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Indoor Family Fun

posted on Thursday, December 22, 2022

When you are ready to get out of the house this winter, but want indoor family-friendly activities, we’re here to help!
 

Find fun events such as the UNI Men's & Women’s Basketball teams in action at the McLeod Center at cedarvalley365.com. Events can be searched by date and category.

UNI Men's BB


Do you love solving puzzles? Reserve a session at Escapology! Located on University Avenue in Cedar Falls, up to 8 players will be challenged to work together to solve a series of riddles and puzzles and free themselves from a game room. There are multiple escape room scenarios available and a variety of difficulty levels.
 

If your crew is feeling adventurous, check out Hurling Hatchets in downtown Cedar Falls. Reserving a lane in advance is recommended, but not required. Instruction is provided to make your experience enjoyable. This is an excellent group activity but can also be fun for just two people!
 

Golf Lab is the perfect indoor activity for golf enthusiasts, the casual golfer and those new to the game. The state-of-the-art indoor golf studio located in downtown Cedar Falls. Pricing is set hourly per simulator, no matter how many people are in your group. Golf Lab offers plenty of space to hang out!

golf lab
 

Pizza Ranch FunZone and Arcade is where you can fuel up and have fun at the same time! Kids of all ages will enjoy the challenge of shooting for a high score in basketball or skee-ball while also trying out the latest in game technology. Party packages are available.
 

Need to burn some energy? Ninja U is an indoor park on steroids. This 8,000 square foot facility is a great place to play whether you are 2 or 82. Drop in and play anytime and you'll discover iconic obstacles (like the warped walls), along with rock climbing, a dodgeball court, a preschool play area, and a laser-timed incline hill sprint called Everest!
 

Art lovers are invited to visit the Hearst Center for the Arts to see their latest exhibitions, walk through the outdoor sculpture garden, enjoy lectures and performances, or sign up for a class.

Hearst Center for the Arts kids activities
 

Hatchlings & Hens in downtown Cedar Falls offers the opportunity for all to make custom creations using pre-made templates in their make and take studio. The craft studio is often open for walk-in crafting during regular business hours.
 

Nearby in Waterloo the Grout Museum District offers family fun at the Bluedorn Science Imaginarium and including the Norris Corson Family Planetarium. Go bowling! Two local options are Maple Lanes and Cadillac XBCJump around at Get Air Sports, a trampoline park featuring dodgeball, ninja activities, a foam pit, slamball and a slackline! 


Grout Museum
 

When you are ready to brave the outdoors, use the Winter Fun blog for ideas! 

Photos: Elliott Tensen Photography

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