Christmas 2020 might be a bit different to normal but we can still make sure it’s special for the children. Whatever restrictions we end up under during the run up to Christmas, these ways of celebrating will still be possible. Here are my ideas for a fun but socially distanced Christmas. North Pole Breakfast […]
Christmas with Kids
All of my Christmas content, all in one place, including the posts where I am very Baa humbug about Father Christmas and the one where I debate whether or not my children should buy each other Christmas gifts.
There are also some useful posts in this section. There is a great post about non toy stocking fillers so that you can avoid adding more “tat” to your house and a review on the excellent “Santa Sleepover” at Gulliver’s Land.
If you’re the artsy type or just keen to make some Christmas teacher presents with the kids, you might also like my Seasonal Process Art section.
Every Christmas, between what we give them, what Santa brings in their stockings, gifts from family, friends, teachers, second cousins, twice removed and long lost aunts, my children probably get nearly 100 new things. By the new year, 90% of them have been forgotten. What follows is a list of gifts for 4-7 year olds […]
I don’t know about you but my house is full to bursting with tat. The kids seem to collect it everywhere they go. When they go to my in law’s there’s always a visit to the charity shop. When they go to my Mum’s there’s always a trip to the corner shop. Every party they […]
The annual visit to Father Christmas has changed a lot since I was little. In my day (the 80s in case you’re wondering), visiting Father Christmas involved a drop in visit at the local shopping centre while you were there buying Christmas presents. These days, most places require advance booking (or in the case of […]
Last year, the four of us went to the Chessington Santa Sleepover for a Christmas treat. We’ve done Santa Sleepovers rather than just visiting Santa for the last few years now, because they represent better value for money, but this was our first time doing the Chessington Christmas experience. There are a few different set […]