On the first day of Christmas…

Welcome to part one of our #12daysofparenting series when we join a whole host of other bloggers to write about a range of topics over 12 days.

Today we are looking at how to survive the holidays and I am following on from The Mummy Balancing Act.

Holiday time is something many parents dread. I hear parents all the time who say they are struggling to keep the children busy, but for many parents school holidays can be a real juggle with regards to work and childcare and the availability and cost of this.

Out of all the school holidays the Christmas ones tend to pose the least issues in terms of logistics as many people choose to take time off and we also at least have a few bank holidays.

I think we are a family who don’t really struggle for things to do. There are normally lots of things we want to do and not enough time to do them.

Here are a few ideas of some of our favourite Christmas holiday activities :

Indoor activities:

  • Watching Christmas movies
  • Putting on a play or show
  • Christmas baking
  • Christmas craft
  • Some reorganisation to make space for all the new things


Outdoor activities:

  • A winter walk with or without the scooters or bikes
  • Sledging – if we are lucky enough to have snow
  • A winter picnic
  • A winter nature trail


Days out:

  • Cinema
  • Family bowling
  • Swimming
  • Legoland Discovery Centre
  • A playbarn
  • Christmas lights
  • Big wheel
  • Christmas markets
  • A pantomime or Christmas show
  • Ice skating

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What do you get up to in the holidays?

Please pop over to Kiddy Charts for some more ideas.

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