Can you even remember days before dirty nappies, temper tantrums and peek a boo games? We love our children and enjoy spending time with them but there is nothing wrong with taking time by yourself, with your partner or with your friends.

I've collected a few of my favourite nights out to hopefully inspire your own evening adventures. If you want to shake things up even more you could print out all these ideas (or create your own), cut each of them out and put them in a cup - then each time you are trying to plan a night out, just pull a random idea out of the cup and see where the night takes you.

Even if you struggle to get babysitters, some of these are nice ideas to do as a family or you and your partner can take turns at letting each other out of the house with friends. Just do whatever works for you to keep your family happy and fresh!