New England Winter Outdoor Activities + Giveaway
*Updated this post as of 1/20/2020*
Mid – Winter break will be here sooner than we think. Since we live in between New Hampshire and Boston. We love finding outdoor family activities. I’ve put a list of New England Winter family activities. Plus lookout for a great giveaway at the end.
This time of year can feel like cabin fever galore. You end up stuck inside for who knows how long especially when it comes to the kiddos and this New England weather. Plus with A and his ADHD, it can be so crazy. That’s why we are always aiming for 12 things to do this Winter with ADHD kids.
I had no idea that four and five years old would be worse than being a threenager or even four years old? The tude I get in some instances is like “whoa hold up”. Then I remember mixing that with his ADHD can mean a whole mess of emotions. Which is why I’m all for diverting his attention. That’s why I’m sharing some great Winter activities to do with the kiddos during the Winter.
Here are the best New England Winter Family Outdoor Activities
1. Snow Tubing
Nashoba Valley Ski are has such a great option for everyone. For the kiddos and adults.
2. Ice Skating at M Street
Market Street has their annual outdoor ice skating rink. Sponsored by Capital One so we know it’s a good one.
Under 3 is free
3. Stone Zoo
Zoo New England is always a good time. Their Brick Safari has been extended through February 23rd. Similar to Legoland you get to see all the zoo animals made out of Legos.
4. Ice Castles NH
We went to the Ice Castles a couple of years ago and was so fun. Frozen was the main theme so the kiddos loved it. They had ice slides and at night LED lights. So if you’re looking for a good date night or weekend getaway this would be awesome.
5. Play out in the snow
Our first snowfall at the new house was the best. A had a blast playing outdoors in the snow.
6. Go Skiiing
Loon Mountain in NH has been a go to for so many New Englanders. It’s a resort so lodge and so many activities like ski/snowboard, ice skating, cross counrty-skiing. They even offer ziplining and snowshoeeing.
7. Ice Bar
Not really kid friendly but I thought to add this one in. Stonehurst Manor in Lincoln, NH has their very own ice bar. They literally transform tons of ice into a full size outdoor bar, seating, and more.
8. Ice Fishing
There are so many spots in NH to go ice fishing. Plus it’s a great way to enjoy the fresh air and spend time with your ultimate faves.
9. Enjoy a good drink outdoors
Schöfferhofer, a hefeweizen beer is as delicious as it sounds. Exploding with citrus flavor of grapefruit or pomegranate. Literally blasting with flavor.
Schöfferhofer has teamed up with Bretton Woods and the Omni Mount
Washington Resort to give you a chance to win 4 weekend lift tickets,
resort accommodations (2/28-3/1) and a chance to attend a ski party.
Sweepstakes begins at 8:00 AM ET on January 1, 2020 and ends at 11:45 PM
on February 16, 2020.
Head over to Shredtheslopes.com to win.
1) (1) Grand prize winner: Ski Getaway for four people for 2-nights, 2/28-3/1, including hotel accommodations, and four 2-day lift tickets. 2) (4) Prize winners: Lift tickets (4 each) for Bretton Woods ski area. At approximately 11:00am ET on February 17, 2020, four (4) qualifying winners will be randomly selected and upon confirmation of eligibility will receive four (4) lift tickets to Bretton Woods Ski Area located at 99 Ski Area Road, Bretton Woods, NH 03575. Qualifying prize is valued at approximately: $416. At approximately 12:00pm ET on February 17, 2020 (1) grand prize winner will be randomly selected from all four (4) qualifying prize winners to win a Ski Getaway for four (4) people to Bretton Woods from February 28, 2020 – March 1, 2020. including: (i) Two (2) night hotel accommodations for four (4) people at one (1) of the following (Resort management to choose and confirm accommodations no later than February 24, 2020 based on availability) (a) The Omni Mount Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods, NH (one (1) standard room, two (2) beds). OR (b) A two (2)-bedroom condo at the Townhomes at Bretton Woods, Bretton Woods, NH. Check in is February 28, 2020 and check out is March 1, 2020. (ii) four (4) 2-day lift tickets to be used at Bretton Woods the weekend of February 28-March 1, 2020. The grand prize is valued at approximately $2,600.
We love doing all of these. If not he gets a bit stir crazy which makes me crazy. What’s one of the best Winter activities you love to do with your kiddos and family?
Kimmy Ripley (Give It A Whirl Girl)
My daughter Chloe is 9. She has never been sledding or snowtubing. We live in Michigan and get a lot of snow. Thanks for the suggestions!
She is a big fan of craft time. We will have to bust out the craft supplies this weekend!
JalisaKimmy Ripley (Give It A Whirl Girl)
yes most definitely. We’re suppose to get another huge snowstorm the end of the week.
Fun ideas! My nieces and nephew all LOVE the snow.
Great suggestions that most kids would love! Most of my kids loved playing in the snow, but my daughter didn’t really like it. But she went skiing this winter and loved it. We used to have movie nights and pull out the sofa bed to watch the movie. We made snacks and turned it into a big event, I think it was a family favorite. I think one of the keys for ADHD kids is the freedom to move around, so all of these things seem to fit the bill. I like how you’re up for crafts when he is, but never try to push him into it.
I love the ideas! Repurposing stuff (like big boxes) it’s such a good way to help kids express creativity and work out the wiggles in the winter!
great ideas! luckily it doesnt snow here but we still have yucky days