December is in full swing and it’s time to embrace the magic of winter by taking your family to the perfect winter wonderland picnic. Not only is this winter activity fun to do but it’s also completely affordable and a great way to get people together. In this post, we'll give you some picnic ideas for winter and help you turn a chilly but sunny day into a heartwarming outdoor experience that kids and parents will cherish. So grab your wellies and your beanies as we are going on a winter picnic. If you’re a fan of a winter walk, this activity is for you!
Cosy Blanket Fort
The best picnics are those that are super comfy! Start by setting the stage for your winter wonderland picnic with a cosy blanket fort. Bring a good blanket to sit on (maybe even one that is plastic on one side) as these will stop any damp ground from ruining your fun. Then grab your warm blankets, cushions, and even some twinkly lights to pop on top and create a snug and inviting space. This will be the heart of your winter picnic adventure.
Hot Chocolate Station
Warm up your winter wonderland with a DIY hot chocolate station. You can’t have winter without a lovely warm drink. Pack thermoses of hot chocolate and bring along a selection of toppings such as marshmallows, whipped cream, and sprinkles. You can let each family member customise their perfect cup of warmth and in a seasonal mug of their choice! (Win one, especially perfect for this activity on our recent Instagram post!!)
Snowflake Snacks & Gingerbread Cookies
Christmas food is a must! There are so many ways you can add a touch of winter charm to your picnic through the love of food. Why not prepare some Christmas snacks in the shape of snowflakes? Use cookie cutters to create sandwiches, fruits, and even cheese slices in delightful snowflake patterns. It's a tasty and festive addition to your winter wonderland feast. Don’t forget to bring some gingerbread cookies to the party too! You could even bring gingerbread decorating kits as a fun winter activity for your children.
Winter Picnic Games
Keep your little ones entertained with some Christmas games. There’s lots of fun you can have outdoors. You could create your own game of snowball toss using socks, play a friendly round of winter-themed charades or a game of freeze tag, like normal tag but with a winter twist! These winter activities add a playful element to your winter picnic. To keep warm, wrap your little ones up in a cosy winter hat
and get ready to play.
Enhance the beauty of your winter picnic with nature-inspired decor. Pinecones, twigs, and evergreen branches can be used to create rustic centerpieces or garlands. Your children could even enjoy some winter crafts with whatever is around them as a fun activity. It’s a great way to embrace the simplicity of the season's natural elements.
Storytime by the Fire
If you have access to a safe outdoor fire pit, gather the family around for a cosy storytelling session. Share winter tales, and folk stories, or even create your own imaginative narratives. Your little ones will have so much fun coming up with their own ideas and you can even include some festive favourites like Rudolph or Frosty the Snowman. The crackling fire will add warmth and ambience to your winter wonderland picnic.
Snowy Scavenger Hunt
Extend the adventure by incorporating a snowy scavenger hunt into your picnic. Create a list of winter-themed items for the kids to find, such as pine cones, icicles, or specific types of winter birds. It's a great way to explore the winter landscape around your picnic spot and a great way to add some entertainment up your winter walking. Our colour-changing wellies
are great for a winter hunt. Not only do they change colour, but the thick fleece lining of our wellies will keep your children warm and our umbrellas will keep them dry! A winter wonderland picnic is not just a Christmas dinner outdoors; it's a magical experience that brings families closer together. With some delicious seasonal treats, winter activities and the right winter wear
you can turn a chilly day into a heartwarming memory that will be cherished for years to come. Remember to follow us on Instagram at @Grassandair
to see all our winter content and enter our current giveaway
. You can also shop our winter wellies
and new beanie hats
for the perfect cosy outfit. Enjoy!