10 Top Mother & Son Dates.

12:13:00 AM Ayesha Farhad 31 Comments


The internet is filled with videos and articles about Father and Daughter dates. And Father and Son dates! But has anyone really appreciated Mother and Son dates? There is so much fun you can have along with boys and in my case, it is more fun with them! Why do you even want to go on small dates with your children? One, when you are at home and talking to your child while doing chores, you are not giving them the one on one. So, it becomes like a daily routine for them. Two, they get to choose and have more fun when you are more relaxed and having fun with them without worrying about other things.

Little things that create long lasting happy memories for the children are the best. You do not need to spend a lot of money to go out on dates with your children.

  Picnic at the park/ Feeding the ducks.

This is my ultimate favourite. As soon as the sun is out, we quickly grab our picnic blanket and our small picnic basket and run to the park! We feed the ducks, have our picnic while chattering away and then he runs off to the swings. While I sit down and read. We both unwind this way and make a day out of it!

Breakfast dates.

Every Saturday, we make it a point to laze in the bed till we actually have to get up and walk our way to a small café near our place. Crepes and hot chocolate is the best breakfast ever!

  Living room movie night.

My husband usually travels every few months due to his work. And the weekend he travels, my son picks a movie up and we camp in the living room. Soda, popcorn, blankets and fairy lights and then dozing off half way through the movie is absolute bliss!

 Museum or Vintage Car shows.

London is a happening city! So, there is always a car show around the town and my son LOVES cars. So far, we have been to two car shows and he absolutely loved it.

He also loves dinosaurs. So, a visit to the museum has always been the highlight of our day out!

Cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

I am not a huge baker. So, during our grocery runs, we buy brownie batter and mix it up in our kitchen and love watching it bake. On some days, we make our favourite spaghetti dish and pig out till our stomachs are full!

Trampoline park/Indoor play area.

Last year, a lot of trampoline parks opened up in nearly all the major cities. And it has to be my son’s favourite. Already he is jumping around the house, and trampoline parks are like a bonus for him. After our hour is up, we are literally waay too exhausted to even talk to each other. Else, we love going to indoor play areas. Its so much fun catching each other in the whole maze of a soft play.

  Gardening.

Again, when the sun is out, he brings out his gardening tools and I buy small flower seeds or stems from the pound shop and we plant them all over the garden! We make a whole day out of it an it’s the best!

 Water and Paint fight.

We have recently been doing this every week and it is our favourite day to spend. I don’t encourage any kind of water guns in our house, so we fill up balloons with water and paint and have a blast doing drenching each other!

 Go swimming together.

We just very recently found a pool near our place and every once in a while, we jump on the bus and make our way to the pool. And after the pool time is over, we just sit in the café and fill in our tummies with warm food!

Painting.

Since I graduated in Media art, painting has always been a passion of mine. And my son gets it from me too! So, we set up our paint canvases in our backyard and paint to our hearts content. Usually ends up in me cleaning up the mess but we do have fun!


Do you have a son? How do you spend a carefree day with him? I would love to go bowling with him but he is a tad bit too small for it at the moment. But adding it to the list once he grows a little big.

31 comments:

  1. I love these ideas- the bond between a mother and a son is a really special one. All my friends who are boy mammas love quality time with their sons

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  2. I have a five year old son, and days with him are precious. Sometimes we will just go for a sandwich together, sometimes we go to see Granny, and sometimes like today, we walk on the beach. I was collecting pieces of pottery from the sand, and found him collecting his own stuff, mostly stones. None of which were sparkly or particularly standing out, but he loved every one of them, so we filled a pocket on my bag and brought them home. I loved it.

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  3. I have a lovely 20 year old son. We do things like watch YouTube together and go on a daily walk. He's a fab boy. Some great ideas here, thank you

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  4. It is lovely to spend time with children individually. I am taking my girls to see Beauty and the beast this week

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  5. I love these ideas i need to do more of these with my son

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  6. These are great ideas indeed! My son loves playing with water but due to the temperature, we aren't going out much. It seems to be getting better now so maybe I can start thinking about water play outdoors. We also have 3 beaches just within 10 minutes drives from our place so might plan a day there too, although it's really annoying seeing unleached dogs playing around on the beach too.

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  7. Ah this is lovely. I have 2 boys and quality time is hard because they are so busy with each other and school life. I will make a point of a date after readng this!

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  8. Aw that pic of you and your son is honestly so sweet. I love these ideas! Especially the movie night! :)

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  9. These are great activities! One of my favourites as a kid was adding a chocolate fondue to movie nights!

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  10. Lovely list you have here sis, that I can look forward to --- since I'm having a baby boy this May, In Shaa' Allah... Even when father and son bonding are looked into, when it comes to sons... I think it's really important that moms do more than there already is when it comes to the relationship between her and her son.

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  11. These are such nice ideas, it must be nice to spend one on one time together x

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  12. What a lovely idea! It's so nice to spend one on one time with your children x

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  13. It's true that sometimes boys seem to fall by the wayside, but it's as important to spend one on one time with them as it is with daughters. x

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  14. These ideas are excellent. It is lovely that you have ideas on how to make more mummy and son time. The picture of both you and your son is adorable.

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  15. What fun and beautiful moments you are sharing with your son.They will make beautiful memories to treasure.

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  16. I think that breakfast dates is a lovely idea. You can spend some one on one time and ask them about school and friends ect x

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  17. You're so right about there not being enough emphasis on Mother/Son dates! This is a great date list!

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  18. Aw I love this. Super cool fun date ideas for mommy and son.

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  19. Lovely list of ideas, my son used to be absolutely in love with all things car related, so a vintage car show would have enthralled him!

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  20. Aww these are adorable. What a lovely list! Also, I love the photos of the two of you MashaAllah!

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  21. These are great ideas for spending more time with your child, and certainly could work for girls or boys xx

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  22. I love this post! Yes yes nothing beats spending quality times with your little ones! And having fun doesn't have to mean spending money. There's so many activities available if you just look! X

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  23. That's such a beautiful list. And it's best for the quality time for the mother to spend with her son. Other than fun outing, bonding is what needed the most between the family, at the end of the day. And not only sons, daughters can join too to have the fun with Mom. Great activity ideas. :)

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  24. What a good ideas and I love to spent more time with my son. I love mommy and son date ideas.

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  25. They are great ways to spend time together. My daughter and I often go on coffee dates.

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  26. I love feeding the ducks and gardening ideas more. I have a two toddler sons I'll be spending more quality time with, God willing. And this list has given me some good ideas. Thanks for sharing. xo

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  27. I love love love these IDEAS... yep sure taps into the energy boys have and need to exert. Keep up the FUN stuff mama.

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  28. These were great ideas. I have three boys alhamdulilah and I, too, go on dates with each one of my sons.

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  29. My son is just over a year but I can't wait to have dates with him. There is a very special bond between a mother and her son. I can feel it from now.

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  30. Such a great post idea, I have a son and he likes feeding the ducks and helping me make cakes

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  31. I love the lists! Perfect for bonding moments with kids. Definitely memorable and to be treasured

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