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Winter Boredom Busters

Feb 02, 2020 08:53PM ● By The Hood Magazine
We know Midwest winters can get long and cold, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to do around the Sioux Empire! As your local parenting resource guide, we have some great winter boredom busters for you and your family.

 Too cold to leave the house? We have you covered! If you have little ones at home, you know they have a lot of energy that needs to go somewhere...after being stuck inside for a couple of days, everyone is ready to burn some of that extra energy! Take advantage of places that have programs designated for toddlers, like All American Gymnastics Academy and their Little All-Star program or check out Super Saturdays with the whole family. The Museum of Visual Materials is another great option for letting those little ones burn off some energy. Open play times are a wonderful option for little ones who need an area to let their creative juices flow!

 When the sun is shining and the temperature feels Spring-like, everybody loves a little outdoor time. We are fortunate to have great skiing, tubing, and snowboarding with Great Bear Ski Valley right here in Sioux Falls where you can gather the family and make a day of hitting the slopes! If you aren’t in the mood for skiing, be sure to check out all Sioux Falls Parks and Rec has to offer. Parks all over Sioux Falls offer many opportunities to spend time together as a family...from sledding hills to ice skating, there is something for everyone! Even though the white stuff is coating the grounds outside, you can still play in the water this winter at the Midco Aquatic Center. There are multiple pools to keep everyone in the family happy and with fun events happening all the time, there’s sure to be a place in the water for everyone’s needs!

 If your family is looking for a way to get active this winter, Skyzone is the place to be! With awesome attractions like ultimate dodge ball and glow in the dark jump times it’s no wonder why they are on our list! Skating is another great way to stay active this winter. Skate City has fun for the whole family that you can take advantage of during open skate times, lessons and even super fun themed parties! Maybe the family wants to kick back and enjoy a meal together while taking in a great basketball game, make sure to put the Skyforce on your list! Grab a family pack of tickets and cheer on our hometown team! If the weather allows, it’s always fun to take the short drive north to Brookings and spend the day at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota. Hands-on fun will leave you wondering how time can fly by so fast. If you’re looking for a spot where you can not only have fun, but learn, the Washington Pavilion is the place to be! Bring out your inner scientist while visiting the incredible Kirby Science Center. Don’t forget to check out a movie at the IMAX theater while you are there! If this list hasn’t given you enough ideas, maybe you want to head over to County Fair & the Brandon Pizza Ranch. Fill up your plates on the All You Can Eat Pizza & Chicken buffet and then burn off all of those calories at County Fair playing games.