10 Inexpensive Ways to Have Fun with Family this Winter

family outside in the snow

We understand (and agree) that the holidays can be a very expensive time for families. As we enter the new year and you’re looking for fun, there are many inexpensive activities you can do with your family. Here’s a list of 10 ways to have fun with your family this winter on the cheap. 

father and daughter walking in snow

Family Walk

A family walk is a great way to get some fresh air, exercise and the opportunity to chat with everyone about how their day went. 



Bundle up, fill mugs with hot chocolate and head outside to the hills!


There should be many skating trails or free skate times for you and your family to enjoy. Lace up and glide on.

family doing puzzle

Family Game Night

Nothing like some good ol’ fashion family competition! Charades, Scattergories, Yahtzee – the list goes on! 

Arts & Crafts

It’s so fun to sit down as a family and watch everyone’s creative minds come to life. 

Dance Party

Throw on your fav tunes, dim the lights and start that dance party!

Family Movie Night

Who doesn’t love a movie night? Set up an at-home theatre in the living room (with ALL the blankets and pillows) and find a movie everyone will enjoy. Don’t forget the snacks! We personally love all the snacks in our Balanced Snack Box 😉


Stay in your pajamas all day and bake something yummy! The little ones love helping out in the kitchen.

Volunteer Together

Look up some local organizations in your town to volunteer as a family. If you are unable to volunteer, donate to local shelters.

Pizza Night

Save yourself the $20+ and make your own pizza! Pick up some pre-made dough (or make your own) and add all your fav toppings.

There are many ways to enjoy both the indoors and outdoors this winter season. We should be lucky that the season brings us the opportunity to enjoy each other’s company inside, and outside too!

To your Balanced health,

The Balanced Company