With the arrival of winter, many people turn their attention to indoor activities. But the reality is that there are so many wonderful outdoor activities that you can enjoy with the family at this time of the year, no matter where you live. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at seven outdoor family activities that are perfect for the winter season.

Ice skating 

Ice skating is one of those activities that are super fun for all the family, regardless of experience or ability. Heading to an outdoor skating rink in the winter is a magical way to spend time with your family at this time of the year, and you can enjoy your first steps out on the ice with your young ones. Just don’t take things too seriously, as it can take a while to find your feet on the ice! 

Winter hiking 

Heading out into the countryside isn’t just a summer activity; there are so many winter hikes to enjoy. Just be mindful that paths and trails are typically boggy and soft underfoot at this time of the year, so make sure you wear the right footwear to make the trip a memorable one. 

Nature scavenger hunt 

Kids love looking for things at all times of the year, and winter is no exception. Ask your kids to be on the lookout for things like berries, acorns, and evergreens, and ask them to pay close attention to any wildlife they see during their time outdoors. It can be a great way to educate your kids about the changing of the seasons. 

Fireside stories 

Few things are as enjoyable as setting a fire and wrapping up warm before sharing stories with your loved ones. You can even toast marshmallows for something extra special. Make sure you have a decent supply of eco-friendly firewood to get your fire started with ease this winter. 

Beach walks 

Wait, what? Go to the beach in winter – really? Absolutely! Wrap up warm and wear some hiking boots for a brisk walk down the beach during winter. The sea breeze will enliven your senses and provide you with a wonderful sensation at this time of the year. 

Coffee catch up 

Invite your friends over for a catch-up over coffee in the garden. The best time for coffee catch-ups is the morning when the sun is out and the birds are chirping. You can brew a fresh pot of single-estate coffee for your friends to enjoy while putting the world to rights. A great way to enjoy the great outdoors at this time of the year. 

Enjoy the snow 

When the snow falls, it presents you and your kids with ample opportunities! Start by building a snowman and follow it up with a trip to the local park for an afternoon of sledging. Few things are as enjoyable as messing around in the snow, and it’s a great way to spend time outdoors with your family


So, instead of retreating indoors at the height of winter, you can use the above ideas as inspiration to enjoy the great outdoors, no matter the weather! After all, there’s something magical about being outside in the winter before returning home to set up the firewood and warm up in front of the fire with a cup of hot cocoa. Perfection!