The first snow fall of the season always seems so magical to me. It reminds of childhood snow days where we’d build snowmen, make snow angels and have a snowball fight with our friends. Even as an adult I enjoy watching the snowfall from my office window and feeling childlike excitement when it settles on the ground. I don’t like it so much when I have to drive home in it though.
But with the temperature hitting below freezing and snow covering much of the UK this week. I’ve been thinking about my favourite things to do on a snowy day and, unlike rainy days, I usually can’t wait to get outside and enjoy the snowy weather.
Favourite things to do on a snowy day.
Build a snowman
Top of the list and an obvious choice but is there really anything better than wrapping up warm, getting outside and building a snowman?
Snow ball fights
Grab a few friends or family members and have fun together. Just make sure not to through any snow balls with ice in them – ouch!
Lying flat in the snow, swaying your arms and legs around may seem childish, but there’s something so satisfying about it.
If it’s open, pop to your favourite coffee shop and enjoy a hot drink. Either sit inside and watch the world pass you buy or get a takeaway cup and enjoy a walk.
Walks in the snow
Growing up in the countryside we used to take frequent walks in the snow. Yes, it was cold but everything just seems more beautiful covered in snow.
While you’re walking in the snow, why not stop and take some photos of the picturesque scenery or views from your bedroom window?
After a long walk in the cold, it’s the perfect excuse to enjoy a long relaxing bubble bath or hop in the shower. So grab your favourite bath or shower products, perhaps pop on a face mash and, do something nice for you.
Watching the snow fall
If you’re not a fan of cold weather or going out in the snow is far from your idea of fun. You can also enjoy the snow from the comfort of your own home by watching the snow fall, with a hot drink and cuddled up under a blanket.
Have a movie marathon or Netflix binge
Speaking of blankets, there’s nothing better than curling up on the sofa when it’s cold outside. So stick on one of your old favourites or find something new to watch and enjoy.
If watching TV isn’t for you, how about finishing that book you’ve been meaning to or get out your favourite game (board game or video game).
Everything seems to grind to a hault when we have even an inch of snow in the UK. A lot of shops are closed or close early, so it’s a good excuse for a treat and what better than your favourite takeaway?
Whether you enjoy adult colouring, love to draw, do paper crafts such as origami or are a whizz in the kitchen. Spend your time indoors doing something creative or learning something new such as knitting or crochet.
Excercise your mind
From jigsaw puzzles to puzzle books, like suduko or crosswords. Spend some time exercising your mind, it’s easy to get lost in these activities (if you enjoy them) and they can also be therapeutic.
What’s your favourite way to spend a snowy day? Let me know in the comments. 😊