Making the most of family time | Collaboration

At least once a month Hubby and I like to have a family day. This is a day where we dedicate an entire day to the boys and each other. We don't do any work, we try and stay away from social media and we just enjoy each other. The boys are growing up so quickly and I think it is so important to make the most of the time we get with them because one day they won't want to spend any time with us because they will be too busy with their friends. Family days are my favourite and they don't have to break the bank! I thought I'd share with you the ways we have a family day when we are on a budget.
1. Find free things in your area.

There are so many amazing, free things to do in the UK...it's just finding them. Have a serach on local Facebook pages or use good old google to find things in your area which will be fun for all the family without costing you the earth. Look for county parks, national trust sites, parks, woods, geocashing...the list is endless and means you can get out and about with your family without having to spend lots of money.
2. Keep your eye out for deals!
Make sure you keep an eye on website such as Latest Deals to get brilliant deals on DVDs, books, games and toys. This helps to keep costs down as it means you can treats the kids to something new to play with them with, without having to spend silly amounts of money!
3. Go back to basics.
Family time does mean you have to go out... if it’s raining or if you just haven’t got the finds in the bank to head out for the day then that’s okay. Go back to basics and do something simple as a family. Bake some bread or cakes, cook dinner all together...getting into the kitchen is a fantastic way to spend tome together and you end up getting something scrummy out of it too!
4. Get crafty!
If your kids are anything like mine then they love cracking out the paints and playdoh for a bit of crafting. Usually I stead well clear of joining in as it’s a great activity for Pickle to do on his own whilst I’m doing dinner etc BUT sometimes it’s great to join in and get messy. Play with the paints and join in with the play doh... I promise the kids (and you) will love it!!
So there you have it...4 easy and cheap ways to enjoy family time! Now go and enjoy your family time and please let me know if you have any other ways that you make the most of family time.

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