Five Great Indianapolis Indoor Activities To Try This Winter

Dated: 12/31/2018

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It's been a chilly couple of weeks here in Indianapolis and the dark is coming on strong at about 5pm every day. When it's too cold to head out to your favorite parks and Indianapolis attractions, what do you do to keep them entertained? Take them to one of Indianapolis' indoor play areas, museums, or indoor pools! There are so many choices - you could literally head out to a new place around town almost every day! If you're looking to burn off some energy with the kids or enjoy a more calm morning or afternoon around town - Indianapolis has you covered.

The Urban Chalkboard

452 E Carmel Drive, Carmel, IN

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With different activities happening every day, there is definitely something to keep the kids (and grownups) occupied for a few hours. With plenty of sensory options, an actual cafe with coffee and snacks, plus timed admission, you're sure to enjoy your visit here! Check out their events calendar for upcoming events and special activities.

SkyZone Trampoline Park

Three Locations Around Indianapolis

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Not only can you spend hours jumping on trampolines, but you can also check out their other indoor attractions - all in one place. If you're in the mood to climb, joust, slam dunk, or "fly," look no further than SkyZone. With options for Family Nights and Toddler Time, even Glow (in the dark) dance nights, there's something for just about everyone in the family to enjoy. Plus, since you're inside, you'll still be warm and toasty.

Bongo Boy Music Center

8481 Bash St. Suite 1100, Indianapolis, IN

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Even if you or your kids don't think you can be musical, you can explore your inner drummer and musician at Bongo Boy Music Center. With programming for all ages, take the kids and grandparents to enjoy some jam time. Every Thursday evening, the center hosts a free community drum circle for new and experienced drummers. Their other offerings include a Saturday morning toddler class and senior wellness activities.

Carter's Play Place

17219 Foundation Parkway, Westfield, IN

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This adaptive indoor playground is geared towards families of all kinds that are seeking a warm and inclusive place for their kids to play. Calling themselves a safe, sensory gym, they've created a fun place for typical and special needs kids to play together.  They offer drop-in rates, as well as packages and memberships if that fits your budget. For children with special needs, they also offer occupational therapy services.


6002 Sunnyside Rd, Indianapolis, IN

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If you're looking for a place with a fitness center, sports gym, laser tag, arcade, AND food - THIS IS IT! Boasting over 60,000 square feet of fun and attractions, there is no shortage of ways to be entertained. Their full-service onsite restaurant serves beer and wine, and a made-to-order menu. Depending on what activities you want to participate in at the Incrediplex, some activities are set at an hourly cost or may require a daily wristband. Perfect for a special occasion or burning energy on a dreary day!

In addition to more active indoor opportunities, Indianapolis is also home to a great selection of museums that can entertain the whole family. If you're looking for games, movies, or great shopping, Indianapolis is also home to several malls where there's space to walk - all indoors! Where are some of your favorite places to hang out inside during these cold Indiana winters?

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