Indoor Rainy Day Activities For Kids In Tampa Bay
When bad weather strikes – don’t go stir crazy sitting at home with the kids – head out for some fun and relaxation at one of the many indoor venues in the Tampa Bay area.
Here are my suggestion on where burn off everyone’s excess energy, while staying indoors and dry. - By Barbara Ann
Vertical Ventures Rock Climbing Gym
5402 Pioneer Park Blvd
Tampa, Florida 33634
Do the kids and you need to burn off some energy? Do they love to climb things? Vertical Ventures is the place for you! 6,000 sq. ft. of rock climbing excitement. Never climbed before? Don’t worry they offer introductory classes in which you and the kids can learn the basics. Vertical Ventures is open six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday. Admission: Daily $14. Kids 8 and Under $7. Belay Class for 1 (includes all equipment, admission and return visit) $35. Belay Class for 2+ (includes all equipment, admission and return visit) $25 each.
24546 US Highway 19 N.
Clearwater, FL 33763
Celebration Station’s indoor game rooms feature air hockey, video games, pool tables, interactive games, driving games and many other types of games. With over 100 games, there is sure to be a game for every visitor. All of the games use tokens, a player card or quarters. When weather permits, there are also batting cages, bumper boats, go karts, mini golf, roller coasters and other small rides for visitors to enjoy. One of the big hits at Celebration Station is the laser tag arena, which costs a mere $7 per person for two sessions of laser tag. In good weather or bad, Celebration Station is a great place to visit for children and adults alike.
AirHeads Trampoline Arena
5072 W. Linebaugh Ave.
Tampa, FL 33624
12401 Belcher Road
Largo, Florida 33773
The two locations of AirHeads Trampoline Arena offer unlimited jumping for only $16.95 a day or $29.95 per month. The arena also requires the purchase of reusable Grip Socks for $2.35. Airheads also offer dodge-ball, fitness classes and more. The enthusiastic service, cleanliness and safety precautions offered at Airheads make this the perfect bad weather activity for young and old alike. Visit Airheads for a low-impact workout that is easy on the joints but great for lower body muscles.
Great Explorations Children’s Museum
1925 4th St N.
St Petersburg, FL 33704
Great Explorations Children’s Museum, is one of Florida’s top museums and one of America’s top museums for children. Great Explorations is a fun family educational experience that makes learning exciting for visitors of all ages. Free for children under 2 years. $10 for ages 2 to 54 years. $9 for ages 55 and up. Every adult 18 and over must be accompanied by a child, and every child 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Monster Indoor Mini Golf
6429 U.S. Highway 19
New Port Richey, FL 34653
This monster-themed, indoor, glow-in-the-dark course, complemented by a wacky DJ, raises this local haunt to an above-average mini-golf must-do. The monster décor and animated props are scary but not terrifying for most children. While the difficulty of the 18-hole course provides enough of a challenge to keep adults entertained, it’s still super accessible to kids. The location also offers birthday parties and corporate events, private event rooms and an arcade game area. Prices: $8 Big Monsters 13 and older – $7 for Little Monsters 12 and younger.