New Year’s Eve changes significantly when you have children. Whilst they are young it’s difficult to go out celebrating late unless you have babysitters. There are ways to celebrate with the children by creating your own family friendly New Year’s Eve.
Family Friendly New Year’s Eve
Have an early New Year’s celebration
Why wait until midnight? Instead celebrate alongside another country with the children, as they move into the New Year. Samoa is one of the first places, turning to midnight at 10am London time. With Australia, New Zealand, China and India all moving into the New Year across the day.
Legoland do this at their resort by celebrating New Year’s at Kid Standard Time (KST). They put on a firework display at 9.30pm GMT especially for families.
Play a Netflix New Year’s Eve Countdown film
In December Netflix release a number of animated movies which countdown to midnight. Simply search ‘countdown’ or ‘New Year’s Eve countdown’ to find the latest releases.
If your still feeling Christmassy you could alternatively watch a Christmas film on one of the streaming channels article here..
Attend a family friendly New Year’s Eve Party
Across the country more and more places are putting on family New Year’s Eve parties.
They are sometimes run in the middle of the day or earlier in the night and include meals, entertainment, music and fun.
Some examples of family friendly parties are both. Look up hotels in your local area for closer options.
Cardiff Cantref Centre in South Wales runs a party for families.
Casey’s Venue Telford kick off their family friendly party at 6pm.
Chessington World of Adventure run their own party including a meal and entertainment.
Take the family to a New Years Day parade
Rather than take the children out on the 31st December save your celebrations for January 1st.
In London there is the annual New Year’s Day parade. Starting in Piccadilly from midday and ending at 3.30pm in Parliament Street.
Hopefully these have given you some ideas to enjoy with your family. Happy New Year to you all.