Winter Family fun activities in Charlotte

Got “cabin fever”? The term originated with sailors losing their minds after spending too much time at sea.  You may have felt the same in the winter months with grey skies and cold temperatures.  Here are some ideas for the family to help beat the winter blues.  

Check out these links for some fun times.

Ice Skating at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza in Uptown Charlotte's NASCAR Holiday on Ice.  Get your skates out or you can rent them and hit the ice!

West Charlotte has a trail on 17,000 sq. ft. of ice at the U.S. National Whitewater Center where 3 levels of difficulty for all skate lovers.  Day and annual passes available. 

Go bowling - Strike! 

Here are a couple of options right here in Charlotte.  

10 Park Lanes on Monford has live music, dancing, food, and bowling.  While you’re there you can play a game of ping pong, cornhole or bocce. 

Got a bowling league?  Take your friends to Bowlero Charlotte for “blacklight” bowling, food and state-of-the-art video games.

Just try and escape this.

Charlotte has many Escape Rooms to choose from depending on the difficulty level, price and more.  You be the detective and find the right one for you!  

Here are the Top 3 rooms, with different themes to choose from:

Codescape - Book an adventure where you are in Deep Space, Shipwrecked or conduct an Experiment.  You choose! 

Escape Tactic has several choices of themed rooms from flying a plane that has been hijacked or being an archeologist sent to King Tut’s tomb. There are 7 escape rooms to choose from.   

Exit Strategy (North and South locations) Explore The Mansion with 108 rooms and a butler, capture a scientist in Subject Zero that has created a dangerous weapon or get Lost in Space.   

Explore and discover.

Be a scientist for the day at The Discovery Place Science where they offer interactive learning for all ages.  

Explore SeaLife in Charlotte-Concord.  Take a Behind-the-scenes Tour, experience sea life and learn about the amazing creatures.    

Know any history buffs? Charlotte has a variety of museum options. 

Here are the big ones:

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta.  This four-floor gallery is a work of art like the collections it holds.  

Head over to the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture for unique cultural experiences from painting classes to guided tours and extended hours on Sundays.  

The Mint Museum (two locations in Uptown and on Randolph).  Check out The Mint,  shop and tour the amazing collections of American, contemporary, and European art. They even have a “Yoga Bar” on Mondays, so take your mat and enjoy!    

Levine Museum of the New South connects people to Charlotte through history, culture, and celebration.  Talk to a Historian and attend one of the many programs offered for all ages.

Charlotte is rich with activities for the family even in the Winter from ice skating to bowling and museums.  Bundle up, put the gloves on, get out there and have some FUN!