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Moments spent together are what make the festive season so special. Explore our ideas for activities that will keep children and adults entertained throughout Christmas

Spend an afternoon baking festive treats

From decorating cupcakes to whipping up treats to give as gifts to teachers, friends and family, get the kids involved in baking activities to help prep for Christmas. Our “Santa’s little bakers” treat bag has everything they’ll need to make and decorate a plethora of festive goodies, including snowman cupcakes and a Christmas gingerbread house.

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Watch Christmas films and play board games in matching pyjamas

Take a well-earned break – and soothe overexcited little ones – by curling up on the sofa together to watch a festive flick. Dial up the cosiness with snacks, snuggly blankets and matching pyjamas for all the family. These traditional checked pyjamas, available in men’s, women’s and kids’ sizes, are made with cotton for extra comfort. Or get in the holiday spirit with a festive Percy Pig design. Let each member of the family pick a film over the Christmas period to avoid any arguments about what to watch. If there’s nothing good on TV, why not play a board game together? You can find family favourites including Monopoly and Cluedo at M&S.

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Deck out the tree together

Decorating the Christmas tree together is a great way to create fun festive memories – although you might have to neaten things up after the kids have gone to bed. Create a family tradition by allowing little ones to pick a brand new bauble each year. We have plenty of eye-catching ornaments that kids will love, including the seven wonders of the world, a quirky glass unicorn and a roar-some dinosaur. If you’re a bit more particular about your tree theme (we totally understand), why not put a miniature Christmas tree in your child’s bedroom and let their creativity run wild?

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Words: Dulcie Emerson and Emily Sutherland

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