December: The Best Outdoor Activities for Kids
by Optoplus / December 2021
It’s here! The snow has arrived, decorations are up and its time to welcome winter by enjoying the great outdoors. Yes, there’s more than just your blanket and slippers, let’s not forget that the cold weather also offers an array of outdoor activities ideal for getting the kiddies outside and creating lasting memories! Here are the best activities to do with your family to slide into winter fun!
Lace up Your Skates!
Skating is a classic activity that can be done close to home in local arenas or by taking advantage of the free outdoor rinks. Don’t miss out on exploring the icy trails that stretch for miles throughout Quebec forests at least once. A magical activity for the entire family that will be cherished for years to come!
A Breath of Fresh Air!
Nothing beats a nature hike to give little ones a good dose of vitamin D! The landscape is so different in winter and the bare trees let all the light shine though at its peak in early afternoon. Walks for all levels of experience abound in Quebec and offer the perfect excuse to visit other municipalities and villages all decked out for the holidays. The best part? Your trek can end in a local café or bakery for a sumptuous hot chocolate!
For the little ones, snow is not only about snow removal; it’s a luminous medium that literally falls from the sky and can spark their creative vision! Even more wonderful that play dough, snow is available in abundance in yards and parks, allowing children to create sculptures and worlds of their own when the weather permits. It’s time to get out your mittens and build the most epic snowman!
Stars in Their Eyes
Nothing gets you in the holiday spirit more than outdoor markets specifically designed to impress. Quebec City’s German Christmas Market in Old Quebec is worth the detour with its festive decorations and warm atmosphere of the major European Christmas markets. You can also take advantage of the opportunity to woosh down the Toboggan Slide at Dufferin Terrace, one of the oldest attractions in the Capital! Finally, you should plan a visit to Illumi in Laval which features more that 25 million lights along a breathtaking trail that will enchant the young and young at heart!
Comfort is the main priority when enjoying the winter wonderland! We suit up with warm gloves, thermal tops, good boots and above all, we make sure to protect our eyes from the sun’s glare. Snow reflects 90% of UVA and UVB rays, so it’s important for everyone to include sunglasses in their outdoor activities, even on cloudy days. Not only is it practical, but it’s also chic and your hot look will surely melt the ice!
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