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Indoor Fun for Families in Marion County

Want to get out of the house for some family fun this winter – but don’t want to spend time out in the cold? We’ve rounded up family around Marion that will help keep you entertained, and take off the chill.


Child reading a book in a book storeBecome a Bookworm

Books have the ability to transport you to somewhere warm and magical – all while sitting still. Spend some time at Books on Center and find family favorites to read together or a special read for each family member. This bookstore offers used books guaranteed to help readers of all ages explore their imaginations.

Feeling strapped for cash? Head over to the Marion Public Library for some good reads. While there, check out their calendar of events.

Person holding a mug full of hot chocolate and marshmallowsFind Comfort in Coffee and Sweets

Make a visit to 505 Coffee to warm up with warm drinks like hot chocolate, coffee or tea. Bring along a board game, a deck of cards or books so you can spend time a little extra time together in these cozy spaces. Also consider swinging by Andrew’s Pastries for a sweet treat. Closer to the Bucyrus area? Find coffee and other warm treats at the Pelican House.



Mother and child looking at stage while seated in theater seatsTake in a Show at the Theatre

Nothing mesmerizes quite like live performances at a historical theatre. Grab tickets to an upcoming show at the Marion Palace Theatre, located in downtown Marion. If you’re looking for something that’s family-friendly, check out the theatre’s rendition of Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland, with shows playing February 2018.



Child bowling at a bowling alleyLet Bowling Get You in the Right Frame of Mind

Burn off some energy by knocking things down – and not getting in trouble for it! Hit the pins at Bluefusion Fun Center, home to 22 bowling lanes, indoor playground and more than 50 interactive arcade games. Grab some grub at the center’s full-service restaurant and bar.



Closeup of roller skates sitting on the floor of a roller rinkSkate Away the Cold Weather Chills

Lace up and make your way to the rink when you spend time at Zoomers Skate Club, home to roller skating and inline skating. Not sure how to skate? The club offers lessons for all ages. Check out the Zoomers website for the latest coupons and discounts.



Mother and child stretching on a mat in a gymIt’s Fun to Stay at the YMCA

Need something to “still the chill” all winter long? Consider a membership to the Marion Family YMCA. You’ll gain access to the warm-water swimming pool, gymnasium, indoor track and wellness classes for all ages.



Looking for more ideas? We have tons over in our Active Ohio series. Check it out!


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