There’s something special about snow days. The beauty of the winter landscape. Kids enjoying a day home from school. Work cancelled. The coziness of home on a winter day. It’s not surprising that kids and adults alike get excited about a snow day. After all, snowy winter days can be the setting for great family memories and fun adventures you can’t enjoy at any other time. If you find yourself spending a snowy day in Front Royal, you’ll want to keep this post in your back pocket. Read on for some ideas and tips for making your Front Royal snow day special.
Buy Your Winter Gear
First thing’s first, you’ll want to make sure you have the right clothing if you plan on enjoying the snow outside. But if you head to your closet and can’t find any snow pants, don’t despair! Front Royal’s Mountain Trails has you covered for all your outdoor needs, and its convenient location means you can get there without having to travel a long distance over treacherous roads.
Take a Snowy Walk
The cozy haven of home can be hard to leave on a snowy day, but getting out in the great white world even for as little as ten minutes can be enjoyable . . . and make you appreciate home even more! Consider a snowy stroll down Front Royal’s Main Street, or for a glimpse of nature’s beauty, try the popular riverside trail at Eastham Park. Don’t forget to exercise caution in slippery conditions.
Try a Winter Sport
A snow day is a great day to enjoy those winter sports that require snow on the ground. Snow shoeing and cross-country skiing are lesser-knonw options that are pretty budget friendly and enjoyable for many fitness levels. Shenandoah National Park is a great place for both, so grab some skis or snowshoes and let the fun begin!
Get Out Your Sled
Sledding is a classic snow day option that kids and adults can enjoy together. It can also be a fun spectator sport. But finding a place to sled (and tub!) can be tough. In Front Royal, many of the locals head to Skyline Middle School and enjoy the popular sledding hill there.
Cozy Up to a Warm Drink
If you’re out and about in town, wrapping your hands around a warm drink and watching the snowy world go by can be a great way to get cozy. DL Campus Coffee on Main and The Daily Grind both have great views onto Main Street, and fantastic coffee, tea, and hot chocolate waiting for you inside!
Bring Home a New Book
Curling up with a book in a cozy chair is a great way to spend a snow day. If you’re looking for new reading material, try Front Royal’s Royal Oak Bookshop. This second hand store is full of treasures waiting to be found.
Find Some Indoor Fun
If the whole family has an unexpected free day, you might want to plan a day of indoor family fun where you can enjoy being together without braving the cold! Royal Family Bowling Center and Shenandoah Valley Axe Co are both good options for indoor fun. See here for loads more ideas for indoor fun in Front Royal.
Enjoy a Family Game Day
Family games and puzzles are another great way to relax together on a snowy day. If you need inspiration, or are looking to expand your collection, head to Front Royal’s Play Favorites. You’ll find a treasure trove of toys, puzzles, and games . . . enough for a lifetime of snowy days! There’s even an indoor game room, where you can enjoy a selection of games right there in the store. Stock up, head home, and enjoy a memorable snow day together.
Front Royal is a fantastic place to be when it’s snowy! With indoor and outdoor activities aplenty to choose from, you’ll make great memories on your own or with family. To avoid disappointment, don’t forget to call ahead in inclement weather and make sure any businesses you plan on visiting are open. Spend enough snow days in Front Royal, and you may even find yourself starting to look forward to winter!
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