Bad Weather? 7 Tips to Help Your Kids Have Their Outdoor Fun

We all know that feeling when the weather outside is less than ideal, and the thought of venturing outside with our kids seems downright impossible. But even though the weather could be better, your kids can still enjoy an outdoor adventure! 

Here are some tips on how to help kids get on an outdoor adventure in "bad" weather:

1. Dress Them in the Right Gear

As a parent, one of your main concerns is keeping your children safe. This is especially true when they're outside playing. With the proper precautions, you can help ensure that your kids stay safe while enjoying the great outdoors.

One of the most important things you can do is dress them in the right gear. If it's cold outside, dress them in layers and make sure they have a hat and gloves. If it's raining, ensure they have a raincoat and rain boots.

Layering is key when dressing kids for a day outside in cooler weather. Make sure they have a base layer of long underwear or leggings, followed by a warm sweater or fleece. Add a waterproof jacket and pants on top, and don't forget a hat, scarf, and gloves to keep them extra warm.

2. Start Small

If the weather is really bad, start with a short outing. This will help your kids get used to being outside in the elements and build their confidence for future adventures.

3. Get Creative

Bad weather can put a damper on your plans, but it doesn't have to ruin your day. There are plenty of ways to have fun in the rain, snow, or cold. Get creative and create some fun activities that your kids will enjoy. Building a fort out of snow, playing tag in the rain, or going on a nature hike are all great ideas.

4. Find the Right Location

Not all outdoor adventures have to be in the middle of nowhere. Sometimes the best adventures can be found right in our own backyard! Look for parks or nature trails close to home and explore them with your kids.

5. Make It a Learning Experience

Bad weather can be an excellent opportunity to teach your kids about the environment and how to deal with different conditions. Talk to them about the weather, why it's happening, and how to stay safe. They'll be sure to remember the experience and might even learn something new.

6. Make It a Game

Turn the bad weather into a game! See who can collect the most raindrops in a cup, splash in the biggest puddles, or build the tallest snowman.

7. Take Pictures

Remember to document the fun! Snap some photos of your kids playing in the rain or snow. They'll love looking back on them later.


Bad weather doesn't have to be a deterrent to getting your kids outside for an adventure. There are plenty of ways to make the most of bad weather and help your kids get the most out of their outdoor experience. Bad weather days are the perfect opportunity to get creative and have some fun. So don't let the weather ruin your plans – get out there and enjoy yourselves!

For everyoutdoor adventure, your kids need to be properly dressed for the occasion. Here at Wild Life Outdoor Adventures, we offer adventure kits for kids, including a multifunctional head and neck wrap bandana to keep them warm when it’s cold outside. Remember to keep your “weather defender” wherever your adventure takes you. Grab yours today!

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