Winter Boredom Buster Guide

January 27, 2017

We know the kids get bored being inside so let this guide be your best friend.  Here you will find a variety of FREE or inexpensive winter fun for all!  Be in the know with this guide for all of the best events in the Tippecanoe County and surrounding areas! 

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Outside Activities:

 Ice Skating at Riverside Skating Center.

✿ Sledding at Slayter HillMurdock Park, & Happy Hollow Park.

 Play in the snow ideas here.

Indoor Activities:

✿ Let Pinterest be your guide and there's already a ton of ideas in these boards Beat Winter BoredomWinter Craft Ideas, Play in the Snow Ideas, & Winter Snacks.

✿ Pick one restaurant on our Kids Eat Free Guide and eat there.  

✿ Check out a movie from your library for a family movie night or enjoy one of their many story times.  The story times are pretty much daily events.

✿ Spend the day cleaning house and donate items to a local charity like Trinity Mission who provides life transformation programs focused on drug and alcohol addiction.

 Malone's Gym has a full schedule of open gyms.

✿ Visit a nursing home and spread some cheer.

✿ Go to Trader's Point awesome, FREE indoor Playground!  

 Play some glow in the dark fun at Mini Monster Golf & arcade!  Mention Macaroni Kid and get $2 per person and/or $25 off a Birthday Party!

 My Gym is perfect for getting that extra energy out!  Check out their winter camps!

✿ Faith Family Night is each Friday and they have free swimming, games, and use of basketball courts.  And don't forget the New Year’s Eve Spectacular at 3 different locations!

✿ Check out all the hands-on learning experiences in science, technology, and engineering at Imagination Station.

✿ Spend the day at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum.  Every 1st Thursday of the month is a free night!  FREE Admission to Indy's Children's Museum

✿ Holiday Youth Sports Camps at Family Sports Center would be a win~win!

✿ Bounce around at the local trampoline park, Elite Air.

✿ Knock down pins at the Union Rack & Roll at Purdue University’s bowling alley.

✿ Free story times & kids activities that Barnes and Noble 

Tap into your creativity at Painting with a Twist.

✿ Check out the Museum of Art in Indianapolis.

✿ Everyone loves the play area at Chick-fil-A and every 2nd Tuesday is Family Fun Night.

 Check out the art exhibits at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation Galllery ExhibitsArt Museum of the Greater Lafayette Exhibits, & Robert L. Ringel Gallery Exhibits "Recent Acquisitions".

✿ Play hide & go seek.

✿ The YMCA has activities for all ages.

✿ Take a Free CityBus Tour every Saturday!

✿ Eat a cupcake or yummy treat from a local bakery.

✿ Make something awesome from Home Depot Free Kids Workshop or Lowe’s once a month.