During the winter months, it can be tough to think of fun things to do with the kids. As the weather gets cold, there are still plenty of things to see and do to keep the entire family entertained in Baltimore. Here are some ideas for fun-filled winter activities all ages will enjoy.
1. Spend the Day at a Museum
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Baltimore is full of great museums for families to enjoy. In the winter months, many of them are less crowded-and some even offer free programming to draw visitors. Some suggestions include:
2. Catch a Movie
Courtesy the National Aquarium
3. Go Bowling
You won't strike out with the kids if you take them to a local bowling alley. Try Duckpin bowling
and you'll also be sharing a Baltimore history lesson with the young ones.
5. Teach Kids the Art of Cooking
Cooking is a hands-on activity that many children love. Consider teaching them how to make traditional Chesapeake recipes, such as Maryland-style crab cakes
. If you're feeling up to it, you could also take your kids to area farmers markets
, public markets
, or ethnic markets
so they learn more about where food comes from and the importance of eating healthy and sharing traditions.
6. Spend the Day at the Pool
Many people reserve swimming for summer, but there are a number of indoor public pools in Baltimore
and health clubs with pools
that are open during the winter months. The winter season is also a great time to teach kids how to swim so they're ready to hit the pool when summer rolls around. You never know, you might have the next Michael Phelps
on your hands!
7. Stay Active
Photo by Katie Langer.
Football season comes to a close in the winter months, but hockey, basketball, lacrosse, and indoor soccer are just a few of the sports that are going strong. If you’d rather spectate, you can catch a lacrosse
or indoor soccer
8. Shop ‘Til You Drop
Whether your family is in need or some warm weather gear or you want to keep up with the latest fashions, shopping is another way to keep busy in the winter months. Play dress up at vintage boutiques
, or get some deals at outlet malls near Baltimore