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Guide to Indoor Activities in the Mahoning Valley

October 15, 2020

Are your kids complaining that they're bored, or is it too cold, hot or rainy to play outside Pack them up and head out to enjoy one of these local indoor activities in the Mahoning Valley. These are great options to help the little ones burn off some energy, and prevent you from going stir crazy!  

Before you go, check the websites for any COVID-19 precautions or closures. Also, be sure to check out the  EVENT CALENDAR to see all the local fun activities happening over the next couple of weeks.

Get a FREE kid-friendly event calendar for the Mahoning Valley full of festivals, fairs, activities, events and more! Sign up by clicking HERE!


Bowling at Camelot Lanes
Sign up for the Kids Bowl Free program and have fun all summer! Their afterschool bowling program is also great!

Put on your ice skates at the Deep Freeze Ice Arena
Try figure skating or hockey at this full-service ice arena. They also host birthday parties.

Check out the exhibits at the Butler Institute of American Art
Look for free family days in the events calendar!

Play some retro games at Fun-N-Games Rewind in Boardman.  (private rentals only)

Learn about local history at The Arms Family Museum or the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor
The Arms Family Museum's Hands-On History Room has some creative games and activities for all ages. (The Arms Family Museum is currently closed Jan 2021)

See a movie at Golden Star Theaters
Book a private screening starting at $50. 

Learn about our universe at the Ward Beecher Planetarium (Currently closed)

Check out Membership to the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown
Swimming, exercise options, organized classes, and more. Check the Events Calendar for public events.

Learn about nature at Mill Creek MetroParks Ford Nature Center. (Currently Closed - Jan 2021)

Everyone loves OH WOW! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children's Center for Science and Technology. (Currently Closed - Reopening Spring 2021)

Grab some food and have fun at Cocca's Pizza.
The Boardman and Canfield locations have kids play areas and arcade games.

Spend some quality time at the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County.
Visit one of their fifteen branches, find a storytime, or do a make and take craft.

The Southern Park Mall is not just for shopping.
Visit the kids play area, take a train ride, or rent some cute animals to drive around. 

Visit the D.D. and Velma Davis Education Center at Fellows Riverside Garden (Currently closed through April 2021)
Check the Event Calendar for kids events, or just browse the exhibit galleries. 

Sports World in Boardman has some indoor fun in the arcade.

The kids will be eXhausted after a trip to Extreme Air Trampoline Park in Boardman or Niles.

The YMCA of Youngstown has two great locations for family wellness.

Have fun at the Skate Zone in Austintown.
Roller skating, web city, and laser tag are just a few of the fun things to do. (Web city is closed)

Get out your wallet and hit up Chuck E. Cheese.


Get a FREE kid-friendly event calendar for the Mahoning Valley full of festivals, fairs, activities, events and more! Sign up by clicking HERE!