Indoor Fun in Rome

I’ve been on the lookout for some kid-friendly indoor activities to get us through the rest of those cold and gloomy winter days. Feel free to message me if you would like anything added!

FREE

Library
You can’t go wrong with the library. Keep kids entertained with computer games, a big wooden castle, free dvd rentals, and books to keep the mind busy for years!
Cost: FREE
Hours: Mon-Thurs 8:30am-8:30pm and Saturday 10am-5pm
*Story Time Tuesdays at 10-10:30am and 11-11:30am
Address: 205 Riverside Pkwy NE, Rome, GA 30161
Phone: (706) 236-4600

McDonald’s Play-Place
Okay, so it’s a fast food restaurant. It can also be a bored mother’s saving grace. Bring your young child and let them make friends while you chill with your french fries salad.
Cost: Price of food (almost free)
Hours: Store hours (24 hours)
Address: 1504 Turner McCall Blvd
Phone: (706) 235-6445

Eco Center
Check out my post here for more on this fun place to visit!
Cost: FREE
Hours: Tues-Fri 1-4pm (with occasional closings)
Address: 393 Riverside Parkway, Rome, GA 30161
Phone: 706-622-6432

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Alligator at the Rome ECO center

Mount Berry Mall
Let your kids run free as you wander the wide hallways of this sparsely populated mall. Get some shopping done, or just walk the halls as you read about Rome history on the murals.
Cost: Free
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 12-6pm
Address:2770 Martha Berry Hwy. Rome, GA  30165
Phone: (706) 234-3597

Barnes and Noble Story Time
Free stories on Saturdays.
Cost: Free
Hours: Saturdays at 11am
Address: 1442 Turner-McCall Blvd Rome, GA 30161
Phone: 706-232-3202

Rome Area History Museum
Learn about area history or try a trolley ride on weekends!
Cost: FREE
Hours:Wed-Fri 10am-4pm; Sat 11am-2pm
Address: 305 Broad Street, Rome, GA 30161
Phone:706-235-8051

GET THE ENERGY OUT

Bowling
Bowling is good old fashion fun. What more can I say?

Floyd Bowling and Amusement
Cost:
Hours: 9AM–11PM weekdays (until 1am Fri-Sat); Sun 12-10pm
Address:
7 Riverbend Dr SW, Rome, GA 30161
Phone:(706) 234-7373

Classic Bowling (West Rome)
Cost:
Hours: 9AM–11PM weekdays (until 1am Fri-Sat); Sun 12-10pm
Address:
75 Huffaker Rd NW, Rome, GA 30165
Phone:(706) 234-332

Crayon Panda Indoor Playground (Cartersville)
Okay, so this is in Cartersville, but for those with young kids who need to use some energy indoors, it may be worth the drive. (Bring socks)
Cost: Monday-Friday $8.89/child; Saturday-Sunday $9.99/child, Adults are free.
Hours: 10am-6pm
Address: 801 W. Ave Cartersville, GA 30120
Phone: (770) 387-1020

Kangaroo Jakes
A fun place for kids of all ages to jump, run, bounce, and play. (Wear socks, and be aware it is located in the shopping center with Food Lion, but behind other stores.)
Cost: Walkers-2 yrs $5.99; 3 and up $8.99
Hours: (School In Session) Thur-Fri 2:00 pm til 9:00 pm. Saturday 10:00 am til 9:00 pm. Sunday 1:00 pm til 6:00 pm.
Address: 3347 Martha Berry Hwy NW Rome, GA
Phone: 706-235-4600

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Kangaroo Jakes

Fun Wheels Skating Center
I have more research to do on this one, but there is fun potential here.
Cost:
Hours: Tue: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Fri: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm; Sat: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm; Sun: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Address: 2606 Calhoun Road, Rome, GA 30161
Phone:706-291-7681

Putt Putt Fun Center
Mini Golf
Cost:
Hours: Sun-Thur: 2pm-10pm, Fri: 2pm-11pm, Sat: 1pm-11pm
Address: 3349 Alabama Hwy Rome, GA 30165
Phone: (706) 235-2817

YMCA
Swim, gym, kids classes, lessons and more. You have to pay a daily fee if you’re not a member, but lessons (swim/karate) and sports are separate from membership.
Cost: Varies
Hours: Varies for open gym/swim, classes
Address: 810 East 2nd Ave  Rome, GA 30161
Phone: (706) 232-2468

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Kids Fitness at the Rome YMCA is Fridays at 5:35pm

Rome Parks and Rec Gymnastics Center
Come for toddler free-play in the afternoons! Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.
Ages: Walking – 5 years
Cost: $4/visit
Hours: Tot time is Mondays/Fridays: 12:30 – 2:30 pm; Wednesdays: 10 am-Noon
Address: 1 Shorter Ave, Rome GA 30165
Phone: (706) 291-0766

Hot Shots Open Gym 
During open Gym, ages 4 and up can play, climb, tumble, jump, and get rid of some energy!
Cost: $5, $1 additional sibling
Hours: Wed 5:30-7:30pm
Address: 181 Iron St. Rome, GA. 30165
Phone: 706-235-7468(SHOT)

LEARN SOMETHING

Museums may be more manageable with older children.

Chieftains Museum
Look out for family free days when they have interesting demonstrations!
Cost: Adults $5.00, Seniors $3.00, Students $2.00
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Address: 501 Riverside Parkway, Rome, Georgia
Phone: 706-291-9494

Museum of Flight
If your little one likes things that “go,” this is a great place to walk around and check out a LOT of planes and trucks. It is in an airport hanger, so it may not have proper heating in winter.
Cost: ~$5
Hours: Tues. – Sat. 10am – 4pm; Sunday: 1pm – 4pm; Monday: Closed
Address: 304 Russell Field Road, Rome, GA 30165

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Museum of Flight in Rome, Ga is fun for kids of all ages!

Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum
Check out the grounds even if your children wouldn’t appreciate the tour.
Cost: $8 adults, $5 students. Children 5 and younger are free.
Hours:10am-3:30pm Mon-Sat (grounds open until 5, closed holidays)
Address:24 Veterans Memorial Hwy Rome, GA 30161
Phone: (706) 368-6789

Rome Area History Museum
Learn about history right on Broad street!
Cost: FREE
Hours:Wed-Fri 10am-4pm; Sat 11am-2pm
Address: 305 Broad Street, Rome, GA 30161
Phone:706-235-8051

WATCH SOMETHING

Movie Theaters
No explanation needed.

Mt Berry Square
Showtimes

Address: Mount Berry Square Mall, 2820 Martha Berry Hwy, Rome, GA
Phone: (706) 235-9335

Rome Cinemas
Showtimes
Address: 2535 Shorter Ave.
Rome, GA 30165
Phone: 706-235-7777

Arts and Crafts

Studio Siri Lil’ Artists/Mommy ‘n Me
Check the schedule for the Mommy ‘n Me classes once a month, art lessons also available.
Cost: $25
Hours: Friday 10:30-11:45am once a month
Address: 1205 Dean Ave. Rome, GA 30161
Phone: 706-409-3022

Chick Fil A Stories and Crafts
It’s already difficult to resist Chick Fil A, but when they add activities for kids, forget it.
Cost: FREE (purchase food)
Hours: Thursdays 9:30-10:30am
Address: 264 Shorter Ave NW, Rome, GA 30165
Phone: (706) 232-9233

Michael’s Crafts Kids’ Craft
Affordable crafts for kids every Saturday. Check online (link above) for pictures and schedule.
Cost: ~$2
Hours: Saturdays 10am-12pm
Address: 1432 Turner McCall Blvd SW, Rome, GA 30161
Phone: (706) 295-9081

 

 

Comment if you have more indoor favorites to add and don’t forget about the upcoming and regular weekly events around town which are posted on our Activities Page!

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4 thoughts on “Indoor Fun in Rome

  1. Putt-Putt Fun Center in West Rome has an arcade and laser tag, as well as snacks and pizza… perfect fun for a cold or rainy day!

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