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Winter Activities: Fun Indoor Ideas for Kids

During the winter when days are short and temperatures are cold, finding things to do that keep your kids entertained can be a challenge. And while the shortest day of the year may have passed, with the weather predicted to turn colder and the February half term on the horizon, we could all be indoor for a little while longer.

To help you keep your children happy, I’ve compiled a list of fun things to do, including some Norfolk-related ideas for local parents.

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Get Their Skates On

If your kids love burning off their energy, this can be difficult for them to do when stuck in the house. While you could make a living room obstacle course, how about visiting somewhere they can really let off some steam?

They can make use of their Skate Hut roller blades at Funkys roller skating rink, or improve their ice skating skills on the eco-friendly ice rink at Oasis Sports and Leisure Centre.

Plan a Movie Marathon

Want them to have a fun day at home? Then consider planning a movie marathon. To do this, let each of your kids choose their favourite film, then play them back-to-back. You can keep them engaged and entertained by building a DIY blanket fort – depending on their age you could incorporate tunnels, toys or fairy lights – and make some delicious yet healthy snacks.

Explore Norfolk’s History

When it comes to discovering Norfolk, there’s loads to see and do. And this includes a huge range of indoor fun and history, such as museums and castles.

If your little ones love history, or you want to help them learn during the half term, consider some of Norfolk’s most popular indoor attractions. There’s the Thursford Collection that contains loads of steam engines and old attractions, or Wroxham Miniature Worlds that contains some of the world’s biggest model railways, as well as a choice of stately homes. So, you’re sure to find something to do, even in the cold weather.

Baking and DIY Time

Kids often love to bake or have some DIY fun, but this can mean a lot of stress for parents. Fortunately, there’s loads of ways they can have fun while also keeping the mess to a minimum.  

You could all have fun creating some homemade slime, try out some mug cakes to minimise the tidying up process, or skip the baking and get them to decorate some plain store-bought cupcakes.

Making sure your kids are happy and entertained can be difficult during the winter. Hopefully these ideas help you this coming half term!

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