Fun Family Winter Outdoor Activities




One of the best ways to keep kids busy is to get them outdoors! Embrace the Winter the season. We've listed 10 fun outdoor activities your family can explore this season.

1Build a Snowman
When winter comes with heavy snow, it’s time to get out there and build a snowman! It’s as simple as rolling up three snowballs and decorating the snowman with any accessories that you want!


2Go Snowtubing
When it comes to winter activities, snow tubing is a family favourite! Tubing is a lot like sledding, but a whole lot easier. In fact no experience is required! More


3Head for the Hills
This winter, inspire your kids with a lifelong love of skiing with a family day on the hills! Greater Toronto Area ski resorts offer plenty of thrills and easy-to-manage day trips. More


4Play in the Snow
A white canvas of snow offers a multitude of play activities, like making a snow sculpture or snow art for some creative outdoor fun. Squirt, spray and drip colourful water onto clean white snow.


5Go Snowboarding
Many families hit the mountain by board every year! Find local ski resorts with acres of freestyle terrain for your kids who are ready for freestyle fun! More


6Go on a Winter Scavenger Hunt
Your family will love the thrill of discovery in the great outdoors. Search for animal tracks in the snow, pine cones, icicles, a snow tunnel made by animals, a frozen waterfall and more!


7Go Tobogganing
Pack up the family and head out to one of your favourite tobogganing hills. These snowy hills are some of the best in the Greater Toronto Area. More


8Play Mini Golf in the Snow
Pack the snow down on the course for a smooth surface for the ball to travel on. Then dig out a few holes and create some obstacles. Everyone loves miniature golf!


9Go Outdoor Skating
From the ever popular Natrel Rink at Harbourfront to skating on the Bentway, these amazing free venues let you beat the cabin fever that comes along with a cold winter. More


10Go to Winterlude
For winter enthusiasts looking to get away, you can pack in all your favourite winter activities all in one place! Check out Winterlude, a great winter festival in Ottawa, running January 31 to February 17, 2020. More


Don't forget the hot cocoa! Hot chocolate can really sooth and warm kids after outdoor activities. Be prepared for those cold winter days with a few fun hot cocoa recipes. More

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