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5 Family friendly winter activities in Bay Area

Updated: Jun 6, 2023

How to enjoy winters with Family

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It's the time of the year when everything restarts! We are not in the Holiday Season anymore. School is open, Work is on, new goals, updated calendars and all the other extra-curricular activities have resumed too.

However, the days are still short. It gets dark at 5pm and all the motivation to be out and about dwindles after sunset. That leaves us with bored little kids, with tons of un-spent energy stuck inside the house. The task to entertain the littles is no easy feat. So in the winter months we front load our days and try to tire out the kids during the day. We still get jumpy kids in the evening but they do calm down relatively easily.

Following is the list of our favorite Winter Activities in Bay Area.

Best time for Hikes

All the rains that we get in the winters make for a lush green landscape at all the hiking places. There are wildflowers everywhere. The streams are flowing again. And the cool weather means it's so much easier to climb up the hike. Bay Area offers a wide variety of hikes from easy to hard, from toddler friendly to advanced hiker. You can find a hike that works for everyone in the family. What a fun way to spend some time in nature.

Family Picnic

Family Picnics are the best way to spend some quality time together. An afternoon in the sun, playing games and enjoying fun food is a definite mood booster for kids and parents alike. Bay Area has a lot of beautiful parks with play structures that kids love.

Ice skating

Winter is the perfect time to hit a skating rink. A lot of places in the Bay Area offer ice skating at this time of the year. Bundle up, find your favorite rink and roll into a fun evening with kids.

Visit Zoo

Although a few exhibits are closed in the winters because, hibernation. It's my absolute favorite time to visit a zoo. There are no crowds to tackle, no lines to get food or coffee and no lines for the rides in the zoo. Kids are free to run around while parents get to sip their coffee strolling around in the zoo.

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Photoshoots in winters are such a fun way to preserve this beautiful season of your kids' lives. The cool weather is the perfect time for Family Photoshoots. All lush green landscape coupled with colorful wild flowers provides the most gorgeous backdrop. The sun sets early, which means little ones don't have to be up beyond their bedtime for the golden hour photoshoot. So book your family a photoshoot and enjoy a delightful evening together.


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