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Too Cold for the Outdoors? Check Out These Fun Indoor Winter Activities in the Clifton Park Area

Looking for some great indoor winter activities in Clifton Park or nearby where you can escape the cold weather? We have a guide that will certainly help you out! Whether you are in the mood for shopping, spending time with family, or visiting a museum, there are plenty of options for you to enjoy this winter.

In Clifton Park

Spare Some Time for Bowling

bowling balls

Who isn't up for some bowling or playing in an arcade during the winter months? At Spare Time Clifton Park, this is a great place to spend time with family and friends. See who can get the highest score whether it's in bowling or in the arcade. Spare Time offers food too, allowing for a fantastic day at the bowling alley!

Learn How to Climb Walls

man at indoor climbing wall

Craving those warmer days in the mountains or eager to learn something new? Train or get started with indoor rock climbing at The Edge Halfmoon. There is an abundance of walls to scale at this establishment. This sport is crafted in a safe manner at The Edge, allowing for ease of mind as you learn to rock climb. 

DIY at Arts & Glass

arts & glass

Something that will be less extreme than rock climbing is enjoying a day at Arts & Glass. Distract yourself from the days of winter as you dive into arts and crafts. It is a very family friendly activity too!

One Google reviewer says, "great thing to do with the kids especially on a rainy day." Whether it is rain, snow, or cold weather...this is a spot for a relaxing day.

Enjoy Some Retail Therapy

clifton park center

It's about time that we reached the shopping portion of this guide. Sometimes, the best thing to do in winter is work on your retail therapy. There is a mix of retail stores and newer businesses at the local Clifton Park Center Mall.

Once you're done shopping, head to the mall's Regal Cinemas to see a movie. Between shopping and viewing movies, Clifton Park Center Mall has you covered for quite some time during those winter days.

Jump to the Stratosphere in Sky Zone

In addition, located inside the Clifton Park Center Mall is a trampoline park that brings fun for your kids and perhaps yourself too. Sky Zone is well known for their entertaining locations as trampolines are lined throughout their venues. This is the perfect place for your family as you get to jump around and ignore the frigid winter air.

Sharpen Your Skates For Capital Arena

skaters at capital arena

If it's a warmer winter as it has been in past years, maybe you'd like to experience some ice skating at the Capital Arena. There is a schedule on their website to indicate when there is public skating, lights on ice, or stick and puck. If you're bringing family along, they offer programs to learn how to skate and rentals too.

Practice Your Swing at The Bunker

inside the bunker

Missing days out on the golf course? Well then, check out The Bunker in Clifton Park! Practice shouldn't end when the snow comes along, and The Bunker gives a simulator experience to perfect your swing.

Bring friends or family as you enjoy their food and drink options while golfing. They open at 9 AM and there is lunch daily if you plan on spending the day golfing inside.

In Malta

Continue Practicing Your Swing!

golf club next to a ball

Yes, there is another golfing spot on the list! If you are closer to the Malta area, this is the choice for you. Open 7 days a week, NexGen Indoor Golf Center is another place to practice your swing on the virtual green. Impress your friends or family once spring arrives as you'll be training throughout the winter days.

Become Destructive at the Relief Room

inside the relief room

Want to destroy some things or release anger that you may be holding in? The Relief Room, otherwise known as the rage room, has you covered. This is a judgment-free zone that allows you to release your emotions in a safe environment.

Your options include a crowbar, sledgehammer, or baseball bat to break any items in the room. Winter can lead to more stressful or depressing days, so The Relief Room in Malta could be the best place to visit.

In Saratoga Springs

Grow the Curiosity in Your Kids

displays at childrens museum

One of the top choices for a family is visiting the Children's Museum at Saratoga. They hold many events throughout the year that are insightful and fun for kids. Other than events, there are a variety of interactive displays to create a sense of curiosity in children.

Experience Automotive History

saratoga auto museum upstairs

If you are missing out on warmer days and visiting car shows, then you should stop by the Saratoga Auto Museum. Each year, they put on incredible displays for visitors and museum members. These include historic cars up to today's modern supercars, guaranteed to leave you mesmerized.

Learn About Military Heroes

layout of military museum

Step into the New York State Military Museum in downtown Saratoga to see historic objects and learn about the heroes that fought for our country. Some of the things you'll learn about include:

  • Soldiers & Sailors
  • Armories & Arsenals 
  • Forts
  • Unit History

The museum will bring a lot of education to you, and if you're interested, you can conduct your own research. Plan to visit Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM during winter.

Where Will You Go?

There are a number of indoor winter activities to choose from in Clifton Park and its neighboring regions. Between movies, museums, trampolines, and more...there is a bit of something for everyone! The question is, where will you head to on these colder winter days?

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