Six Family New Year Resolutions You Should Keep In 2019

Family walking

We’re not about being strict and setting thousands of goals here at Bluestone - but we’ve been thinking a lot about 2019.

So we’ve come up with a list of resolutions we’ll be trying to keep here. We’re family folk, so they’re all about parents and children - but we think they apply to just about anyone.

They’re also in the spirit of our new manifesto for life at Bluestone - you might have heard us talking about it in our new TV advert.

It’s a statement of who we are, what we believe in and what we think makes happy parents and happy kids.

So in the spirit of our manifesto - here’s a few resolutions to aim for in 2019. No judging if you don’t keep them!

Eat together often

Child cooking

Families that eat together, stay together - so the saying goes. Make 2019 the year to make sure you’re all around the dinner table as often as possible. Researchers say it’ll make you feel better connected and often healthier - as families who plan meals often plan for them to be more nutritious.

If you’re staying with us at Bluestone in 2019 turn your short break into a lesson for life back home. Our lodges are fully self catered - so the children can join in planning for dinner and help out around the kitchen. And there’s nothing wrong with getting everyone around the table at the Farmhouse Grill either!

Make a scrapbook

Family photos

There are few things more treasured in life than family pictures. So give your children pictures - that means printing them out rather than making a folder on your phone. Keep a scrapbook of all your memories and build it together - it’ll be a keepsake they never forget. We should imagine it would be worth reserving a few pages for Bluestone.

Go on adventures

Broad Haven beach

Visit Wales have officially named 2019 the Year of Discovery - so go out, discover and have adventures. Enjoy one of the best beaches in the world at Barafundle Bay or try surfing for the first time at Whitesands Bay. The important thing is to do it together. Try making a nice long bucket list of things you want to do and then put them on a calendar - as a family.

Read together

Child reading

Children get to a certain age when they’re not so interested in reading any more. Who can blame them when they are surrounded with bright and shiny technology?But research shows that making the time to read together even as children get older really pays off.

Play games

Bluestone Monopoly

When was the last time you sat down and had a family games night? Turn off the consoles and dust off the Monopoly board and start a new tradition. You’ll find yourself connecting with each other and it might get older kids communicating with you! Just ask any of the families who played our exclusive Bluestone Monopoly in their lodges in 2018!

Embrace your silly side

Children at Bluestone

If there’s one takeaway from this list, it’s that everyone should find the time to be more silly. We believe Free Range Kids are raised by Free Range Parents - and Free Range Parents are silly a lot of the time. Join in with the soft play, get covered in slime and have fun. Like our manifesto says - pebbles need skipping, holes need digging, water needs splashing and bugs, frogs and slimy stuff needs capturing. And all before bedtime!

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