Ok I admit it. Winter is not my favourite time of year. The cold and the snow and I start getting cranky. But, maybe what I need to be doing instead is thinking back to when I was a kid and all the fun I used to have this time of year. When the weather forecast is calling for snow, snow and more snow, don’t fight it. Get out there and enjoy all that winter has to offer!
Grab a sled and trek to the top of that perfectly powdered hill. Tobogganing is a great family activity that everyone can enjoy; nothing beats the thrill of sliding down a snowy white hill. What’s your toboggan of choice? The classic wooden style? The faster and more unpredictable flying saucer, or maybe a sleek crazy carpet? I’ve always been partial to the crazy carpet myself!
For a calmer experience, a nice skate around a local outdoor rink is a great way to enjoy an afternoon outdoors with your kids. When was the last time you went skating? I haven’t been in YEARS! We have so many fun rinks here in London too – skating in front of the bandshell at Victoria Park and through Storybook Gardens.
If the snow is particularly deep, why not try snowshoeing? Modern snowshoes are inexpensive, snap onto all boots and are a fun and interesting way to walk across deep snow without sinking. In fact, snowshoes are a great way to get to the top of a toboggan hill safely and quickly. Have you ever been snowshoeing? I used to go cross country skiing all the time but never have tried snowshoeing. Maybe this year?
If staying closer to home seems more appealing, building a snow fort with the kids in the yard is a classic winter activity. Packing snow into bread tins is fun way to make snow bricks for building the best fortress on the block. Maybe you could make some snowmen guards outside the door!
When playing in the snow, there are bound to be slips and falls now and then. So when your day is done, reach for Rub A535™ to soothe and relax tense muscles so you can do it all over again tomorrow. I love this stuff! I bruise pretty easily these days and as I get older, the muscle and joint pain increases but Rub A535™ Maximum Strength Arnica Gel-Cream really helps to ease the inflammation and swelling and keeps me moving!