Most parents will want to relish the time they get to themselves when the kids have gone to sleep for the night, as they are likely to feel that they have earned this time and don’t want to squander it. There are lots of things you can try that will provide the perfect combination of relaxation and excitement when you are in the kid-free zone.

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Netflix

Watching television is always a popular pastime, but why settle for vegetating in front of the latest gripping terrestrial television reality show when Netflix lets you stream pretty much any movie or TV show to your television, from the internet? It’s a great way to both relax and also challenge yourself by watching something outside of your normal viewing habits.

Books

Books

Again, reading a book can be as stimulating or relaxing as you want – because you can either unwind with a popular paperback or set yourself the challenge of taking on that slightly forbidding work of classic literature that you don’t have time for during the rest of the day.

Online Games

Access to the internet means the range of activities available to make the most of your evenings is hugely increased, and hitting an online casino Australia for a spot of card or slot machine gaming is one that has really gained in popularity. That is because these sites have something for everyone, whatever their budget or skill-level, plus a host of free-play opportunities and bonus offers.

Online Shopping

Okay, you are unlikely to want to trawl round the high street once the kids are asleep – especially if it’s raining out – but this is another activity you can indulge online. As long as you know what you can afford to spend, there is nothing wrong with occasional retail therapy.

Music

You might have to keep the noise down a bit – depending on how thick the walls are and whether the kids are heavy sleepers or not – but you don’t have to have music loud to enjoy it. Listening to a couple of your favourite albums in the evening can be a fantastic way to relax and wallow in nostalgia.

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