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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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  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 disbled-musicians.org have ideas for adapting instruments and links to music and lessons.
  5. 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.
  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. 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.
  8. 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.
  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.