Quality Family time during the Festive Season

Families who spend time together share strong emotional bonds. Spending time together as a family brings about a sense of belonging and enhances communication.

The Festive Season is the best part of the holiday season to spend quality time with those you love. It’s a perfect time to disconnect from everyday stresses and reconnect with what life is all about; family, friends, laughter, love, gratitude and spreading warmth and smiles.

There are many notable and positive benefits of relaxing and spending time with those special people in your life who you can truly let your guard down around.  There are many fun activities you can do together as a family during the holiday season. Whatever activities you decide on doing with your family, the memories that you create throughout the holiday season will be special and lasting.

For starters, we suggest the following family activities that are sure to bring your family closer together.


Go Christmas Shopping

For Christmas lovers nothing can replace shopping together as a family.  Each member shares their own inspiration and excitement and can’t wait for Christmas to arrive!  Shopping with friends and family is an enjoyable experience.  The atmosphere, lights and aromas drive your emotions with ideas to purchase inspired gifts.

Have a Christmas Party

Catch up with old friends and loved ones and have Christmas parties together.  A house party guarantees your privacy.  It is a perfect choice to get to spend quality time with everyone that matters to you. You can arrange fun tricks and activities to meet everybody’s favourite game.  By making your home the entertainment hub, you can party with your choice of delicious food, holiday deserts and sweets.  Christmas party activities can include karaoke, kid friendly crafts, cookie decorating, a treasure hunt, a  with Christmas props; the list is endless! We are confident your house party will be fun easy entertaining and will spread the holiday spirit. 


Attend Outdoor Christmas Events

Check online or in your local community paper for outdoor festive season functions happening.  You are sure to find party events, singing of Christmas carols, concerts and end of the year bashes advertised in your town.  You could also decorate the outside of your home or front door for that great festive feeling.

Game Night

Hold a family game night at least one evening during the holidays.  There are many fun family games that everyone will enjoy.  Turn cell phones and the TV off and gather the family together to play a favourite game.

Movie Night

Watching a favourite holiday movie while enjoying each other’s company is great fun. Get some popcorn and snacks sorted and settle in for a special family movie snack night.

Food Preparation and Baking

Spend time in the kitchen together as a family. Parents and children can do the holiday baking and food preparation as a group. Even the youngest children can wash vegetables, set the table, or ice little cakes.

Share the Love

If grandparents visit during the holidays, spend time sharing family traditions and stories about past generations. Sharing family traditions gives family members values and beliefs.  This is a perfect time to show acts of kindness.  Encouraging words are a great way to express appreciation. A hug or heartfelt thanks reinforces your love and support for family members.

A Holiday for Sure!

A holiday is the best way to spend quality time together as a family.  Prepare your holiday ideas together; this will ensure attractions for all family members are inclusive.  Discuss where you would love to visit, restaurants to try, events or unique places you’d like to explore.  Once you have a list of all the attractions and desires, allow everyone in the family to choose the one thing they would most like to do. The fun thing about this is that members of the family will likely learn that they enjoyed someone else’s choice just as much as theirs. It is a great way for everyone to try something new.


Every family is different and hopefully have a few of their your own ‘family together’ ideas, but this is a good place to start.  It is even better to contact a travel agent who has all the tourism knowledge and experience to put your holiday dreams together with ease.


Contact VIP Express Tourism Limited today! We will arrange everything your family desires to enjoy a stress-free vacation.


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Savour the moments

Hey presto it’s valuable holiday time!

Every holiday is a once in a lifetime experience.  We can’t express the importance of valuing your vacation; this is your time to make lots of wonderful memories.  Your holiday is a time for extra sharing, showing love and appreciation for those around you, especially your family.



Relaxation time

Time goes by quickly, don’t count the days; rather count the moments and make every moment count.  Take time out to relax, yes relaxation is also making moments that count.  You can swim in beautiful oceans and pools, then relax on beautiful beaches as you enjoy the sunshine.  You can try the interesting cuisine on your trip and a relaxing boat ride or two for the entire family.  Most popular holiday destinations have glamorous spas where you are treated like royalty.  The experienced staff know exactly how to massage, wash away dirt, impurities, and dead skin cells with special treatments that leave you feeling satisfied and nourished.

Theme Parks and Shopping time

Theme Parks are undoubtedly popular attractions with ample entertainment especially for the brave at heart who enjoy thrilling rides.  If the rides are too much for you, you can take the opportunity to purchase gifts for loved ones at home, this is a pleasant idea because buying a gift for someone while you are on vacation tells them you thought about them while you were away and took time out to buy them a gift.  We all love receiving little gifts, they are an acknowledgement of care and love.

Dirty children and laughter time

Let your children get dirty and go wild every now and then.  Climb a mountain, go on safaris, river rafting and swing down mud slides, visit a farm and play with the animals.  Exposure to dirt is good for you and your children, animals and everyday dirt is good for the body and soul; this natural type of dirt helps strengthen the immune system, chases away allergies, improves digestion and manages stress.  Getting dirty is like a medicine specifically made to make you laugh!

Spoiling time

Remember to do those little extras to spoil those around you; even mushy parents can make special memories.  Treat your children; they always remember special times spent with you especially when they travel. Holidays spent together are likely to be remembered with special appreciation later down the road of life.  Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.

Dare devils time

Try something new, together as a family; the dare devils may want to try bungee jumping, an activity that involves jumping from a tall structure while connected to a large elastic cord.  A little less daring is to ski down the slopes of magnificent white snow-covered mountains.  For the timid, canopy tours, hot air balloons, and aerial cable ways are available at most destinations.

Photos and more photos all the time

Finally, whatever you do, take lots of photos to save, share and reminisce about later in life.  Capture the tiniest details; your memorable photos will make your holiday seem even more magical when you’re showing them to your friends and family. Remember to take photos of the mountains, the flowers, the trees, the animals, the places where you lived and even the tiniest bubbles in the water when the tide comes in.  Every photo will represent your vacation and the memories that you touched and experienced at the time.



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Cape Town is amazing!

It is amazing to be here, a beautiful city, I must say. Warm reception and friendly staff, beautiful apartment overlooking the beach. The tours were worth our time and money. The most wonderful thing is that we get to choose what we eat by cooking our meals. Thank you VIP Express.
Surv. & Mrs. Odeh.

Surv. & Mrs. Odeh
Surv. & Mrs. Odeh
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