Creating fond memories: fun activities for quality family time

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, finding time to connect with close family is essential for creating strong bonds and lasting memories. Whether you’ve got an evening spare or some time at the weekend, here are some fun things to do with your loved ones.

Family game night

Gather around for a classic family game night. Whether you enjoy traditional board games, modern card games or interactive video games, there are so many options to choose from. These activities usually create funny stories you recall down the line and are great for creating cherished memories filled with laughter.

game night

Movie marathon

There’s nothing better than sitting down, switching off and switching on the TV for a movie marathon. Pick a theme or a favourite movie series, set up a cosy corner with pillows and blankets and enjoy quality family time with great stories. Just don’t forget the drinks and snacks!

Arts and crafts

Bring out your creative sides with a hands-on arts and crafts session. Gather your supplies, from paints, pens and markers to papercraft essentials and materials, for endless fun expressing yourselves in whatever form you like. Who knows, you might end up with some cherished family masterpieces.

Cooking together

Turn your kitchen into a family cooking adventure. Choose a new recipe or a favourite family dish and get everyone involved in the process. Assign tasks to each member of the family, whether that’s chopping vegetables, stirring the pot or managing the whole operation. And best of all, you’ll get to enjoy the fruits of your labour come the end of the night.

baking with mum

Backyard campfire

For those fortunate to have outdoor space, a backyard campfire is a fantastic way to get everyone out of the house and enjoying time together. Work as a team to start a fire safely (or leave it to the adults) and then roast marshmallows, drink hot chocolate and gaze at the stars if you can. You can develop deeper connections with each other but also with nature. If the stars won’t come out, be prepared with some campfire stories and games to keep everyone entertained.

Days out

Many of the longest-lasting memories are made outside of the home. Take a day trip to somewhere new or familiar with the family for a nice break from routine and the same environment. This could be to the seaside, where kids can run around on the beach and explore rock pools, or to an adventure park where everyone can be a child for a few hours.

Spending quality time with family is so important for our health and wellbeing. Look for connection with loved ones as often as possible!

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