Even though January is coming to a close, we’re still in the thick of winter.  However, that doesn’t mean that you have to spend these remaining cold months hibernating inside your home, especially if you have kids.  Instead, now’s the time to grab the whole family, and see the sights of the greater Milwaukee area!

We understand that the idea of shuffling around in these freezing temperatures doesn’t always scream fun.  Fortunately, there are all sorts of exciting indoor activities that you and the kids can explore to stave off the winter blues to stay active and excited until the spring thaw.  Here are some of our favorites:

  • Bowling – Everyone knows that bowling is a favorite Milwaukee past time.  So, start a fresh, new family tradition during these colder months with a trip to your local alley each week to get some pent-up energy out and partake in some good old fashioned fun.  Bowlero Lanes is one of the bigger bowling centers in Wisconsin and sits just outside of Milwaukee where you can even get into Xtreme Bowling, an event complete with dimmed lights and energetic music!
  • Indoor Swimming – It may be cold outside but inside the water’s nice!  Shake off the cold by going for a dip in some of the warm pools in the area.  Milwaukee Parks, for example, has two indoor pools, Noyes Pool and Pulaski Pool, that are open year-round for open swim times.   
  • Evolution Milwaukee Gastro Pong – If your older kids are getting a bit antsy being stuck in the house, take them for an afternoon of table tennis at Gastro Pong.  This action-packed indoor entertainment haven offers the perfect opportunity for fun-filled exercise. There’s also food and cocktails for mom and dad to enjoy while watching the kids play a match.  
  • Discovery World – Enjoy a day exploring Discovery World, a 120,000-square foot facility that boasts interactive exhibits, the Reiman Aquarium, learning labs, and so much more.  It’s fun and education for all ages, and the perfect way to beat the cold this winter.
  • Betty Brinn Children’s Museum – If you have younger children you’re looking to entertain on a gloomy day, check out the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum.  This is a great, interactive experience that provides educational resources that promote the healthy development of children.  
  • Milwaukee Public Museum – The Milwaukee Public Museum is the largest museum in Wisconsin and one of the largest in the region.  It’s a wonderful place to spend a day, even two, as you’re sure to see something new every time you go.  The Museum has something for absolutely everyone and every interest, as it’s a dynamic, stimulating environment that’s designed to spark the curiosity of all who enter.  

Milwaukee is filled with endlessly exciting entertainment, experiences, and escapes that can be shared with the whole family.  Just don’t be afraid to get creative, and get active to keep the winter blues away! After all, spring is almost here, but you should be thinking about how you’re going to make the most of this time huddled closer to your family.