Getting outside this Winter!
Winter is just around the corner and we are hoping for a more 'normal' holiday season - and we are looking forward to more cozy gatherings with friends and family. Maybe even planning cottage getaways or group ski trips. However, we are not completely out of the pandemic and you may still be looking for ideas for activities and ways to get outside for a change of scenery.
Although, the weather will likely get more difficult over the next couple months, we know that "there is no such thing as bad weather, just wrong attire".
So, in that case, get to it. Get some warmer hear and get yourself and your kids/family outside.
Some activities to consider as you plan for the holiday season include:
- Local trails and parks are open and we have had a warm fall so far - so better to take advantage of the good weather we have been having. Take in the beauty of your local area with a leisurely walk or stroll. This can also be a great way to tire out the little ones. Fresh air does wonders for sleep.
- Outdoor markets are opening up for holiday shopping. This is a great way to meet with local artisans and get a jump start on your holiday shopping while supporting local.
- Plan a winter scavenger hunt for the kids. A great example of one can be found here.
- When there is snow, there is opportunity. A good ol fashioned snowball fight, or building a snowman never goes out of style. Whether you are the artist or a spectator – grab some hot chocolate and enjoy.
- Outdoor rinks will be opening soon. Also, if monitored and safe, when the weather gets colder, there will be local ponds that are safe for practicing your figure eights.
- Also, playing sports outside don't have to be limited to spring, summer and fall – bundle up and play a friendly game of football or soccer in the snow. If the grounds are clear, a frosty game of hoops can be fun too.
- Finding a local hill to go sledding. With or without kids it is a blast. Bring back the days of death-defying crazy carpets, or GT sled racers
Whatever you decide to do – try to get outside. It's easy to get lazy in the winter but getting outside is great for mental health and will help you snap out of the monotony of staying at home. Be sure to also follow safety protocols as necessary - keeping a safe distance and wearing mask.
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