These are just some of the things you can do with your kids on the beach in winter
- Build a sandcastle. You don’t need a sunny day to create a masterpiece out of sand. Just grab a bucket and spade, and let your imagination run wild. You can even decorate your sandcastle with shells, stones, seaweed, or anything else you find on the beach.
- Go rock pooling. The tide goes out twice a day, leaving behind pools of water that are home to many fascinating creatures. You can spot crabs, starfish, anemones, fish, and more. Just remember to be gentle and return them to their pool after you’ve had a look.
- Fly a kite. The wind is your friend when it comes to flying a kite. You can buy one from a local shop, or make your own with some sticks, paper, and string. Then head to the beach and watch your kite soar in the sky.
- Collect shells and pebbles. The beach is full of natural treasures that you can collect and take home as souvenirs. You can find shells of different shapes, sizes, and colors, as well as smooth pebbles that are perfect for painting or skipping on the water.
- Make a snowman. If you’re lucky enough to have snow on the beach, you can make a snowman with a twist. Instead of using a carrot for the nose, use a shell. Instead of using buttons for the eyes, use pebbles. And instead of using a hat and scarf, use seaweed.
- Have a picnic. Who says you can’t have a picnic in winter? Just pack some warm drinks, snacks, and blankets, and enjoy a cozy meal on the beach. You can also bring a thermos of soup or hot chocolate to keep you warm.
- Play beach games. There are many games you can play on the beach that don’t require any equipment. You can play tag, hide and seek, hopscotch, or make up your own rules. You can also use sticks or stones to draw shapes or letters on the sand.
- Watch the sunset. The sun sets earlier in winter, which means you can catch a spectacular view of the sky changing colors over the sea. You can also look for birds, boats, or other things on the horizon.
- Go for a walk. Sometimes, the simplest thing to do is just go for a walk along the shore and enjoy the fresh air and scenery. You can also look for signs of wildlife, such as footprints, feathers, or nests.
These are just some of the things you can do with your kids on the beach in winter. There are many more possibilities to discover and enjoy. So don’t let the cold stop you from exploring Thanet’s amazing coastline this season.