Tuesday 12 January 2016

Fun ways to spend your bank holiday weekend

Here in the UK, we have numerous bank holidays coming up in the next few months. These long weekends provide many of us with some extra family time, so it’s important to make the most of it.  It may only be January, but there is no time like the present to get started on your planning. No matter what the weather decides to do, there is plenty of fun to be had by all. So take a look at these suggestions to help you plan the best bank holiday weekend ever.

Go Camping

Whether it’s locally or abroad, camping can provide your family with a well-deserved break. It can also give you the chance to explore and enjoy the great outdoors together without spending a fortune. It can give you and your children the opportunity to learn about cooking outside and pitching a tent correctly. As well as the camping itself, you could also try out a whole host of new activities such as surfing, hiking and swimming. This is a wonderful way of learning new skills and potentially taking up a new hobby. There are many campsites to choose from so take a look at www.lux-camp.co.uk to find the perfect one for your family. You could also consider going to a family friendly camping festival, where there will be music, food and entertainment for you all to enjoy.

Hold a garden party

If you have a beautiful garden or outdoor space, why not show it off. You could invite all of your family and friends round for a barbeque or a buffet and your time outside. Why not boost the fun factor by creating a theme for the party. It could be an era or a country for instance. Use this idea to influence your music, food, entertainment and decor. Party games that everyone can try are a must, so think carefully about the ages of your guests. Why not also get your guests to send some song requests that you could add to a playlist and played throughout. It will brighten up everyone’s weekend including your family’s. Use www.countryliving.com to provide you with even more inspiration for this fantastic event.

Have a Movie Marathon

If the weather takes a turn for the worst, why not plan a movie marathon day for your bank holiday weekend. Planning now will give you the time to find family-friendly films you haven’t seen before. Why not also take an hour before you start watching to make some snacks with your family such as cupcakes or cookies. You can eat these throughout your marathon. Lay down lots of blankets and pillows to make your living area as comfortable as possible. Check www.kidsandmedia.co.uk to ensure the film you are watching is appropriate for everyone. Then just sit back and enjoy.

As you can see, there are countless possibilities. Think carefully about what you choose to do and make sure every member of your family can get involved. Now you’re inspired, start your planning today so you can start looking forward to this magical weekend with your family.

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