Family Day is celebrated on the third Monday of every February and is the perfect opportunity for have a late winter weekend getaway.
Before you pack your snowsuits and mittens, check out these tips to ensure your Family Day weekend trip is memorable and most importantly, fun filled.
1. Location, location, location
Choose accommodation that fits your family and will be the perfect setting for all your planned activities. Inviting friends and family? Consider renting a vacation property with room for everyone to roam. This includes plenty of bedrooms, outdoor space to build a snowman, a fireplace to toast marshmallows and also a large dining table which becomes “command central” for board games and puzzles.
2. The joy is in the journey
While travelling to your destination, the car trip can be part of the fun. Prepare ahead with challenging trivia, travel Bingo, songs, electronic gadgets and other engaging activities. It’s a great time to pull out your best jokes and enjoy the laughs.
3. Fuel for family fun
Dining out at newly discovered restaurants can be an enjoyable experience for young families. If you prefer a home cooked meal in a more relaxed atmosphere where the kids can participate in the kitchen, a potluck meal may be the way to go. This option offers variety for everyone and allows you to invite extra guests to join the fun. Stock up on groceries before you leave and include everyone’s favourite snacks.
4. Theme night
Planning a theme night that fits with your lifestyle will add hours of enjoyment for everyone.
Why not cosy up for a movie night with popcorn and hot chocolate by the fire? It’s always great to disconnect from the family electronics and play charades or Pictionary. Remember the laughs you had playing games such as Operation, Clue, Monopoly, Jenga, Sorry! and Connect 4? Family game night is great for all ages.
5. Enjoy every moment
The best things in life are free. We’ve all heard that before and Family Day is the perfect time to build cherished memories with your family that will last a lifetime. Get closer to nature, go for leisurely walks, bring out your playful side and make a family of snow angels. Listen to the sounds of birds chirping and smell the crisp, clean air. Laugh often -- it’s contagious!