Downtown over the past few years has gained some fun things for kids to do! Below you will find some ideas of ways to have fun, inspire, and enrich your children’s growth. Bring your family downtown and enjoy!
Along with a great collection of books for every age, the library offers fun workshops for a range of different ages, teen book boxes, and a great space for kids to discover a new world within the pages of a book.
Stop in on a Saturday, no reservation or fee and create an art project during Studio Saturdays! Learn how to draw anime, make collages, learn drawing techniques, and more! Also, you can visit the galleries and see local artists and it wouldn’t be a visit to the Kemp Center without a stroll through the sculpture garden.
Have a kid that loves video games? Check out Maniac’s Mansion! The arcade is filled to the brim with tons of games from all genres and consoles. Did you know that they also have a cereal bar?! It’s $8 for an all day pass and $9.50 for an all day pass and a bowl of cereal. All ages welcome, kids 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
They are currently closed because they just purchased a much larger space (YAY!) and currently working to get it open. Make sure to follow their Facebook page for updates for when they open. CrashWorks offers Mommy & Me times where you can take in your toddler and discover different sensory activities and make crafts. There is also studio time that has a wide range of things to do according to age, from building birdhouses to creating art pieces from recycled plastic containers. It is a space for creativity to roam free while learning fine motor skills.
This historical landmark puts on many different productions through out the year. Most of their season is comprised of Disney based shows. If you have a child that loves to act there are also several opportunities to audition for a show and be involved in the theatre.
Weightless is more than a exercise studio, it is an experience. They offer classes on aerial silks, bungee, and yoga. They also have Littles Circus, held every Saturday and geared toward the ages of 2 – 4. A great way to expend some energy!
Decode Learning Hub, LLC. offers sensory workshops, activities, and also has a book club. On top top of that they also have dyslexia therapy, dysgraphia intervention, tutoring, and consultation by a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist, Amy Janjgava.
C.A.M.P. Therapy Center is a pediatric outpatient OT clinic who treats children from 0-20, addressing needs related to:- fine motor skills- visual motor skills – sensory processing needs- strength/balance/coordination needs- social/emotional/behavioral needs •In addition to our therapeutic services, we also offer a variety of sensory kits, crayons, and community events. They also have fun sensory toys for your littles for purchase.
Their sensory room is a therapeutic space with a variety of equipment that provides students with special needs a personalized sensory input. In this space children can calm and focus themselves so they can be better prepared for learning and interacting with others. Whether you have a kid with sensory needs or just want to encourage strong development with your child, you’re in the right place.
They may be just outside of downtown, but definitely worth a mention! Have fun with the butterflies by touring the conservatory, walking the trails and gardens, or picnicking under the open air pavilion. There are many ways to explore the Rolling Plains at River Bend Nature Center. They also offer several programs geared towards all age groups to help them discover and appreciate nature.
We hope that you have gathered some new ideas on how to have some family fun downtown! For a full business directory, click here.