Many couples tend to hibernate and remain hidden under the covers during winter. However, the season offers lots of opportunities for fun and to get close to your partner. Whether you are into outdoor or indoor activities, there are many different things to do in winter.
Here are 10 fun and simple activities to while away the season with your significant other.
Go Ice Skating
This quintessential winter past time is a must for couples of all ages. Find out when open skate is and hit the ice with your significant other. Hold hands, glide around the ice and enjoy the fresh air and the skating rink to the fullest. For an extra romantic experience, choose a scenic location such as a forest ice skating trail.
This is another great winter date idea. You and your partner will enjoy flying down snow-covered hills, feeling the wind in your faces and laughing all the way to the bottom. And since this activity was the highlight of winter during childhood, you will appreciate the nostalgic feelings it brings.
Sip Hot Chocolate
There’s nothing more relaxing and comforting than a steaming mug of hot chocolate on a cold winter day. Head to a cosy coffee shop that serves next-level hot chocolate and indulge in a warm mug of deliciousness.
You can also make your own hot chocolate at home just the way you like it! Add some grated cinnamon, cocoa puff cereal, chocolate chips or whatever your favourite toppings are.
Schedule Some Hot Tub Time
Relaxing in a hot tub is one of the best ways to warm up in the dead of winter. If you don’t have a hot tub at home, make your own DIY backyard soaker with a stock tank. Alternatively, escape to a local spa for a couple’s massage followed by some steamy sauna time. Or keep it simple by preparing a relaxing bath for two at home.
Build a Project Together
Winter is a great time to do a project that you’ve been wanting to do but haven’t made the time. Dedicate an evening to working on a project with your significant other. It could be painting a room, putting old drawers together to form a curio, replacing an old facet with a new facet or building a photo frame out of old pallets.
If you don’t have an idea in mind, you can use Pinterest to get inspiration for your own projects.
Go to a Hockey Game
Watching a hockey game with your partner offers lots of fun and a great bonding experience. This is especially true if you are cheering on opposite teams. The nice thing about going to hockey games in winter is that tickets are cheaper at the beginning of the season (winter). However, it doesn’t have to be an NHL game. You can watch your favourite local hockey team or college team play.
Plan a Game Night
Game nights are a great way for you and your partner to enjoy each other’s company without having to go out and spend a lot of money. You get to spend the evening laughing, sharing stories and strengthening your relationship.
Gather up some board games or card games. Be sure to find games that you’ve never played before. To spice up things, introduce rewards and penalties and have some of your favourite snacks handy.
Unleash Your Inner Child
Spend the day out in the snow making snow angels, building snowmen/women and having a good old-fashioned snowball fight.
Another great way to unleash your inner child is to build a fort in the living room and sleepover in it. Changing up where you sleep can be really fun. You can also make a giant gingerbread house. To make the experience more fun, create a house that is inspired by your favourite destination or movie.
Host a Dinner Party
Another great winter idea is to host a couple’s dinner party and have everyone bring either a dish or a bottle of wine. During the party, have music playing quietly in the background to create a soothing atmosphere. Additionally, be sure to have after-dinner activities such as card games or board games.
Go to A Theatre, Opera or Symphony
Fall and winter are peak production seasons. Make sure to do a little research to know what’s going on in your town. You can also visit a seasonal attraction in your city such as ice castles or ice sculpture shows.
The cool weather doesn’t mean your romantic side has to go into hibernation. Just pick any of these activities and enjoy the season with your significant other.