Family Days Out

With the summer holidays over and ideas for fun family days out exhausted, we have a few suggestions for exciting weekends out that are bound to appeal to everyone.

Family Days Out

Wherever you live, there is sure to be a park nearby. With some forward planning, a few creative touches and the bold, bright colours from Sanderson Home’s PAPAVERA collection, pack up a picnic and enjoy some family time for free.

Family Days Out
Fabrics and Wallpapers from Sanderson Home’s Papavera collection

We know in every family people have different tastes or dietary requirements. By packing something suitable in individual drawstring bags everyone will have something they like and feel that bit special too. Children will enjoy helping prepare the picnic and getting them involved in making healthy choices is important at any age.

Taking a blanket or cushions along too will create a comfortable stylish home from home. Make sure you have some ideas up your sleeve for activities and take what supplies you need. Some of our favourites are feeding the ducks, flying a kite, crazy cricket and hide and seek.

Family Days Out
Calico Ducks fabric 221298 from the Colour for Living collection
Family Days Out

Whether you are away on holiday, staying with relatives or wanting to do something without travelling too far from home, towns have a hidden wealth of things that can keep mischief at bay. Our ABRACAZOO collection may inspire some fun ideas.

Family Days Out
Dogs in Clogs wallpaper 214012 from the Little Sanderson Abracazoo collection

If you have a dog, a walk round the town exploring new directions and places you may have previously overlooked can be fun. If you know the area, plan a treasure hunt or checklist of things to find. Try drawing a map of your walk adding in landmarks, or buildings like our ST IVES wallpaper below.

Spotting numbers on doors or scoring points for different coloured doors will keep children engaged and can be tailored to different ages accordingly. A variation of the old favourite ‘Shopping List’ memory game where each person in turn adds something they have seen to the list ‘Today we walked around TOWN NAME and we saw . . . . ‘

Family Days Out
Cushions in Vroom fabric from the Little Sanderson Abracazoo collection - St Ives wallpaper 211673 from Colour for Living collection - Fabrics from the Bramley Checks collection

This can continue after you return home or on a journey. Perhaps someone could write a postcard, draw a picture or write a letter to an older family member? Pop it in the post box knowing your day out will bring some pleasure to someone else. After all everyone loves to receive a hand written letter.

Family Days Out

Spreading your wings a little further can take you into some of the beautiful unspoilt British countryside. Seek out golden cornfields and hedgerows bathed in sunshine.

Family Days Out
Fabrics and Wallpapers from Sanderson Home’s Papavera collection

Get away from it all and leave technology behind by following a footpath or two. With binoculars, some Observers guides and a sketchbook, take time to really explore all around you.

With a picnic basket of goodies and all the time in the world, let your mind wander, relax and enjoy the simple things. Listen to birdsong, learn the names of flowers, be more mindful and enjoy experiencing it all with your loved ones.

Family Days Out

Recreate the colours and ambience from your outdoor exbeditions in our home by using the bright yellows and calm blues from our PAPAVERA collection.

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