Guide to Rainy Day Fun with Kids in Harrisonburg… Indoor Playtime!

Harrisonburg boasts a fairly mild climate overall, but did you know that our Friendly City experiences 118 days of precipitation per year? This would account for both snow and rain, with averages of 21″ and 36″, respectively. That leaves parents and childcare providers with a conundrum for nearly 4 months out of the year. Splash around outside in the mud and get soaked and filthy, or stay indoors while trying to wrangle entertain the littles all day? Relax! With this Guide to Rainy Day Fun with Kids, you’ll have just that… FUN on rainy (and snowy) days. Gone are the hours of whining and boredom. Harrisonburg offers plenty of indoor fun for kids of all ages — with plenty of puddles to splash in, too:

Guide to Rainy Day Fun in Harrisonburg


Area Museums:

Explore More Discovery Museum • Harrisonburg Fire Department Museum • Valley Turnpike Museum •  Museum of American Jewelry Design & Manufacturing • Virginia Quilt Museum • CrossRoads Heritage Center • Grand Caverns

Story Time // Libraries & Book Shops:

Massanutten Regional Library • Green Valley Book Fair • Barnes & Noble • Books-A-Million

Run Around // Indoor Activities:

Funky’s Skate Center • Massanutten Resort Activities • Massanutten Water Park • Kinetic Kids • Pump It Up • Putter-A-Round Mini Golf • Valley Lanes • The First Tee • Chick-fil-A

Watch & Learn // Entertainment:

JMU Planetarium • Court Square Theater • Regal Cinemas 14 • JMU Forbes Center • JMU Summer Children’s Theater

Toys & Games // Shopping:

Dayton Farmers Market • Shenandoah Heritage Market • Once Upon A Child • Explore More Discovery Museum • Glen’s Fair Price

Kid-Friendly Eats // Snack & Lunch Time:

Heritage Bakery & Cafe • Bella Luna Wood-fired Pizza • Bella Gelato & Pastries • Cupcake Company • Little Grill Collective • A Bowl of Good • Vito’s Italian Kitchen • Vito’s Pizza Pie • Cinnamon Bear Bakery & Deli • Chick-fil-A

Hands-On Learning Activities:

Larkin Arts • Explore More Discovery Museum • You Made It! Pottery Studio

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One thought on “Guide to Rainy Day Fun with Kids in Harrisonburg… Indoor Playtime!

  1. Jena

    Wow, Interesting and useful activity . Every kids will love it in this pandemic situation. I am going try out few which will be suitable for my kid age. It is useful information for all parents. Thank you

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