It’s cold outside which means the possibility of school cancellations as well as frosty, snowy conditions keeping you shut indoors! While mom and dad might be just fine curled up with a hot mug of coffee and a good read, the kids will not be so easily entertained. We’ve compiled a list of great indoor activities for the kids to do and encourage you to check them out!
Crafts, crafts, and more crafts
Crafts are always a great go-to for the little ones. Get their creativity flowing and imagination going with these awesome craft ideas!
Or if you’re looking for something a little more simple, print out some coloring sheets!
Indoor Laser Tag
Over at Skyline Paintball & Laser Tag, there’s the awesome option of paintball arenas outdoors and laser tag arenas indoors! Laser tag is guaranteed to be fun every time you do it because it’s just such a unique, niche activity. This option is ideal for families who love a little friendly competition! The games are incredibly immersive and promote laughter and physical exercise at the same time, and unlike paintball, laser tag is 100% mess free. Check out Skyline’s website for a list of their hours and to see if laser tag is for you!
Massanutten Resort’s award-winning indoor waterpark is an all day trip idea for families who desperately miss warm weather and water. Located in Harrisonburg, VA, this amazing indoor to outdoor waterpark stays at a warm 84 degrees for perfect swimming conditions! Choose from a wide array of exciting activities that are fun for all ages, including ‘Rapid’ rides, tube and body slides, a cove, hot springs, and even a surf-able pipeline! This waterpark is something you want to experience at least once in your lifetime.
Nibblins is the ultimate location to get your little ones cooking! Conveniently located in Winchester with an abundance of options, classes are taught by experienced and caring chefs with children of their own. They know the best recipes to teach and the best ways to teach them. Instill the love of cooking while teaching them techniques and skills that will stay with them forever. Let your kids learn the value of independence by becoming their own chef! For a full schedule of upcoming classes, click here.
Learn something new
There’s undoubtedly some of the best fun to be had in the Winchester area at Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum! The Discovery Museum makes it their mission to spark curiosity and inspire through creative play. All of their exhibits, activities and programs enforce learning creatively that will have your kids thinking outside of the box! Explore science labs, examine fossils, engage in music and so much more! Plus, with a rooftop level your kids can get an aerial view of downtown Winchester! Your kids will be begging to go back again and again.
You’ll find Explore More Discovery Museum in Harrisonburg to be just as wholesome of an experience for your children. Let their imaginations soar as they explore science labs, TV studios, medical centers, construction zones, and more. Does your kid love cars? Let them be a mechanic for a day! Are they interested in farming and cooking? There’s an exhibit for that too! Your kids will think they’re just having fun, but Explore More guarantees that they’ll be learning while they do it.
Optional Outdoor: For those feeling brave
The Blue Ridge Mountains provide the ultimate excuse to get your kids outdoors and playing! With the options of skiing, snowboarding, winter tubing, and hiking at places like Massanutten Resort and Bryce Resort, there’s plenty of fun opportunities for your family to take advantage of. Both resorts offer excellent classes for beginners in all areas, allowing them to get plenty of exercise and learn while doing it!
No matter what you and your little ones decide to do, we hope to have given you some fun ideas to explore this winter season!