Indoor Kids Activities in Frederick County, Maryland
Finding indoor activities for kids is crucial whenever there are snow days, school holidays, Christmas break, spring break, and especially during summer break.
Maybe you already have a lot of things lined up for the kiddos like holiday festivities with the family, sledding with the neighbor kids on snow days, or a trip down to DC during spring break.
But, eventually, sometime during each and every break, there inevitably will be those familiar words coming out of our childrens’ mouths: ‘I’m bored!’
I’ve learned over the years that I need to line up at least a couple of indoor activities in advance so that when I hear the famous ‘I’m bored’ words, I will have something to come back with.
There are so many indoor activities for kids in Frederick County to keep our children entertained and occupied.
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!
Open Friday through Monday.
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, icehouse, 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!
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!
Skate Frederick Ice Sports & More is the area’s premier skating facility, featuring two NHL regulation rinks (200′ x 85′). 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.
Frederick County Public Libraries
Another idea is to take the kids to one of the many public libraries in Frederick County. Here is their site Frederick County Public Libraries. Here is a link to their Events Calendar. They are open through the winter break with many 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!
Going to the movies is one of my favorite things to do with my son during the winter break. I just love getting a huge bucket of popcorn and sitting down to some good entertainment. Westview Theaters in Frederick is a really nice theater with nice seating and plenty of movie options to choose from.
MDL Holiday Cinemas
is a great place for little kids as well as the bigger kids. They offer a Winter Time Play where the big kids have 3 hours to do Laser Tag, Ropes Course, Rock Wall, 50 Arcade Credits and Children 8 and under may also enjoy, Prospector Playground and Moon Bounce. For the little tykes 8 and under, they have 3 hours to play on the Prospector Playground, Moon Bounce and they get 50 Arcade Credits. Check their website for the other deals and special events they have to offer.
Shadowland Laser Adventures
Shadowland Laser Adventures in Francis Scott Key Mall is a great option for the older kids. I’ve never been there, but I’ve heard that it is a ton of fun. Adults can also ‘play’ here. 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. This place looks serious and a haven for the paintball enthusiast. Kids 10 and under can’t actually play paintball, but they can use the target range area for practice for free.
Chuck E. Cheese
I can’t mention kids activities without mentioning Chuck E. Cheese. I’m confident there is no need to even have to describe what this place is because everybody and their mother has been there at least once in their lifetime. Little kids love it, and as much as I normally dread going there, I usually leave there having had some fun myself.
If you can think of any other winter break kids activities in Frederick County that I didn’t mention in this post, please comment and let us know. Above all, enjoy your time with your kids over the holidays. School will be back in session sooner than we know it. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!
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