Let’s be honest shall we – the Minnesota winter is long and spring is often slow to arrive. While many of us who live here embrace winter activities both indoors and outside, by the time April rolls around we are all ready for a change.
If you are experiencing the effects of too much time indoors, here are some ideas for family activities that will make you feel like summer even though the temps still say winter!
When the kiddos have pent-up energy they need to spend, take them to an indoor park as a treat. Here are some Twin Cities options.
Minnesota Winter Inspires Indoor Parks
- Inner Active in Minnetonka is open every day through the entire year offers a broad range of activities to engage your kids. Options include a playground, a basketball court, a jumping pillow, a climbing wall and much more.
- Air Maxx in Eden Prairie is a trampoline park where your kids can bounce off the walls. There is also a laser tag area, a mini golf course, an obstacle course and an indoor playground for the tots. Minnesota winter, you have no power here!
- Edenborough Park in Edina looks like a park where it is 70° all year! Adventure Peak is a 37-foot high climbing, crawling, sliding Northwoods styled fun fest. The little peak is a perfect play area for the tots, and there is even a swimming pool, an indoor track and fitness equipment for the grownups!
Options for an indoor swimming pool abound around the entire Twin Cities metro because we deserve a break from a Minnesota winter. Check with local schools and community recreation areas. If you want a special treat, we have some excellent indoor water parks as well.
- Williston Fitness Center Indoor Pool in Minnetonka
- Eden Prairie Aquatic Center – Eden Prairie
- Grove Cove Aquatic Center in Maple Grove
The Mall of America Amusement Park
Located in Bloomington, it seems the Mall of American is an inspiration made possible by the Minnesota Winter. This facility is much more than a shopping mall; it is a destination spot all by itself. Nickelodeon Universe features 28 rides, an adventure course, minigolf, and special events. A day at this indoor amusement park is a special treat for the kids.
Other activities that burn off energy indoors include paintball, bowling, indoor laser tag, indoor ice-skating, and indoor tennis courts. There is something to please both kids and parents.
Keep smiling – spring is right around the corner! A Minnesota winter always comes to an end.