10 Accessible Activities for Colder Months
Finding activities for you and your family in the colder months can be limited, so we have put together a list of 10 fun wheelchair friendly ideas to try this Winter:
- Visit a Museum – Checking out a local museum can be a great way to spend a cold weekend day. Typically, museums have plenty of special events during the Winter as they are some of their busiest months.
- Attend a School Play – Almost every high school in America puts on a winter play or musical, and this is also a great way to support your community. School sanctioned events will always be easily accessible, and can make for an entertaining and affordable night out.
- Arts and Crafts – There are thousands of fun arts and crafts ideas available online ranging in skill level from beginners to experts. You could even sell your work on sites like Etsy.
- Learn an Instrument – The Winter months are perfect for learning a new hobby or skill. Resources like disbled-musicians.org have ideas for adapting instruments and links to music and lessons.
- Join a Club – Visit your local chamber of commerce or library to find a list of clubs or events in your area. You could even start a club dedicated to finding fun accessible adventures in your area. If you know of any nearby, feel free to share them with us on Facebook.
- Try an Accessible Winter Sport – If you live somewhere that gets snow and are adventurous, adaptive downhill or cross-country skiing may be for you. Several ski resorts have accessible equipment for rental and lessons for beginners.
- Take a Cooking Class – This is a great idea for a fun date night or family friendly activity. If it’s not specifically listed on their website, you may want to call ahead and make sure they can setup accessible accommodations.
- Volunteer at a Local Charity – Organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club of America and the Humane Society are always looking for volunteers to fill a variety of positions. Often times they need people for fun activities and events.
- Find a Good Book or Podcast – Audiobooks have become a very popular alternative to traditional reading. If you enjoy keeping up to date on any number of topics or issues, then podcasts are a wonderful free option for entertainment this winter.
- Trace Your Family Tree – Learning about your genealogy has become easier than ever before. Sites like ancestry.com or at home DNA tests are a great place to start. If you are really feeling ambitious, family tree books make for great personalized gifts.