Want to Beat the Winter Blues? Plan Family Days Out

It’s that time of year again when the cold weather makes us want to stay cooped up at home near a warm and toasty fire. But even though the thought of playing outdoors makes us shiver, it is still important for families to make time for each other and have fun family days out together, despite the cold. While attractions like Diggerland are a perfect idea for family outings, parents may need to brainstorm some new ideas during the winter months when these options are closed for the season.

Fortunately, there are many fun options for family activities that can be enjoyed in the winter. As long as your little ones are dressed properly, your family can brave the winter, explore new places, and embrace the chill. If you are hoping to lift your family’s spirits, here are 3 ideas for a family day out that is certain to get rid of the winter blues:

Beating the blues with a family days out at Diggerland.

  1. Take a Ride on the Polar Express

Your family will have endless amounts of fun—while staying warm in your pyjamas!—aboard the Polar Express, which departs from Seaton Terminus in Devon. Based on the best-selling book, this journey features a sing-along for children, a meeting with Santa and his elves, and winter treats for the whole family like hot chocolate and cookies. Your little ones will love this adventure, and each will even receive a special gift from Santa.

  1. Visit Your Local Library or Museum

While your children may not initially jump at the idea for a family day out at the library or a museum, these are two places that oftentimes feature many fun events for the whole family. Many libraries put on performances during the winter of puppet shows for children, and it could also be fun to spend an afternoon at the library picking out new books or a great film to watch as a family in the evening. Similarly, many museums offer family-friendly tours, activities, and other options that will keep everybody entertained and perfect for family days out.

  1. Go Skating—Inside or Outside

A third option for families looking for a way to have fun despite the cold is to go roller skating at the leisure center or find an ice skating rink outdoors. This activity is not only a good way for the family to exercise, but it will certainly make for a day of laughs. Skating is always a comical way to test each family member’s athleticism and balance, and your children will most definitely have a good time rushing ‘round and ‘round the rink.

Just because it is the winter doesn’t mean that your family can’t find ways to enjoy one another and spend a day together embracing the cold. By taking your family for a fun tram ride, a visit to the library, or an afternoon of skating, you can create memories together that are sure to outlast the frigid temperatures.

With thanks to our guest blogger, Jane Sandwood