Outdoors at Christmas – Festive Things to do in Our Wellies
One day there’s a downpour, the next day it’s clear, bright skies and sparkling frost is covering the ground. We do love the December wintery weather for its unpredictability. And being lovers of fresh air, of course we embrace being outdoors at Christmas.
Don’t get me wrong, we also love festivities inside too – from cosying up in front of the fire, a cheeky mince pie, and a good family game of scrabble is simply marvellous.
Making memories outdoors at Christmas
But the other day we got talking at Wide Welly HQ about how we have made memories during the festive period, many of which are outdoors, so we thought we’d share our favourite festive things to do outside in our wellies.
Christmas Tree time
A real tree is essential to create that ultimate Christmas feeling in our home. And choosing the perfect one is a tradition for us. In fact, we make a day of it. Popping on our wide calf wellies, we head to the nearby forest, enjoy a hot chocolate, before we go and take a look at the trees available. Holding up individual trees and selecting one that’s the perfect height with the right amount of foliage at the bottom. And how many needles will it drop?
Visit a Christmas market
Artisan markets pop up all the time, and the Christmas ones are especially worth a visit. There’s always some festive food being cooked, or chestnuts being roasted…mmm the aromas are mouth-watering. And we love to support local makers too – their stalls are great for finding unique Christmas presents for friends and family. And we know we’re going to be comfy strolling around in our welly boots.
Do you decorate the outside of your home with twinkly lights? And possibly a tasteful Christmas wreath on the front door? Our village has an annual Christmas light trail where you can view how well dressed the houses are for the festive period. One house even has a trail through their garden. All they ask is for donations to a local charity to visit. It’s a bit of fun and encourages us to get outdoors at Christmas!
We also like to visit some local attractions, some of which put on festive light shows and lantern parades.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
If we’re lucky to have snow, then you don’t need to ask us twice if we want to go and play. With warm hats on our heads and thick socks tucked inside our wide leg wellies, we don’t need to worry about cold toes either. Grabbing the sledges, we head out and have a giggle, even having a family ‘build the best snowman’ competition. I remember last year when it snowed in the middle of the pandemic, we enjoyed playing and laughing so much, we forgot our troubles just for a little bit!
Visit a Grotto
When the kids were little, we’d always visit Father Christmas at a local farm (so wellies were a must for the whole family!) The kids were so excited with their special lists ready to ask for presents. It was really fun when they added something to their list at the last minute…Santa loves a challenge!
Keep Robin fed
Spending some time in the garden isn’t something you necessarily enjoy in the winter months, but we like to remember the twittering birds that nest nearby. As the grass has usually become a little squishy (and dare we say muddy) by December we keep a pair of wide legged wellies at the back door. Then we can easily replenish bird food (and we like to make this cake for them too).
And of course, a Christmas walk
There’s a lot of indulgence during the festive period, so we find festive walks go a little way to burning off some of those Christmas calories. We like to meet up with friends. The little ones look for animal prints in the mud, whilst the adults chitter chatter and catch up about the festivities.
Enjoying Christmas outdoors
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading about how we’ve made memories (and continue to do so) during the festive period.
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