Fun indoor activities to try this winter while at ESL school

English for University study

Winter can be a wonderful time for having a snowball fight with friends, tobogganing down a local hill, snowshoeing along a beautiful trail, and enjoying other fun outdoor activities. However, that doesn’t mean students can’t enjoy activities indoors as well. Whether you’re looking to have a fun evening with friends, or simply want to stay inside on a cold day, there are many things to do during the winter that don’t involve wearing a snow suit.

Here are some activities you can try!

Enjoy an escape room with the friends you make at ESL school

Escape rooms have become very popular in Canada, and it’s not hard to see why! It’s a fun challenge, and can be a great way to spend time with the friends you make at ESL school. Together, you are locked into a room. You then have to solve different puzzles in order to “escape” before your time runs out.

Escape rooms can often have different themes. You might have to escape the lab of a mad scientist, or find a lost treasure chest in order to complete your mission and win the game. Whatever the theme, though, one thing is certain: you’ll have plenty of fun with this challenging indoor activity.

Rock climbing is another fun activity to try during the winter

If you want to get some exercise while also staying inside, then you might want to try rock climbing. Plenty of facilities offer rock climbing in Ottawa and in London, so you can try this activity no matter which city you choose for your studies. In addition, you don’t need to have any previous experience to try rock climbing, although you will need to follow important safety precautions to make sure you stay safe.

CultureWorks students enjoy an afternoon of rock climbing for a fun challenge
CultureWorks students enjoy an afternoon of rock climbing for a fun challenge

Play a few board games with your friends from ESL school

Playing board games can be a wonderful way to spend a day inside when it’s cold. In fact, students enrolled in CultureWorks’ intensive English program in Canada can enjoy scheduled events that include board game nights. These events are held right on campus, making them easy to get to even when there’s plenty of snow outside.

In addition, many Canadian cities such as London and Ottawa also have what are known as board game cafes. You can go to one if you want to play some new board games and even enjoy snacks or a cup of hot chocolate. It can be a great way to spend time with friends during the winter while staying warm indoors.

Try indoor archery for an unusual afternoon activity

If you’re looking for something a little more unusual, then indoor archery might be the perfect activity to try this winter. Just as the name would suggest, indoor archery can involve learning how to use a bow and arrow to shoot targets. However, many facilities add a fun new spin to this activity by tipping arrows with soft foam and encouraging teams to play archery tag together. It’s a perfect option for students who want a little adventure added to their studies!

Of course, winter is just one of the seasons you can enjoy while learning English for University study.

Discover the many other activities you can try as a CultureWorks ESL student!