Your Guide to the Perfect Family Night in


Staying in is definitely the new going out, right?! OK, we have little choice in the matter right now, but why not embrace the last few days of the November lockdown and have a family night to remember?


The Christmas decorations are going up early this year so why not order your festive pjs now?! Surprise your loved ones with some gorgeous new night wear from H&M, we love these matching tartan ones! This will get you all in the mood for a cosy night in as you settle down for some family fun.



The family that plays together, stays together!  There’s nothing like a bit of healthy competitiveness to bring a family group together, play as a team if you have younger children and make sure you get the games out early before anyone gets too tired to play.

If your board games are a bit boring why not try a modern spin on a classic with the new Pictionary Air game?  Or you could test your knowledge with the brilliant The Chase board game!  Both of these plus lots more can be found at The Entertainer, which has some great offers on at the moment and remember, you can click and collect from Barons Quay within 15 minutes of ordering.


We may not be going “out out” at the moment but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a boogie! Release some endorphins and burn off  those calories with a home disco! Get yourself a playlist together and turn the volume up for a family dance off! 

Install this cool disco ball light from George at Asda and turn your kitchen into a nightclub!



You need to treat yourself during your perfect night in! Don’t slave over the oven or have a massive pile of dirty dishes to tidy up…order in! Food from Wildwood at Barons Quay is available via Click and Collect or via Uber Eats and Just Eat! So peruse the menu and make sure you order everyone’s favourite for a faff free meal.



Why not create some fun mocktails together? They can be as healthy or as naughty as you like, you will need fresh fruit juices, ice, soda water, lemonade, fruit cordials and don’t forget the fresh fruit and herbs to garnish your creations!

We love these Mango & Apple Fizz mocktails from Asda, you can see the full recipes here.



Finally, it’s time to decide which movie you are going to watch! There are so many great family friendly films out there, especially if you have one of the TV subscriptions services. Here are our favourites…

Disney+ – Go classic and watch the old Disney films. Snow White, The Little Mermaid and The Lion King are all available on the Disney streaming service. Or why not watch Frozen and Frozen 2 and sing along to the songs?! A big recommendation is the newer film “Onward” – just make sure you have the tissues ready! 

Netflix – If you haven’t seen the new “Over The Moon” movie then do so! It is stunning and emotional. “All Dogs Go To Heaven” is a classic from 1989 and is currently streaming on Netflix. Or why not bring it up to date and watch “Spiderman: Into the Spider Verse” or get all Christmassy and watch “Klaus”

Amazon Prime– If you didn’t catch it last year, the animated version of “The Addams Family” is on Prime, along with the action packed “Bumblebee” and the brilliantly acted “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events”