During the summer, the most obvious place to take your toddler is on an outing to a playground.
But in the winter, parents hesitate to go.
Playgrounds are just as fun in the winter – you just need to plan ahead!
Bundle up your child for the weather – gloves and hats help a lot. Even more important for your enjoyment is to bundle up yourself! Your child will be kept warm and distracted by running around – you’re the one more likely to get cold. Bring along an old towel or two to wipe down wet slides and wet swings to keep your child’s bottom dry. And bring an extra set of clothes, just in case!
I keep our rain boots in the car to allow for spontaneous outings in the winter. Some day I’ll remember to keep old towels in the car so I always have one available. (Instead, I’m the one whose kid gets soaked pants every time we go – good thing I always have extra clothes in the diaper bag!)
For lots more ideas for fun, cheap outings with a toddler, click on the category Toddler Date on the right…