We know what you’re thinking. How on earth can kids fail to be entertained at Christmas!? The presents! The visitors! The magic!
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While that’s true, we’re not talking about the really good bits of Christmas. Fact is, kids get two weeks off for the festive season and there hasn’t been a present or panto invented that can keep an eight-year-old’s boredom at bay for the full fortnight.
So if you’re looking for something different to do during those long, lazy days between Christmas and New Year, here are a few ideas.
We would say this of course, but really what better way to work off that second (or sixth) helping of Christmas pudding, and have a lot of fun at the same time, than a visit to your local Jump Nation?
Trampolining is great exercise, a fantastic mood lifter and - with Jump Nation arenas packed with fantastic features. The kids will have loads of festive fun trying out Dunk Nation basketball hoops, for those who want to try out their latest tricks we have the giant airbag for a safe and super soft landing. Take a look at our trampoline park features page to see these plus lots more in action.
And if you need us, we’ll be there. We’re taking the day off on Christmas Day but aside from that we’re open every day during the holidays. This is one Christmas party that won’t stop when the turkey’s finished.
He’s behind you!
They may be the butt of a few Christmas jokes but pantos are actually loads of fun and a perfect pick-me-up from the post–Christmas slump. Seriously, even adults get sucked into the silliness.
And if you really don’t fancy traditional panto, lots of theatres put on magical seasonal shows that don’t involve shouting “he’s behind you!” at a runner up from Britain’s Got Talent. Check out your local theatre for details.
You might spend more time on your backside than on your skates but, no matter, a Christmas ice skating session has almost become a seasonal tradition in the last few years.
Temporary ice skating rinks spring up in major cities across the country in December, tempting the unwary into an undignified display of Bambi-like contortions. But whatever your level of expertise ice skating is great fun for the whole family, and you can enjoy a well-deserved hot drink afterwards.
If the weather outside really is frightening, there’s nothing to stop you just staying in on at least some of the days between Christmas and New Year. You’ll need something to keep the kids entertained, but that can be easily arranged at Christmas.
Here are a few suggestions. Cosy up together on the sofa for a favourite family movie. Bake some biscuits. Play one of the board games you only get out at this time of year. Make and put out some food for hungry birds and squirrels (and then watch them scoff it from the warmth of the kitchen).
The list really is endless. And like we say, if you want the kids to work up a sweat and burn off some energy, bring them down to Jump Nation. We’d be happy to see you.