Tips and advice for grandparents
31st May 2023
The relationship between a grandparent and a grandchild can be a beautiful one. However, picking a day out or finding an activity to enjoy during sleepovers can be challenging. To help people flourish in the role, we have published several guides focusing on tips, advice, and recommendations for grandparents, all of which you can access on this page. So, if you are looking for an attraction to visit with your grandchild or something to enjoy together at Easter, Halloween or Christmas, read on and explore this helpful resource.
- Activities to enjoy with grandchildren
- Seasonal things to do with grandchildren
- Attractions to visit with grandchildren
Activities to enjoy with grandchildren
In the guides below, discover some fun activities to enjoy with your grandchildren, such as recipes to cook together and games to play.
General activities to enjoy with grandchildren
There are lots of different activities that grandparents and grandchildren can do together that will be fun and create memories that neither will forget. Discover some lovely options in this guide, from picnics and zoo trips to drawing together and making a family tree.
Board games to play with grandchildren
Board games are a tried and tested way to keep the family entertained. So if you are looking for fun things to do with grandchildren on a rainy afternoon, board games are a perfect choice. Discover some great board games to play with grandchildren in this guide, including classics like Cluedo and Game of Life.
Apps to play with grandchildren
Apps for smart devices such as mobile phones and tablets come in all shapes and sizes, with many of them making for fun things to do when the grandkids are around. From compelling games like Uno and Candy Crush to apps encouraging creativity like Draw Something, there’s no shortage of apps to play with grandchildren. Find a few ideas in this guide.
Recipes to try with grandchildren
Not only is cooking and baking a fantastic way to bond with grandchildren, but they also produce a tasty end product to enjoy. Discover several delicious recipes to try with grandchildren, from cookies and gingerbread men to sausage rolls and flapjacks.
Pancakes to make with grandchildren
Pancakes aren’t just for Pancake Day. No matter when you want to make this yummy treat, get the grandkids involved and create some tasty variations to enjoy. Discover some delicious pancakes to make with grandchildren in our guide, depending on what your little ones like the sound of.
Art projects to do with grandchildren
Art is a fantastic way to bond with your grandchildren and create sentimental pieces together that you can both treasure. If you have grandkids that are discovering their creative side or if they enjoy being messy with glue and paint, consider some of the art projects to do with grandchildren in this guide.
Seasonal things to do with grandchildren
In the guides below, discover some tips and recommendations for enjoying different times of the year with your grandchildren.
Easter activities with grandchildren
There are many fun Easter activities to enjoy with grandchildren, helping you to make the most of this special time of year. Discover a few top ideas to try with your grandchildren, from egg hunts and visits to farm parks to tasty Easter recipes to make together.
Halloween activities with grandchildren
Halloween can be a really fun time of year for grandparents and grandchildren to spend time together. Filled with yummy treats, spooky decorations, and fun costumes, there’s an abundance of Halloween activities to try with grandchildren. Discover a handful of options in this guide.
Autumn activities with grandchildren
Are you looking for some fun autumn activities with your grandchildren? There are a lot of things to see and do during this beautiful time of year that young and old can enjoy together, including walks in nature, autumnal crafts, and tasty recipes to make in the kitchen. Read this guide to get some inspiration.
Christmas activities with grandchildren
There’s never a shortage of fun Christmas activities to enjoy with grandchildren. From watching classic Christmas movies to making your very own decorations to decorate your home, Christmas is the perfect time for grandparents and grandchildren to bond. Discover a few ideas in our guide.
Attractions to visit with grandchildren
Below you will find guides on some of the UK’s best attractions and recommendations for places to visit, including accessibility information for those with mobility needs that may, for example, use stair lifts at home.
Grandparent’s guide to Alton Towers
Want to visit Alton Towers with grandchildren? In this guide, you will find out about the best Alton Towers children’s rides, the accessibility of the theme park, and other top children’s attractions at Alton Towers. To find out about all of this, read this guide.
Grandparent’s guide to Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo is the most popular zoo in the UK, receiving more visitors a year than any other. If you are considering visiting Chester Zoo with your grandchildren, you should read our guide to find out information ranging from the opening times at Chester Zoo to the animals you can see.
Grandparent’s guide to the Natural History Museum
As one of the most popular museums in the UK and one of the most famous museums in the entire world, our Grandparent’s guide to the Natural History Museum is an essential read as you can find out child-friendly restaurants to eat at and what to pack for a visit.
Accessible attractions to visit with grandchildren
This handy guide about accessible attractions to visit with grandchildren can help grandparents decide which attractions are suitable to keep children entertained. At the same time, those with mobility difficulties can enjoy the day as much as the younger visitors. Find out which attractions are featured and the facilities they offer.
Best zoos to visit with grandchildren
Want to find out about the best zoos in the UK? There are lots of special zoos across the UK that make a visit not only fun but educational as well, and this guide shares information about which animals live at each zoo and how accessible the zoos are.
What to do with grandchildren in Yorkshire and Humber
If you want fun things to do with your grandchildren in Yorkshire and Humber, look at this guide for some great ideas. The guide includes attractions such as Flamingo Land Resort, the York Dungeon and more.
What to do with grandchildren in North West England
There are lots of attractions and activities in the North West of England for grandparents and grandchildren, and this guide looks at some of the best. From Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Chester Zoo to the World Museum in Liverpool and National Football Museum in Manchester, there are so many attractions you can visit. Discover a few ideas in our guide.
What to do with grandchildren in North East England
If you are looking for the best North East attractions for families, look no further as our guide looks at the top activities and attractions that grandparents and grandchildren can enjoy together. Find out more here.
What to do with grandchildren in South West England
The South West is a holiday hotspot as many families descend on the region during the school holidays. This guide looks at some of the top attractions in the South West that grandparents and grandchildren can enjoy together.
What to do with grandchildren in South East England
It can be difficult for grandparents with mobility issues to entertain their grandchildren during visits, but here are some accessible attractions in South East England. From the iconic Bekonscot Model Village & Railway to LEGOLAND Windsor, there are so many attractions that feature in our guide.
What to do with grandchildren in the East of England
It is a beautiful part of the country, and in this guide, you will find the best east of England attractions that grandparents can take their grandchildren to. All of the attractions featured in our guide have information about what you can see at each attraction and details about the accessibility of each one.
Help and support for grandparents with limited mobility
Hopefully, the tips, guides, and recommendations above will help you and your grandchildren to enjoy time together.
If you need support at home due to limited mobility, you might benefit from equipment like stairlifts or walk-in baths and showers. Get in touch with Age Co and Handicare to book a free home visit.
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