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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This FREE indoor foam play area is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers, especially when the weather leads to cabin fever!
Serving children 18 months and up, these awesome yoga classes and camps are offered at a variety of locations around Knoxville. Through yoga, Blooming Youth helps kids learn the basic principles of mindfulness including expression, awareness, and peace. Blooming Youth also offers early childhood education classes for infants through age 8, and baby sign language classes.
This full rock climbing gym offers a variety of climbing experiences to meet the needs of all age and ability levels. The facility is also handicap accessible. Birthday parties, team building experiences, troop climbs (for scouts), and lock-in experiences are available. Child care available on certain days.
This facility also offers a variety of summer day camps to keep your kids moving during the school break! Each camp last for one week and each week offers a unique theme.
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.
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.
This fun and interactive children’s museum features hand-on play-based learning opportunities in the areas of science and STEAM. The museum also boats story time, arts and crafts, camps and birthday parties!
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 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.
Play games and win prizes!
This bounce house playground and arcade, where you can play games and win prizes, is located inside Foothills Mall. In addition to general admission play, the facility also hosts birthday parties.
This location features both indoor and outdoor water attractions, including a lazy river, indoor and outdoor water slides and a toddler zone. The water park is reserved for resort guests only. If you’re local, there’s no reason why you can’t treat yourself to a little 1 night stay.
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 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!