We all love a good cabin holiday, but it’s no secret that after the first romantic night snuggling up in front of the fire, they can get a little bit boring.
Family retreats often end in children aimlessly wandering the woods picking up sticks, and skiing getaways can sometimes lend nothing more to a trip than a frosty reception.
So, what can you do to take your much awaited cabin break to a more fun-filled level? Let’s take a look at 4 cabin retreat activities that you just have to try!
1. Build an Outdoor Fort
No matter where you are holidaying, building an outdoor fort near your cabin retreat won’t only be good exercise, mentally challenging and an activity that everyone can enjoy – the finished project could potentially give you extra hours of fun (or peace if you have kids!) for a few days.
Get some sheets and blankets and tie them, drape them and generally throw them around to create a makeshift space of any size. You could go really big and make a fort of epic proportions for a night in the wild, or you could just fashion a small space to accommodate for the little ones when you want to cook the dinner – the possibilities are almost endless. I
f your cabin happens to be a little on the chilly side, you could even build a fort out of snow!
While some of us will have spent many an evening looking up at the night sky, remote cabin retreats are the perfect spot for a bit of stargazing. With little to no pollution in the air or from outside sources, you’ll find that the heavens are as clear and bright as a bell.
Spice up the event by playing games such as ‘name the constellation’ and award prizes to the best player!
3. Family Book Night
This may sound like the most boring idea ever, but rallying the family around for a re-telling of a literary classic can be a unique way to while away the long, dark hours.
You can choose a well-versed holiday companion to read the story aloud for you, or you could even invest in an audio book to do all of the hard work instead. All you’ll need to do is choose a location in your cabin, fill it with pillows and blankets and stock up on all of the comfort food and hot chocolate that you can get your hands on!
4. Cool Culinary Projects
While mealtimes may be regarded as both a chore and simple opportunities to get the family together on holiday, there are some cool culinary projects that can take your holiday feasts from drab to fabulously fun.
If you are on an autumn getaway, try out some food art by carving pumpkins and other seasonal veggies, or if you’re relaxing in the summer sun you could really push the boat out and carve some pretty scenes into watermelons!
A great culinary project for those who are enjoying a snow break is making maple syrup taffy. All you will need to do is warm some maple syrup in a saucepan, and when your candy thermometer reads 235° take it outside and pour the liquid over some fresh, clean snow. Voila, you’ll have some good old fashioned taffy! Just remember to eat it before it begins to warm back up, as it will turn back into syrup before you know it!
So, there you have it – why not give all of these great activities a try when you jet off to your next cabin retreat!