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How to have the perfect family holiday: Part 3

  • 28th Feb 2014

How to have the perfect family holiday: Part 3

Image courtesy of Barrhead travel family holidays- barrheadtravel

In this final instalment of what to do for fun on a family holiday in the UK we are going to take a look at what kind of caravan-friendly creative things you can keep everyone busy with. Below are some great ideas for projects the whole family can get involved with and what’s more is each of these activities leaves your family with mementos as well as memories of the fun they had! So when you’re running out of ways to keep the tribe entertained try these:

Make Memories

Next to spending quality time together, the main idea behind a family holiday and all that it entails is to make precious memories. Funny ones, fond ones and ones you can relive over and over when you need to put a smile on your face. A nice project the whole clan can get involved with is making a photo montage or scrapbook full of memories from their days of crazy caravan fun. They are sentimental projects that will last but they are incredibly simple to make:

A Camera

Photos speak a thousand words which is handy as you are unlikely to remember or communicate every single little detail of your caravan holiday. A photo montage of your family however will remind you of all the good times over and over again. You can all spend the break snapping pictures of funny moments, interesting sights and candid portraits. On your last night or two you can put all the photos together and build them into a montage, either randomly or to a particular theme. A brilliant reminder of the holiday!

A Scrapbook

Keeping a scrapbook of the holiday is a great idea too. The whole family will be able to read back through it time and time again and you will have all the best holiday memories stored safe in one place. Try to get everyone involved in the scrapbook, whether it is because of their super neat handwriting or their talent for keeping hold of random items filled with memories. The scrapbook can be added to daily throughout the holiday but it can also be enjoyed for years – it could even be the first of many volumes! Get some inspiration with these scrapbooking tips.

 DIY Fun

Remember when you were little and every opportunity you had to get sticky, messy or covered in flour seemed like the best thing ever?! Your kids feel the same. It doesn’t matter if they are five or twenty-five, as far as they are concerned doing things together is great but doing messy things together is even better. Bonus: most family-friendly DIY projects either leave you with something tasty to enjoy or a memento to keep from the occasion so have fun with:

A Basic Baking Kit

Food makes people happy, especially tasty food. The way to the heart is through the stomach and the way to make children smile is to let them get messy making said tasty food. You don’t need to pack the food processor or lug a kilo of flour with you though. The caravan will be more than ample for baking cookies and cakes like those available in Betty Crocker packs like these (drool).

An Arts and Crafts Kit

If you don’t fancy making something that will result in a sugar high and crumbs crammed in all sorts of nooks and crannies then try arts and crafts. When it comes to anything that involves painting with chopped potatoes, gluing random materials to a creative project and cutting pretty shapes with safety scissors, there is nothing kids or grown-ups love more. Plus, you will all have a little handmade treasure to keep as a reminder of your fun family holiday.

These ideas should be more than enough to keep you and your family entertained on a caravan holiday so all you need to do now is get in touch with us and book your break. Then start packing because your perfect family holiday is waiting!

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