Cabin Fever – Beat the Winter Blues

. February 2, 2016.
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Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you have to stay holed up at home all winter. Check out these great local options to get out, get moving, and have some fun. Let there be no cries of “Mom, I’m bored,” this year! 

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF FINDLAY

Findlay Village Mall
1800 Tiffin Ave.
567-250-9616 | cmfindlay.com

Dozens of hands-on exhibits will keep kids of all ages entertained for hours. At the Children’s Museum of Findlay, there are a variety of stations to help kids learn science, math, technology, art, engineering, pretend play, and more. Watch Facebook for special events. Admission: 16 and up $6.50, 3-15 $4.50, under 3 free. Family day passes and memberships available. 

 

FINDLAY-HANCOCK COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

206 Broadway St. 
419-422-3174 | findlaylibrary.org

The library offers tons of great programming for all age groups. From baby story time, all the way up to teen craft or movie nights, you can find something to keep everyone entertained. You’ll also find a great kids area with hands-on learning toys and puppets, scavenger hunts, and of course – books! Check out the library’s website for a current event calendar. 

 

MAZZA MUSEUM

201 College St. 
419-434-4560 | mazzamuseum.org

The award-winning Mazza museum is the perfect place to snuggle up and read some children’s books, admire giant artwork from the stories, and have a little fun too. Stop in for story time on the 10th & 24th from 11-11:30am or Funday Sundays February 7 and March 6 1:30-3:30pm. Free

 

SHANNON THEATRE

119 S. Main St., Bluffton 
419-358-1141 | shannontheatre.com 

For only a few dollars, you can see new movies with a hometown feel in Bluffton’s Shannon Theatre. Tickets cost only $3 (matinée) or $4 (evening), making it an affordable treat for the whole family. (3D showings are $6). Text “MOVIES” to 33733 to sign up for weekly text alerts.

 

PIRATE’S COVE

230 E. Front St.
419-423-9999 | piratescovefindlay.com

Pirate’s Cove is the ultimate destination in Findlay for indoor fun. They offer a range of activities for all ages, including a bounce house room, laser tag, reeball, arcade, café, birthday party packages, and more. Hours: Wed 7-11 pm, Fri 4-9 pm, Sat 12-9 pm, Sun 1-7 pm. Prices vary by activity. 

 

THE CUBE

3430 N. Main St. 
419-424-7176 | findlayohio.com/open-skate-the-cube/

Few things say “winter” like ice skating. The Cube offers a variety of times to brush up on your skating skills. Open skate Fridays & Saturdays 7-10 pm, Saturdays 1-2:50 pm (cost $5 + $2 for skate rental). Mom & Tot skate weekdays 10-11 am (cost $3 including skate rental). 

 

BG BOUNCE 

1234 N. Main St., Bowling Green 
419-494-9327 | bgbounce.com

BG Bounce is Northwest Ohio’s newest indoor playplace. Newly opened in January. It contains 65,000 square feet of play space for learning and fun. Check out the toddler room, science center, nerf arena, paintball space, art room, giant sandbox, dodgeball, arcade, and more. Admission: 0-3, $3; 4-6, $6; 7-11, $10; 12-15, $14;  16+, $18; parents free with paid child admission. 

 

FINDLAY FAMILY YMCA

300 E. Lincoln St. 
419-422-4424 | findlayymca.org

The Findlay Family YMCA is the perfect place to get the whole family moving and release some energy this winter. From swimming to fitness equipment, sports or fitness classes, there is something for everyone. Get a day pass for $5 (0-18) or $10 (18+) or check out membership options. 

 

HANCOCK PARKS

1424 E. Main Cross St. 
419-425-PARK | hancockparks.com 

The Hancock County Parks Department offers a wide range of fun activities, both indoor and outdoor. Check out their “Learn to Ski” workshops, a night in the planetarium, crafts, puppet shows, story times, and more. Their program guide online provides dates, times, prices, and locations. 

 

FLASHOVER INDOOR SPORTS

11600 CR 99 
419-420-1575 | flashoverindoor.com

Flashover Indoor Sports is Findlay’s latest go-to place to get moving. From classes to sports to bounce houses to the arcade, there is something here for everyone. Leagues and pickup games are offered for several sports, including soccer, dodgeball, flag football, lacrosse – and soon: quidditch. Check their website for times and prices for activities.

 

AWAKENING MINDS ART

515 S. Main St. 
419-302-3892 | awakeningmindsart.org

Unleash your inner artist at Awakening Minds Art through a variety of programs for all ages. Many classes are walk-in and easily fit it into a busy schedule. Check out the Parent & Painting Class with your toddler, or Drop & Date (drop off kids 4+, so you can have an evening out). Visit online for more options and prices.