On the First Day of Christmas: Christmas Activities to keep the Kids Occupied




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Christmas time is a magical time for children and theirs always lots of activities on offer to keep them busy. This includes days out and crafts to make at home.

This year I have already took my girls to see father Christmas twice, the first time I took them to the Merry hill Lights switch on. Their was lots of activities for the children to take part in. There Christmas grotto was also on, I took them last year and I was very impressed so I decided i would take them again.

This grotto is quite different to ones i have been to before, the first room we were taken to was the elf school. Here two of the elves did some singing and dancing with the children and even taught them some elfish which is the language spoken by the elves. After they have finished in the elf school they were given a graduation certificate and a hat. we where then led to santa’s log cabin where he spoke with my girls and asked them what they wanted for christmas, they then chose a gift from the toyshop. All this cost just £6.00 and was well worth the money.



Most shopping centres have grottos, some better then others but are there so the children have something to do on the dreaded shopping days.

Birmingham also offer various activites for children and adults including the Frankfurt Christmas markets.

There are also lots of crafting workshops taking place in Birmingham and all the events and times can be found here  .

As well as trips out their are lots of ideas on the internet, these include crafts that can be made in the comfort of your own home that will also keep the kids occupied as well as make great gifts for your loved ones at christmas.

Here a few links to some sites I have found that are quite useful

These Sites are great to use especially when the kids brake up from school for the Christmas Holidays. If your children are like mine and get bored very easily then these can be a life saver.

I also try to some Baking at Christmas and its great to get those little hands involved. Biscuits and cakes also make great gifts for loved ones or even teachers.

The BBC Good food Website have a great Variety of festive bakes, So if you have some young chefs at home then have a look.

If you want to really push the boat out at Christmas Theme Parks such as Drayton Manor and Twin lakes have some superb Christmas themed days.

Last Christmas Eve we visited the Twin Lakes Winter Wonderland. Twin Lakes is an outdoor Adventure Park with lots of play grounds, and Attractions. Their Winter Wonderland is the best I have experienced. Its fairly priced and lots of activities are included in the price.

When we went the Winter Wonderland was Quite big and was complete with fake snow, animated polar bears and penguins and even a train that took you around the wonderland to Santa’s log cabin. After the children saw Santa they were given a voucher to choose a good quality gift from the toy shop.

The nicest part about going Christmas eve was My girls got the chance to wave Santa off before he began his journey to deliver presents. the night ended with a firework display over the car park.

So as you can see there are lots of Activities you can do at home or out and about that will help parents survive the Christmas period.

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