Children can get bored on rainy or snowy days if they are trapped inside the house. There are several things you can do with your children in Morgantown, WV that are inside activities.
Ice skating is a great way to get some exercise in on a cold winter day, and it is great for children age 5 and up. If your child has no experience with ice skating, it is recommended that they wear knee pads and a helmet. The Boparc Ice Arena is located on Mississippi Street (behind MTEC), and is open to the public during open sessions August through March every year. For session times, prices or other information, contact the Boparc Ice Arena at (304) 296-8356.
There are two great family bowling alleys in Morgantown, WV. Both offer bumpers and tools that help younger children join in on the fun. For more information contact your favorite bowling alley.
Suburban Lanes- located on Chestnut Ridge Road in Morgantown, WV- Also offers cosmic bowling at select times- call (304) 599-3522 for more information
Sycamore Lanes-located on Linden Street in Morgantown, WV- Call (304) 292-7458 for more information.
Indoor Play Areas
Indoor play areas are a great place for children to get out their excess energy. The Burger King in Sabration, the Chick-fil-a on Patterson Drive, and the Morgantown Mall in Westover all have fantastic indoor playgrounds for children.
The Children’s Discovery Museum
Not a lot of people know about this great place for children located inside the Mountaineer Mall on Greenbag Road in Morgantown, WV. Parents can take their children here for a day of fun including a stage and puppets, clothes for dress up, story time, crafts, and a variety of other learning activities. It only costs a few dollars to get in, and is fun for most children! Call (304) 292-4646 for more information.
A lot of young children love to be read to. Two libraries in the Morgantown area offer free story time for children every week. For times and more information contact the library.
Morgantown Public Library- (304) 291-7425 (you must register your child before attending)
Cheat Lake Public Library- (304) 594-1020 (Program only runs September through May)
Who doesn’t love a great movie? Just make sure you chose a film with a rating appropriate for the age of your child. Theaters in Morgantown, WV include:
Carmike Cinemas- located in the Morgantown Mall- Offers $1 movies for children on select days-(304)983-6868
Hollywood Theaters-located by The University Town Center in Granville- (304) 598-5890
The Wow Factory
The Wow Factory is located on University Avenue in Morgantown, WV (in Star City next to United Bank)This is a fun place that your whole family can enjoy. It is an art lovers dream come true. You can choose from a variety of activities including painting your own pottery (they offer kid friendly sculptures such as princesses and dinosaurs, so this is great for preschoolers) and mosaics. You do not have to schedule a time to come, so you can walk in any time during their operating hours. Call (304) 304-599-2WOW (2969)