After all the build-up to the big day, the time between Christmas and New Year can seem hard to fill. But don’t panic. With a few imaginative ideas, you can keep the whole family happy and make the time just as special as Christmas Day itself.

1. Wrap up warm

Napapirji semiury bobble beanie

A cosy hat is a winter must have. There's no end to all the fun that can be had outside this winter. From outdoor ice rinks to Christmas markets. Want to stay closer to home? Make a Twixmas evening magical with some sparklers in the garden. All you need to do is wrap the kids up well and enjoy.

Napapirji, semiury bobble beanie, £25

2. Play a familiar favourite

Hasbro, Classic monopoly

Remember challenging your family to a board game when you were little? Channel that nostalgia and have a games afternoon. We recommend a classic game like Monopoly, which will provide hours of fun for everyone. 

Hasbro, Classic monopoly, £19.19

3. Make a splash

Barbour Simonside wellington boots

A winter walk is a wonderful twixmas activity. Head to your favourite local park or nature reserve and let the fun begin. You can spend the day wandering around, playing tag, and your little ones will love stomping around in their wellington boots. 

Barbour, Simonside wellington boots, £28

4. Time for a puzzle

Big potato games night at the movies

A good puzzle is a great way to spend an afternoon. And with the Night At The Movies puzzle from Big Potato Games, the fun doesn't end once the puzzle is built, it's packed with 101 famous movies to find while you build. It's a lovely way to wind down, and it will help you pick a film for movie night. 

Big potato games, night at the movies, £8

5. Something sweet

Treat kitchen, decorate your own gingerbread train

Sweet treats are always a treasured part of the Christmas holidays. This year, get creative by decorating your own gingerbread house. Let their imagination run wild while they design their very own gingerbread masterpiece.  

TTK Confectionery, Ginger Bread House, £8 

6. Sleepover club

Barbour, Paddington pyjama set

All the excitement of Twixmas can get a little overwhelming, so it's good to have activities ready for when it's time to wind down. A lovely pair of pyjamas and some quiet time will go down a treat. Your little ones can get cosy while you select their favourite film or read their favourite story. 

Barbour, Paddington pyjama set, £23