18 Indoor Activities Around Greater Victoria For Kids

Published Nov 27, 2018 | Updated Nov 27, 2018

Victoria winters are fairly mild, but it's still handy to have a hit-list of indoor activities up your sleeve for those wet and rainy days. From play centres to rec centres to attractions, here's a great list of ideas!

Looking for some ways to escape your home?

I've listed indoor facilities that are great for you and your kids!


1- Langford Lanes Bowling Alley has a great promotion- Kids Bowl Free! Children under 15 can play two free games for only the $3 shoe rental fee.

2- Challenge your mind at Victoria Escape Games. Their spacious, air-conditioned rooms present a web of puzzles you have to solve in order to get out!

3- Take your kids to Bumble Hive Play Centre & Cafe in Victoria Public Indoor Market, then peruse the market while you're there (there's great food too).



4- Check out a new movie at SilverCity Cinema or from a recliner seat at the Odeon.

5- Go ice skating at Oak Bay Recreation or Panorama Recreation during their drop in times. Or visit another recreation centre near you.

6- Visit your local library and pick out some new books to read, or check their schedule for fun story times or other activities.

7- The Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea is Greater Victoria's only aquarium. It's a fun hands-on way to learn more about the creatures in our oceans.



8- Play the day away at PlayZone in Langford.

9- The Board Game Cafe is $5 and you can stay and play as many board games as you'd like! They have over 800 to choose from, and serve delicious milkshakes.

10- Stroll around Mayfair Mall. To make it fun for the kids, have a pit stop at Sweet Factory and maybe even let them ride the motorized stuffed animals.



11- Play some laser tag at LaserCity Fun Centre.

12- Check out the Flying Squirrel indoor trampoline park.

13- Channel their inner Picasso at a drop in art class. Fired Up! Paint Your Own Ceramics allows you to pop by anytime and choose from over 150 different pre-formed ceramics for you to paint.

14- Watch an IMAX at the Royal BC Museum. 

15- Swim in the wave pool and go down the giant water slide at Commonwealth Pool.

 

15- Still get your mini golf fix, but indoors, at Glow Mini Golf.

16- Reach new heights at the Boulders Climbing Gym and let your little ones use up all that energy.

17- Visit the Bug Zoo and check out all the creepy-crawlies!

18- Check out I Want To Be in View Royal, a fairly new indoor playground and sensory centre great for younger kids.



More ideas for things to do with kids:

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