Keeping Active In The Winter Months

Keeping Active In The Winter Months

There is no escaping that the colder weather is here, and unlike the warm summer months where we love to be outside in the fresh air and sunshine.  During the winter the thought of going outside in the cold is not so appealing.  But can be so good for us, which is why I am looking at ways to keep active in the winter months.

We are all guilty of wanting to shut the cold weather out, preferring to snuggle up in the warm and watch a film together.  I recently wrote about keeping the toddlers active but what about the rest of the family.  Lets look at how as a family you can still enjoy the outdoors.

Walking The Dog

This is something the whole family can enjoy from the toddlers all the way to the adults.  We are lucky to live in a rural area where there are lots of woods and outdoor walks we can go on. Wrap up warm and head out as a family instead of just Mum or Dad walking the dog.

A Family Walk

Why not wrap up warm and head out as a family, you can make it into a game by seeing how many different leaves you can find.  Or retell the Gruffalo story and see if you can spot a Gruffalo.  See how many different wildlife animals you can spot.  Or make it into a competition with a fitness tracker for kids and seeing who takes the most steps. Or to get them moving more pop on some Heelys to see who can go faster or for longer.

Playing In The Snow

We all love to play out in the snow and all become big kids when it has been snowing.  Why not get out there and build a snowman, throw snowballs at each other.  Or head out to see if there is somewhere local to go sledging.

A Family Day Trip

Or head out for a day out London has some great options for fun family days out, whether it is visiting Winter Wonderland to seeing the lights.

What do you like to do as a family during the winter months?

Keeping Active In The Winter Months

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28 comments

  1. We love going for long walks as a family. It must help if you have a dog to get exercise but we are lucky as we live by the sea and the views where we walk are an incentive in itself.

    1. there is nothing nicer than wrapping up and going for a long walk in the colder weather, I would love to live near a beach

  2. We try to day trips out of London all the time. Love trying to get near the coast. My favourite place is Rye and Camber Sands.

  3. We love winter walks with the whole family. Our favourite place is the beach, luckily we have a few lovely beaches close to us.

  4. I like going for a walk at this time of the year when it’s brisk but is still dry, I need to see if I can get a walk in over the next few weekends before Christmas x

  5. I don’t think you can beat a long winter walk. all wrapped up and that crisp fresh air on your face – yes please xx

  6. Winter walks are my favourite – especially on a crisp, cold day. Our Christmas tradition is actually a long lazy dog walk on the beach!
    C x

  7. It can be so hard to find the motivation to want to get active or even get outside when its cold, wet and windy but I do always feel much better once I have done it! One of our favourites is heading out for a family walk with the kids, wellies and waterproofs a must of course lol!

  8. Long winter walks are the best especially if they end up with a tasty hot meal or hot chocolate afterwards!

  9. I find getting everyone out of the door is the hardest part, but as soon as we are out we have a great time. So lovely to get some fresh air and blow away the cobwebs

  10. I often struggle to find the motivation or energy to keep active in the winter months so these are some great ideas – I try to get out walking with the family as often a possible.

    1. I think we all find the motivation harder during the winter months, but I always feel so much better when I have done something

  11. I love going for family walks! It is the best way to keep active in the winter months and everyone can take part!

  12. We love a winters walk. We haven’t been yet this year, but a lovely walk along the beach followed by a hot chocolate ♥️

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