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Here’s Some Family-Friendly Fun to Do this Winter in BN!

Winter break has arrived and families are looking for fun activities! We have you covered for plenty of indoor (and even outdoor) winter activities to keep your crew occupied this winter break!

Here are a few great outings for the family in Bloomington-Normal:

  1. Bloomington Ice Center

    201 S. Roosevelt Avenue
    Bloomington, IL 61701

    Rent a pair of skates and skate the day away! Bring your family and friends to the Bloomington Ice Center’s Open Skate days for a fun free skate. Pre-registration is required as they are limiting capacity. Find more information here.

  2. Children’s Discovery Museum

    101 E Beaufort Street
    Normal, IL 61761

    Discover the love of learning through the power of play at the Children’s Discovery Museum! There are three stories filled with an array of exhibits where kids are encouraged to interact, play, learn, and discover. From toddlers to pre-teens, this Museum is an adventure that you won’t find anywhere else. See the Museum’s holiday hours here.

  3. Miller Park Zoo

    1020 S. Morris Avenue
    Bloomington, IL 61701

    Did you know the Zoo is open all year round? Rain, snow or shine, Miller Park Zoo is open with many excited animals awaiting your arrival. Bundle up and explore the Zoo this winter! The concession stand and Zootique are also open for visitors to check out. Find more information on the Zoo here.

  4. Iron Coyote Challenge Park

    4113 Oakland Avenue
    Bloomington, IL 61701

    If you’re up for a challenge, Iron Coyote puts the entire family’s ninja skills to the test. Kids and adults alike can take on obstacle courses, a bouldering wall, zip line, and more. All passes can be purchased online before arriving. Learn more about Iron Coyote’s guidelines here.

  5. Upper Limits Rock Climbing Gym

    1304 W. Washington Street
    Bloomington, IL 61701

    Upper Limits has more than 20,000 square feet of climbing space, including routes up to 110 feet tall, a wave-wall, bi-level cave and a unique outdoor bouldering area! It accommodates all ages and skill levels. Reservations are required for all climbers. Find out how to reserve a spot for your family here.

  6. BloNo Pizza Co.

    1304 Cross Creek Drive
    Normal, IL 61761

    BloNo Pizza Co. brings a fun dining atmosphere for the entire family. This locally owned, family-friendly pizza restaurant and sports bar has an arcade for the kids (and adults) to enjoy while eating. Walk out to their patio and enjoy your pizza al fresco with a driving range! Their #TopTracer allows you to work on your golf game while you eat. Kids and adults alike can take a few swings on their individual, heated bays which include couches and TVs.

  7. Normal Theater

    209 North Street
    Normal, IL 61761

    Normal Theater in Uptown Normal is showing various classic Christmas movies all throughout break. They will be showing Elf, Home Alone, Miracle on 34th Street, The Muppet Christmas Carol, and more! If you haven’t been to the Normal Theater before, it is a historic theater that opened in 1937 and was the first movie theater in Bloomington-Normal!


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