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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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Comments (28)

  • Mellissa Williams 3 months ago Reply

    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.

    admin 3 months ago Reply

    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

  • Jenny 3 months ago Reply

    We are lucky to live on the outskirts of London so we can choose days out in the capital or a walk in the woods.

    admin 3 months ago Reply

    We are the same which is great as gives so much more options

  • the Curious Pixie 3 months ago Reply

    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.

    admin 3 months ago Reply

    Camber Sands is a great beach to walk along x

  • Elizabeth Williams 3 months ago Reply

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

    admin 3 months ago Reply

    We have countryside which is lovely, I would love to go for brisk walks on a beach

  • MELANIE EDJOURIAN 3 months ago Reply

    I really hope it snows this year. I do really enjoy going out and playing in the snow with the kiddies.

    admin 3 months ago Reply

    So do I as you can see my dog loves it, but since this was taken we have not had much snow

  • rhian westbury 3 months ago Reply

    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

    admin 3 months ago Reply

    I get no choice having the dogs but it is nice to get out and have a nice long walk

  • Melanie williams 3 months ago Reply

    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

    admin 3 months ago Reply

    I totally agree x

  • Charli 3 months ago Reply

    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

    admin 3 months ago Reply

    That sounds a lovely walk, I wish we lived near a beach

  • Jess Howliston 3 months ago Reply

    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!

    admin 3 months ago Reply

    I agree about finding the motivation, but kids love jumping in muddy puddles and it burns off some energy as well x

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

    admin 3 months ago Reply

    I agree there has to be a hot chocolate waiting at the other end x

  • 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

    admin 3 months ago Reply

    It is hard getting everyone out, but it is true everyone loves it when they are out x

  • Yeah Lifestyle 3 months ago Reply

    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.

    admin 3 months ago Reply

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

  • Rebecca Smith 3 months ago Reply

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

    admin 3 months ago Reply

    We used to love them these days for various reasons we don’t get to do this much now x

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

    admin 3 months ago Reply

    A winter walk along the beach sounds perfect and definitly if followed by hot chocolate x

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