Short, cold, snowy winter days make it tough to keep the family active and healthy! Add school closings to the mix, and cooped-up kids (and parents) start to long for the outside weather of the rest of the year. With spring still a long way off, it’s easy to resign yourself to being sluggish – but don’t despair! There are plenty of ways to burn off extra energy, keep the whole family active and even have a great time between now and Daylight Savings Time!
Lace up your skates! Ice skating is a perfect wintertime activity to get the family moving – and have lots of fun doing it. If no one knows how to ice skate, sign up for group lessons and learn something new together. Then there’s roller skating; what better way to revisit your youth than to take the kids to the roller rink? And they even have those awesome disco balls.
Let Rover lead the way. Your dog just may miss the outdoors more than anyone. And he doesn’t care if he gets snow in his coat. Romping with him outside in the snow will warm the kids up in no time and give them a great workout.
Just too dang cold to go outside? Plug into the Wii (or PlayStation, or Xbox.) There are plenty of games out there that will get you moving, but a family favorite is the Let’s Dance series. Great music, groovy moves and perfect for family night.
Don’t forget the old standbys! Sledding, skiing and snowshoeing are wonderful exercise and perfect for making great memories. Our new Jellystone Park in Madison, Maine , with its heated cabins, is a great home base to explore the area rich in winter activities including snowmobiling.
Get your swim on! Find an indoor water park at your YMCA or community center, or just swim laps. Jellystone Park Campgrounds in Frankenmuth, MI and Canyon Lake, TX have indoor swimming pools that create a wonderful wintertime destination.
Chase away the winter chill at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park™ Hill Country in Texas. During January and February Yogi is offering a great deal with buy 2 nights get the 3rd night free for any type of accommodation!
Come join the gang for their Superbowl Party in Jellystone Hall on February 6th. Enjoy fun times with your friends, sit back and relax and watch the game on the big screen!
If you are thinking of doing something different for your sweetheart, come on out February 12-13th for a special Valentine Weekend Sweetheart Special, Yogi and Cindy Bear came up with a great deal of buy 1 night get 1 night free for any type of accommodation! For a special treat make an appointment with their onsite licensed massage therapist for a relaxing getaway! Call 830-964-3731 if you have any questions or would like to make a reservation! It is not too late to start thinking about Spring Break March 11-19, call early to reserve your spot!
Cool, crisp days (and evenings) are perfect for a family game of Laser Tag! This high-tech combination of tag and hide-and-seek is fun for everyone from kindergarteners to the grandparents – and it’s sure to get your blood pumping. The game began in the 1970s during the sci-fi heyday, and has since grown into a full-fledged phenomenon. Players are given a laser gun to “shoot” members of the opposite team. Everyone gets into the act as you duck behind trees, crouch between shrubs and creep along the side of buildings, looking for your best shot while avoiding the laser beam of your opponents.
You’ll find Laser Tag games at three Jellystone Park™ Campgrounds: in Hagerstown, MD , where you can play at night; in Luray, VA , where you’ll also find pedal boats, miniature golf, and “Old Faceful” Mining Company; and at Canyon Lake, TX , where you’ll love the jumping pillow, heated indoor pool and tubing down the Guadalupe River.
Choose your team and get ready for a great time!