Juggling kids and running around after them can be a lot of fun and very rewarding; however, it’s also pretty tiring when you get to the end of each day. Even if you’re not physically exhausted (although, you probably are), your brain will be full of the next day’s activities and what you need to do right now to prepare for everything as efficiently as possible. Parenting is full-on and tough (as well as being wonderful), so it’s crucial that you and your partner get some much needed time away from your little ones and the hectic family home environment. Time spent away from your kids will ensure that you both have time to miss each other, and you’ll have the chance to be a little carefree and clear your mind of the neverending list of tasks you need to tackle regularly.
If your friends are also parents; you’ll share the need for some enjoyable moments which are child-free. Therefore, it could be time to organise something fun with your partner and some of the parents you’ve gotten to know over the months and years. It’s worth doing something that your kids wouldn’t be able to do so that you fully embrace and utilise your time away from them. Once the kids are asleep, it’s time to begin thinking about what you could all do that everyone will enjoy; create a message group and throw some ideas around before booking something. You’ll all be able to sort out childcare and will have an event to look forward to so that getting through an immensely busy week is that little bit easier. The following are some ideas, inspiration, and advice for those who are looking for something that their grown-up gang (or parent friends) can enjoy together.
If you’ve seen something online or read about a particular activity that you think looks fun; now is the time to book and go for it. What better opportunity to make the most of an escape room experience or a zombie run will you have than right now with your adult friends? If you’d never be able to take the kids to something and have been dreaming about doing it and laughing with your closest pals; make it happen. You’ll make memories together and could do something similar every few months or so (or whenever you manage to get the chance again). Keep the day fun and light, and you can head out for food and drinks afterwards, once you’ve built up an appetite.
Keep It Traditional
There will always be movies, bars, plays, and restaurants which only cater for grown-ups, and kids won’t be allowed in. Therefore, you’ll have a plethora of activities to choose from which will feel like a treat as you’re unable to enjoy them with your little ones in tow. So, if there’s a blockbuster or independent film you fancy, the latest gastronomic hotspot or cocktail bar that’s just opened, or you fancy some culture; book tickets or reserve a table or seating so that you and your friends can have the best night out you’ve all had in a long time.