5 Indoor Activities for Families, Plus Money-Saving Deals

Crush cabin fever and high prices with these five ideas

By Macaroni KID November 6, 2023

Lack of daylight and cold temps are just two reasons we're forced indoors this time of year. No need to cancel all the grins though. We've got five ideas for family fun without the sun ... and ways to score hot deals while you're at it.

These deals are offered through Macaroni KID's partner site, CertifiKID, an e-commerce platform that offers discounts on family-friendly activities, shows, events, attractions, and more!

kali9 | Canva

1. Dinner + Tokens = Fun 
What's the one place with amazing food and entertainment for the entire family under one climate-controlled roof? Dave & Buster's, of course. Start with award-winning meals and for dessert? Arcade games for all. There's no better way to beat a chilly day than schooling the kids in a skeeball tournament. And right now, save 25% on arcade cards. Fun and done.

pixelshot | Canva

2. Strike Up a Good Time
Wearing someone else's shoes isn't usually the recipe for fun... unless you're bowling! Grab the fam and hit the lanes to strike up some friendly competition. Need another reason to conquer the alley? Right now you can save up to 60% on bowling and shoe rentals at Bowlero locations nationwide. Talk about a perfect strike.

Fat Camera | Canva

3. Library Love
Don't let cabin fever get you down. Load up the kids and hit your favorite local library. These community treasures are more than just books -- play games, get creative in the kids' area, attend a storytime, or just enjoy the peaceful vibe. Escape reality, enter the library.

Getty Images Signature | Canva

4. All About the Big Screen
Stay cozy and entertained when you treat the kids to a movie on the big screen. New family-friendly releases this month include Disney's latest animated work, Wish, Trolls Band Together, and a new Marvel installment, The Marvels. Plus you can splurge on popcorn all around when you save up to 40% on movie tickets nationwide. Lights, camera, action.

Sladic | Canva

5. Game On
For those days when leaving the house (or your pajamas) seems impossible but you still have to keep the kids busy, make it a game day. Haul out a stack of board games or puzzles and start playing. Even sulky kids can't resist a cutthroat game of UNO. Board games, not bored games, at your house.

Find these and more great deals and ideas on