5 winter warmer ideas

Embrace cold dark evenings with these fun and warming activities

4 Jan 2018

1. Dance to carnival beats

Channel the sunshine, sparkle and beats of the world famous Rio Carnival, which takes place from 9-14 February. Celebrate by putting on your dancing shoes or trying samba drumming - you’ll be feeling the heat in no time.


2. Keep dry with arty umbrellas

Decorate umbrellas and put them to the test in the rain. You could turn a white umbrella into a stripy zebra, or a green one into a googly eyed frog – the (rainy) sky’s the limit.


3. Stay warm with a campfire

Sometimes the oldies are the best! Hold a traditional campfire complete with toasting marshmallows, singing songs and playing games while keeping warm and cosy around the fire.


4. Take inspiration from the Winter Olympics

From 9-25 February the Winter Olympics skis, slides and glides into South Korea. Get involved closer to home by going ice skating, trying your hand at snow sports or - if there’s no snow in sight - try grass sledging instead.


5. Light up the darkness

Make the dark evenings a little lighter by creating your own lamps and lights. Take the lemon lamp challenge, make a light fountain or learn how light is refracted – all fun ways to bring science into your meetings too.