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10 Winter Family Fun Nights to Cure Cabin Fever

When the weather is cold, it can be easy to get stuck inside for long periods of time. If you are planning a winter family fun night, here are some activities that can help cure your cabin fever. These are also an excellent way to change things up if you’re looking for some new winter family night ideas.

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10 Winter Family Fun Night Ideas

Go bowling

Bowling is a great winter activity because it is indoors. Head to your local bowling alley during discount nights for some discounted bowling for the family. You may be able to score free shoes or even a free game.

Go ice skating

While there are a bunch of outdoor ice skating rinks, you may be able to find some indoors as well. These will be a lot warmer than the outdoors during the winter.

Have a dance party

This one is a lot of fun and costs $0! Turn up the music and get up and get moving. Have a dance party with the family, and let loose for a few hours. Make a playlist on your phone, or stream your music if you have a device that can do that. You can also kick it up a notch and do what my sister did–add a disco ball and colored lights!

Take a class together

Find a class that you think the whole family might enjoy. This could be a cooking class, painting, or some other type of activity. Take it together as a family and have fun with it! Check Groupon and Living Social for deals.

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Give indoor camping a try

It might be too cold to camp outside, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pitch a tent! Grab your camping supplies and head INDOORS for some camping fun. I love these great ideas for an indoor camping party.

Head to the movie theater

Head to the movies for another indoor activity that will help get you out of the house. Many movie theaters have discount days or afternoon specials to help you save on your movie excursion.

Visit the library

If you’re feeling stuck at home, grab some free books from the library to read. Have everyone choose a new book and then take them home to enjoy.

Go for a winter hike

If you are willing to brave the cold, it might be worth it! Bundle up and go for a scenic winter hike as a family. Find a new trail to go hiking, or take a walk around your neighborhood. Make it more fun with a printable winter scavenger hunt.

Watch old family movies or look through photo albums

If you are looking for something fun to do indoors, break out the old albums and home movies. This is a fun way to spend an evening looking back at old memories.

Have a picnic indoors

Having a picnic might sound like something you can only do during the summer. However, a winter picnic can be just as fun! Clear your living room and bring out a big picnic blanket. Whip up some tasty food and enjoy a picnic right on your living room carpet.

I hope that this list helps you spend a little bit of time outside the home, without freezing to death this winter!

Winter family fun nights are a great way to cure cabin fever!

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