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It may be cold and snowy this time of year, but don’t let that stop you from getting outside! There are plenty of fun winter activities for the whole family to enjoy in the coming months, as long as you’re willing to strap on your winter boots and bundle up!

Start working on your winter bucket list with these outdoor activities:


Sledding is one of the best outdoor winter activities for the whole family on a snowy afternoon.
Find a good, snow-covered hill, and grab your toboggan, tube or saucer for some real winter fun!

Ice Skating

Grab your skates and hit an outdoor ice rink on a cold winter day. Enjoy gliding along the ice in the fresh air with the whole family before heading home to enjoy a warm cup of hot cocoa brimming with marshmallows.


Take in some astonishing views and get in a little cardio while hitting the slopes with your little ones. Both downhill and cross-country skiing are fun for the whole family at a resort with lots of snow and beginner terrain!

Ice Fishing

This popular winter sport is a fun, relaxing way to spend your day outside during the chilly winter months. Before going out, be sure to make sure the ice is at least 4 inches thick. Bundle up with plenty of extra layers and winter apparel for this winter activity!


If you’re feeling adventurous, snowboarding is a fun thing to do in the winter with your family after a fresh blanket of snow! Be sure to dress warm and bring the proper safety gear!


Believe it or not, you don’t have to be an Olympic star to participate in this winter sport involving heavy stones and brooms. Enjoy a fun curling match on the ice with your whole family this winter!

Ice Bowling

If your family loves to bowl, why not try bowling outdoors on the ice? Ice bowling is growing into an established sport in chilly climates, and it makes for a really fun outdoor winter activity!


Take your family on a relaxing winter hike in a park or the woods for some beautiful white and green scenery. Enjoy the snowy views and take pictures along the way.

Check out the Buffalo Waterfront for more fun winter activities for the whole family!