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What is there to do in Madison, when it’s cold out?
Jan 08th, 2016

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  1. Rockin’ Jump

Rockin’ Jump is an indoor trampoline park where kids and adults can go to enjoy multiple trampolines, trampoline basketball and more fun activities. For more information regarding location, hours and pricing visit: http://msn.rockinjump.com/

  1. Vitense Golfland

There are many indoor activities available at Vitense Golfland, such as indoor putt putt, arcade games, and remote control boats. Another unique activity available is Platform Tennis, this game is played outdoors year round on a heated court about 1/3 the size of a traditional tennis court.  For more information regarding location, hours and pricing visit: http://www.vitense.com/

  1. Downtown Library

Located in downtown Madison, the library has many book and media options available for enjoyment while at the library, to be read in the reading areas or to check out and take home and enjoyed. The library also offers multiple story times and activities during the week and on weekends. For more information on events, hours and locations visit: http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/central

  1. Henry Villas Zoo

With free admission and multiple exhibits open year round, the Henry Villas Zoo is a great place to visit on those not too cold days. Children and adults alike can be amazed about the different animals in the zoo. For information on hours, exhibits and events visit: http://www.vilaszoo.org/

  1. Indoor Rock climbing- Boulders Gym

Boulders Gym is an indoor rock climbing gym located in Madison. They offer clip in climbing for all ages, as long as they are accompanied by an adult.  Boulders also offers youth programs to work with children on developing climbing techniques, learning the terminology associated to with climbing and help gain confidence in trying new activities. There are classes for all ages and abilities available. For information on location, hours and pricing visit: http://www.bouldersgym.com/

  1. Pottery Painting

Pottery painting is a fun and creative way to spend some time this winter. This would be a great way to expand on a child’s creativity while also making a keepsake. There are 2 different places in Madison area to enjoy this activity, Studio You Paint It Pottery (http://www.studioyouonline.com/) and Fired Up Pottery and Glass (http://www.fireduppottery.com/).

  1. Catch A Show

A great indoor activity to do is going to the movies. You can personalize the movie experience by going to a sensory friendly film (https://www.amctheatres.com/programs/sensory-friendly-films). If you are wanting  more of a dinner and a show experience you could try out a Big Screen Bistro showing of a movie, where you can go and be served dinner or snacks during the movie. For more information on viewing times, locations and menus visit: https://www.marcustheatres.com/

  1. Madison’s Children’s Museum

Downtown Madison is where the Children’s Museum is located, this museum houses exhibits that are catered to children’s learning and interest. Exhibits range from the Urb Garden to Possible- Opolis, with many more in between. The website states that the last Monday of the month is the quietest day to visit. For more information about events, hours and pricing visit: http://madisonchildrensmuseum.org/

  1. Pump It Up

Pump it up is an indoor inflatables park, where children can play on a variety of inflatable slides, bounce houses and other imagination developing play areas. They offer open jump, family jump times and jump times specifically for younger children. For information regarding hours, location and pricing visit: http://www.pumpitupparty.com/fitchburg-wi

  1. Indoor Gymnastic Gyms

Indoor gymnastic gyms are a great way for children to stay active this winter. Many places offer open gym time, Gymfinity (http://www.gymfinity.com/) and Badger Gymnastics Academy (http://www.badgergymnastics.com/) are 2 local gyms that offer open gym time for a variety of ages.  Gymfinity offer classes for those who have disabilities on Saturday mornings.

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