Some love the cold and snow and others can’t wait for the warmer weather. Either way, there are so many options for families to take in some of the local attractions or activities in the area. Here are some ideas to get you out of the house for some winter fun!

If you're looking for some indoor fun, warm up with a glassblowing class at Gather Glass. Learn from the experts how to make your own handcrafted items like ornaments, paperweights, bowls, drinking glasses and more. Learn More ›

Warm up a wintry day with a little shopping adventure. The Providence Flea is a great way to spend time on a Sunday at the Farm Fresh RI Market Hall. There are also plenty of places to shop on Westminster Street, Thayer Street, Hope Street and all of the different neighborhoods. Learn More ›

A true multiplex for entertainment, R1 Indoor Karting offers various activities all in one location. Get your racing gear on for electric go-karts, try your hand at axe throwing, put your brain and teamwork skills to the test in the Timezone, or just rack up the tickets in the arcade. Learn More ›

Lucky for us Providence has a host of museums to choose from for children of all ages. For the younger ones, plan to spend a day at the Providence Children’s Museum, which offers a variety of interactive experiences and exhibits. If you're looking to explore the arts, head over to the RISD Museum. With more than 3,000 objects on view and rotating exhibits, the museum is home to works of art dating back to ancient times, sculptures, costumes, textiles and furniture. Other notable museum mentions are the Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum and the John Brown House Museum. Learn More ›

If you don’t mind the cold, try out one of the outdoor activities at the BankNewport City Center in downtown Providence. The center offers ice skating in a beautiful outdoor setting, along with the very popular ice bumper cars. While downtown, warm up at one of the many restaurants within walking distance of the rink. Learn More ›

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