5 Things to Keep you Busy This Christmas (and beyond)

Family time is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the Christmas period. But, with the kids off school for the best part of two weeks, it’s optimistic to think they’ll just want to snuggle under a blanket watching films with a hot chocolate for the whole holiday. So, to avoid any last-minute scrambling to keep the family occupied this Christmas season, check out our top 5 family activities to do either side of the big day – and book through easyfundraising to make sure your donations are logged and your chosen cause can benefit from your Christmas spending.

Lakeland – For the Ones with a Sweet Tooth

Let’s face it, sometimes the kids’ Christmas decorating efforts can be a little OTT – and maybe not fitting in with your bauble colour scheme. But there is something beautiful about having something personal to keep the family Christmas magic alive.

This Christmas, why not have the kids get involved with making your Christmas table centrepiece with Lakeland’s gingerbread house kits. Construct and decorate your gingerbread house with all manner of sweeties and goodies to make a cute little abode for all your little gingerbread men (and women).

Lakeland is offering a generous 3.00% donation with all purchases made through easyfundraising, and with their adorable range of designs and sizes (including gluten-free options), you can admire your architectural masterpiece before you get to the all-important part – eating the lot!

Baker Ross – For your Christmas Crafts

If gingerbread isn’t your bag, there are plenty of other craft alternatives to make sure your Christmas decorations aren’t lacking the personal touch.

Baker Ross is offering a 0.65% donation to your chosen cause when you purchase your crafts through easyfundraising, and with the biggest range of Christmas craft ideas on their website, you and your family will never be short of something to do at home.

Baker Ross offers a wide variety of craft kits, from make-your-own Christmas decorations to DIY Christmas crackers, wreaths, and Christmas cards, all at reasonable prices. Without the need to break the bank, you’re sure to find something to keep the kids occupied for the twelve days of Christmas (and beyond), and you’re guaranteed some sweet little keepsakes made with sweet little hands.

Big Bus Tours – For the Festive Sightseer

Christmastime in the city really is a sight to behold.

With Christmas markets, impressive light displays, and a true, festive buzz, the city is sometimes the best place to get into the Christmas spirit.

Big Bus Tours is offering an incredible 5.00% donation towards your chosen charity, and with tours operating in cities all around the world, you could combine your big Christmas shopping trip with a bit of festive sightseeing.

Perfect not only in the lead-up to Christmas but also during the less crowded period between Christmas and New Year, bus tours are the most comfortable way to experience all the highlights of the city in one swoop – and maybe convince yourself you really are in Love Actually!

Ticketmaster – For The Theatre Buff

That little window between Christmas and the New Year is always a hard one to fill. We don’t know what day it is, and we’ve lost track of all the calories we’ve consumed.

So, to break up that weird old week, why not take full advantage of Ticketmaster’s 0.50% donation and book something to look forward to once the Christmas hype is over.

With thousands of tickets for every taste, you are sure to find something suitable for your whole family – and make some valuable Christmas memories.

Go Ape – For the Adrenaline Junkies

Christmas for some might be about sitting down on the sofa munching on mince pies for a week straight, but for those with kids, this could be a recipe for some serious cabin fever.

With impressive 2.50% donations to causes when shopping through easyfundraising, Go Ape is the perfect post-Christmas treat to get the blood pumping and get the kids outdoors. With zip-wires and treetop activities up and down the country, a Go Ape centre won’t be far away.

So, whether you want to see it as family bonding during the holidays, or just a way to burn off all those Christmas chocolates, Go Ape is a winner if you’re looking for something to keep you active this Christmas – albeit in the trees.