This is a guest post written by the lovely Emma from Me and B Make Tea called “6 things to do With the Family this Winter”. If you are interested in ideas or suggestions of what to do with your little ones during the winter, you will find this post very useful. If you would like to know more about Emma, please scroll down to the bottom of this post where you can find her details, under “About the Author“.
Autumn and winter are funny months. On the one hand, I love the cosyness that winter brings but on the other, I crave the warmth that spring and summer (usually!) brings. The problem I have with the winter months is the cold temperatures. If it’s raining or blowing a gale, I’m often very reluctant to venture out the front door.
To help you feel motivated to get out and about this winter, I’ve gathered together a list of ideas. Feel free to share your own with Franca and me in the comments too!
OK, let’s get started:
Ice skating has really taken off over the last few years. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a town or city in the UK that doesn’t offer ice skating during November and December. I’m really excited about our local ice rink this year as it is set to be epic! It’s set to be the largest covered ice rink in the country, taking 500 skaters per session! There’s even an ice bar to enjoy too if you don’t fancy the skating. If you’re in Somerset this winter, definitely check it out here.
Now I’ve mentioned geocaching a lot on my blog and I shared a beginners guide for geocaching with toddlers here.
If you’re not sure what it is, think global treasure hunt based on GPS. It’s great for getting the kids out and about and grown-ups will enjoy hunting for caches too!
It costs nothing and you can do it literally anywhere. Yep, walking. Grab your welly boots or hiking shoes and get out and about. A quick google search of your area and “walks” should bring up some ideas. Head to your local beach, local woods or nature reserve. Go explore!
If you’re lucky enough to have an outdoor sports or snow centre near you then take a look at tobogganing. We went earlier this year for a friend’s son’s birthday. It looked lots of fun and I really wanted a go! There are a few centres around the country so have a look online to find your closest.
Christmas Light Spotting
It sounds silly but wrap up warm and head for a little walk around your housing estate this December. B loves seeing all the festive lights and it’s great for getting some fresh air if you’ve been stuck inside all day. Keep a lookout for local estates that go all out at Christmas. We have Trinity Close in Burnham on Sea.
The residents decorate their homes and donate the money from visitors to charity.
Christmas Market Mooches
Even if you don’t want to buy anything, having a little mooch around the Christmas markets is always fun. I love the atmosphere and the sights and smells. It’s the perfect way to get into the festive spirit!
What do you like to do with your kids during the winter? Do you have more ideas to add to this list? You can find Emma at Me and B Make Tea blog HERE and you can follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & Pinterest.
Thanks for stopping by,
Love you all ❤️
Carol desJardins says
Very interesting, we love Somerset, spend a lot of time there. Lots of lovely rides out, we stay in Brean. Great swimming pool, gym and soft play centre, not forgetting the golf course.
Yes you love it there! I have not been there yet! I would love to explore that area! 🙂 x