Indoor Activities for Kids in Mountaineer Country

Bring the Fun Inside this Season

Does the cold weather have you and your kiddos down? We can solve that! Mountaineer Country has activities for the whole family to enjoy. Whether you’re planning a party, looking for family-night ideas or you want your kids to unplug from technology and use their creativity, these top activities are a must-do this holiday season.

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Spark! Imagination and Science Center is a great way to spend a cold, snowy day. Families can dig for dinosaur fossils, engineer a ball ramp, build with giant blocks, investigate nanoscience, discover Space Weather, and play dress-up with Sparks! hands-on exhibits.

The Morgantown Municipal Ice Arena is open for the season and they offer “Family Day” at the Ice Arena on Sundays! Bring the entire family to the rink every Sunday from 1:30pm to 4:00pm. A family of up to four can enjoy an afternoon of skating for only $10 (without skate rental) and $20 (with skate rental). Add additional family members for only $2.

If your kids are full of energy and want to jump around (literally), they can do just that! Launch Pad Trampoline Park is a great place where they can unplug and enjoy indoor jumping fun. Some kid favorites are playing on trampolines, diving into foam pits, shooting some hoops, and more!

Your kids will love being investigators at one of the escape rooms in Mountaineer Country to solve clues and “escape” the room before time runs out! Both Xscape! and Morgantown Escape Room recommend that older kids participate in order to work and solve puzzles with their teams.

If you want your kids to experience their creative side and paint something they can keep for years, take them to The Wow Factory in Star City, or Make it Awesome in Westover. Both locations offer guided art classes for kids of all ages. Pre-registration for classes and events is preferred, so book your spot today!

Get inspired by taking the kids to an art venue around town like the Art Museum of WVU. The museum’s art collection includes paintings, prints, works on paper, sculpture, and ceramics, and totals more than 3,000 works of art.

If you want to support the local theatre and are looking for a concert or play that everyone will enjoy, check out the WVU Creative Arts Center. You could also visit the Monongalia Arts Center (MAC) where you and the kids can enjoy a ballet or participate in an art education class.

Teach the kids how to bowl at Suburban Lanes! They also offer cosmic bowling with a light show on Fridays and Saturdays. Work together as a team for family-night out and experience new talents!

Another option is to take the kids to look around Pinocchio’s Books and Toys in downtown Morgantown. The store has many items ranging from books, trains, and figurines to puppets and music.

And for superhero fans, head to Four Horsemen: Comics and Gaming, at the Morgantown Mall. You’ll find comics, table-top games, card games and everything you need for a snowed-in game day. Not sure what to play? Join one of the weekly gaming events to experience the fun before you buy!

Morgantown Public Library often hosts library time for babies and their parents to enjoy stories, songs, play stations, and time together. Storytime sessions for children that are toddler-age and older are available, as well. You can also find sessions at Cheat Area Public Library and Clinton District Library.

Miss the beach? Head to the Aquatic Center at Mylan Park for pool-side fun all year long! The community pool features a zero-depth entry area, multiple waterslides, a six-lane lap pool, and a kid-friendly splash-area. You won’t have to wait for summer to make a splash!

Where else do you enjoy indoor fun with the family? Share your favorite spots by using #VisitMountaineerCountry!

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