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Eachpeachpearplum1985 Mon 18-Apr-16 14:14:50

Hi everyone, I'm in need of inspiration for weekend activities with my DP and 1 year old DS. I feel like we basically mooch around the house for most of the weekend and it drives me bonkers. Or DP goes on the computer. If we don't have anything specific planned it's like I need a crow bar to get him out the door. He's not one for going on walks 'for the sake if it'. I'd like ideas to help us make the most of family time together.

Typical Saturday - one of us has a lie in til 9. By the time we're all showered and ready it's about 11. i feel like we waste so much of the day but lie ins are amazing! We might go food shopping/ swimming then home again. Sometimes we might have lunch out somewhere.

What do you do?

Eachpeachpearplum1985 Mon 18-Apr-16 18:05:16


ChoccyJules Mon 18-Apr-16 18:09:52

Hi, I grab a lie-in when I can too, DD is older so has choir on Sat mornings, then sometimes we do mooch but every weekend on either the Sat or Sun we go for a walk because we have a geeky hobby wink see here:

TiredOfSleep Mon 18-Apr-16 18:11:11

Mooch around the garden centre, park, visit The inlaws, brunch, church on a Sunday, shopping centre, woods and coffee.

Then when it warms up more picnics with a thermos, splash park, gardening etc.

What did you do before? Can you adapt it?

We take turns having a lie in, but the rule is we're ready to walk out the door at 10am, giving us 2-3 hours before nap time.

shutupandshop Mon 18-Apr-16 18:12:03

Sounds perfect when your dc is only a baby!

I have cfs, fibro and other health issues. 4 dcs here. I sleep, dcs do clubs, this weekend I took dc4 to a party and decluttered.

We have just got a puppy so will be walking him.

teacher54321 Mon 18-Apr-16 18:19:50

We do a variety of things at the weekend. Usually a combination of individual and family activities. So I might take Ds to Softplay whilst dh does food shopping then we'll all meet for lunch and then go to the park or to see grandma. We usually see friends or family on at least one weekend day-for a pub lunch or national trust type place for a run around. I hate wasting good weekend days so we try and get up and out the house as quickly as possible smile

defineme Mon 18-Apr-16 18:20:00

With a 1 year old we did what we did before we had kids... walks, swimming, cycling, galleries/museums (shorter bursts of time with those). What did you do before kids?
Now I have more kids and they're older they have sports, parties, clubs etc, we still go swimming, walks, cycling too, but with stops at playgrounds. Do galleries,museums, national trust etc too.

Eachpeachpearplum1985 Mon 18-Apr-16 18:21:15

Would like to give geocashing a try actually choccy! At least then there is a purpose to a walk for DP!

I can't really think what we did before... lots of individual things I think - gym, shopping, reading, seeing friends. I used to like baking and cooking but struggle with DS under my feet!

DR gets wingey when we stay in but there don't seem to be any weekend baby groups.

Picnics etc sounds good when it's warmer!

oldlaundbooth Mon 18-Apr-16 18:25:10

I feel exactly the same OP.

We both work so a lie in is vital (we take turns, Sat or Sunday each).

With DS we do grocery shopping every Saturday morning. Visit the in laws. Parks. Walks. Bike riding, we have a buggy for DS so he's attached to the back, loves it.

Activities at library, storytelling etc. We take him shopping to an indoor mall, if the weather's crap.

He's not that crafty so we don't do that with him yet. We have a big garden, so do a lot of pottering with him. He's 2.4 so is happy just messing with puddles and a stick.

BisherBasherBosher Mon 18-Apr-16 18:27:12

Baby swimming smile

NoCapes Mon 18-Apr-16 18:34:24

Soft play
Seaside (even in winter)
Trampoline parks
Visiting family
Bike/scooter rides
Baking (I know that's indoors but we bake a batch of something every weekend)

Racheyg Mon 18-Apr-16 18:34:59

I'm jealous, I would love a lie in grin

Ds1 does little kickers then we go to soft play with ds2 on Saturdays and Sunday's normally involves the gym (they have a crèche) and a walk in the park with swings ect

Eachpeachpearplum1985 Mon 18-Apr-16 18:41:27

Cycling may be a good option. We've just bought a seat for the back of DPs bike. We love in a city though and I wouldn't feel safe rising around here. Need a bike rack for the car and get out to some country parks.

Eachpeachpearplum1985 Mon 18-Apr-16 18:42:01

Sorry autocorrect spellings wink

cornishglos Mon 18-Apr-16 19:05:07

National Trust
The park
Pottering in the garden
Visiting friends
Friends round for lunch
the pub

Kennington Mon 18-Apr-16 19:12:10

Have one child so v portable ...age 3
Swimming and ballet on sat morning with her dad. then a trip to Nat history or v and a or Tate or nat gallery on rotation
Ocassionally theatre - eg the lorax recently or something small at a local theatre. Or a DVD.
Sunday is quieter and we sort the garden out and go out on the bike to the park then coffee and cake somewhere.
Sometimes a kids or an adult friends party or a play date.
We work FT so try to spend weekends together. I find supermarket deliveries from time to time frees up a lot of time.

knittingbee Mon 18-Apr-16 20:09:44

Local parks, picnics if it's nice, we have a dog so a couple of big walks. We're members at a pinetum with a huge play area and Gruffalo walks etc so we go there. Sometimes soft play. Baking. Craft activities. Jumping in puddles (A LOT).

Eachpeachpearplum1985 Mon 18-Apr-16 21:05:48

All great suggestions, thanks. I think perhaps I just need to be more proactive and make sure we have a plan. That way we won't just idle the weekends away.

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