10 of the Best Fun Winter Field Trips4 min read
Don’t let the weather keep you at home; instead, try a few of these winter field trip ideas for kids to avoid cabin fever. These suggestions apply to both families with children who attend school away from home and families with children who attend school at home. On weekends, children who attend school Monday through Friday can enjoy entertaining winter field trips with their parents.
During the colder months of the year, it’s easy to fall into a routine of staying inside. That’s how it works in the majority of homes. To avoid cabin fever, we decided to start booking short winter field trips. We’ll include some homeschooling recommendations at the bottom of this piece, but for now, here are some ideas to get you started investigating during those co-curricular activities.
10 Amazing Winter field Trip Ideas
1. It’s zoo time!!!
Dress warmly and visit your local zoo. Although it may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of winter field trips – because it’s cold! – we all have been to a zoo at least once in life. Isn’t it? Although we don’t recommend attending when it’s extremely cold outside, a moderate winter day field trip to the zoo may be a terrific experience. An aquarium is also an excellent place to take a class on a winter field trip.
2. Water and Ice
Head to the nearest indoor pool when you need to imagine it’s summer, even if it’s only for a minute. Look for a gym with an outstanding indoor pool that includes water slides. It will help you avoid cabin fever and winter dullness. The pool is flanked by large windows that stretch from floor to two-story ceilings, allowing us to get some sunlight even in the winter.
Ice skating (indoors or outdoors) or even roller skating is a lot of fun and a great method for kids to burn off steam. Just take the time to learn how to use the brakes and where they are if you’re going to ride rollerblades! Please don’t inquire.
3. TV station
The phrase “television station” usually refers to either a station that broadcasts organized material to an audience or the company that owns and maintains the station. Of course, you may go to a TV station at any time of year, but winter is a great time to talk to your station’s meteorologist about the upcoming snowy or icy conditions.
4. Ice rink
Arrange for a group excursion to the ice rink to learn about the tasks that go into keeping the rink in good shape for visitors. Try to get tickets to a game if your city has a major or minor league hockey team. If you haven’t already, set aside some time to skate.
5. A Museum built just for Children (Isn’t that amazing!!)
When it’s freezing outside, any museum is a fine option, but we used to love coming to the local children’s museum. The windows in the water playroom were frequently cloudy, reminding us of how chilly it was outside while we were warm and cozy inside, having a great time learning and having fun.
6. Public Works/Department of Transportation
Inquire about bringing your party to see how roads are maintained for winter storms. You may also inquire about safe driving guidelines for icy or snowy road conditions if you have teenagers.
A planetarium (plural planetarians or planetariums) is a theatre dedicated to offering educational and entertaining programs about astronomy and the night sky, as well as celestial navigation training. The big dome-shaped projection screen on which scenes of stars, planets, and other celestial objects can be made to appear and move realistically to replicate the complex ‘motions of the sky’ is a prominent element of the most planetariums. A range of technologies, such as precision-engineered star balls’ that combine optical and electro-mechanical technology, slide projector, video, and full-dome projector systems, and lasers, can be used to produce celestial vistas. Discover something about the winter constellations by going to a planetarium.
Learn about health, nutrition, and exercise while swimming in the indoor pool! See if you can schedule a tour and/or a sample class, as well as a chance to speak with a fitness instructor about staying healthy and active throughout the winter months – or inquire about safe outdoor exercise suggestions.
9. Movie theatre
Visit a movie theatre! Inquire for a behind-the-scenes tour to learn more about how a theatre operates. View the projection room and learn why movies are distributed to the theatre. Plan some activities to go along with the movie you’ll be viewing, or go see one based on a book you’ve read.
10. Ski lodge
It might also be enjoyable if you have a ski lodge within a comfortable driving distance. Make arrangements to take some lessons and become acquainted with the lodge’s operations.
It ends up paying to do some research before and after your field trips if you want to make them as educational as possible. Although the internet is a great place to start planning your field trips, don’t pass up the chance to get ideas from friends, teachers, neighbors, and co-workers. Many times, a local guide on one field visit will have suggestions for other places to visit, so be sure to ask.