Have Indoor Fun With the Kids This Winter in San Antonio
Try a Few of These Fun, Physical Team Building Activities for Kids When the Weather Cools Off
San Antonio is famous for outdoor activities like the Riverwalk and the Tower of the Americas observation deck. Most of the year the weather is more than warm enough to enjoy these outside attractions, but during the winter most people want to take the fun indoors. This is especially true if you have kids.
Good news, parents! Kids don’t have to hunker down in the house all day. There is a great selection of fun indoor activities for kids in San Antonio, including team building activities that help them develop valuable skills.
Stargaze at the Scobee Education Center Planetarium
When it’s cold out it’s not the best time for stargazing – unless you’re in a planetarium. The Scobee Education Center has a fantastic planetarium that’s open every Friday night year round. There are three shows:
Attack of the Space Pirates at 6:30pm
Sky Tonight Live at 7:30pm
Black Holes at 9pm
Get there 30 minutes early to be the first in line for tickets. Seating in the planetarium auditorium is on a first come, first seated basis.
Visit the Witte Museum
A shared history is one effective way to bring people together no matter how old they are. The Witte Museum covers Texas history from the time dinosaurs roamed the area to modern day. It’s a Smithsonian Institute affiliate so you know the exhibits are top notch. There’s also a variety of hands-on indoor activities for kids. The H-E-B Body Adventure and paleontologist sand pit are two of the top exhibits your kids have got to try.
Try an Indoor Playground
Outdoor playgrounds have been popular for years, but they aren’t always comfortable in the middle of winter. Instead, take the fun inside at an indoor playground. Facilities like Just Add Children have massive indoor playgrounds with everything you’d find outdoors plus even more like ball pits and bounce houses.
If your kids want to jump around there are also indoor trampoline parks with equipment for kids of all ages. It’s actually a lot safer than a traditional outdoor trampoline since there are foam pits and lots of padding.
Evade the Winter Weather in a San Antonio Escape Room
Board games are fun on a cold winter’s night, but if your kids are antsy to try something with a little more physical activity a San Antonio escape room is the perfect option. Escape rooms are like life-size board games that put players in the middle of the action. Each room is completely decked out with props, lighting and even smells that transport players to another time and place as they race to solve clues.
Extreme Escape has created escape rooms that are actually one of the best indoor team building activities for kids in San Antonio. Kids team work is needed to make it out of the room in time, which prompts kids to communicate and band together rather than working as individuals.