While many activities have been cancelled due to the global pandemic, and the time you can spend outdoors is limited, there are still plenty of things you can do to keep your children entertained. If you’re struggling to think of some ideas, our Northampton hotel has put together some of the best things to do indoors that’ll keep the little ones busy!
Now is a better time than ever to play some board games as a family. Not only are board games great fun, but they also help children learn vital social skills and improve their decision making and problem-solving. It can also be a good way to improve maths skills - especially games like Monopoly which requires players to track their money.
Need a bit of a break yourself? Spend the day binge-watching some family-friendly classics with the kids! Make it extra special by making it a pyjama party with lots of delicious snacks like popcorn and pick ‘n’ mix sweets. The kids will love it (and so will you)!
During this time, most of us are keeping in touch with family and friends via video calls or texts. But have you thought about writing a letter instead? Writing a letter to a loved one is a lovely way to show someone you care and can be kept forever. Research also says that writing a letter can actually make you happier, so sit with your little one and help them create a wonderful surprise for someone they love.
We all know that reading has many benefits - but it’s also really fun! Starting a family book club is a great way to show children just how much fun reading and talking about books can be and it’s also a low-cost activity.
This one’s easy peasy. All you need is a blanket, your favourite picnic food and to set yourself up right in the middle of your living room! Or, if you have a garden, do it there! Children love the excitement of something a bit different.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our Northampton hotel’s top tips for entertaining the kids during isolation. At this time, we’d like to urge everyone to stay home and stay safe.
We stopped here on the way back from Silverstone to use the hotel's rapid charger and have a bite to eat.
Really impressed with the reception staff, hotel cleanliness in the lobby and the quality of food.
We enjoyed our brief 40 minute stay here so much we are considering staying here in the future for when we fly in and out of luton - which we do very often!
Can recommend the fish and chips and the lasagne.
Driver Friendly hotel too - serve becks blue behind the bar.
Im a lady on my own travelling from Spain to UK, hotel staff were exceptional I got back late last night so i had to use the carpark at the back and it was dark so the receptionist walked with me to my car shed only been working there a week so thank you so much ,the man on reception was really kind ,polite and helpful ,I would recommend to any ladies travelling alone it feels safe and clean loved it ,I'm also gluten and lactose intolerant and they even had gluten free food brilliant thank you and I will be defiantly be back.
Pleasant and efficient reception. It was a Sunday evening, and the hotel was very quiet with few fellow guests. Our twin room was on the ground floor. There were two comfortable chairs, a workbench, two very small bedside tables, and a wardrobe. The bathroom had a walk in shower. All quite compact.
The bar/restaurant was in the open lobby style. We had a good evening meal there.
Breakfast had a good choice, well maintained by a very cheerful chef. Fried or poached eggs were made to order, which helped keep things fresh.
Very good value for money.
Just an overnight stay for a wedding at nearby Dodmoor Barn. Hotel easy to find of M1, clean and tidy, staff friendly, large rooms well fitted with every thing you need. Breakfast excellent with options for all.
Stayed here for one night. Rooms comfortable and Clean. We were able to check in earlier to get ready without any fuss. Great Breakfast included. Hotel near M1 so very convenient but in a countryside location.
This is one of the nicest Holiday Inn's I've stayed at - can hardly fault it at all!
Special mention to the man who checked us in on Saturday evening, and the man serving in the restaurant that night. Both offered some of the nicest hotel service I've ever known. The receptionist took time to tell us a bit about things in the local area, and helped us make sure we get the best out of our stay. The waiter/bar man made the meal really special. There was a slight delay preparing some of the food, but the way he handled the situation was perfect. The food was all very tasty too - I had the Club Sandwich, and sticky toffee pudding for dessert. All tasted delicious.
The room and the whole hotel is clean, modern and comfortable. Felt very welcoming. The car park is big and free, and there was plenty of spaces available.
So happy I booked a couple of stays here, so am really looking forward to coming back in a few weeks' time. Thanks to all the staff for making it such a great weekend.
Lots of parking spaces neat to hotel and offered FCO. The welcome / meet and greet was good. Nice bar and bar meal offerings. Room clean and in good decorative order. Wifi good and intuitive to connect to. Lots of access to power points in room. Location of hotel good, very useful for an early train ride from Milton Keynes to London. Communal areas in good order, all in all, left refreshed and happy. Easy to find on Google maps. Will visit again.
Went here with a friend for a chill out. Staff were really friendly and helpful. Close to the M1 but lovely and quiet.
Rooms were lovely and clean. Ordered room service and this was brought up on time. Well worth a visit. Close to other towns and not far from Silverstone.