Are you searching for inspiration and ideas to help you make 2019 the best year ever for your family? The following is a bucket list of ideas for 2019 of fun activities for the family featuring fresh air, challenges and tons of family fun that you can try. So no matter where you are located in the UK, you start making your New Year’s resolution in January and then planning out the next 12 month to see how many of the following you can check off the list before December arrives.
Have the best ever family break
Everyone looks forward to the holidays from the moment that you book until you finish packing. These days it isn’t necessary to go abroad, due to the fabulous choices of impressive staycation destinations that are available right here in the UK, that are all loaded with family fun. So get inspired for your next family break, and visit cosy cottages, theme parks, outdoor adventure parks like Wild Wood Adventure and more.
Take your children on a steam train ride
All kids love the magic offered by transport and nothing is more magical or classic than a steam train ride. Head on over to the steam railway and climb on board for our ultimate day trip that everyone will love no matter how old they are, as you are journeying through some of the UK’s most stunning and gorgeous scenery. Check out the UK’s top 10 steam railways and train rides, or if you are looking for something that is geared to kids, even more, check out our A Day out With Thomas video!
Discover a new city in the UK
How many of the 69 cities in the UK have you visited? This year, make it a mission to explore one new city at least. With tons of days available for trying each of them out, you will be spoiled with all of the choices. Start planning now to explore things to do in York, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, or London!
Learn a new skill
Many New Year’s resolutions are based on learning a new skill. However, it really is a great way to step out of your comfort zone and you can easily do this as a family as well. Try going to an indoor ski slope and learning how to snowboard or ski, or head out to a rock climbing centre for learning how to rock climbing, or learn some new arts and crafts at a pottery cafe. Your community centre or local library will have workshops and classes well, so it is definitely worth checking out.
Technology is constantly evolving, and you probably don’t even realise how much things have changed in just the past 12 months. Families are able to embrace technology more than ever on their days out. Follow the trends and then try out a brand new experience. Check out our guide on the best virtual realities experiences for children and the best VR centres in the UK.
Cool down at a waterpark
If we can go by 2018, then we might be in for some more great weather in 2019. Have fun and beat the heat by visiting one or more waterpark. If you can’t wait until summer you can check out our list of the UK’s 12 top indoor water parks that are idea no matter what the weather is like.
Spend more time outside
There is a reason why they call it the Great Outdoors. From parks to forests, to your favourite local walks, lakes, and gardens, there is so much for you to explore no matter where you happen to be in the UK! Even when it is raining, just grab your wellies and coat and head outside.
Try out something new every month
Besides learning a new skill, try out other new things as well. Maybe you have always wanted to try out watersports or indoor skydiving or maybe just go on a new walking route. There are endless possibilities, so which one will you choose this year?