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Indoor Fun

Escape Bradenton

465 Cortez Road West Bradenton, FL 34207; 941-666-5358
https://escapebradenton.com/

Escape Bradenton is a live action adventure, where you are challenged to use creative and lateral thinking to solve your way out of a locked room. Escape Bradenton is a type of adventure game in which people are “locked” in a brilliantly themed, decorated room with other participants and the team uses elements within the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within a set time limit.

AMF Bradenton Lanes

4208 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL 34210; 941-758-8838;
amf.com

Bowling is fun for the whole family.  While there are plenty of bowling alleys in the area, AMF Bradenton Lanes is one of the top spots for recreation, especially with events such as “After Party Fridays” starting at 10 p.m.

Astro Skate

3611 Third St. W. Bradenton; 941-747-8602;
astroskatingcenter.com

Family owned and operated in Florida for nearly four decades, Astro Skate’s Bradenton roller skating rink also contains bounce houses, a cafe and arcade games.

Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex

5309 29th St. E., Ellenton; 941-723-3663; ellentonice.com

Beat the summer heat by spending time on the ice. Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex features two NHL-sized rinks plus an indoor soccer/football field, fitness center, video game room, concessions area, birthday party rooms, pro shop and massage therapy. There are public skate sessions throughout the week with other options including joining a hockey league or figure skating.

Jumpin Fun Sports 

7321 Trade Court, Lakewood Ranch, 941-388-5867;
jumpinfunsports.com

Jumpin Fun is a spectacular 26,000 square foot indoor trampoline park. Supplying fun for the entire family, Jumpin Fun has something for everyone. With over 13,000 square feet of trampoline jumping surface, they have a variety of activities including:
Open Jump / Kid’s Court / Dodge Ball Court / Foam Pit
Basketball Dunk / Rock Climbing Wall / Gyro Ride / EyePlay Court

McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre

1923 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota; 941-925-3869;
mccurdyscomedy.com

The cozy showroom is where you can enjoy bar bites and drinks while being entertained by national comedians. Open now for 30 years, McCurdy’s has hosted a long list of stars including Chris Rock, Amy Schumer and Louis C.K.

CineBistro Siesta Key

3501 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; 941-361-2456;
cinebistro.com


South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium and Manatee Aquarium

snootyThe South Florida Museum is the largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida’s Gulf Coast. It houses exhibits highlighting Florida history from the prehistoric to the present

The Bishop Planetarium, featuring one of the most advanced all-digital projection systems in the world, presents astronomy programs the whole family will enjoy. The system allows for exploration of Earth through the use of 200 continually updated satellite datasets of our planet’s land, ocean, atmosphere and climate and live Bing and OnTerra views of the entire planet.

The Parker Manatee Aquarium, part of Florida’s manatee rehabilitation network, is home to the oldest known living manatee “Snooty”. An exhibit area within the facility helps to educate the public about manatee anatomy and offers above and below water viewing.  Manatee Care specialists provide presentations about manatee habitat, nutrition and physiology.