Who else starts going a little stir crazy not being able to get outside because of the snow and what seems like continuous rain or sometimes even the terrible summer smoke? There is always the obligatory day out to a movie or bowling but we are always looking for places to get the kids out to run around and stimulate their minds. Well, here we are to help you with places to take the kids on a rainy day....and to help you keep your sanity!
One of our personal favorite spots to get some energy out. It is an indoor climbing facility where you can either free climb on the boulder or venture onto the top-rope routes with a qualified climbing instructor to belay you. Read our blog for details of all of the possibilities: here.
Astral games is where our boy is at least once a week. Every day they are hosting various gaming gatherings that include Pokemon, Magic, Dungeons and Dragons, Yu-Gi-Oh among others. Open gaming days include playing console video games $5 all day. Follow them on Facebook HERE.
125 S Central Ave, Medford, Oregon MAP
Take an hour and a half ranger-guided tour of the Oregon Caves learning about the history of the men who discovered them. Make sure to bring a coat (it's a brisk 46 degrees). If you have kids make sure to stop by the Visitors Center to pick up their Junior Rangers workbook so that they can earn their badge and to explore their cool interactive displays towards the back of the center.
Ph: 1-877-444-6777 Make reservations online: https://www.nps.gov/orca/index.htm
Kid Time is where your child's imagination can run wild. Their newest exhibit is a Dentist's Office, but they also have Pirate Ship playground, A 0-12 month playground, Grocery Store, Farm, Veterinary Clinic, and Treehouse for hours of imaginative play. Throughout the day they offer crafts and music and special days like Lego Building, and Movie Nights! I guarantee your kids will leave there tired!
Ph: 541-772-9922 | 106 N Central Ave, Medford, Oregon MAP
A learn to paint experience when you have no experience'; it is always fun to paint with Miss Tika! If her workshop isn't full you can jump in on any of her classes last minute and paint your own masterpiece! If you are lucky it will be a Wonderland Tea Party day that isn't sold out where you paint can paint with your child. Follow here on Facebook for all of the latest! Checkout our blog here to see all of the fun we had with Miss TIka!
Ph: 541-778-7215 | 632 Crater Lake Ave, Medford, Oregon MAP
ScienceWorks features interactive science exhibits, live demonstrations and performances. They have lots of fun exhibits like Bee TV, the Shadow Wall, Bubble-ology Room among others and they always have a traveling exhibit like the current one Zoo in You. They also have art & science activities to participate in. We always end up spending at least a couple of hours of there, whiling away the afternoon. On the first Sunday of every month it is only $2 per person .
Check their website for membership information. Read our blog about the fun we have had there, here.
They provide indoor ball pits and play equipment and newly added an indoor batting cage. For the play area it is $6.25 per child 2+ years and $3 for under 2. The batting cages are $10 per 25 minutes or $16 per 55 minutes.
They have a display of rocks, minerals and gems. Their exhibits include acollection of petrified woods, fossils, Native American artifacts and more! The second Saturday of every month is FREE for kid’s day. Every month there’s something new to explore whether it’s dinosaurs, geodes, thunder eggs or digging around in the outdoor rock yard if weather permits, there is always something fun to do! Regular admission is $7 for Adults, $6 for Students, Children 6 and under are always free.
Ph: 541-664-6081 | Crater Rock Museum Address: 2002 Scenic Ave, Central Point MAP
The Family Fun center has over 60 video games for the bigger kids to play and Cactus Jack’s Playhouse for the little ones. Cactus Jack’s is a three story soft playhouse with slides, punching bags and more. Entry is on only $5 for all day play for the playhouse. Video games take tokens.
An indoor trampoline park that provides 20,000 sq ft of wall to wall trampolines. You can play dodgeball, basketball and a variety of other activities. Admission is $10 for weekdays, $12 for weekends.
A fun places for all ages checkout the Doctor's Office, Dentist Office, Beauty Salon and more in Our Town. They also have the Experimentation Station with lot's of science based fun and the Multi-Media room where they can play with music instruments and multi-media equipment. BRAND NEW to the museum, OIT students have been working on creating science and engineering exhibits such as a Pulley, Electrical Panel and lot's more! They offer $1 Wednesdays for 1 hour of play or regular admission is $5 per person.
Oregon’s largest natural history collection is on display at the Douglas County Museum. More than 7,500 items are used to help tell the ancient and contemporary stories of the Umpqua River Valley. In addition, DCM houses one of the Northwest’s most comprehensive plant collections in its research herbarium with nearly 3,000 catalogued specimens. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm | Admission - Student (5 - 17) - $2 | Adult - $8 | Seniors & Veterans - $5
Our local libraries hold more than just books. They host all sorts of events including visits from the "bug guy" John Jackson who brings his educational services, FREE movies, crafts, and many more activities! See the calendars for each southern Oregon county!
Of course you can always throw a raincoat and rain boots on the kids and just deal with the muddy aftermath like we do sometimes, but it’s nice to always have a backup plan!
If you are looking for more family fun you can always click over to our Fun for Kids page and FREE For Families page and if you are looking for Where to Have Birthday Parties we have a page for that too!! Now get out there and have some fun!