With the first snow of the season comes a major conundrum; activities to do on a chilly winter day that doesn’t require fifty layers, scarves, hats, and gloves. Check out these five great indoor recreation spots when mother nature gives you cabin fever!

Sky Zone

You know that dream that you used to have where you could go somewhere and the floors were all trampolines and you bounced everywhere? It’s real. This Midlothian trampoline park offers jumpers various trampoline activities like the Sky Slam court (basketball), dodgeball courts, open jump sessions and a giant foam pit to practice your flips.

Peak Experiences

Miss rock climbing during the bitter cold months? Peak experiences offers top-rope, leading and bouldering at their massive indoor climbing facility in Midlothian with 50-foot climbing walls, training courses, classes, and even a mobile wall for practice. Equipment rental is all on-site, so come ready to climb!

Laser Quest

Got a big group cooped up inside that needs to run around and get out some pent-up energy? Laser Quest, which is a combination of hide-and-seek and tag with high-tech light equipment offers a great alternative to video gaming by providing all the fun of a console in a real-life environment!

SkateNation Plus

ice skating

Enjoy the winter-time indoors! SkateNation Plus, the enormous public ice-skating compound in Short Pump in the West End of the Richmond Region offers affordable public skating sessions as well as ice-skate rentals in a family friendly environment.

Dave & Busters

Adult. Arcade. Two glorious words for someone who is 27 going on 13. This popular chain has supplanted itself in Short Pump’s West Broad Village as a destination for virtual fun. Grab dinner, a drink or two (or three) and shoot some aliens or baskets to your hearts content!

Michael J. Hippchen is a freelance writer based out of Richmond, VA.  Michael has a passion for good bourbon, a firm cigar, live music, and copious amounts of black coffee.