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Winter Wonderland in the Desert: Fun Activities for Kids in Arizona

Winter break is just around the corner, and while Arizona may not experience a snowy wonderland, there are still plenty of magical and fun activities to keep the kids entertained during the school break. From outdoor adventures to creative indoor experiences, Arizona offers a unique array of winter break activities for families. And what better way to celebrate the season than with Pixie Dusted Party's Royal Winter Tea Party at The Spicery in Our 1895 Home? Let's explore some delightful options for your kids this winter break.

Desert Hiking and Picnic Adventure:

Arizona's mild winter weather makes it the perfect time for a family hiking expedition. Head to a local desert trail, like the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Scottsdale or Camelback Mountain in Phoenix. Pack a picnic with your kids' favorite snacks and enjoy a scenic lunch surrounded by the breathtaking Arizona landscape.

Botanical Garden Exploration:

Escape the winter blues by visiting one of Arizona's stunning botanical gardens. The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, for example, showcases the unique flora of the region. Many gardens host special events and activities for kids during the winter break, providing an educational yet entertaining experience for the whole family.

Winter-themed Crafts and DIY Projects:

Keep the little ones engaged with winter-themed crafts and do-it-yourself projects. Whether it's making paper snowflakes, creating winter-themed paintings, or building a miniature desert snowman, these creative activities are a fantastic way to stimulate your child's imagination and keep them entertained indoors.

Ice Skating:

Experience the thrill of ice skating without the chill at one of Arizona's seasonal outdoor ice skating rinks. Locations like CitySkate in Phoenix offer a festive atmosphere with twinkling lights, music, and hot cocoa—creating a winter wonderland in the heart of the desert.

Visit a Wildlife Park:

Explore the wonders of the animal kingdom by taking a trip to a wildlife park or zoo. The Phoenix Zoo, for instance, offers an array of winter activities and events for children, including light displays and animal encounters. It's a great way to combine education with enjoyment.

Princess Tea Party:

Don't miss Pixie Dusted Party's Royal Winter Tea Party at The Spicery in Our 1895 Home on December 10th from 11:00-1:00. This enchanting event promises to bring the magic of winter to life, complete with princesses and a delightful tea party atmosphere. Make this winter break one to remember for your little ones in the heart of the Arizona desert! Spots are limited, so make your reservations by calling The Spicery at 623-937-6534.


As the winter break draws near, there's no shortage of exciting activities for kids in Arizona. Whether you prefer outdoor adventures in the scenic desert or indoor creativity, the state offers a diverse range of options for families to enjoy quality time together.

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