Winter Activities

Winter has arrived, bringing snow and colder temperatures. Although the sun sets earlier in the winter months, and the weather is not always sunny, winter does not need to be the season where your family hunkers down and disappears until spring. Milton, Bowmanville, and Oshawa have many family friendly activities during the winter months to get you and your family out of the house and enjoying what the area has to offer. Here are some winter activities for you and your family in the Milton, Bowmanville, and Oshawa area.

Oshawa Tim Hortons’ Holiday Free Skates Winter Activities

Every year, as a part of the holidays, Tim Hortons stores across Canada sponsor ice time for families to go skating completely free of charge. This year, the city of Oshawa will be hosting 5 free family skates over the holidays. Grab your skates, helmets, and mittens, and spend a few hours leisurely skating around with your family. For more information on the schedule, visit the City of Oshawa’s Event Calendar.

Hit the Slopes in Bowmanville
Winter Activities

If your family craves adventure, with fresh air and fun, take them out for a day of skiing and snowboarding at Brimacombe Mountain. The hill has over 20 trails to choose from, a ski school for beginners, and 2 terrain parks for the more advanced skiers. Spend the day hitting the slopes, then bring your family inside one of the two chalets to warm up by the fire, while sipping hot chocolate and recounting their adventures from the day. It’s the perfect way to be outside in the fresh air, while having fun with your family, and it’s only a 19 minute drive from Bowmanville.

Winter Fun at MountsbergWinter Activities

Hidden in the natural beauty that surrounds the Milton area is the family friendly Mountsberg Farm, part of the Halton Conservation Authority. The park features a full petting zoo for kids, sleigh rides, a play barn, and live birds of prey shows. Spend the day in the outdoors with your family, then warm up with a hot chocolate around a campfire at the Mountsbeg Conservation Area.  

Kids’ Crafts at the Automotive Museum Winter Activities

In anticipation of the winter break, the Canadian Automotive Museum in Oshawa is offering Kids’ Crafts and activities, including card making, and ornament decorating. The events are free with admission to the museum and are the perfect way to spend one of the more miserable days enjoying creative fun with your kids and family. The museum also features the largest display of Canadian made vehicles, and a kid-friendly Lightning McQueen display.

Tobogganing Winter Activities

One of the many advantages of living in the Milton area is that the geographical landscape provides fantastic conditions for tobogganing and sliding.  Take your family out to Sixteen Mile Creek (located at Commercial and Laurier) or the Glen Eden Tube Park for some fast paced, good old fashioned sliding. The day out in the fresh air will banish your family’s winter blues, and bring smiles to everyone’s face.

The Milton, Oshawa, and Bowmanville area is full of natural beauty that provides ample opportunity for outdoor activities in the winter. Don’t let your family become shut in once the winter weather arrives! Take advantage of the many activities the region has, and enjoy winter and all it has to offer. For more information on winter activities for your family, visit the Falconcrest Homes Blog.   

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