20 Things To Do During Crimbo Limbo

It can be stressful to figure out what to do after all the excitement of Christmas! Why not take a look at our list to see if anything takes your fancy?

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1. Get baking with some Christmas-themed cupcakes and biscuits

Get the whole family involved and bake some delicious treats for Christmas. You don’t need to be a baking expert, just follow a recipe and have fun! Why not try some of our delicious cookie recipes for you and Santa to enjoy!

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2. Light a bonfire and toast some marshmallows or chestnuts

There aren’t many activities that evoke that same cosy, nostalgic Christmassy feeling than roasting chestnuts on an open fire can. The comforting feel of the fire burning combined with the warming smell of the chestnuts cooking is a truly sensory experience, and it’s a great activity to enjoy with your loved ones.

3. Watch a film at your local Drive-in Cinema

Enjoy a festive film this Christmas at your local drive-in cinema! Take plenty of naughty treats, relax and enjoy the film from the comfort of your own car.

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4. Go for a winter walk at your local National Trust

Winter is the perfect time to wrap up warm, throw on some wellies and go for an energising walk. Embrace the fresh air along windy coastal paths, or take a frosty Christmas or Boxing Day stroll to your local National Trust. Under the current government guidelines, people in tiers 1, 2 and 3 can spend time in outdoor spaces with people in their household or support bubble or in a group of up to 6 people. Please follow your area’s tiering system and government guidance when planning a visit to your local National Trust.

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5. Play charades

Get the family together and act out a TV show, film or book to your teammate for them to guess. There is one rule; you’re not allowed to speak! Have fun and get competitive with charades!

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6. Create a care package for someone you miss

Have you got a loved one that you miss or haven’t seen in a long time? Why not surprise them with a care package full of all their favourite things. This is a fun and creative activity to do which will also make someone special to you very happy!

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7. Visit a Christmas light trail

Christmas trails are an ideal festive activity at the moment. They’re festive, they’re sure to appeal to all ages and they’re outdoors. Perfect for those who do want to enjoy a touch of festive magic over Christmas. Why not see if there is a Christmas light trail near you!

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8. Have an end of year big clean! It’s the perfect time to get your house sparkling for 2021

Get the house in order just in time for the New Year. Clear out everything you no longer need or use and start fresh in January. Giving your house a deep clean will get you ready to start the New Year in a positive way! Check out our cleaning appliances to help you make light work of it.

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9. Host a karaoke night and blast your favourite tunes

Sing your heart out to some of your favourite songs. Let’s see how well you know the lyrics.

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10. Go for a walk along your local beach

If you’re lucky enough to have a beach nearby, why not go for a lovely stroll along the beach. A walk by the sea is special in all sorts of ways and can be incredibly calming. Why not take a hot drink or book with you too and embrace the seaside? We can’t think of a nicer way to get those daily steps in! Always ensure you are following the governments guidelines for your local tier when going for walks outdoors.

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11. Get creative with some cocktail making

With many pubs and restaurants closed this Christmas why not make your own tasty cocktails. Find some delicious cocktail recipes online and create some tipples from the comfort of your own kitchen.

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12. Host your own Crimbo bingo

What better way is there to celebrate the festive season than to mix it with the fun of bingo? Check out some of these Christmas bingo ideas.

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13. Watch a Christmas film

Get cosy and watch a Christmas film. Check out our film and TV guide to see what is coming to your TV screens this Christmas.

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14. Plan your New Year’s resolutions for 2021

2020 has been a difficult year, which makes getting a fresh start in 2021 feel super appealing. For some people, that might mean making a New Year’s resolution that helps them get the year started off on the right foot. Why not make a list of things you want to achieve in 2021?

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15. Play a board game such as Monopoly, Ludo or Pictionary

Indoor activities have become hugely popular in recent weeks. With most of us still facing an extended period of lockdown and strict tiers. Have some old-fashioned fun with the family and play a board game, it’s a great way to kill a few hours and bring out some healthy competition.

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16. Host a Come Dine With Me within your bubble

Why not try something different and host your very own Come Dine with Me. It’s a great way to spend time with your bubble and eat lots of delicious food. Each night a different person in the house can host their own night and create their own menu for the rest of the family to enjoy. Check out the recipe section on our website for some inspiration.

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17. Create a festive-themed zoom quiz for family and friends

Quizzes and zoom calls have kept us all entertained this year! This Christmas, make a Christmas themed quiz for you and your bubble to enjoy. Let’s see how much you have learnt this year!

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18. Play some card games

Who’s got family coming in this holiday season? Or are you the one doing the visiting? Whatever your winter brings, bringing a deck of cards with you can lead to hours of entertainment for everybody.

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19. Treat yourself with a luxurious hot chocolate

The season wouldn’t be complete without a steaming mug of hot chocolate in your hand. Instead of a packet of instant hot chocolate, whip up this delicious peppermint white hot chocolate or this boozy Cointreau orange hot chocolate with a cinnamon twist at home in your kitchen. Wait for your family to be impressed.

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20. Produce a piece of art or read a book

It is time to relax before the New Year commences. Reading a book or creating a piece of artwork will help you to chill out and rejuvenate over the Christmas period whilst keeping your mind busy, and it can be incredibly therapeutic too!

Merry Christmas from Swan!

We hope this list helps you to fill the time during the Crimbo Limbo. Share with us what you get up to over Christmas on our social media!