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Favourite ways for families to spend more quality time together

Busy parents and their children in the East Midlands spend less than half an hour a day of 'real' quality time together.

The study by One Poll, which was commissioned by Panini Adrenalyn XL – the official trading card of the Premier League, found that a third of parents will maximise their time together by encouraging little ones to do things they enjoyed as a child. Here are the top 11 things which families enjoy doing together:

There are plenty of lovely parks within easy reach to go for a family walk.
There are plenty of lovely parks within easy reach to go for a family walk.
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Catch a film at the cinema - and don't forget the popcorn!
Catch a film at the cinema - and don't forget the popcorn!
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Make time to read to your kids or let them practise their reading on you.
Make time to read to your kids or let them practise their reading on you.
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Have a family picnic in the garden. You won't have far to dash if it starts raining!
Have a family picnic in the garden. You won't have far to dash if it starts raining!
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