10 Accessible Activities for Colder Months

Finding fun activities for you and your family in the colder months can be challenging, so we put together a list of 10 wheelchair-friendly ideas to try this winter!

  1. Visit a Museum – Checking out a museum can be a great way to spend a chilly day. Many even host accessible events or special exhibits during the winter months!
  2. Learn a New Language – Free apps like Duolingo make it easy and fun to start learning a new language or brush up on vocabulary you may have forgotten from your Spanish lessons in school. With bite-sized lessons and over 30 languages to choose from, Duolingo is a fun way to keep your brain moving through the winter!
  3. 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.
  4. Learn an Instrument – The winter months are perfect for learning a new hobby or skill. Resources like disabled-musicians.org have ideas for adapting instruments and links to music and lessons.
  5. Look at Holiday Light Displays – Take a leisurely drive around your neighborhood or visit a drive-thru light display to take in the festive lights in your area all while staying warm inside your car! You can make the trip even more festive by bringing along a thermos of hot cocoa and singing along to your favorite holiday tunes.
  6. 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.
  7. Try a New Recipe – There’s no better time than the holiday season to perfect a homemade version of your favorite comfort food or invent a signature dish! Cooking or baking is a great activity to do on your own, with a friend or your family.
  8. Join a Virtual Club – You can still stay social this winter even if you don’t want to venture out into the cold! Thanks to social media and video platforms like Zoom, it’s easier than ever to find groups out there with similar interests or to start a club of your very own.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

At MobilityWorks, we understand that you might prefer to stay in the warmth and comfort of your home this winter. That’s why we offer at-home appointments and test drives! Call 877-275-4907 to book your at-home or virtual appointment with one of our Certified Mobility Consultants.

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