When you’re stuck for things to do with kids on a rainy, freezing, or sweltering day, this list of indoor play activities will save you. With fun and exciting options in Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Townsend, Maryville and Alcoa, we are sure you’ll be able to find the perfect activity for indoor family-friendly fun, in and around the Smoky Mountains. Happy exploring!
Indoor Things to do with Kids
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In addition to offering daily play opportunities for all, this arcade with indoor play area is a favorite for kids’ birthday parties!
In this Breakout Escape Room experience, your family will be locked in a room and will have to uncover hidden clues to find your way out. You can choose from different themed rooms that are changed periodically. Team building experiences are also available.
This science-based indoor amusement park provides over 35,000 square feet of educational entertainment. The center also includes a ropes course, laser tag, and magic show. In addition to day passes, this facility hosts group events and birthday parties. The entire facility can also be rented for large events.
This fast-paced attraction features go karts and an indoor arcade, where you can play games to win prizes.
This amazing LEGO facility allows kids to build and play hands-on with LEGO. Kidz (parents) Night Out, open play times, and field trips are available all throughout the year. The facility also hosts amazing themed birthday parties.
In addition to year round fun, Bricks 4 Kidz offers camp options whenever Knox County Public Schools are closed. These camps include week-long summer camp options. Themes include dragons, minions, pirates, space, transportation and much more!
This multi-functional entertainment facility offers indoor golf, outdoor golf, laser tag, gem mining, bumper cars, a motion ride, an arcade, and escape rooms. Group rates are also available.
This indoor ice skating rink offers public sessions, ice skating lessons, ice hockey lessons, curling, ice dancing lessons, a theater on ice troupe, summer camps, and birthday parties.
The main attraction of this facility is a live-action role playing game that takes players on an enchanted journey. MagiQuest also offers indoor Special FX Pirate Golf, the world’s largest mirror maze, and a laser room challenge. IN addition to general admission, the facility hosts birthday parties and large groups.
This indoor bounce house playground features birthday parties, group events, and open jump times for public enjoyment.
This indoor park features classic water attractions named after iconic Smoky Mountain attractions, like Clingman’s Dome and Cades cove. Although the park is located inside the family-friendly Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort, you do not have to be staying at the resort to enjoy the water park. Day and week passes can be purchased separately.
The children’s museum features a variety of educational classes and hands-on exhibits. Exhibits include a rain forest room, model trains, waterworks, a bird room, doll house, historical toys, nature room, Native American history and much more! The museum also has a birthday party room that can be rented for private events.
In addition to daily educational fun and birthday parties, the museum offers STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) based spring and summer day camps. The camps allow kids to experience hands-on learning in a variety of themes.
This fun center has both indoor and outdoor activities to meet all your needs. Activities include laser tag, mini golf, go karts, and an arcade. Birthday parties are available.
Claiming to be the region’s largest indoor aquatic attraction, this water park resort boasts family-friendly accommodations as well as an expansive indoor water park. You do not have to be staying at the resort to enjoy the park. Day and week passes can be purchased separately.