Sometimes no matter how many activities you have planned at home for your winter break, everyone gets antsy with a case of cabin fever. When you are looking to get out of the house for a couple of hours, these activities are just what you need.
- Breakfast with Santa. Encourage the wonder and magic of the season. Many places around town host breakfast with Santa events before Christmas. Try the bank, the mall, day care centers, local restaurants, etc.
- Go to a Museum. Many museums hold regular admission free or reduced days. Find out what they are and expose your kids to something new.
- Go to the Library. The local library usually does a great job of planning activities to accommodate the school holidays. If not, at least drop in to get some more books and games for your at home days.
- Ice Skating. This classic winter activity is a great way to get out of the house and burn off some energy. Just make sure the place you choose is safe for skating.
- Sledding. Put that snow to good use. Bundle up, grab your sleds, and find the perfect hill for hours of fun.
- Go see a matinee. Movie theaters usually have special pricing for showtimes early in the day or all day on certain days of the week.
- Burn off energy at the Bounce House. You know those places full of inflatable play structures that are usually in the local mall or warehouse unit. Along the same lines are the trampoline parks.
- Go Bowling. This classic family friendly game is a great way to get out of the house and usually isn’t hard to find or cost too much.
- Rock Climbing. Another great option for getting the kids moving during the cold months. Be aware of the age requirements, however.
- Take them swimming. Go to the local rec center or hotel that has an indoor pool or to a hotel with an elaborate array of slides and water attractions and enjoy getting wet and wild.
- Roller Skating. This throw back to our youth is a great family activity and it takes a lot of energy. Most places still offer skate rental too.
- Learn a new skill. Many enrichment businesses offer classes during winter break. Enroll the kids in an art, music or dance camp for a couple of days during break.
Do you have some great ideas for places to escape during winter break where you live? Share in the comments below.