5 things to do when it’s snowing outside

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You’re never too old to build a snowman or hurl yourself down a hill on a sledge, but let’s face it, even these simple pleasures can lose their appeal.

So with snow hampering travel and work plans for many parts of the country this week, we have trawled the WOW247 listings to find out what else might keep you entertained while it’s freezing outdoors.

Go to the cinema

Cinema

With the Oscars fast approaching there’s no shortage of quality on the big screens across the country, including Quentin Tarantino’s bold reinvention of the western (Django Unchained), Steven Spielberg’s historical biopic of the 16th US president (Lincoln, opens Friday) and you can still soak up the emotive drama of Les Miserables. Find more options on our cinema channel.

Find a cosy pub

Cafe Royal

Nothing beats a traditional pub on a cold winter’s day, especially if there’s a log fire burning away in the corner. Here are five suggestions in Scotland, but do you have a favourite local inn? Why not share it with the WOW247 community below, or on Facebook?

Pass the time at an exhibition

John Bellany

Sure, you can always stay curled up on the sofa, but there’s only so much reality TV or soaps your poor brain can take. Stimulate your senses and learn a thing or two at an exhibition near you. Check our listings for a wide array of choices.

Go to the theatre

Theatre

We’re not talking about any situationist outdoor performances here, of course. Panto season is practically over so many local theatres are starting to open up their 2013 programmes. Find out what’s on where you are.

Feed the penguins

Penguin

If you’re made of sterner stuff, and can handle a few snowflakes, then perhaps a trip to the zoo is in order? After all, they’re usually home to some creatures with a greater tolerance for the white stuff. Many zoos will even let you feed the penguins.

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Nick is an Edinburgh-based writer and editor, covering music, pop culture and comedy.