It can often be incredibly difficult for busy families to get much time at all together, especially working parents. However, It is not so much the amount of time, but the way families choose to spend it, which is of more value. For example, even if parents only get home in time to put their children to bed in the evenings, that time will be worth far more if they spend it giving their children their undivided attention, such as communicating about their day and reading a bedtime story, etc.

Family days out and holidays can get expensive, but it doesn't have to be that way. There are many simple and inexpensive ways of spending time together as a family, such as going to the beach, for a picnic, cycling, camping, etc., or even just playing a board game indoors or having fun in the garden.

The following videos by parenting experts and parents are packed full of tips and ideas for making the most of the time families get to spend together.

TOP TIP: Time spent simply together as a family can sometimes turn out to be even more memorable than time that money buys.

Boredom

Chores Choices

Encourage Creativity

Family Fun

Working Together

Holiday Ideas