Winter Boredom Buster Guide

December 30, 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 Hill, Murdock 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 Boredom, Winter Craft Ideas, Play in the Snow Ideas, & Winter Snacks.

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

Enjoy roller skating at Great United Skates!  They also have a bazooka ball arena, huge arcade featuring today's hottest games, bounce house area, and toy counter!

✿ 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.

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!

✿ Spend the day at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum.  Every 1st Thursday of the month is a $5 night!  $5 Admission to Indy's Children's Museum

✿ My Gym & Malone's Gym is perfect for getting that extra energy out!

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

✿ Free story times & kids activities Thursday and Saturdays at Barnes and Noble 

✿ Check out the Museum of Art in Indianapolis.

✿ 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.

✿ Check out the art exhibits at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation Galllery Exhibits & Art Museum of the Greater Lafayette Exhibits

✿ The YMCA has activities for all ages.

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

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

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

✿ Tap into your creativity at Painting with a Twist.

✿ Make something awesome from Home Depot Free Kids Workshop every first Saturday of the month.

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