The weather is turning colder, making it even more tempting to stay at home and wrap up warm in front of the TV. However, parents should not let the frost and snow become excuses to keep little ones indoors over the Christmas period, as there is plenty to do outdoors.
According to a study by Forza Supplements, Brits consume more than 5,000 calories on Christmas Day alone, which would take a 52-mile run to burn off, the Metro reported.
While you are unlikely to complete the equivalent of two marathons during the festive period, it is still important to get involved in some exercise and activity to reduce the effects of all this indulgence.
This is the same when it comes to your children, who are likely to be tucking into chocolates, cakes and sweets more than usual over the Christmas holidays.
One thing your kids will love is making an elf house – building a small den out of twigs, sticks and leaves for Santa’s little helpers.
Parents could also encourage their youngsters to head outdoors by hiding a present in the garden for them to find, Muddy Days suggested.
Should it snow over the holiday and be a White Christmas, kids will love to head outdoors to build a snowman or go sledging. Something else they can do is look for animal footprints in the snow, or make their own footprint paths by walking as far as possible in the white stuff.
It is also a good idea to take a look at outdoor activities in Staffordshire over the holidays, as this will keep them entertained as well as get them moving.