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3 Easy Ways to Get Your Family Outdoors This Holiday Season

Posted on December 17, 2021

Whether it’s the turkey, eggnog, or binge-watching holiday movies, the holidays can often leave us feeling a little bit sluggish. The good news is that all you really have to do to get out of the slump is to simply get outside. An outdoor adventure, whether big or small, is the perfect way to spend some quality time with the family. Drop by FortWhyte Alive and spend some time on the trails:

December 24: 9 am – 1 pm
December 25: Closed 
December 26: 9 am – 5 pm
December 31: 9 am – 1 pm
January 1: 9 am – 5 pm

Looking for some suggestions for something more? Here are three great options for getting your family outdoors this holiday season. Make it your new holiday tradition!

Two parents and a child share a single toboggan. They smile as they prepare to go down the slide, dressed warm for winter.

Drop-in for some Frosty Family Fun

Make it out to FortWhyte Alive through the holiday season to get active outdoors with the whole family with our Frosty Family Fun series. Activities will take place from 12-2 pm, free with admission, and no need to pre-register.

Sod House Homesteaders + Storytelling by the Fire – Sunday, December 26
Giant Games – Monday, December 27
Snowshoe Orienteering – Tuesday, December 28
Footprint Challenge – Wednesday, December 29
Ice Fishing – Thursday, December 30
Guided Snowshoe – Saturday, January 1
Sod House Homesteaders + Storytelling by the Fire – Sunday, January 2
Winter Family Photo Hunt – Monday, January 3
Atl Atl Throwing – Tuesday, January 4
Winter Bingo – Wednesday, January 5

Spend New Year’s Eve Outside

A perfect way to start a fun-filled New Year’s Eve is with some energy-burning outdoor play. Get to FortWhyte to spend some time tobogganing on our exhilarating Richardson Rrrun or strapping on a pair of snowshoes and exploring the forest.

We’re open from 9 am to 1 pm on December 31.

Start the new year off with a new adventure

Kick-off the new year with outdoor adventures. Start your year off with a new winter hobby to keep you active by dropping in for a Guided Snowshoe.

We’re open from 9 am to 5 pm on New Years Day!

From all of us here at FortWhyte Alive, Happy Holidays!