by Olfa of “Our Family World”
I live in Eastern Canada. This region is renowned for its cold weather in the winter: The snow falls are very important as well as the freezing rain.. Many people stay indoors during these cold days and wait for warmer days. But it can be depressing and frustrating, especially if you have young children who are always looking for ways to spend their energy!
Winter can be fun if you go outside and enjoy some great outdoor activities. Some of these activities require special equipment , but most of them don’t! Some of them can be expensive and some of them not. Each Sunday we try a new activity. The kids love it and us too! These activities keep us in shape! Most important, they help us make our way through the winter.
Fun Outdoor Winter Activities To Try As A Family
We enjoy walking because we can do it in our neighborhood and with little equipment. You need to dress up properly for the cold weather: thick fabric pants, 1 or even 2 pairs of socks, appropriate pair of winter boots, gloves, etc. Make sure to hydrate your skin with an appropriate cream before going out. Walking in the snow is a great exercise and is sometimes challenging!
You can start skating with a used pair of skates. My first pair cost $15. You can skate during the day or at night. Some outdoor rinks play music while you are skating.
Skiing can be expensive. You need a special equipment, ski lessons if you have never skied before and lift tickets. But it is totally worth it! You need to shield your fears from heights to practice this great outdoor activity.
Tobogganing is fun for little one and grownups too! The children can slide alone if they are enough old. Most of the time it is more exciting to slide with someone else
I have never practiced this activity before. I know many teenagers who do it on a regular basis and they love it. You need special shoes, a helmet and of course a great dosage of courage!
Winter can be long and boring if you don’t go outside and have fun! Sometimes all you need the appropriate clothes and a dosage of courage. Have fun
About the author
Olfa is the blogger behind OurFamilyWorld: a magazine for busy parents seeking family balance. She loves cooking healthy snacks for kids and sharing her family activities.
Thanks for the opportunity!!
Thank you for the awesome post!
I love the photos you have shared us here..It seems they really enjoyed it…
Thanks MarryAnnh, we enjoy it a lot! We try to make more attractive.
I don’t like the snow but those activities sure do look like fun!! Great pics!
Thanks Natalie. I don’t like the snow during weekdays because the traffic is horrible and I have to shovel !! I like it during the weekends though.
Not much snow in Texas, but these look like really fun activities!!
Yes they are fun! I can send you some snow Janet!!
I’ll probably regret saying this as we’ll be relocated to Minnesota or some place like that but I wish we had snow so I could do these activities with my daughter.
I don’t like shoveling the cars and my entrance! It is a pain but I like playing with the kids: fun
I’ve never been skiing or snowboarding, but should try it out – so maybe I wouldn’t dread the Calgary winters so much!
Skiing is fun! I don’t like the chairlift but I like the feeling going down hill!