5 Great Hobby Ideas You Can Enjoy With Your Children

Posted on Mar 24 2015 - 5:46am by Charlie

Most kids love to try out different sports, crafts and activities as they grow up. It gives them the opportunity to be creative, find out about their strengths and socialise with other children with similar interests. It is, of course, important for them to be independent and to explore these hobbies for themselves. However, by taking part in a few of these activities together, it is an excellent way to bond and spend quality time together. Family life can be very stressful at times, but by finding a few hobbies you can do as a family, you will have lots of fun and relieve some of this stress.

1 Arts and crafts

Kids love being creative with many different types of arts and crafts. There are so many different hobbies within this category that you can experiment with. There is sewing, baking, origami, painting, jewellery making and much, much more. Try a few out and find out what ones you all like and which could turn into a regular activity.


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2 Languages

Is your child learning a language at school that you have always wanted to learn? If so, you can finally get around to brushing up your knowledge while helping your child with their homework. It is a good idea to concentrate on making it as fun as possible with games, music, films and images so that your child won’t feel like they are being forced to do their homework the whole time. For something extra special, you may even wish to book your summer holiday to a country where the language is spoken.


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3 Swimming

Swimming is one of the best exercises to work your entire body, so it’s a great way to get fit and have fun with the kids at the same time. Many swimming pools have specific time slots for parents and children, so you don’t have to worry about getting in the way of grumpy swimmers.

4 Music

When learning an instrument, there can be many frustrating moments. However, learning with someone else means you can support each other through these tricky moments. Don’t worry if you are a bit behind your child, businesses like Bespoke Music Tuition provide tailored lessons to learners of all ages and levels of experience. Not only can you support each other through practise, but you can also entertain all your family and friends with musical shows.


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5 Cycling

Cycling is another regular activity that the whole family can enjoy. It’s a great way for you all to keep fit and spend time outdoors. You can vary your route each time you go for a bike ride to keep it varied and exciting. For something extra fun: play a game of eye-spy along the way.

Taking up a regular hobby or two as a family has so many benefits. It will allow you to spend quality time together, it relieves stress for everyone, it can keep you all fit and it can teach you all something new. And most importantly, it is fun for everyone!



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