By Kelley Stenberg, GalTime Associate Producer
When it’s cold outside, finding a fun activity can be limiting. Keeping your children inside on a cold day can be exhausting, but so can bundling them up and sending them outside. That also means you have to stay outside in the cold and watch them, which is not an ideal afternoon for everyone!. Thankfully, there are many other activities and options that you can choose to partake in with your children. Whether you want to stay in the house or take an afternoon trip, there are options to keep your children and yourself happy.
Great Cold Weather Outings for Families
Visit an aquarium. Children will be occupied for hours, looking and playing with the different sea creatures. There are also many different shows and exhibits that each aquarium offers which take a lot of volunteers from the audience. Having your child picked as a volunteer can keep them happy for hours.
Go to a roller skating rink. Many children don’t think about roller-skating; they just know ice-skating and rollerblading. Taking them to an indoor roller-skating rink with the music and the lights can make them forget about the cold weather and have a great time skating around the rink. Plus, you won’t have to worry about bundling them up and slipping on ice!
Take the kids bowling. Bowling is a great way to kill a couple hours and keep your kids entertained. Plus, the kids will get the competitive game without your worry of them getting hurt. Try and reserve a lane during many of the alleys’ themed bowling times for a little something extra that’s sure to have your kids talking about the outing all week long.
Embarking on one of these outings can seem daunting at first, packing up your children and supplies can be exhausting. But in the end, the effort put in towards the afternoon will pay off when your little ones are bursting with happiness and you beat the cold, winter weather.
Here are some links to fun afternoon outings in the Salt Lake City area!
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