Being away from home at Christmas can be great fun if planned correctly. Here are 5 simple tips for a happy holiday cottage Christmas.
Tip 1 – Most holiday cottages will already have Christmas decorations. To make it a bit more personal, especially if children are in the holiday group, take along some Christmas decorations to make so they can be hung on the tree or around the cottage. Here a some ideas.
Tip 2 – Find out where there are some Christmas markets to visit. Leeds have a fabulous Christkindel Market.
Tip 3 – Remember to order and take the turkey with you. It might be a good idea to buy a foil baking tin to cook the turkey in. No need for arguments as to who has to wash the encrusted dish after the meal!
Tip 4 – Plan some fun activities to do that everyone can join in. Take along some board games and some favourite movies. Make your own popcorn – the kids will love this!
Tip 5 – Ensure you pack clothes for the weather. Hats, gloves, wellies, and layers. Look at the area and plan a walk on Christmas Day. Take along marshmallows and sprinkles and make a special hot chocolate for everyone after the walk. Try this recipe for something different.