The beginning of winter promises many things: the holidays, peaceful snowfalls, cozy fires and seasonal brews to name a few. But by the tail end of February, the holiday season is way behind us, the snow is becoming a nuisance (remember that Polar Vortex?) and we are starting to wonder why Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring this year.
The official start of spring is less than a month away (March 20), but that doesn’t mean you have to hibernate until then. Here are some options for indoor activities around Delaware that offer some fun out of the cold.
Hatchet throwing can certainly be thought of as an outdoor activity, but this newly opened Middletown facility brings the sport safely inside. Stumpy’s Hatchet House currently operates Wednesday through Sunday for those ages 21 and up. Reserve a spot here.
This one technically isn’t out of the cold, but if being chilly doesn’t bother you and you’re in the mood to try something new, hit the ice with Diamond State Curling Club. Delaware’s only organization dedicated to the winter sport regularly holds Intro-to-Curling events at the Patriot Ice Center in Newark, and provides all the equipment to participants. The Feb. 23 event is sold out, but snag a ticket to the one on March 3 here.
Trampoline parks are becoming increasingly popular for kids and adults alike. Not only is it a great workout, but there are numerous activities like freestyle jump, foam pits, volleyball, dodge ball and more to keep things fresh and interesting.
Sky Zone has locations in Newark and Glen Mills, Pa., or check out Launch Trampoline Park in Newark (currently closed for renovations; reopening in late March), Altitude Trampoline Park in Wilmington or Delmar, or Shell We Bounce in Lewes.
If you’re a puzzle person, escape rooms are for you. Players are locked in a room with other team members and given a set amount of time to find clues, solve riddles, complete objectives and strategize in order to beat the game.
This trend is popping up all over the First State; try your problem-solving skills at Great Escape Delaware (Newark), Axxiom Escape Rooms (Newark, Wilmington and Rehoboth) or Novus Escape Room (Middletown).
If you just can’t decide between bowling, laser tag or arcade games, head over to a place that has it all. Options include Bowlero Wilmington, Lefty’s Alley & Eats in Lewes, or Main Event Entertainment in Newark.