Where would we be if parents did not dedicate their lives to raising children with love and understanding? National Parent's Day is a special day to celebrate and have a family gathering to honour all parents as well as the people who fulfil this responsibility. It is also a great opportunity to have a family gathering by spending quality time with your kids and doing some fun activities this National Parent’s Day.

Learn more about how you may enjoy family gatherings with some fun activities and family activities!


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A happy family enjoying Parents' Day

What is Parents' Day?

Parents' Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of every July! This year (2022), it is on the 24th of July.

How is Parents' Day Celebrated in the UK?

The celebration honours all mothers and fathers, as well as anyone who provides care and support to children, such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, and foster parents. The day provides an opportunity for family members to show their appreciation for one another.

This holiday is an excellent opportunity to enjoy and encourage the value of family in your household. While a few words of ‘thank you poetry’ is more than enough, having a family gathering and celebration is far better while having some fun activities or family activities.

Here are ten fun ideas to celebrate Parents' Day this year! 


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A family gathering

1. Have a Family Picnic

What better way to show your love and appreciation than by spending quality time together? When the weather is nice, gather up some food and have a picnic in your backyard or at a nearby park. Don't forget to bring games, sports equipment, and other fun activities and family activities to keep everyone entertained.

2. Make Homemade Gifts

Kids can never go wrong with homemade gifts, especially when they're given from the heart. Get creative and make something special for your parents, such as a card, certificate, artwork, or even a coupon book filled with personal promises like back rubs or vacuuming the house.

3. Enjoy a Movie Night

Cuddle up on the couch and enjoy a fun movie night with the whole family. Pop some popcorn, make some snacks, and snuggle under blankets while you watch one of your parents' favourite films from when they were growing up.

4. Go for a Nature Walk

Enjoy the beautiful weather and go for a nature walk or hike together. This is a great opportunity to bond as a family, get some exercise, and appreciate the outdoors. Be sure to bring along a camera to snap some pictures of everyone along the way.

5. Write Letters of Appreciation

Sit down and write letters of appreciation to your parents (or have your kids write letters if they can do that!). It is a great way to express your gratitude and let them know how much you love and appreciate them.

6. Have a Family Game Night

Gather up all your favourite board games and have a fun family game night.  It's a great way to spend some quality time together and have a few laughs along the way.

7. Make a Memory Book

Get everyone in the family involved in making a memory book filled with fun photos, stories, and memories of your parents. It's a way of looking back on all the wonderful times you've shared together.

8. Play Tourist for the Day

Show your kids around your city or town and act like tourists. Visit local landmarks, go on fun tours, and eat at different restaurants. It’ll be a fun day for the whole family!

9. Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

A fun way to celebrate Parents' Day is by taking a trip down memory lane. Go through old photos, home movies, and other mementoes while at a family gathering from when your parents were growing up. This is a great way of learning more about their childhood and getting a glimpse into their lives before they were even born.

10. Have a Dance Party

Put on some of your child's favourite tunes and have a fun dance party in the living room. This is a nice way to let loose, have some fun, and make some lasting memories together.


Celebrating parents' day with your children by doing a family gathering is a way of showing your love and appreciation. By spending quality time together and doing fun activities or family activities that everyone enjoys, you can create lasting memories that your whole family will cherish for years to come. 

So get out there and start celebrating!