Fun ways to spend time as a family at home this winter

5 fun ways to spend time as a family at home this winter

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As we all know, the cost of living is rising and with heating bills set to be at an all-time high this year, it might be a good idea to save money elsewhere. A good way of doing this, especially during the colder months, is to find fun things to do at home.

Get colouring

If you’re a family with young children then you’re bound to have a whole host of crayons or felt tip pens at home. I know we’ve got way more than anyone might ever need! Colouring is something that never dates and something that children always seem to enjoy.

Part of the problem with colouring books is that you can get bored of doing the same thing quite quickly. If you’re looking for a variety and options to choose from you could turn to the internet for help. Creative Fabrica has so many different colouring pages to print so you can get what you feel like doing on the day.

Snuggle up with a film

Whether it be a cold winter evening or a drizzly weekend, snuggling up on the couch and watching a film together is always a good idea. Going to the cinema can be quite pricey once you add everything up but grab a couple of bags of popcorn and some drinks from the shop and you can have yourself a bargain movie session. See what new films are being released or watch an old favourite!

Board games

Something we love to do as a family is to play board games. The great thing about board games is that there are so many and something suitable for everyone. Simple games such as Snacks and Ladders or Operation are fantastic for younger children while games like Scrabble or Rummikub might be better for older members of the family.

Why not put together a games night, complete with snacks and drinks to enjoy while you play?

Scavenger hunts

There’s nothing to say that the things you do at home have to cost any money at all. You can make the most out of things you already have, such as everyday things around the house. Scavenger hunts are fun all year round and they can be done in a number of different ways. You might want to do one per room, or maybe one for downstairs and one for upstairs.

Try a new recipe

One thing you definitely need to do while you’re spending time at home is eat! Find a recipe you all like the sound of, maybe in a favourite cookbook or on the internet, and gather all of the necessary ingredients. Find some time when all of the family can get involved in the cooking (or baking) and make sure everyone has something to do. You’ll all appreciate your efforts when the meal is ready to eat!

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