Living in the Northeast, it is important to stay active and get out of your house during the bitter winter months. However, with less sunlight and lower temperatures, it is harder and harder to find something fun to do that won’t leave you feeling like an icicle. So if being more creative or trying a new sport was on your 2015 to-do list, keep reading to learn about our favorite winter activities!
8 Winter Activities for the Whole Family
Public Skating at Tony Kent Arena Whether you prefer spinning on figure skates or sprinting on hockey skates, Tony Kent Arena in Dennis is the perfect place to get your ice-skating fix. Offering public skating four times a week, this ice rink is a great spot to teach your kids to skate, or to keep in shape during the winter months.
Willy’s Gym Rock Wall Feeling rather adventurous this winter? Head to Willy’s Gym and try your hand, and foot, at rock wall climbing. The wall features something for every age and skill level whether you’re a first-time climber or a veteran mountaineer, Willy’s has it all.
Cape Symphony Orchestra– The Cape Symphony Orchestra is a local non-profit orchestra that has been performing on Cape Cod for over 50 years. The Orchestra performances one weekend a month between the months of September-May, and provides a great venue for a night out on the town without having to go over the bridge. Don’t miss their next show, titled Passport to England which premieres on January 17th.
Paint Nite at the Beach House– Popping up all over the country, Paint Nites have become increasingly popular and have started to gain a following on Cape Cod. These relaxing events are all about having fun and getting creative. Each participant tries their hand at recreating a painting, with the guidance of the artist, all while enjoy a glass of Chardonnay or Merlot. The Beach House in Falmouth is offering a number of Paint Nites over the next few months to get you through the cold Cape Cod Winter.
Cape Cod Children’s Museum The Cape Cod Children’s Museum has been a staple activity for Cape Cod families for the last 25 years. If it is too cold to play outside, bring the kids to the Children Museum for one of their story times or art projects. The museum even offers a planetarium that hosts different shows including Mythology and Signs of the Zodiac. Located in Mashpee, the Cape Cod Children’s Museum is easy to get to and fun for the whole family.
Harwich Junior Theatre Do your kids love putting on plays and musicals for you? If so, maybe it is time for them to audition for a production at the Harwich Junior Theatre. This year round company is constantly auditioning for new shows, and encourages actors and actresses of all ages to audition. If you prefer to be in the audience, check out their performance schedule to see one of their high quality and entertaining productions.
Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory Tour Enjoy a FREE self-guided tour through the Cape Cod Potato Chip factory at 100 Breed’s Hill Road. Open Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The famous kettle cooked chips have been a Cape Cod staple since 1980 and the area’s largest tourist attraction as well. Stop on in and see why!
Color Me Mine At Color Me Mine, “where everyone’s an artist”, you can spend a cold snowy day inside creating a masterpiece…or two! Simply pick a piece of pottery, paint it, and take it home to showcase. No appointment necessary, open 7 days a week and located right in Mashpee Commons.