8 Fun Things To Do With Your Family In A Holiday House

  • By Landed Houses
  • on August 16, 2022


Thinking of hiring a holiday house with your family? If yes, then you better make the most of your stay and make it memorable! After all, this might be one of the only chance you get to spend quality time with your family for a long time. You see, after years of hectic work schedules and packed calendars, family breaks away are few and far between. If you’re planning on renting a holiday house with your family this year, here are some fun ideas to keep everyone entertained.

8 Fun Things To Do With Your Family In A Holiday House

Go On A Scavenger Hunt Together

We’ve all done it, but we’ve never grown out of it! Scavenger hunts are a favourite for families, as they can be done at any age, any time, and in any location. Scavenger hunts are a good way to get everyone out of the house and exploring their surroundings. There are tons of different websites you can use, so you can make your scavenger hunt unique to your family. You can do it indoors or outdoors. You can do it in the daytime or night time. The options are endless.

Try Out New Food Together

As kids grow, they get more and more finicky about their food. And, as parents, we tend to go the other way. So, what better way to break the ice than to try out some different cuisines together? Of course, there are the obvious choices like those special family favourites and Grandma’s secret recipe, but there are also some good options if you want to try something new and exciting. You could try checking out a new  restaurant together, or, you can try cooking together in a new plush kitchen. Cooking together is a great way to learn some new skills, and it also gives you an opportunity to bond.

Play A Game Or Two

Most families have a couple of board games stashed away somewhere, but how often do you actually get to use them? With daily life being so hectic, it can be hard to find time and energy to play a game together. Taking a break from all the stresses and strains of life, and spending some time playing games together is a great way to unwind. Playing a game together is a great way to bond, but it also gives you a chance to catch up on each others’ lives and stories. You don’t have to stick to board games, either. You can play a few rounds of table football or a game of tennis outside.

8 Fun Things To Do With Your Family In A Holiday House

Host a movie night

When renting a large holiday home, the chances are good that there will be a good selection of multimedia technology ready to keep everyone entertained. Though it may seem like a no-brainer, having a movie night is one of the easiest ways to create a new tradition on your family break. Now, someone pass the popcorn.

Hot tub and pamper night

If you want to leave your holiday home feeling beyond relaxed, making use of the house’s hot tub is a great option. Not only is it a super fun idea, but a hot tub is also a great way to relax and soothe your muscles after a long working week. Throw in a few face masks and a glass of prosecco and you have the making of a fun activity for all the family.

Family themed party

Are the kids fans of a specific TV show or movie? Or perhaps Auntie wants to celebrate her 60th in style.  If so, why not turn part of your break into an exciting family party? Why This Works, besides being incredibly fun, is that guests get excited before the event by choosing their costume and coming up with fun ideas of how to make the event extra fun. Having a theme for your party will help everyone become more immersed in the experience. The newest arrivals right through to Grandma and Grandad can join in the fun and party the night away.

BBQ and garden games

A family barbecue is another easy, yet fun idea to try in your holiday home. Not only is it a great opportunity to relax and enjoy a delicious meal, but it is also a chance to try out some fun team games such as rounders or mini olympics. Most holiday homes are equipped with beautiful outdoor spaces meaning there is fun to be had around every corner!

8 Fun Things To Do With Your Family In A Holiday House

Go For A Long Walk Or Run Together

A walk or run is a great way to get everyone moving! Plus, it’s an easy activity to do together. You can even make it a family event by going for a jog or run where you can explore your new surroundings, perhaps you are close to a national park or forest. Alternatively, you can go for a walk through your new neighbourhood or walk at a local park. Going for a walk or run is a great way to get some fresh air and exercise. Plus, it gives you a chance to bond and catch up on each others’ stories. You can even make it competitive by creating a fun running or walking challenge. Going for a walk or run together is a great way to get some fresh air and exercise and explore your surroundings.


And there you have it! some fun things to do with your family in a holiday house. If you are staying in a holiday house then you better make the most of it by keeping yourself and your family entertained.

Whether you are planning your trip as a fun summer get together or a cosy winter getaway, you will be able to find a house that suits your needs, keeping all your guests happy and leaving your get together bursting with happy memories of your time together.