Winter Adventures your Kids will Love

When winter comes it can be all too tempting to hole yourselves away in the warmth. Cuddling up on the sofa with a hot cup of tea and Marvel films playing on a loop is all too appealing. However, it’s not the healthiest way to spend the colder months.

Here are 9 winter adventures to keep the kids happy (and you sane) throughout those cold December months.

1. Get Baking

Doing things together is a great way to bond with the kids as well as teaching them valuable skills. Plus at the end of you’ll (hopefully) have some delicious treats. Of course be prepared to clean cake batter off the ceiling and don’t expect them to let you lick the spoon…

2. Arts and Crafts

Get creative, pull out the paints, cover the kitchen tale in newspaper and see if your little ones are going to be the next Monet.

3. Trek Snowdonia

Getting everyone outdoors is always a worthwhile endeavour. Visit one of the UKs most beautiful regions. The stunning landscape is harsh in winter but, in my opinion, the scarcity of the rough mountainous region is more beautiful than in Summer.

4. Indoor Skiing

This may be a little easier to get the kids on board with than a hike through semi-alpine conditions. There are a couple of great indoor skiing companies in the UK.

Check out the Snow Centre at based in Hemel Hempstead

5. Ice Skating

Learning how to glide about on the ice at a young age has stood me in surprisingly good stead over the years, it’s fun, seasonal and good exercise. Be prepared for sore feet and plenty of falling down though…

My personal favourite rink is Alexandra Palace in London

Winter adventures at Ally Pally

6. Go Falconing at

This just sounds like fun. Step into adventure stories marching through forests, hawk upon your wrist. Learn all about the great birds of prey, and how to handle them.

7. Curling

A little bit different this one. A somewhat Scottish past-time it is I suppose a bit like winter bowling. It’s a great way to have a bit of fun on the ice, though a little bit harder to find than ice skating.

Find a rink here

8. Coastal walking

The English coast is dramatic, beautiful and variable. My own favourite stretches are along Devon’s Jurassic coast where you can take the kids fossil hunting as well as experiencing one of the most incredible stretches of English coast.

9. Winter Survival Camp

This one isn’t for all ages, but we couldn’t not include it when we discovered it. Dave Watson developed his skills not in the SAS but living rough as a teenager. His company, Woodland Survival Crafts, runs a winter survival course on the Derbyshire-Leicestershire border, which teaches you shelter-building, foraging in the colder winter and Autumn months, and how to light a fire when all around you is damp (it involves a bow).

Let us know what other winter adventures you can come up with on our Facebook page!

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