How many weekends do you and your family spend together? You might answer that you spend nearly every weekend together. However, you might not necessarily be spending quality time together. Perhaps everyone is in the house over the weekend but you’re all doing your own things. It’s fine for everyone to have a bit of personal space when they’re living with a big family, but you should still make time for one another. The occasional weekend break could help with this, so here are a few ideas.
A camping experience in Devon.
A camping trip is always a great travel experience for any family. You don’t need a lot of money to do it, but it’s a chance to get out and explore somewhere new. Even the journey can be a fun part of the experience. Heading out on a road trip with the family is the perfect opportunity to play silly games such as “I spy” and sing along (badly) to songs on the radio. Of course, camping itself is such a wonderful idea for a trip because you’ll be getting away from civilisation for a weekend. You can have a break from the noise of the “real” world. There’s nothing like exploring nature and eating food around a campfire. You might even want to check out family holidays in Devon if you’re looking for the opportunity to go camping and have an adventure. Camping doesn’t always have to be an isolated experience. If your kids want a little more excitement then camping in a park with things to see and do might be better suited to their needs.
A seaside adventure in Brighton.
There’s nothing like going to the seaside for a weekend break. Even with the temperamental weather in the UK, there’s something picturesque about the sight of the coast. And seaside towns add to that natural beauty with their quirky seafront stores and fun activities on the piers. You should head over to Brighton if you want a real seaside adventure, of course. It’s such a lively resort with things for the whole family to enjoy. It could make for a lively weekend break with fantastic restaurants along the beach, quirky stores in the city centre, the brand new 162-metre-tall observation tower, and architectural masterpieces such as the Royal Pavilion. It could be the perfect spot for your family’s next weekend break.
A relaxing weekend at home.
Americans call it a “staycation”, but it doesn’t even need a title. You don’t need to travel far to have a great weekend with your family. Perhaps you find yourselves at home most weekends, but you could make this weekend different by agreeing to spend it together as a family. You could relax in the garden if it’s sunny; set up a football net and a water slide so that you can play some games (get the water pistols out if you’re feeling brave). You could even have a relaxing BBQ on the patio as the sun sets.
Even if it’s not warm, there are plenty of ways to have fun as a family at home. You could play quizzes or have a family cinema night. The activity isn’t as important as the company. The whole point of a family weekend break is simply to spend some quality time together and bond. Of course, if the kids aren’t enthused about the idea of sitting around all weekend then you could always take the family out on a road trip anyway.