Snowy day fun for kids in Champaign-Urbana
When the snow falls, the fun quotient rises with our tips for snow day activities that are fun for the entire family.
Want at pro-tip for snow on the prairie? Bundle up, and enjoy the snow while it lasts! While staying in is always and option, we know that nothing makes kids crazier than a fresh snowfall. Even if it is only for a few minutes or a couple of runs down the sled hill. Just remember to check with locations directly for weather cancellations and closures before heading out.
Go sledding! Yes, we DO have some sledding hills in Champaign County. We tell you where to find the best sledding for your family.
Explore some wide open (indoor) spaces: Take the kiddos of all ages to blow off steam at one of these favorite FREE indoor places to play in Champaign-Urbana. We’ve spent many an hour walking the indoor track while our kiddos explored and enjoyed the indoor playground at local family favorite First Christian Church. Or, pack up the stroller and enjoy these 8 Fun Things To Do at Market Place Mall with Little Ones.
Grab your wallet, and enjoy some indoor fun: Need to while away the afternoon, but OK spending a little cash? We’ve rounded up the Best Places to Play Indoors in Champaign-Urbana. Including ice skating, indoor pools, bowling, and more! Want more? Don’t miss Best Kept Secret: Illini Union Rec Room. While you’re out, make your way to one of these favorite places for Hot Chocolate in Champaign-Urbana.
FREE Snowy day fun right outside your door: Snowballs, snow angels, snow people… the list is endless when it comes to snowy day fun. Head right outside your door for endless play. Too cold for outside? Grab your mittens and scoop up some snow into a container for temperature controlled indoor snow play. Or, get some of the pristine white stuff and try out snow ice cream. No yard to explore? No problem! Your little ones will wonder at the changes of their favorite neighborhood park when it’s blanketed with a layer of fresh snow. Want to avoid a slush mush? Head to one of these mulch-free parks.
Head out for a local library time, playtime, or more: Need more inspiration, or looking for something open on a specific day or time? Check out our Family-Friendly Events Calendar for local library times, playtimes, and more!
What’s your favorite snowy day activities to do with your Chambana Kids? Tell us in the comments below!