5 Fun Winter Activities For Kids

October 31, 2023

winter activities

The arrival of the winter months and cooler temperatures bring a delightful opportunity for families to indulge in a wide range of activities that will be loved by everyone— from outdoor adventures to cozy indoor pastimes. Winter activities can keep your children entertained all while creating lasting memories during the most magical time of year.

Winter Activities For Kids

Located in the city of Raleigh, North Carolina, we are fortunate to encounter rather mild winters, with the occasional snowfall, opening up a world of possibilities for engaging in a wide array of winter activities. Holly Springs Pediatrics has compiled a list of fun winter activities in North Carolina that the whole family will enjoy. 

  1. Skate The Day Away At The Rink

Ice skating is among one of the classic winter activities that promises laughter and joy for the entire family— especially with the slips and falls. Whether you’re beginners or seasoned skaters, this activity is for everyone. Located right in Raleigh, Polar Ice is a great close and affordable option. Be sure to check out their website for pricing and their free skate schedule! If you’re looking for something more seasonal, THE RINK, presented by UNC Health, will fit your need for a winter wonderland experience. THE RINK features a natural ice skating rink with stunning views of the Raleigh skyline, not to mention decoration stations, fire pits, a snack bar, and games. 

  1. Take Advantage Of The Best Sledding Spots

Despite North Carolina typically experiencing a mild climate, occasional snowfall adds a delightful touch. During such occasions, there’s nothing more exhilarating than strapping on snow gear, picking up a sled, and taking advantage of the best sledding spots. One of the best hills is Pullen Park, only 20 minutes from Holly Springs. Fred G. Bond Metro Park is another great option, as one of the largest parks in the Triangle. 

  1. Catch A Carolina Hurricanes Game

There is nothing quite like the environment of a sports game. Even if you’re not a sports enthusiast, the electrifying energy is unmatched. The Carolina Hurricanes’ regular season is scheduled from October 2023 to March 2024, presenting a fantastic opportunity to get your family out of the house and into the action. Put on your favorite team’s jersey, savor a giant pretzel, and watch with delight as your child gets captivated by the one-of-a-kind liveliness of the game.

  1. Take A Trip To Beech Mountain

Luckily, winter activities in North Carolina don’t all have to be indoors. If the snow is falling in Raleigh, it may be time to pack up the car and take a road trip to Beech Mountain. With approximately 18 trails catering to various skill levels, from blues to challenging black diamonds, the mountain promises an exhilarating skiing or snowboarding experience. But if hitting the slopes isn’t your cup of tea, Beech Mountain also offers enjoyable alternatives like tubing and scenic lift rides. Check out their seasonal offerings and pass options.

  1. Cozy Up For A Movie Night

If the weather outside is frightful… you know the rest. One of the best winter activities is to cuddle up with a cup of hot chocolate, a few snacks, and host a movie night with your children. Pick a selection of classic winter films or heartwarming family favorites, and let the movie marathon begin. 

Whether you choose to embrace the joys of outdoor play or explore indoor winter activities, you’ll be spending quality time together as a family. Here at Holly Springs Pediatrics, we strive to provide high-quality, one-on-one health care both in the treatment and education of your child. Visit our website to book an appointment, or call (919) 249-4700 to talk to a staff member.