Winter is just around the corner, and as many of us have been spending an unprecedented amount of time indoors already, it can be a challenge to think of new ways to entertain the family. With recent restrictions in place, time indoors has significantly increased and it can be hard not to feel a sense of ‘cabin fever’ setting in. Winter may seem a bit gloomier this year than normal, so we have come up with a guide to get you through the coldest of seasons. We have complied a list of activities you and your family can enjoy to help bring some warmth and fun into your home!


Winter cooking

Winter is a great time to brush up on those cooking skills and involve the whole family. Think slow cooked meals, delicious casseroles, warming desserts and lots and lots of baking! Woolworths have a myriad of delicious winter recipes you can test out over the coming months you can find here. From chicken curry, easy baked tacos to banana muffins and poached pears - we are sure you won’t be disappointed!


Craft activities

When the weather is cold and gloomy, it’s a great time to get creative! Set yourself and your family weekly craft challenges to make together. Happiness homemade have a great variety of winter craft activities that anyone can make. For all your art and craft supplies, head to Fantastic Home & Gifts for some art inspiration!


Movie and take-away nights

When the cool weather sets in, organising a movie and take-away night can be the cosiest of options. Head to the Video Ezy Express kiosk to pick the latest in blockbuster movies and take your pick for dinner options with Subway, Sushi Sushi, Hermit House and Crunch Gourmet Pizza there for your convenience. For the perfect night in, top it off with a bottle of red from BWS!


Game nights

If you’re up for a little competition, why not stay in and challenge your family to your favourite board game! Pictionary, monopoly, chess, twister, scrabble.. there is sure to be a game to suit everyone. With so many options to choose from, you can have a lot of fun indoors without having to leave the house.


Redecorate your house

What better time to freshen up the house than in winter when you are spending more time indoors? Let this season be the time you restyle or revamp those rooms you have been thinking of doing but haven’t had the chance! Head to Fantastic Home & Gifts for a variety of gorgeous homewares, vases and pots, prints and mirror frames to get you on your way to a revamped house.


For all your winter comforts, head on down to Thrift Park Shopping Centre.