Arrggghhh!! Is probably what you’re thinking if you’re to believe the reports that we’re in for “arctic conditions” again across Britain.
Well, they say if life gives you lemons, make lemonade, so if the MET Office gives you snow…make…..snowmen-ade? Then that brings images of yellow snow, so probably don’t.
Here are a few fun things to do in the impending end of the world, I mean, bit of snow.
Once we hit subzero temperatures it’s possible to get bubbles to FREEZE in midair; creating beautiful orbs of ice.
However, they don’t float very well, but they certainly look beautiful.
A classic winter activity, whether you’re using something fancy and expensive or repurposing an old tea tray, there are plenty of opportunities using the signature hills of Ramsbottom to get up some speed.
I have it on good authority that the best sledging hill in Ramsbottom is near Albert Street. My favourite however is near The Shoulder of Mutton. What about you? Are you a Church Fields kind of person? I’d love to know your favourite sledging locations, let me know!
Simple, cheap and effective but enough about me! Here we’re talking snow art, or specifically graffiti. Simply pour some water and add a few drops of food colouring in some spray bottles and you can turn the snow into a giant canvas for your artwork.
Maybe you could be the next Snowski (Banksi, and snow, get it?)? Just watch where you spray it, it will definitely stain your clothes, and hands, and face.
Assuming the staff were able to actually get to the pool to open up, why not take a nice warm swim? Granted your hair might freeze unless you dry it well when you leave, but a dip is one way to keep warm during the cold weather.
Build a Snowman
It’s an old favourite, but if you can bear the bitterly cold snow, numbness in your hands and the risk that the whole thing might topple over at any minute, you TOO can build a snow person (is snowman not allowed?) in your own image.
Go for a walk
I know, this is hardly a specific arctic activity, but when it snows, it’s great to have some warm footwear on and just go making footprints in the snow, kicking at the odd drift here and there without a care in the world. Naturally use caution as there will be ice about, but don’t let that stop you having a bit of a tramp around in the snow.
Have a nice sit down and cuppa
Is there anything better than a lovely warm cup of tea on a winter’s day, watching the world go by, people getting snow thrown at them and probably slipping on their backsides?
Well Ramsbottom is renowned for having many fantastic tea and coffee shops, so why not go for a walk AND get a cuppa at the same time?