We’ve put together a great list of indoor activities for kids in Frederick County to keep them entertained and occupied during school breaks or on a rainy day.
Notably, over the last couple of years in the Frederick, Md area, we’ve endured a LOT of rain!
In addition to the rain, there’s also all the snow days, school holidays, Christmas break, spring break, and summer break.
So, when school is out, finding indoor activities for kids is a necessity!
Without a doubt, you probably already have a lot of things lined up for the kiddos.
For example, holiday festivities with the family, sledding with the neighbor kids on snow days, or a trip down to DC during spring break.
However, eventually, sometime during each and every break, there will be those familiar two words coming out of our childrens’ mouths: ‘I’m bored!’
Therefore, I’ve learned over the years that I need to line up at least a couple of indoor activities for kids in advance.
As a result, I will be prepared when I hear those words and I’ll have something to come back with.
Indoor Kids Activities in Frederick County, Maryland
“One of the largest miniature world model train displays in the country.
Designed to be a fun display of three dimensional art, combined with sound and movement.
It is a miniature world complete with a zoo, circus, working volcano, walk-through mountains, subway, coal mine, castle and towns with moving trains, trolleys, cars and trucks.
With a gift shop and much more!”
“A child-friendly, hands-on environment, the museums present the daily life of Thomas Johnson, Maryland’s first Governor, and the individuals who lived on the property as well as the history of agriculture and transportation in Frederick County.
The property features a manor house, ice house, log cabin, blacksmith shop, carriage collection, and two barns.”
“The Frederick County Division of Parks and Recreation is committed to the highest level of care for our natural and historic resources while making the park facilities and the recreational programs available to all.
We believe that the benefits of parks and of recreation are far reaching and vital to each and every individual, family, and community in Frederick County.”
“A unique live escape room experience. 60 minutes to find clues, solve puzzles, crack codes, and unravel mysteries in a fully immersive environment.
Ages: Kids 12 and under should be with adults.”
“An escape room is a live action adventure game in which players enter a themed room and have to find clues and use elements of the room to solve puzzles.
Ages: Kids 12 and under should be with adults.”
“Enjoy a relaxing environment full of color and creative energy and paint your own masterpiece!”
I have taken my son to I Made This! several times and we’ve always really enjoyed it!
Equally important, making something together and having something to show for it is always a guaranteed good time!
“The Original Playhouse Children’s Museum offers a cheerful place for families to play together and enter a kids’ world on a kids’ level.
Loaded with educational and imaginative benefits for kids ages 2-9.
Come play the Original Way!”
“Frederick’s ONLY indoor inflatable play zone featuring PRIVATE parties & events.
Our staff does it all for you from set up to clean up!”
“Frederick’s premier skating facility, featuring two NHL regulation rinks, Skate Frederick offers snack bar, video games, skate rentals, spectator seating, The Pro Zone shop, and ample parking.
We’re open year round with daily public sessions, recreational and competitive ice hockey, and figure skating programs.”
Another idea is to take the kids to one of the many public libraries in Frederick County.
They offer a ton of events year-round for children of all ages!
Additionally, they’re open during breaks from school, offering several craft classes, storytimes, lunch & a movie, lego time, and much more.
“Terrace Lanes is Frederick’s premiere bowling center, located right off West Patrick Street.
We offer 36 lanes, a pro shop, snack bar, full service bar, video games, glow lights, and a great techno sound system!”
Indeed, this is one of our go-to places for days when we just want to do something local and be inside.
Firstly, the boys love some good healthy competition, seeing who can beat the other one in bowling.
Secondly, the mommas can sit together and catch up on the latest goings on in our lives!
Going to the movies is one of my favorite things to do with my son during school breaks.
Of course part of the ‘going-to-the-movies’ experience is to get a huge bucket of popcorn and sit down to some good entertainment.
In addition, Westview Promenade has a really nice set of theaters with nice seating and plenty of movie options to choose from.
Adventure Park is a great place for little kids as well as the bigger kids.
Not only are they a great place for outdoor fun, but also they have a multitude of awesome indoor activities: Laser Tag, Ropes Course, Rock Wall, Arcade Prospector Playground and Moon Bounce.
Of course, before you go, be sure to check their website for the deals and special events.
Located in Francis Scott Key Mall, Shadowland Adventures is a great indoor activities for kids option.
My son has been here several times for birthday parties and always has a blast!
Moreover, adults can also ‘play’ here as well.
They suit you up and provide you with a ‘phaser’.
Check out their website for all of the details, waiver forms, pricing, etc.
For kids 10 and over there is Paintball Sportsland on Old Liberty Road in Frederick.
Without a doubt, this place looks like a serious haven for the paintball enthusiast.
While kids 10 and under can’t actually play paintball, they can practice at the target range area for free.
Finally, I can’t mention indoor activities for kids without mentioning Chuck E. Cheese.
Undoubtedly, little kids, and even the bigger kids, love it!
Although I normally dread going there because of the loud noises and little people running amok, I usually leave there having had some fun myself.
In conclusion, if you can think of any other indoor activities for kids in Frederick, Md that I didn’t mention in this post, please comment and let us know.
Above all, enjoy your time with your kids during their school break because it really does go by fast!
For more awesome things to do in Frederick, Md, check out these great resources: Free Things To Do In Frederick Md During the Summer, A Frederick Mom’s Summer Bucket List, Free Frederick, Md Activities, & The Covered Bridges of Frederick County.
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