Winter Indoor Fun in Louisville, Ky

Old Man Winter is has most definitely arrived, and with it he has brought below freezing temperatures and bone chilling wind. I don’t really mind having to stay in for a day or two because of the chilly weather, but after that the girls and I begin suffering from cabin fever. I am always looking for fun and inexpensive things to do with the girls especially in the winter.

Here are a few of our favorite spots:

Louisville Free Public Library:
The Louisville Free Public Library offers story time at many of its locations throughout the week. They have different times based upon the age of the child. They usually read a few stories, sing songs, and have a craft. It is a great way to get out of the house and socialize, and it’s completely free. You can find all the story times available here.

Oxmoor Mall:
Oxmoor mall has a newly renovated children’s play area perfect for babies through preschoolers. Pottery Barn Kids is also located at Oxmoor. They offer a free story time and songs on Tuesday mornings at 11:00 am directly in front of the store. Oxmoor times and information can be found here

Baby It's Cold Outside

Hanging out with waiting for story time to start.

Chick-fil-a Restaurants:
My girls both love, and I do mean love, “Chicky Chicky,” as they call it. We have been known to come for breakfast and stay through lunch. The food and service are always top-notch, and the girls love the enclosed play area. They have a climbing structure and slide for preschoolers and older as well as a toddler play area for the little ones. You can find your local Chick-fil-a restaurant here.

Baby It's Cold Outside

All About Kids:
Susie has been taking classes at, All About Kids, since she was a just a toddler so we are well-known at their open gym play times. The cost is $9 for non members, but you can stay and play as much as want. They have a cafe that is available as well to purchase food and drinks. We will usually go when we can plan to stay a while. The open gym play schedule is available here

Village 8:
We love taking the girls to the Village 8 theater, and on Tuesdays tickets are only $2. I like to keep an eye on what children’s movies they have playing here.

Winter is here to stay for a while, and although I am already ready for spring to be here. The girls and I are looking forward to some playtime at some of our favorite spots. We know they will most definitely help keep our cabin fever and winter blues away.

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Susan is a stay at home mom to two spunky little girls, ages 4 and 1. She likes to keep the girls busy with lots of outside activities, gymnastics, dance, music, and seasonal sports. However, always make time to have play dates with friends and just be a kid.


  • Great list! That play area in the Oxmoor center is too cute! I wish they would have had something like this when my kids were a little younger!

    Another great place is the Renaissance fun park, its down shelbyville road and has daily deals. Some of those deals are really good, like all you can eat pizza with a $10 play card.

  • I’ll pass these ideas along to my friends who live in my area and aren’t too far from Louisville. Sometimes we need things to do outside of the house too!

  • I hadn’t thought about restaurant play areas…good point. Libraries have lots to offer…books, computer access, movies, programs, craft sheets…

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