Outdoor adventure isn’t necessarily the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of the holidays, but maybe it’s time to change that! In a season of candy canes and Christmas cookies, maybe a little outdoor activity would be good for us all.
As a parent, it’s always good to teach your kids how to have fun in the great outdoors. So get ready to spend a little time in nature this holiday season with these outdoor Christmas activities.
Go for a Holiday Hike
Winter hiking is seriously underrated, and the landscape can be downright magical during the holiday season. We’re not talking about climbing major mountains here—though there are plenty of families who can and do, which is awesome—but even an easy stroll through a nearby park or nature preserve can be just what the body and soul need this time of year.
Taking kids on a winter walk can be a great way for them to have fun in the outdoors and learn about the seasonal cycles of the natural world. Lifelong core memories can be made trekking through the snowy pines and tossing rocks out onto a frozen pond.
Very young kids can get a little but fussy on a long, chilly outing, so use your judgment when deciding who goes and for how long. And of course, make sure everyone is dressed for the occasion and don’t forget to pack a few snacks in your Daypack