The best products for having fun in the snow around Essex
By Bethan Dilley
Jan 28, 2019
After Essex had its first flurry of snow last week and temperatures dropped to -3 degrees, the Met Office has now predicted that even more snow will be falling on the county this week. The forecasts anticipate that the snow will begin to fall on Tuesday night and will be continuing into Wednesday.
Southend, Brentwood, Chelmsford and Bishop’s Stortford are among the towns expected to be receiving a 1-3cm blanket of snow over the next few days. A yellow severe weather warning has been issued for the South East, with residents being urged to stay weather aware.
If, like us, you are likely to be embracing the snowfall with your kids, you’ve come to the right place. Exquisite has put together a selection of the best products to have fun in the snow, along with activities you can do around Essex.
A go-to activity when the snow starts to fall, sledging is fun no matter what your age. Gone are the days of basic sledges, today you can buytop quality sledges with loads of cool features (£14.99), or something a bit different such as a Snow Jet (£24.95). Check here for the best spots around Essex to take your children sledging.
Have a Snowball Fight
*Cue iconic snowball fight scene from Elf! An Essex park is a perfect place to round up your friends and engage in a friendly snowball fight. With one of these snowball makers (£3.99), you can keep your hands warm and embrace your inner Buddy the Elf as you make perfectly round snowballs in seconds.
Build an Igloo
With 1-3cm of snow predicted widely and a possible 5-10cm possible in places over higher ground, there might just be enough now to make like an Eskimo and build your very own igloo. These great Igloo Maker Sets (£9.95) offer a quick and easy way to construct a snow hut that your children will love to play in.
Take A Snowy Countryside Walk
There is something undoubtedly charming about the Essex countryside in the snow. For a more relaxed winter activity, dust off those snow-boots, don hats, gloves and scarfs and take a stroll around a snow-covered country park or manor house. We suggest Hylands House, Audley End House or Hyde Hall.
Slide Along on a Snow Hoover
Another activity that involves whizzing down a snowy hill as fast as you can, this time on a Snow Hoover. Snow Hoovers (£34.95) offer a “downhill thrill” and even have a directional control stick - perfect for racing with friends.
Ride a Snow Scooter
A scooter doesn’t have to have wheels! These amazing Snow Scooters (£24.99) have foldable handlebars and grip profiles on top of the board, so your little ones can get around the snow in style.