One of the best things about living in a small town in the country is that the winters are full of things to do. Kids in the cramped city will never have the opportunity to build huge snow forts, or sled on miles and miles of incredible, exhilarating hills. Although I can never say that I loved the cold winds and snow drifts, I did love the endless fun that the snow and month long winter break from school provided me. I loved the fact that nestled right in the midst of winter was Christmas, my favorite holiday. Growing up in Bardstown may have seemed boring at times, but winter was never one of them. Below are the three most fun things for kids to do during winter in Bardstown, KY.
1. Sledding-This has of course been the favorite activity of kids during winter for centuries. Finding that perfect slope, gaining those few moments of flight, the wind hitting your face, making you feel carefree and weightless. But few places are as perfect for sledding as Bardstown is. The parks in Bardstown are equipped with large, open areas perfect for parents bringing their kids to sled, and during intense snow weather, the recreation center in Bardstown will even rent out sleds for very cheap.
2. Bernheim Forest- With over 14,000 acres, Bernheim is one of the biggest national parks in Kentucky, and is always full of activities and miles of beautiful trails. But winter is an especially fun place to be during winter. There are tons of activities scheduled during the winter months (most of them are for kids), and Bernheim is open all through winter. Come make unique crafted wreaths for Christmas, or enjoy an ECO Kids Pollywog Play Party, full of music and dancing. For a complete list of activities, visit Bernheim’s website.
3. Bardstown Community Theatre- Outdoor activities aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, and some kids are naturally calmer than others, and not as fond of running around. For those children, the Bardstown Community Theatre is the perfect place to spend the long winter days. Bardstown Community theatre started out small in the early 80’s and has since been a valuable part of entertainment in Bardstown Ky. There are many wonderful, kid friendly plays throughout the year, and even workshops for kids to come and try their hands at acting.
There are endless opportunities for fun during winter in Bardstown, KY, and the activities above are the choicest by far.