DH works most weekends so we have not really had a lot of time together as a family. When he has time off, we have gone to see his parents or other family for a couple hours then the rest of the time is spent at the shops or park if it is dry.
Now the wintery weather has started (we live in Scotland) we are getting really stuck for things to do. LO is only 18months old but we really wanna find stuff to do at the weekends.
So, what does everyone do at the weekends with their precious time off to make sure everyone has some fun?
Thanks for your replies on this. It does sound stupid, but we really struggle to think of good things to do that get us out and about.
visiting family, going to the playground, if the weather's rough we'll take ds swimming or dress him in up in waterproofs and take him splashing in puddles. He does a lot during the week to be honest as he usually does loads of activities with his childminder, so for him a walk with mummy and daddy is fun enough. We collect conkers and various sticks/stones/leaves. Find fallen trees to jump off.. not so easy with an 18 month old, but don't under estimate how easy it is to entertain a small child. 20 mins on the swings is ds's idea of heaven!Plus he loves just being together with dh and I, sitting down and doing a puzzle, reading a story, watching a cartoon together etc.
Soft play centre, friends houses, park - even in bad weather! swimming, we've even been known to visit the huge toy shop just to browse!!! Walk in woods and muddy puddles!!! Bus ride into town and back, Depends how big your house is too, you could make dens and play pretend. Good luck!
At 18 months, my dd was very happy pushing her buggy around. All day. We once spent a whole rainy afternoon at Wickes as they had a little step she could just about negotiate. I find it easier to start with what her current interest/obsession is and then think about how I can facilitate that, rather that just think about kiddy places, iyswim. Swimming also a bit hit (and tires them out nicely).
swimming,shopping (DD loves it!) visit DH's sisters (as they both have kids and they all like playing together) we go for walks in Epping Forest (if it rains we just take the wellies and waterproofs), go to the park. If the weathers really bad I will do arts and crafts or make fairy cakes with DD(3)