8 Indoor Fun Centers for Kids in the Hudson Valley

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Bookmark these super-fun, indoor spots to keep the kids entertained during weekends and winter break in the Hudson Valley.

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The Gravity Vault


This indoor climbing gym offers introductory and intermediate rock-climbing courses for all ages, plus kid’s classes, junior climbing teams, and camps throughout the year on holidays and school breaks.

Hyde Park Roller Magic

Hyde Park

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Disco balls shimmer and hit songs blast as families roller skate on the center rink. Roller Magic offers group or individual skate lessons as well. Rentals are available.

Legoland NY


On winter weekends, hotel guests can enjoy Legoland’s sleepover series. Families can choose from Lego-themed stays (like Ninja, Kingdom, and Pirate nights) that include activities such as building experiences, character meet-and-greets, movie showings, and more.

Space Adventure Mini Golf

West Nyack

Spend hours putting at the East Coast’s largest indoor mini golf course. This 18-hole course in the Palisades Center is black lit with life-sized alien landscapes, spaceships, astronauts, animals, and other creatures.

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Spins Bowl Poughkeepsie


Kids can throw strikes and spares, or even bowl Granny-style, on Spins Bowl’s 34 lanes. Plus, check out their laser tag arena outfitted with obstacles and fog, hit the arcade to play games, or snag a spot at one of the six axe throwing lanes (for teens 14 and up).

The Castle Fun Center


Worth checking out for their climbing wall alone (it’s over two stories tall), the Castle also offers laser tag, roller skating, a laser maze, arcade games, and axe throwing (14 and up).

The Edge VR


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This tech hotspot was an “Innovative VR Company of the Year” finalist at the International VR Awards in 2022. The Edge offers one of the most advanced virtual reality gaming experiences: kids 10 and up can spend the day immersed in space-themed VR, working together to solve puzzles and battle robots.

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The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark


Take a day trip (or overnight stay) to New York’s largest indoor waterpark. Thrill seekers don’t want to miss riding The Krakken and the Nor’easter. More laid-back adventurers can race friends on Jiggerty-Jaggerty or bob up and down the lazy river on a tube.

Related: The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark Offers Endless Fun

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