Maybe giving in to your hibernating impulses isn’t such a bad idea. Invite the family or friends over for a movie night with plenty of snuggly blankets, comfort foods like baked goods, warm soup and hot cocoa and enjoy each others company inside.
Another fun inside activity is to try out a new recipe. Baked goods are perfect for colder months when the heat from the oven will be welcomed. I like baking and cooking with my friends and then enjoying the fruits of our labour while watching a movie on Netflix.
Have you ever tried creating a photo book or collage of some of your favourite adventures from the last season? It’s easy to do and something fun that you can do from the comfort of your home.
If you live in an area with snow, tobogganing down a hill is fun and free (if you don’t have a sled, use a big piece of cardboard to slide down the hill. Snowshoes can be purchased or rented for a reasonable price and can be a fun way to go for a walk in a snow-covered park this winter.
Even in cities with mild winter weather, like Vancouver, public ice skating is set up downtown and people can rent skates for $3 or bring their own. There isn’t a fee for ice skating, so if you have your own ice skates, you can go down for a few hours. Similarly, many leisure centres have cheap skating times.
Even though it’s cold outside, you can still spend time in water by going to an indoor swimming pool.
Here are a couple more ideas for winter activities:
5 Frugal Family Bonding Outdoor Activities That Your Kids Will Love During Winter
What do you most enjoy doing during winter? What activities do you plan on enjoying this year?