Looking for some new, winter camping activities for your outdoor camping trip? I have you fully covered.
Keep reading to discover how I have fun in the winter, with all my friends and family, EVEN while it’s extremely cold out.
1. Hot Chocolate + Campfire + Family = Win
If you haven’t tried this out yet, you are clearly missing out! I too held this off for a very long time, but the minute we gathered around the campfire, all with hot chocolates, blankets and stories, it was one of the best things I have ever experienced.
Family time is precious and invaluable! Make time for one another and you will have no regrets later on in life.
2. Big Foot!
This only applies if there is snow.
So this is how it works:
First and foremost, cut 2 big foot prints out of exterior plywood, strap them to your shoes and start walking around in the snow.
You can get your family and friends good with this prank/activity.
It’s only a matter of time before they notice these massive, RANDOM footprints in the snow before freaking out.
3. Snow Slide
This is extremely simple but very fun at the same time, while it’s possibly my favorite winter camping activity as well.
Find a hill, then ensure that it is – and the surrounding areas – are clear from rocks, sticks, logs, etc.
Use rubber tubes, broken up cardboard boxes, or even garbage can lids to sit on and slide down with.
The kids will be entertained for hours, literally!
4. Tug Of War With A Twist
While this might only be best played with lots of people, you simply can not go wrong when the kids are involved.
Create a large wall of snow, have 1 team on 1 side of the wall and the other team on the other side.
You’ll have a blast when the losing team smashes into the wall of snow. Their face will light up like you’ve never seen it before.
Everyone will be happy and it will be a great time!
This simple activity is usually overlooked in the winter, but it tends to be on my activity list EVERY TIME I camp out in winter.
During winter, the landscape changes IMMENSELY.
You don’t need to be cooped up by the campfire all day, everyday, when you can be exploring the wondrous landscapes of our world.
Lakes turn to ice, different animals come out to play, and the snow on the trees are to die for.
Go camping now before it’s too late 🙂
6. Snow Fight
Why not get all your family together and have a snow fight?
Snow isn’t there all-year-round, and it’s great to bond with the kids by doing this as well.
Furthermore, you’ll be warming up so you can finally hop out of your tent that you’ve been hiding in all day and have some fun. It’s a win-win situation.
7. Build A Snowman
This goes without saying really, but it’s good to refresh everybody’s memory.
However, I like to kick it up a notch, to see who can make the BIGGEST snowman.
Make it a contest if you want to, it always gets the inner competitor out of the little ones.
It’s always good to include the kids in the activities you do.
After all, camping is one of the best bonding activities – in my honest opinion.
You don’t need to be screaming at the kids 24/7, as it’s a time to relax and enjoy yourself.
So play with them, HAVE countless hours of fun. When they go to bed for the night, THEN you can relax by the campfire with your martini 🙂
I hope you found this article helpful, friend! Leave a comment below if you did.
See you around.