As fall and winter bring cold and wet weather to Indiana, our kids tend to spend a lot more time indoors than outdoors. 

That doesn’t have to mean laying around watching TV or playing video games all the time, though. Here are some great activities to do and places to go to keep your family active when the weather is bad.

Sky Zone in Mishawaka

Bring your kids and all of their energy to Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Mishawaka. Sky Zone is a sure-fire bet to beat the gloomy rainy days of fall. Let go of gravity and grab some air on Sky Zone’s sprawling wall-to-wall trampoline courts. Your child will love flipping and jumping on the biggest trampoline court in the area. Boredom won’t be a problem with the Ninja Warrior course, complete with the Battle Beam, Warped Wall, Zip Line, Sky Ladder, and Parkour Blox.

Rainy Day Fun at Home

Rainy days are no excuse for kids to be bored. Engage your children in activities that keep them active and engaged rather than glued to their screens.

Soggy weather days are perfect for engaging in arts and crafts with your children. Arts and crafts will help your children develop motor skills with tasks like cutting and sewing. Crafts can inspire their creativity and teach them science. Be sure to stock up on craft supplies before the bad weather rolls in. Keep paper, crayons, glue, markers, crayons, yarn, felt and other craft supplies or kits on hand.

YouTube is full of great ideas for kid-friendly exercise routines. You’ll find everything from dance moves to jumping jacks to yoga! Challenge your kids to create an indoor fort using blankets and couch pillows. Use flashlights to light it up (be sure to have plenty of batteries on hand).

Blackthorn Topgolf Swing Suites in Granger

It’s always sunny at Blackthorn Topgolf Swing Suites in Granger.  Leave the dark clouds and rain and head to Blackthorn Topgolf Swing Suites in Toscana Park. It’s the place to go for a round of fun and games. Not sure about golf? No worries. Blackthorn Topgolf Swing Suites has simulators with zombie dodge ball, baseball, football, carnival games, and hockey.

Interactive simulators are rented by the hour for your entire group. Enjoy food and drinks from the full menu, served by a member of their wait staff. Because simulators book up quickly, be sure to reserve your fun in advance.

Compton Family Ice Arena

Get out of the rain and lace up your skates at the Compton Family Ice Arena. Located on the University of Notre Dame campus, the Compton Family Ice Arena has public skating opportunities complete with skate rentals.

The History Museum

Perfect for the entire family, you can spend an entire afternoon exploring the rich history of South Bend. You’ll find the historic houses and exhibits at The History Museum to be intriguing and fun. The stately Victorian mansion with original furnishings and stunning woodwork is the highlight of this museum complex, which also includes a children’s museum, a gallery of Notre Dame history, and an exhibit that chronicles the history of the St. Joseph River Valley. The History Museum museum is physically connected to the Studebaker National Museum, so you can easily visit both museums in one afternoon!

Bring your report card to Blackthorn Topgolf Swing Suite and get a discount off of your swing suite rental during the month of October.  If you have an A on your report card you’ll receive 50% off of the rental, a B earns you a 25% discount and a C will get you 10% off the rental.

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