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S”no”w time to sit inside!

December 30, 2014
December 30, 2014 - S”no”w time to sit inside!
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Sunshine, blue skies and sparkling snow - the Peak District looks spectacular when covered in a delicate dusting of snow. This week Hoe Grange has been transformed into a winter wonderland.

Snow in the Peak DistrictThere's s"no"w excuse for sitting inside by the fire. Why not wrap up warm, get your hat, gloves  and scarf on and head out with the family for some festive fun? There's plenty of snow here in the Derbyshire hills, so here’s some fun ideas of things to do in the snow over the Christmas holidays.

10 Family fun things to do in the snow!
1. Build a snowman – find some twigs for arms and stones for eyes and a carrot for the nose, which the horses can then eat once the snowman has melted! A favourite with all ages.
2. Make snow angels – Caroline’s favourite – little bit chilly if you’re not properly wrapped up as snow gets up your sleeves, down your neck and fills your wellies!

making snow angels3. Sledging and snowball fights - good old fashioned – Michael and Elliot's favourite.
4. Build an igloo – not as easy as you think – David’s sister’s favourite - Sheila even had a for sale sign sticking out the top, (her husband is an estate agent) but be warned you might get less than you bargained for!
5. Frolicking fun! It may be too slippy to go riding, but you can still exercise the horses by running with them in the snow - they love it!

snowhorses2
6. Follow the animal tracks - who made the footprints in the snow – who came along, and where did they go? Fudge's favourite - she just follows her nose!

animal tracks in the snow
7. Feed the birds – when snow covers the ground the wild birds need a little extra help - don’t forget some water too – Felicity’s favourite

8. S"no"w excuse not to BBQ - treat yourself to a fire pit experience - toast marshmallows and warm up with some delicious homemade mulled wine or a mug of hot chocolate - our Norwegian friends do it all the time!
BBQ in the snow9. Roll in the snow! Be brave - take a roll in the snow after a dip in our authentic Swedish hot tub, brrrr... extremely exhilarating I believe!

10.Get the snowplough out to clear the drive for guests - David’s favourite - you know what men are like with their machines!

Peak District in snowHope you all have as much fun as we have!

Happy New Year to everyone

Felicity

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