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christmas 2021: activities for you and your family to get up to this christmas

It’s that time of year again! The trees are up and decorated, family is all around and Christmas songs are on repeat. Do you want to have a non-stop, fun filled Christmas?

Well… look no further as we have a bunch of entertaining, family friendly activities for you to do over the festive period this year.

rice krispy christmas puddings

If you’re a chocolate lover, or want to make a treat for a special someone then get your aprons on, roll your sleeves up and get stuck into making these delicious and unique Rice Krispy Christmas Puddings.

Find the recipe here:

Rice Krispie Christmas Puddings – Crumbs and Corkscrews (crumbscorkscrews.com)

custard and crumble mince pies

If chocolate isn’t your thing, then you and your family could have a go at baking these hearty custard and crumble mince pies. Taking only 45 minutes to make, there is no doubt that you will be happy with your creation.

Find the recipe here: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/custard-crumble-mince-pies

pasta christmas tree

Now this activity includes a food item, but you won’t be eating it.

If you like the look of these simplistic yet effective pasta Christmas trees, then they would be a great task to do during the Christmas period.

For step-by-step instructions on what you will need and how to create them, click on the link here:
https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/christmas-tree-pasta-macaroni-craft/?

accordion christmas tree

Want to create a masterpiece in under 10 minutes? If so, then this is the one for you.

These decorative accordion Christmas trees take only five minutes to make and you can customise them in any way you desire with different colours and sizes of paper.

For information on how to create these accordion trees, click the link here:
https://www.whitehousecrafts.net/post/2019/11/24/5-minute-kids-accordion-christmas-tree-craft

gingerbread house making or decorating

Gingerbread making is a fun activity to do during the festive period, and is great as it can also be done individually or collaboratively.

Whether you want to make the gingerbread or just take part in the decorating aspect, there is something for you to take part in.

For the list of ingredients, along with how to make and decorate your gingerbread house, click on the following link: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/simple-gingerbread-house

christmas movie marathon

If you are more interested in having a slower paced, and relaxing Christmas period, then having a movie marathon is always a good idea.

Below you will be able to see our top, must watch Christmas films that we recommend you watch from home this year.

  1. Elf
  2. The Polar Express
  3. Home Alone
  4. Arthur Christmas
  5. The Holiday
  6. The Grinch
  7. Jingle All The Way

outdoor activities

After having spent so much time indoors over the last year and a half, spending some quality time with loved ones outside, could be a lovely way for you to spend this year’s festive season.

Swansea Waterfront Winterland would be a perfect place for family and friends to come together and make memories. There are so many attraction in just one place ranging from:

Big wheel, rides, games, food and drinks in the Alpine Village, as well as ice skating.

scenic outdoor walks

Being in a crowded place or spending lots of money might not be for everyone so why not head out on a scenic walk and appreciate the views around you.

Bracelet Bay to Langland Trail

If an sea view is what you’re looking for while getting your steps is, then this is the place for you. Via a pavement trail, you can walk all the way from Bracelet Bay, Mumbles to Langland Beach and take in some incredible views.

Kilvey Hill

It may require a workout to get all of the way up the 85 metre hill, however the view at the top is amazing and well worth the effort.  From the top of Kilvey Hill you will be able to see views of the sea, as well as areas spanning from the marina all the way to mumbles. It’s truly spectacular.

We hope you all stay entertained and safe this Christmas. If you do any of the things that we have suggested during this Christmas period then let us know. We would love to hear from you!

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