All parents agree that children should be exposed to a myriad of experiences every season of their lives. It is a constant challenge for parents to think of weekend trip ideas, especially during winter time. The mini holiday should be both fun and enriching for our little ones, among many other considerations such as safety, proximity, and convenience. Taking our comprehensive travel insurance policy is a wise step towards your family safety abroad. Family savings for travel are too precious to lose because of a silly mishap abroad, right?
Have fun with your kids and let them experience winter weekend trips to remember. Here are some winter weekend ideas to try with your kids:
- Winter Camps
There are several places in Europe and America that offer weekend winter camps for children and teenagers. Although most of these camps run for one to two weeks long, these places also have weekend programs. For instance, International Summer Camp offers two-day language classes and skills classes. The IX Winter Camp in Spain offers a weekend sports program. Green Chimneys in New York offers the family an Environmental Education weekend nature series aimed children and their families.
- Canary Islands
Merely 4 hours and 30 minutes by air is warm and sunny Canary Islands, the perfect beach getaway for the entire family. There are some family-friendly hotels on the island that the children will surely enjoy. For instance, the Hotel Cordial Morgan Playa, a five-minute walk from the beach has family rooms, a kids’ club, arcade, and a bowling alley. They also have a botanic garden for your little explorers. Hipotels La Geria Hotel in Lanzarote has a very colourful art club, playground and a children’s section on the main pool.
- Beachcombing at Runswick Bay
Located on the rugged coast of North Yorkshire is Runswick Bay, a seaside village with a sand and shingle bay and a wind-swept cliff. This is reportedly once a haven for smugglers, but it also has sand pools that could possibly contain ammonite fossils and uniquely-shaped shells. Best places to go to for beachcombing are the base of the cliffs and among the rocks and boulders.
- Have a Forest Holiday – Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
The Forest of Dean is a perfect winter weekend holiday, with various activities set amidst an enchanting forest with magnificent rivers. There are so many adventures to choose from like a new Forest Survival 4 hour course, Forest Night Vision, Mini Forest Rangers, pony trekking, half-day kayaking with an instructor, and many more. During winter, your family will enjoy the self-led Christmas trail filled hidden clues for the little ones to find. There is a choice of an easier trail or a harder trail, and it comes with a trail pack with instructions.
- Enjoy a Farm Holiday – Middle Farm Cottages
There are many farm holiday cottages on offer, and this family holiday package at Middle Farm Cottages seem to have a comprehensive list of activities that the whole family will enjoy. Located in Church Stretton, Shropshire, you can spend a winter weekend surrounded by cottages, pigs, chickens, sheep, and vegetable gardens. There are authentic period cottages that are refurbished, to have the feel of 15th century living but with modern luxuries.
Aside from picking out your own veg, there is also a lake nearby where the family can go fishing.