Surviving Winter Break: News 13 guide to family fun in December
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) —
The pinball museum
Do you have a houseful of kids and/or visiting family that you need to entertain? Never fear, our roundup is here:
Asheville has two trampoline parks: Sky Zone and Launch.
Hendersonvile's ice skating rink
The pinball museum
There's now one in downtown Asheville, and one in Hendersonville.
The Asheville Museum of Science
From its website:
We have plenty of science to come and explore including our brand new Colburn Hall of Minerals, the STEM lab, our interactive panorama screen, the AMOS Mars Rover, our Teratophoneus dinosaur skeleton and fossil dig, Southern Appalachian Forest, Toddler Nest, Hurricane Simulator, fun temporary exhibits, and an exciting new gift shop.
Over 65,000 square feet of indoor activities: outdoor and indoor go-carts, 18-hole indoor mini-golf course, laser tag, bumper cars, a climbing wall, playgrounds and inflatables, mini-bowling, X-rider 4D Theater, arcade games, Aeroball, Lazer Frenzy, Atomic Rush and more.
Locally owned and operated venue that offers mini-golf, go karts, bumper cars, batting cages, arcade games, boardgames, Magic the Gathering and more.
Mountain Play Lodge
An indoor play center that's geard to younger kids, aged 10 and younger.
This gamer's haven has 12 37-inch HDTV's set up for online and offline gaming on either PS3, 360, Xbox One and PS4.
FOX-N-OTTER offers escape rooms for families with 8-12 year olds, and more advanced rooms for older teens and adults. At Breakout, you have just one goal: escape the room in under an hour. "You’ll solve puzzles, crack codes, find hidden items, and more in order to escape."
The WNC Nature Center
Since so much of this nature have is outdoors, it's not the best choice for cold, snowy, or rainy days. But on a sunny winter day it's a treat for animal lovers.
Asheville Pizza and Brewing
Cheap movies, pizza and tater tots? Parents can kick back and kids can have fun at this very family-friendly (and dog-friendly) venue.
Paint your own pottery
The Hop Ice Creamery and both Hop Ice Cream locations
The Hop's two cafes sell ice cream (and are both great places to hang out), while the creamery gives fun tours. Both locations do free, kid-centered events with music, dance and more.
The downtown classic includes a spacious chlidren's library on the lower floor.
Well Played Board Game Cafe
This fun new downtown spot offers finger food, drinks and boardganes galore.
Climbmax or Smoky Mountain Adventure Center
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