It’s pouring rain at my house right now and while I will admit that the thought of a sports-free Saturday is looking really appealing, I know the shine will wear off within minutes of Saturday’s breakfast, followed by the inevitable arguing and then the dreaded "I’m bored."
Here are 5 ideas to pass the rainy Saturday we are expecting, either out around town or at home.
Open play at Superior Play
What: Bring a book and hunker down while the kids play on the play sets, basketball hoops & trampolines.
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Hours: Saturday: 11am - 5pm
Cost: $8 for all day play
Location: Superior Play 11415 Granite St, Charlotte, NC 28273
More information: https://superiorplay.com/dealerlocator/north-carolina/charlotte
On the Big Screen
Heading to the movies is an obvious choice for a rainy day, and there are a lot of great G and PG rated movies out right now.
Don’t want to leave the house: Pop some popcorn and check out this list of the best movies on Netflix for all ages
Make some art
What: The McColl Center for Art+Innovation hosts Open Studio Saturday, where families are invited to meet and work with artists in residence at work in their studios. The Open Studio is especially interactive, turning all members of your family into artists.
Hours: 12 - 4pm
Location:721 North Tryon Street Charlotte
Don’t want to leave the house: Try this easy fall art project from Robin Winningham from It’s an Art Party.
Meet the author and get political
What: Sadie McGrady Runs for President author Mary Parry will be at Park Road Books to share her story that allows young readers to experience the campaign trail and elected office through the eyes of a girl who runs for President.
Hours: 11am - 12:30pm
Location: Park Road Books 4139 Park Road Shopping Center
Don’t want to leave the house: Make a smash book or two and give your child a topic to write their own book about.
Skate the day away
What: Head to public skating at 2 area rinks, rent a pair of skates, and glide away to fun. Both rinks offer food and drinks as well.
Hours: 1:15-4:00 pm and 7:15-10:15pm
Location: Pineville Ice House 400 Towne Centre Blvd. Pineville
Cost: Admission $7.00, skate rental $3.00
More information: http://www.pinevilleice.com/
Hours: 1:00-5:00pm and 7:00-9:30pm
Location: Extreme Ice 4705 Indian Trail-Fairview Rd. Indian Trail
Cost: Adult (10-up) admission $8.00 Child (9 & under) admission $6.00, skate rental $4.00
More information: http://www.xicenter.com
Don’t want to leave the house? Throw on some fluffy sock and "sock mop" the floors. Then let me know if your kids will really go for that one!