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Family games to play in your holiday home

Whether it’s because the weather outside is frightful, or you simply want to spend an evening in your holiday rental relaxing, sometimes when on holiday with your family the most fun you can have is from playing games together at home. Board games, treasure hunts, arts & crafts are all really great ways to get to know your kids.

Low on ideas for something to do? Maybe we can help.

Here’s an assortment of inspirations for games to play in your holiday home.

Send your kids on a Scavenger Hunt

Create a list of items for your contestants to find around your holiday home and in the garden, with a prize for the person who collects the most items within a time limit. A toothpick, something round, something that makes a crunchy noise etc. Here’s a guide to creating your very own scavenger hunt.


There are so many incredibly good new and classic board games for the kids to enjoy, don’t forget to pack at least a few of these…


It was Colonel Mustard. With a rope. In the lounge!



Careful! Kids like to make up their own rules and rob the bank when you aren’t looking.


The Settlers of Catan

One of the most popular board games there is. Think about a strategy, build settlements, trade resources and grow your colony. 

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Trivial Pursuit: Family Edition

The family edition has two different sets of questions, one for adults and one for kids. Enjoy yourself as much as they do!

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It’s no surprise that this classic is still one of the most played board games in the world. Educational, fun and Scrabble always leads to laughter when somebody makes up a silly word and tries to convince you that it’s real.



Card games

The most portable and versatile source of games is a simple deck of cards. For directions and rules for fun, family card games including Old Maid, Beggar My Neighbour and Menagerie, click here.


Kevin Labianco

Kitchen game – create your own pizza

If you’re staying in a holiday rental, why not make cooking a fun part of the experience for your kids?

Get some pizza bases and all the ingredients you want in separate bowls (use fresh, local ingredients to make the pizzas authentic for wherever you’re travelling), then let the kids sprinkle, drizzle and plonk their own cheese, prosciutto, mushrooms, tomato sauce or olives. Don’t forget to make them wash their hands!

Pizza kid



We hope you find something here to help the kids enjoy staying in a home away from home while on holiday. Have a great weekend!

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  • Jessica says:

    Great! In out flat we have some kids/family games: Memory (made by myself!), Trivial (spanish versión), Disney Trivial (spanish versión), chess, Pictionay… Also, we have kids books and some colours for painting :) As kid entertaintner, I know that kids love colouring!

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