Kids grow up so fast. One day they’re toddling around the house in a baby grow and the next they’re donning a freshly ironed school uniform. Family time really is precious, so why not make the most of your little ones before they enter full-time education?
Here are four ways to entertain your brood.
Head off on an adventure
The great thing about having small children is that you can head off on an adventure as and when you please without getting a phone call from an angry teacher. Off-peak flights tend to be cheaper and, with companies such as Tots Too offering a wealth of family holiday packages, you’ll be able to visit some luxurious destinations young and old alike will enjoy. So, whether a trip to the Costa del Sol is calling or somewhere further afield it’s certainly worth popping something in the diary.
Go on day trips
Fancy a break from the norm? Then make a picnic, grab your camera and head off on a memorable day trip. There are many interesting places to visit in the UK including castles and palaces or you could head to a wildlife park or Sea Life centre. Choose something that will spark the little ones’ imaginations and where they can run around freely. The beach is always a hit or you could also suss out what London has to offer for a family day out by checking out timeout.com.
Unleash your creative side
You don’t always have to go out to have fun. Sometimes, it’s enough just to sit in the front room with paints, colouring crayons, coloured paper, glitter glue, sponges, stickers, scissors and anything else artistic and unleash your creative side. Kids love getting their hands dirty so set up several work stations and let them cut, stick, scribble and draw until their heart’s content. Quick and easy crafts, such as clay modelling or collages, are ideal for small children. Just take a look at activityvillage.co.uk for inspiration.
Visit friends and relatives
With so much to do on a daily basis it can be easy to let time slip by without seeing friends or relatives. So, if you have a spare hour or two bundle the kids in the car and head off for a playdate or an afternoon with grandma. The children will love being out of the house doing something different and you’ll get to catch up with loved ones without leaving your little ones at home. Alternatively, invite people round yours for a good old chin wag and enjoy the vibrant buzz of a full house.
We’ve all got commitments of one kind or another, be it work or daily chores, but spending some quality time with your kids before they start school is of paramount importance so don’t miss out.