4 Fun Ideas For A Relaxing Evening With The Family

Bailey the Dog and Lewis

Have you been trying to come up with something to do for a relaxing family evening? Spending time with your family is essential, and it is also a lot of fun to be together, even if just for a little while. But, what are you going to do? Well, there are a number of things that you can try, and we’re going to be looking at some of them in this article. If you would like to know more about this, keep reading down below.

Watch Something Together

The first thing that we recommend is that you watch something together. You can either watch a movie, or you can start a TV series. The good thing about a series is that you may find all your family come together more often to watch the show if you all like it! So, you might be getting a few more family nights than you thought to watch something.

But, a movie is also a great choice, just make sure that it is something everyone may enjoy. It’s not a guarantee that anyone is going to enjoy a movie if you haven’t seen it before, but you know if there’s something anyone categorically doesn’t want to watch.

You can either break out the DVD’s and Blu-Rays, or you can use one of the streaming services. If you can’t find anything when you’re scrolling through Netflix, you might start wondering is Hulu better than Netflix, or even Amazon Video. You can take a look at what they have on offer before deciding on a subscription.

We enjoy our evenings in front of the tele as a family with some popcorn and treats!

Play A Game Together

If you don’t feel like watching something together, perhaps you could play something together. There are so many options when it comes to this. You can either play on one of the games consoles that you own, or you could play a board game.

We know that a lot of people don’t play board games anymore, but they are a lot of fun and it would be nice to do something like this with your kids. Monopoly, Scrabble, Draughts and the old faithful Snakes & Ladders are some of our favourites.

An Evening With No Phones!

Another thing that we’re going to suggest is that you implement a no phones policy during this family evening. A couple of hours is not too long to go without a phone, and that rule applies to everyone in the home on this day. Trust us, it is going to be a lot more relaxing without the constant beeping and buzzing every five seconds from a device.

Break Out The Wii

For us, a fun family activity is to bring out the Nintendo Wii. We’re sure some of you still have them (they were the craze about 10-15 years ago), but we’ve found these to be a great way to enjoy an entertaining family night. And it’s the classics that do it for us – Wii Sports, Mario Kart and Mario & Sonic at the Olympics.

Got Something to Add?

Spending time with your family is essential, and doing any of these activities will make for some enjoyable time together.

Share your family bonding ideas with us below.

Until next time, thanks for reading and enjoy your family time!

Helen, Nial and Lewis


Welcome to Pikalily, an award-winning food, travel and lifestyle blog. We are Nial and Helen, a happily married couple from Northern Ireland, who share a passion for food and travel among many things. We became parents to our beautiful boy Lewis in 2017. Follow our adventures through the blog.

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