So here we are. It's January in Kentuckiana. We've had a few days with warm enough weather to play outside, but what do you do when it's too cold to go out? There are many options for indoor entertainment in the area, all with kids in mind.
A visit to your local library is a fun freebie. Most have children's programming, books and movies. Visiting a local candy shop like Fuzziwigs, Muth's Candy Store and Schimpff's makes for a fun activity and can be educational if they are making candy at the time of your visit. Art Sparks at the J.B.Speed Art Museum is educational and a lot of fun with many types of activities to participate in.
If you are looking for something more active or physical check out some of the listings below. They offer things to bounce on, bounce in, climb on, run around, drive and jump in. Prices and times/activities vary. Call ahead or check the website for current offerings and schedule.
- Incredible Dave's - Incredible Dave's offers a full service restaurant, giant inflatables, bowling, bumper cars, and video games. They are located at 9236 Westport Rd., Rolling Hills Plaza, Louisville, KY 40242. Phone number: 502-426-4790
- Puzzles Fun Dome - Puzzle's has inflatables, video games, mini golf, rock wall, a playground and more. Puzzle’s Fun Dome is located at 11530 Bluegrass Parkway, Louisville, Ky 40299. Phone number: (502) 261-7144.
- All About Kids - All About Kids has an inflatable fun zone, Gym & Swim, organized classes in cheer, dance, gymnastics and taekwondo. All About Kids Sports Center is located at 2531 Blankenbaker Parkway, Louisville, KY 40299. Phone Number: 502.809-1FUN (1386)
- KaZoing! - KaZoing! Offers inflatables, open play time, princess parties, Mom's Day Out and much more. Check out the flyer for current schedule . KaZoing! Is located at 3600 Chamberlain Lane #218, Louisville, KY 40241. Phone number: 502.412.1500
- SIGS Sportsplex - SIGS Sportsplex is located in Southern IN and in addition to gymnastics, tumbling, dance and swimming classes, they offer open gym and bounce time. SIGS is located at 4343 Security Parkway, New Albany, Indiana 47150. Phone number: 949-SIGS or 812-949-7447.
If you have young children at home, homeschool or are making plans for holidays/snow days this should help you out. Weekdays are generally less busy than weekends and non-school days. Many of the locations offer group rates, so call ahead for those if you are organizing a playdate. You may also check out Louisville Family Fun for special offers and events around town for kids and family. Have fun and stay active!
Photo credit: Roxane Haynes