Make the most of the winter months by trying some new family activities together. While staying indoors can be tempting, the festive time of year is the perfect opportunity to make some new memories together. Whether you’ve got days to spare or just a few hours, planing ways to enjoy precious moments will help make the season unforgettable. So, why not try out a few of our top picks for enjoying the outdoors this Christmas?
Wrap up for a winter walk
There’s nothing cuter than seeing your little ones all wrapped up for winter so grab their coats and get outside! Wintertime is a magical part of the year to explore the outdoors. Research great trails in your local area or a short car ride away and plan an afternoon to walk around. The best thing about enjoying nature trails with your kids (apart from the fresh air) is the opportunity to learn. Get the kids involved by making your own wildlife guides before you go. Taking a checklist of animals and the winter greenery you can see will keep them entertained for hours, just make sure they don’t get too cold in the process. Keep them warm in cosy wool coats or puffer jackets. Take a look at the Burberry girls line for a great selection of kid’s outerwear.
Look for local gems
There are sure to be some fun festive activities going on near you so all you need to do is a little bit of research. One of the most exciting things to do with your kids at Christmas is ice-skating. A staple of every good Christmas movie, ice-skating is perfect for keeping the kids active over the holiday season and is a must-try if you’ve never done it before. If you can’t find an ice rink nearby then keep an eye out for other fun festive events to attend. Christmas markets are another great way to get outdoors and are becoming more popular every year. So, get online and track down the one closest to you!
Get crafty with nature
If you’re pushed for time but still keen to get outside, then there are still plenty of ways to enjoy nature just outside your front door. If your kids like getting creative then get them involved in some winter crafts using resources from the great outdoors. If you’re putting up a tree this year then making your own decorations is a sure fire way to keep the kids occupied. You can spend hours tracking down picture-perfect pinecones in your garden, local park or woods, then head home to show off your craft skills. Simply leave your pinecone to dry out (if it needs to) and pick a selection of your favourite festive paints to decorate the tips. If you’re not sure where to start, white or iridescent spray paints are the perfect choice for giving your ornaments that magical, snow-covered feel.