Center Parcs have launched a fun competition today, their final competition of 3, encouraging family meal times and offering up a fabulous prize.
In a recent post by Female First, it’s claimed families who eat dinner together five nights a week helps to build and maintain relationships, and can even help your children perform better in school. Even the Prime Minister is a fan. Just last year, David Cameron wanted to use family meal times as a national measure of happiness in the Office of National Statistics’ Wellbeing Report.
We do sit down as a family of four to dinner every night. We’re fortunate that I’m at home, and the Husband’s home by 5.30, so we can do this. It’s important to us to have this time together at the table, with no distractions. We can each chat about our day, and as I tend to dish up as the Husband arrives home, it’s often the first chance all four of us have to get together and share what we’ve been up to.
I think that because we do always eat together at the table, it’s nothing out of the ordinary for the kids. I want that, I want it to be part of our normal routine, and will strive to keep it going as they grow and life gets busier. However, say the word ‘picnic’ and they shout with glee! What is it about eating the exact same lunch you’d eat at home on the floor outside that makes it so amazing? Must be something, because our kids love it!
At Center Parcs, the open-plan design means the table and kitchen are focal points of every Lodge. So why not bring a little bit of Center Parcs into your home; make family meal times a firm fixture in your calendar and you could win a family bundle worth £300.
This week, Center Parcs are challenging you to share your family meal time moments with them. It could be breakfast, dinner, a snack or a picnic – it’s totally up to you.
Share a photo of your family meal time and you could be in with a chance of winning a fantastic family bundle worth £300. Each bundle includes cinema tickets, restaurant vouchers, games and more, giving your family the chance to spend a great night in and a great night out together.
How to enter:
If you want to win a family bundle worth £300, all you need to do is post of photo of your family meal time onto their Facebook page or on Twitter using #CPfamilytime. Terms and conditions apply and can be found here.
1. Hold smartphone in selfie position
2. Turn camera on
3. Turn phone 180? away from you
4. Take photo of the scene around you
5. Upload to Facebook or twitter using #CPfamilytime
Entries must be made my midnight on Monday 26th October 2015.
Sounds easy enough! Will you be entering?
Disclosure: Written in collaboration with Center Parcs