Gift Ideas

Best Family Activities To Do Indoors

Staying in just became the new going out, and everyone is having to conjure up new ways of entertaining themselves and their kids.

Alongside the homework and indoor P.E. lessons, it’s hard to come up with activities that don’t involve staring at a screen for several hours- and while that’s absolutely fine if that’s all you feel like doing right now… keeping screen time at a healthy, normal level is important for everyone.

There is so much more that you can do at home and it’s great to mix in a few things that will keep your mind engaged and help you feel that your time has been spent doing something productive -and fun!

However, with the average child’s attention span lasting under 18 minutes (and the average teenager’s not even lasting an hour) finding things to keep the family engaged and occupied without turning to the television is no mean feat.

That’s where we come in! We’ve come up with a list of the best indoor family activities that will suit families with kids of all ages and delight the kids at heart out there too.

From board games to DIY and from puzzles to some fun ideas of our own, we hope that this guide to family indoor activities will help bring your family closer together, help you enjoy yourselves and stay entertained!

  1. Jumanji Board Game
  2. LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender
  3. Monopoly Millennial Edition
  4. Scratch Off Kids Activities Poster
  5. DIY Pop! Vinyl Simba Figure
  6. Minecraft Make Your Own Mug
  7. GCHQ Puzzle Book
  8. Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set
  9. Beats By Dr Dre Pill Speaker
  10. Trivial Pursuit James Bond Edition
  1. Jumanji Board Game
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    Jumanji Board Game

    A game for those who seek to find a way to leave their world behind! At the moment- a bit of escapism never hurt anybody…so this game is ideal! If you’ve had a family movie marathon watching the original Jumanji (1995) film or the recent reboot film series (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, 2017 & Jumanji: The Next Level, 2019) this board game will make you feel as if you’ve stepped right into this crazy jungle world. Grab your pawn, roll the eight-sided dice and move through the jungle. Reach the centre first and don’t forget to call out its name- “Jumanji!”  

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  2. LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender
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    LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender

    What better way to pass the time than building this awesome LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender model? This set features the most sophisticated LEGO Technic gearbox to date, special bodywork, the Land Rover logo, a removable roof rack, storage boxes, traction mats, opening doors, openable bonnet, six-cylinder engine with moving pistons, hood, tailgate, and a meticulously designed interior. Kids, teens, and adults will love racing this around the house or garden after building it up. 

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  3. Monopoly Millennial Edition
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    Monopoly Millennial Edition

    This Monopoly for Millennials game celebrates all things that millennials value the most- travel, experiences, eating, shopping, and relaxing. Get your family together and enjoy playing this classic board game- with a twist! Travel around the game board discovering and visiting cool places to interact with other players via chance and community chest cards. Enjoy a family game night like no other!  

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  4. Scratch Off Kids Activities Poster
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    Scratch Off Kids Activities Poster

    This scratch-off poster will reveal a new fun activity to try every day, so you don’t have to come up with ideas yourself! From arts and craft ideas to building a den- this poster has tonnes of brilliant ideas that are sure to keep all kids entertained for days. Some of the ideas are even worth holding onto for a rainy day. With this poster- kids will never get bored, and you can focus on your own to-do list!  

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  5. DIY Pop! Vinyl Simba Figure 
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    DIY Pop! Vinyl Simba Figure 

    This adorable Pop! Vinyl DIY Simba figure is sure to keep the kids quiet for a while. The young hero of Disney’s The Lion King is here for you to decorate, paint, colour in, and enjoy. This 3 ¾ inch figure of Simba would make a great gift for any Disney fan or collector and displayed in your home and played with like an action figure. The son of Mufasa and destined to rule the Pride Lands, Simba must face his past and battle his evil Uncle Scar to reclaim his homeland. To make this activity even better, why not have a Disney Lion King singalong while you paint?  

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  6. Minecraft Make Your Own Mug
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    Minecraft Make Your Own Mug

    This wonderful gift idea is great for gaming fans of all ages. Build your own Minecraft level on the outside of this 325ml mug, which comes with four sheets of Minecraft stickers- meaning you can personalize it to your heart’s content! Officially licensed and 100% ceramic, the stickers can be repositioned time and time again, so you can play for hours, building a different level each time. Endless hours of fun await- and once you’re happy with your creation, sit back, relax and enjoy a nice hot drink in your new mug.   

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  7. GCHQ Puzzle Book
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    GCHQ Puzzle Book

    Step into the shoes of a top GCHQ Codebreaker and test your skills with this fun and challenging puzzle book. The Puzzles vary in difficulty from easy to brain-bending, so this book is a great way to get the whole family together and put your brains to work. In the book, there is a competition section where you can try your hand at becoming Britain’s smartest puzzler. There’s no better way to exercise those brain muscles and feel as if you’ve accomplished something! 

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  8. Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set
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    Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set

    After finishing your Harry Potter movie marathon, you can put your Wizarding skills to the test and find out who in your family would be accepted to Hogwarts! Seen at the climax of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Wizard Chess is like no ordinary game of chess. Ron, Harry, and Hermione battled their way across the board to stop Voldemort from obtaining the Sorcerer’s Stone- a powerful weapon that grants the owner eternal life. This set is highly detailed and authentic- so you and your family can feel as if you’ve jumped straight into the movie. 

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  9. Beats By Dr Dre Pill Speaker
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    Beats By Dr Dre Pill Speaker

    Fill your room with clear, rich, defined sound with the Beats By Dr Dre Pill Portable Wireless Speaker- that you can pair up with your smart devices and enjoy your favourite tunes all day long. While stuck indoors, use it to play music that you can listen to while you work out, or have a family party in the living room. In any case, we think music makes everything a little better! The best part is that the built-in speakerphone lets you effortlessly pick up and make calls with excellent clarity, ideal for group conversations between friends and family, which nowadays are a great way to feel connected.  

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  10. Trivial Pursuit James Bond Edition
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    Trivial Pursuit James Bond Edition

    The name’s Bond…James Bond. If you are a true Bond fan, or if you’ve recently re-watched some of the classic films such as Goldfinger (1964) or Skyfall (2012), test your James Bond knowledge with this fun Trivial Pursuit game! With over 600 questions based on all your favourite 007 movies, this Trivial Pursuit game suits the whole family, seeing as the James Bond Franchise spans over 50 years! The whole family will love this game, and the next time you watch the movie, you’ll feel like an expert!  

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Tara Cox

Tara Cox

Contributing Writer