The weather in Northeast Ohio is unpredictable. Sometimes it rains for days, sometimes it's way to cold to go outside and other times the summer sun is just too hot. Whatever the situation, you are in luck because we have details on over 50 indoor activities you will want to check out.
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Featured Indoor Activities
Make Believe Family Fun Center
Imagine a place where you can scale ninja walls, challenge your family members to laser tag, get a high score in mini bowling, battle in bumper cars, win a prize in the arcade, and then get a delicious bite to eat when you’re all done.
This place exists, and it’s right outside of Cleveland! At Make Believe Family Fun Center, you'll enjoy activities and games for all ages and everyone is encouraged to hop in and join the adventures.
- Laser Tag
- Ropes Course
- Mini Bowling
- Climbing Walls
- Bumper Cars
- Arcade Games
- Toddler Play Area
- Birthday Parties
There’s truly something for everyone here and, with so many things to do, you can have a new experience every time you visit.
Bring your family and your friends: excitement awaits!
Local Indoor Activities
Indoor Play Centers in Northeast Ohio – Indoor playgrounds are a great option anytime of the year. During the winter, kids can burn off extra energy when it’s too cold to play outside. And during the summer, you can beat the heat by running and playing in the comfort of an air conditioned room.
Take the family Bowling. Be sure to call your local alley to confirm open bowling time and to check if they have bumpers lanes if you need them.
In the summer months you can sign the kids up for the Kids Bowl FREE Program and let them bowl free all summer long and many local bowling alleys. Note: Shoe Rental Fees may apply
There are a variety of ninja warrior gyms right here in Northeast Ohio. The unique gyms have special ninja equipment and obstacle courses that both adults and kids can try. Some even offer ninja classes and training programs so you can improve your strength and agility.
Lace up some skates and head to the roller rink. It is a great way for the kids to burn off some of that extra energy too.
You can register for the Kids Skate FREE (available during summer months) program offered at two roller rinks (Warren, Austintown). Note: Skate Rental Fees may apply
Play put-put indoors at one of the Glow in the Dark Indoor Miniature Golf
Lace up some skates and go to one of the Indoor Ice Skating Arenas
Museums & Science Centers in Northeast Ohio – There are many many unique, educational and fun museums and science centers located in Northeast Ohio. Plan a trip with your children to make education fun!
Head to the Akron Art Museum (free Admission on Thursdays) or the Cleveland Art Museum (free admission every day)
You can also learn about money at the interactive and free Cleveland Money Museum.
Older children will love a friendly game of Laser Tag!
Best Indoor Water Parks in Ohio – Whether you are looking for a fun weekend getaway or just want to spend the day, indoor waterparks are always great for the whole family to enjoy. Ohio has many different options to choose from and you can be sure there is one that is perfect for your family!
Spend the afternoon swimming at an area pool. Be sure to call to confirm the open swim times.
Once a month the Akron Civic Theatre offers free public tours. The tours are approximately 15 minutes and you’ll learn about the history of the theatre.
Let your kids express their creativity by painting, creating pottery, glass blowing, making handmade jewelry, building wooden projects and more. Various locations across the region offer a variety of children & family classes, private instructions, demonstrations and more.
Music Classes for Kids – There are many great locations across Northeast Ohio that offer Music Lessons for Kids of all ages. From private to group lessons, learning to sing to playing an instrument, there are plenty of options.
Head to the movies. Check your local theater to see what is plays. During the summer many local theaters offer dollar movies. Score!
Indoor Fun at Home
Dust off the board games and have a tournament.
Get your Sharpies, some Rubbing Alcohol and an old t-shirt and Tie Dye with Sharpies