Throwing money into holiday festivities has us looking for fun on a budget in the days between Christmas and New Year’s.
Known as Twixmas, it’s the season to save pennies — so try these low-cost family activities.
Families got talent: Add drama to your day with a talent show.
Download the free Ultimate Buzzer app on your phone, give everyone time to work out their actions and make 1 person the judge.
Just don’t fill in Simon Cowell—nobody wants babies crying into their celebratory leftovers.
Host a movie night: This time of year, all the big channels are vying for our attention — so check your TV guide and get the family together for a favorite movie.
Heat a bowl of popcorn in the microwave, pour in drinks and turn off the lights to recreate a movie theater vibe, then get ready for a fun-filled evening.
Try Treasure Path: Too cold to go outside? Collect any leftover Christmas chocolate as a treasure and plant it around the house.
Parents can draw clues or come up with puzzles and then help the kids discover them.
Qualify for Bantu: Bantu is only for Christmas, right? Oh no it is not.
Most of the shows go on at the start of the new year and there are many interns, some with great last minute prices.
Check with your local theater to see what’s available.
Get the character: Get glitter glue, paper, and stickers for a morning of making thank you cards.
Or, as the King’s coronation approaches in 2023, have the kids make a New Year’s tiara or tiara.
At youtube.com/@redtedart, you’ll find a free tutorial for home printing with color and paper crowns.
Go on an adventure: Children still love to go to the park.
But make a day out of it by choosing a little further afield or in a different area.
Have a picnic lunch and then dinner at Asda Café, where kids eat for £1.
- All prices on the page are correct at the time of going to print. Deals and offers subject to availability.
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