get much better than this, so don’t miss out.
There’s something wonderfully thrilling about London in winter. Not only is it beautifully decorated with sparkling Christmas lights during the festive season, but there are plenty of places to visit – for free. The Royal Parks in London are truly breath-taking and whether you’re walking around Hyde Park’s Serpentine Lake or searching for squirrels in St. James’s Park, the kids are sure to burn off some much-needed steam. Of course, it might be cold at this time of year, so wrap up warm and perhaps treat yourself to a hot chocolate as you explore the very best of London’s outdoor spaces.
Getting out and about can be great fun. But if the weather is miserable, you’re on a budget or you simply want to stay at home for a few days, how about getting stuck into some art and craft activities? You can get festive during December by making salt dough Christmas decorations, handmade Christmas cards or paperchains. And into the New Year, why not try making your own snow globe or cutting out unique paper shapes to create personalised snowflake designs? There are many different tutorials for these things online, so you won’t be short of ideas. The important thing with arts and crafts is to relax and let your imagination roam free. Set up a crafting station where it’s OK to make plenty of mess and lay out all available materials so that the kids know what they can and can’t use.
Again, you might not want to go out every day with the kids. So if you’re staying at home, a spot of baking is sure to go down well. You could make homemade cookies for Santa, try your hand at mince pies or even construct your very own gingerbread house. If you fancy some bread to eat with wholesome soups and stews, then it might be worth finding a delicious bread recipe and teaching the little ones all about kneading and proving bread before baking. They’ll be having a science lesson without even realising.
Of course, if you want to stick with a tiger theme, we have a great recipe for tiger cake that you can try!
Don’t forget to the book The Tiger Who Came to Tea. It really is one of the best kids activities in Hayes this season.