The goal is to keep your children physically active even if it's cold or wet outside. The beach doesn't necessarily mean you'll go swimming, they can just fly a kite or jump in puddles. Even indoors, you can make up physically active games, activities or even dances at home, or even visit play centres or sports arenas. On a cold wet day, take your child to the park or visit gardens, best time to see those wet and glossy flowers in bloom. Just put on your coats, hats and gloves and head on outside! For some free indoor winter activities, how about some indoor bowling? You can use old plastic bottles and line them up (you can add a little sand or water to put some weight on the bottles). You can also set up an indoor treasure hunt, build an indoor obstacle course using what's available at home, maybe some chairs, blankets and boxes. For a bit more sporty activity, they can practice jumping and landing, cartwheels and tumblings using an old mattress as an indoor trampoline. You can also book a playdate with your preferred indoor play centres, from swimming to ice skating, some football, netball or rugby. Just make sure these sports activities have been modified so they're not only fun for your child but also safe.
"As we like to say .... Get off the couch and get out there"