There’s nothing better than getting one’s family together for a good time. And when the snow starts to fall, and the air gets cold, there are plenty of activities that members of any family can do to keep themselves entertained. The following are just a few of the many things to do this winter to keep everyone happy and entertained.


  1. Ice Skating

Ice skating is a classic winter pastime, and it’s a great way for families to spend some time together. Most towns have an ice rink where residents can skate, and many rinks offer special family rates. It’s important to be safe while ice skating, so one should ensure everyone in their family knows the basics of skating before heading out.


  1. Sledding

Another great way to enjoy winter is by going sledding. Whether one goes alone or with family and friends, it’s a fun winter activity to do at the local park. The best time for sledding is right after a snowfall because the hill will be nice and soft.

Sledding can be done safely as long as one chooses their route carefully. Families need to ensure to not sled on roads or anywhere near traffic, and if there are trees along the route, one should ensure they aren’t too close together.


  1. Ice Fishing

There’s nothing better to do than get out on a frozen lake and see what can be found. Ice fishing is a fun way for families or groups of friends to spend some time together, as it allows people to socialize while doing something other than sitting inside. It does require equipment, though, so one should make sure they have everything they need before stepping out. Some basic things needed for ice fishing include a fishing rod, bait, tackle box, and an ice auger to drill the hole in the ice.


  1. Have a Movie Marathon

If outside it’s extremely cold, or there is bad weather, have a movie marathon. This can be done with just family or friends, and it’s always a good time. Pick out some of everyone’s favorite movies and get ready to spend the day or evening inside, cuddled up on the couch.