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How to make the most out of your winter holidays

No doubt, the winter holidays are approaching and the excitement of millions of people around the world is growing. The winter holidays have given both children and parents an opportunity to have some time off from school or work.  But it is more often than not the case that they evade us; time passes quickly. Therefore, we’re sharing our ideas on how you  can make the most of their time off.


Take it slow

The secret to enjoy your holidays, is to simply take it slow. Trying to squeeze in too many activities (even fun things) can leave you and others tired instead of feeling recharged. It’s essential that you leave yourself plenty of time for pure rest and relaxation. Perhaps you can read that book you haven’t finished or even start that series you’ve been dying to watch.


Have fun

Have fun! Whether you’re going out on an exciting adventure or staying home, it’s important to make sure that you do activities you really enjoy. The winter holidays is no doubt a family period, so also consider what activities others might be interested in. There are a number of festive activities for the family everyone can benefit from such as festive baking, or movie nights, trips to the garden centre, decorating your home, playing board games or arts and crafts afternoons!


Maintaining some routine

Another important thing is to maintain some of your routine. Having a good routine is beneficial for both adults and children. Not only does it bond the family together but it also gives the child confidence and independence. During the holidays, many people tend to put aside their routines. However, getting back into them once you go back to work, can be a challenge, and this is true for many children too.


Enjoy family time

Sometimes work and school can get in the way of family time. The winter holidays is a perfect opportunities to catch up with your loved ones and spend quality time with them. Whether your family will get together for celebrations on the 25th or not, there are many activities you could get involved in. For example, consider playing a treasure hunt or making a home movie. Do things you might not be able to do during the summer, like ice skating. Whatever the case, be creative, the most important thing when spending time with your family is creating memories.


Hannah Skinner