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Budget-friendly winter activities!


Winter is here, which means it’s time for hot cocoa, warming up by the fire, and of course, fun winter activities!

Here are some fun winter activities you could do to make the most of your winter without breaking the bank!

Have a snow day!

This is arguably the most affordable of winter activities. Why? Because it’s free, and you can enjoy it even in your own backyard! From sledding, building snowmen, or having a snowball fight, the options are endless. Maybe you can even get the kids to shovel the driveway or sidewalk while they’re at it!

Try out some new recipes.

Winter is the best time for comfort food. Try your hand at some new recipes! Who knows, maybe you’ll come up with a new family favorite.

Go to a winter festival.

Winter festivals can be a great way to spend some quality time with loved ones. You can enjoy all the holiday decorations, maybe eat some good food, or have some hot cocoa! Winter festivals are a great way to pass some time, and many have free admission!

Visit your local zoo or aquarium.

This might be one you wouldn’t think to do, but zoos and aquariums often see less traffic in the winter! They might even decorate for the holidays and offer fun activities or events. Plus, since winter is an off-season, you might be able to get admission at a discounted cost!

Visit a state or national park!

There’s so much to do at state and national parks! Whether you’re looking to do some leisure activities or maybe have some family fun, visiting state and national parks is a great option, even during the winter!

Warm up by a bonfire.

Bonfires are a great way to spend some quality time with one another. Roast some marshmallows, drink a warm beverage, and enjoy great conversations by the fire!

Plan ahead and budget for your winter activities.

It’s no surprise that our spending habits change during the winter. With the busy holiday season on the horizon, shopping is on almost everyone’s to-do list! Planning out your winter activities beforehand can help you budget how much you’re willing to spend.

Not sure where to start? Check out these budgeting basics to get started. Plus, with the help of Zogo, you can learn new tips and tricks when it comes to managing your money!