I prefer to keep our kids active all year round, then i look for family friendly activities such as hiking, kayaking, petting zoos plus waterparks.
It’s a little more hard finding fun things to do in the winter, and living in Elgin, IL, the Wintertide weather is brutalâ€¦ The temperature is below chilly for at least half the year, plus there’s plenty of snow on the ground! One thing that our whole family enjoys is getting on the ski slopes.
There are plenty of ski resorts a short drive from Elgin, however skit trips make for an awesome weekend getaway. I make sure to keep in mind that the abilities of our kids vary quite a bit due to their ages, and especially if we haven’t been on our skis since last season, it’s important to start the younger kids on the beginner slopes. It helps all of us to get back in shape plus receive confidence. It has proven worthwhile to enroll the kids in refresher lessons before we head off on a full-length ski trip. Even the older kids benefit from some instruction plus tips. I then research to find a resort that has “bunny” hills as well as black-diamond courses, so that everyone can have a great time. There are numerous resorts within driving distance of Elgin that are kid-friendly. They often offer things prefer ski university, sleigh rides, bonfires with s’mores plus activities beyond skiing the slopesâ€¦ My kids prefer when there’s the opportunity to go tubing down the hills, snowmobile rentals plus a game room. My fiance plus I prefer it when our room includes a tepid tub.