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Advent calendars... filling one for all the family.

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IsItGinTimeYet Tue 04-Oct-16 16:45:37

Ok, so some years ago I made a rod for my own back and made a large advent calendar that numbered tickets hang from with info on the back. It contains a mixture from 'choc coins hiding in the dining room' to bigger things like jumpers, socks, days out and movie nights.

I am completely stuck for two festive days out that suit everyone from 5 to 50. Any inspiration?

d270r0 Tue 04-Oct-16 19:55:04

Trip round town to see the Christmas lights
Trip to see father christmas
Trip to local place in evening with christmas displays that light up
Cinema ( doesn't neccessarily have to be Christmassy!)

NattyTile Tue 04-Oct-16 19:59:11

Meal out.
Drive around to see the Christmas lights.
Magical mystery tour to anywhere you fancy.
Christmas market, with or without ice rink.

FireflyGirl Tue 04-Oct-16 20:23:40

Walk followed by hot chocolate on the beach/in the car?
Garden centre to pick a new decoration? One near us has real reindeer!

DandelionAndBedrock Tue 04-Oct-16 20:25:02

Go and look at the Christmas windows of a nearby department store?

LikeTheShoes Tue 04-Oct-16 20:31:03

Christmas jumper day (esp if you already have them)

Put up the Christmas tree

Make paper chains

Lush bath bomb day

Design next year's Christmas card!

Fueledwithfairydustandgin Wed 05-Oct-16 13:51:35

Go and paint a festive mug/plate/ baubles. Do something for charity like choose, wrap and gift a present or do a backpack for a homeless person.

IsItGinTimeYet Wed 05-Oct-16 19:26:38

Great suggestions, thank you. We already donate to the foodbank but something else charitable would be good for the kids though.

FlopIsMyParentingGuru Wed 05-Oct-16 19:30:36

Our local radio collects toys for local children, might there be a similar campaign near you?

MooseyMoo Wed 05-Oct-16 21:08:46

Torch walk looking for Christmas lights

DandelionAndBedrock Wed 05-Oct-16 22:14:18

Book stores quite often do collections for local children's charities around Christmas I think.

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