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

Watch Christmas films and play board games in matching pyjamas

Take a well-earned break – and calm down overexcited little ones – by curling up on the sofa together with a festive flick. Dial up the cosiness factor with some snacks, snuggly blankets, and matching pyjamas for the whole family. Our festive pyjamas are available in men’s, women’s, and kids’ sizes, and made from cotton for extra comfort, you can even get in the festive spirit with Percy Pig. 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 the telly, why not play a board game together? You can find family favourites including Scrabble, Monopoly and Cluedo at M&S.

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Last-minute decorations

Decorating the Christmas tree together is a great way to create some fun festive memories – although you might have to neaten things up after the kids have gone to bed. Create a family tradition by allowing kids to pick a brand-new bauble each Christmas. We have plenty of eye-catching ornaments that kids will love, including these London landmarks, a quirky gingerbread house and these roarsome dinosaurs. If you’re a bit protective over your tree theme (we totally understand), why not put a mini-Christmas tree in kids’ bedrooms and let their creativity run wild.

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Get crafty

Crafting is a great way to spend cold, winter days, especially in the quiet period between Christmas & New Year. We’re loving this cheery knitting kit that comes with everything you need to create a gorgeous, Christmassy blanket that you’ll snuggle up in for years to come. For little ones try this loom band kit, the perfect activity for keeping busy when it’s too cold to go outside. It’s packed with 1500 colourful bands to make unique necklaces and rings. Or how about letting them create their very own fairyland? It’s the perfect way to inspire imaginative, screen-free play.

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Words: Sarah Lafarge, Dulcie Emerson and Emily Sutherland  

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