These 10 Winter Activities in #JacksonMI Will Keep Your Kids Entertained All Winter

Already wondering what you're going to do with your kids this winter? We're here to help!

1. Go sledding down the hill at the Cascades 

You've probably heard of the beautiful, man-made fountain in #JacksonMI called the Cascades, but did you ever think about sledding down the hill it sits on? Well you can this winter, and your kids will love you for it. Make a day out of it! 

Address: 1401 S Brown St, Jackson, MI 49203 






2. Hike the trails at the Dahlem Center

Nature doesn't stop in the winter! Bundle everyone up and head over to the Dahlem Center this winter for loads of fun OUTDOOR fun! They've got play structures, beautiful nature and trails on trails on trails to keep your kiddos busy!

Address: 7117 S Jackson Rd, Jackson, MI 49201 

Phone: (517) 782-3453






3. Get your game on at Tilted Arcade Bar

What's more fun than arcade games? Save up that spare change and bring the kids into the Tilted Arcade Bar in downtown Jackson for hours of fun! See who gets the high score, grab some bar snacks and your kids will be begging you to take them back.

Address: 146 W Michigan Ave, Jackson, MI 49201





4. Go ice skating at Optimist Ice Arena

Unleash your inner ice princess or prince and skate around all day at Optimist Ice Arena in #JacksonMI! 

Address: 1300 W. North St. Jackson, MI 49202

Phone: (517) 783-2664







5. Roller skate & play laser tag at AllSkate Fun Center

Have an unlimited amount of fun at Allskate racing around the track to your favorite song and playing laser tag with your whole family. You'll lose track of time you'll be having so much fun!

Address: 1313 W North St Jackson, Michigan

Phone: (517) 787-8716






6. Go Bowling & Try VR at JAX 60

Whether you bowl using proper technique, or widen your stance for a two handed between the legs toss, you and your children are welcome to try for a strike at the JAX60. They even have virtual reality!

Address:3501 Wildwood Ave, Jackson, MI 49202

Phone: (517) 783-2711






7. Eat ice cream at The Parlour 

What's one thing EVERY kid loves? That's easy - ICE CREAM! And yes, it's just as good in the winter time! Luckly, the Parlour in #JacksonMI is open all year round and offer the best of the best! Your kids will LOVE it and love you for treating them!

Address: 1401 Daniel Rd. Jackson, MI 49202

Phone: (517) 783-1581








8. Watch a movie at the Michigan Theatre

Who doesn't love popcorn and movies in the winter time? Make a tradition out of visiting the Michigan Theatre with your kids to watch movies and indulge in popcorn and sweets. Check their website for show times and dates

Address: 124 N. Mechanic St. Jackson, MI 49201

Phone: (517) 783-0962









9. Play Pac-Man at Pac-Man Zone in Jackson Crossing

Pac-Man Zone has iconic games and digital delights for kids of all ages and those adults who are kids at heart! Beat your high score from when you were a kid, teach your kids the tips and secrets you learned and enjoy a fun bonding activity for a low price. 

Address: 1092 Jackson Crossing Jackson, Michigan

Phone: 517-962-4152






10. Battle each other in a blow up plastic bubble at Ballzy Balls

You've seen those gigantic bubbles that you get into and play ball in, right? Well if you haven't, you're missing out on one of the latest trends and loads of fun right here in #JacksonMI! Bring your kids and try it out yourself at Ballzy Balls.

Address:1850 W. Michigan Ave Jackson, Michigan

Phone: (248) 943-9117 









Let us know what fun activities you're doing this winter in #JacksonMI! Share your story on social media with us by using #JacksonMI and we might even reshare it! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter @ExperienceJackson. 


Written by Experience Jackson's Program Coordinator, Casey Hansen. 

Published 12/14/19

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