Indoor Activities

Whether it’s too hot, too cold, rainy, or just you just feel like spending some time indoors, you will find all of the ideas you need to plan a fun day! Scroll through all of these indoor activities and see what peaks your interest, then click on the category heading and you will be taken to a full list of local options. We have all the details about locations! Many have photographs and more information to help you decide where to go and what your kids will be interested in depending on their age and interests.

All of these lists were made by local moms for local parents, grandparents, and caregivers. Do you have an idea for a topic that hasn’t been covered or a spot that you’ve been enjoying? Comment below and let us know!

If you are looking for other resources, visit our Resources for Families page, buy half-price tickets to great local attractions and shows on our Half-Price Ticket page, and peruse our Outdoor Activities page.

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31 Days of December: Your Holiday Bucket List by Day
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Give the Gift of a Goldfish Swim School Holiday Package This Season
A Goldfish Holiday Package is a great combo of fun and skill building, while giving kids something to open and get excited about!

2019 Guide to Holiday Theater and Nutcracker Performances for Kids!
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Review and Giveaway: Beauty and the Beast at Paramount Theatre, Aurora
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A Mom’s Review of Emerald City Theatre’s Holiday Show: Corduroy
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2019-2020 Winter Break Camps for Kids
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