Now that the glow of the holidays are behind us it is time to find things for the kids to do to stay occupied. When the weather is chilly and the lure of loafing on the couch is an attractive option it is hard to think of things to do. Here are some of our ideas to make sure the winter break blues don’t get you down!
201 College St. (University of Findlay Campus)
Wednesday, Noon – 5 p.m.
With artwork from children’s book illustrations covering wall to wall, an afternoon at the Mazza Museum is a magical day. The Mazza Museum is opening for just one day during Winter break so don’t miss your chance for a fun afternoon taking in the beautiful illustrations, finding your favorite, or discovering a new favorite! MazzaMuseum.org
1800 Tiffin Ave. (Findlay Village Mall)
Tuesday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
There is no better place to bring your kids for a few hours of blowing off steam. Children will use their imaginations while learning about science, technology, engineering, arts, and math through activities in the many exhibits in the museum. Kids can dress up like a firefighter while playing on the fire truck, fix up some animals at the veterinarian’s office, take calls at the bank, and even learn about transportation and travel at the Visit Findlay exhibit! Facebook.com
Ice Skating at McComb Village Park
180 Park Dr. South, McComb
Sunday – Thursday, daylight hours
Friday – Saturday, daylight – 10 p.m.
Of course, you can skate indoors at The Cube (and take part in their Learn-to-Skate camp!), but the Village of McComb has added a new opportunity for ice skaters – an outdoor rink! Head over every day during the daylight hours and plan to stay late on Friday and Saturday to skate under the lights. Make sure to bring your own skates to this special spot! Facebook.com
Catch a Movie at Shannon Theater
119 S. Main St., Bluffton
Monday – Friday, 7 & 9:30 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday, 1:30, 4:30, 7, & 9:30 p.m.
An afternoon at the movies is always a treat, but make it a community theater with affordable pricing and it is fun for everyone! With admission only $4 and concessions just a reasonably priced (with Shirley’s popcorn too!) catching a movie at Bluffton’s Shannon Theater is always a great time.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve!
There are plenty of great opportunities for children and families to enjoy New Year’s Eve. Check out some options (and some for adults too!) here!
This list just scratches the surface of what there is to do in Findlay and Hancock County during Winter break! Take advantage of the Hancock Parks events (and go cross country skiing when the weather cooperates!), participate in Awakening Minds Art classes, and much more. See the entire event calendar here!