Escape the winter weather—12 places for endless indoor fun in Birmingham

TFW you win 1st place against your friends. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

The weather outside is frightful…at least for today. Have a delightful day off, or simply avoid the cold, at these indoor recreation spots. Let’s stay safe—remember to wear a mask + follow CDC guidelines. Before you head out the door, make sure the roads are safe for driving and double check for potential closings.

1. Dave and Buster’s

Dave and Buster's—indoor fun in Birmingham
Get your game on at Dave and Buster’s. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Dave and Buster’s is a classic way to get out that competitive energy. Grab your friends and family, win some tickets and see what prizes you can score. Plus, they’ve got amazing food options.

2. Pelham Civic Ice Complex

Pelham Civic Complex—indoor fun in Birmingham
Skate on the same ice as the Birmingham Bulls. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean you have to lose the best winter activities. Head over to the Pelham Civic Complex and skate the day away. We won’t judge if you fall more than a few times.

3. Bowlero

Bowlero—indoor fun in Birmingham
A good way to spend your ~spare~ time. Photo via Bowlero Riverview, AL on Facebook

Adults who shamelessly use bumpers still—I feel you. Whether you make strike after strike or end up in the gutter, bowling is always a good time for the whole family. Bowlero has food, drinks and a full arcade for all-day fun.

4. Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park

Urban Air Adventure Park Homewood—indoor fun in Birmingham
Catch some serious air. Photo via Urban Air Adventure Park Homewood’s Facebook

Jump around! Get your workout in while having fun at Urban Air. With activities like dodgeball and even axe throwing, you won’t regret this indoor activity.

5. Locked In: The Birmingham Escape Game

Locked In Escape Room—indoor fun in Birmingham
Can you and your friends beat the clock? Photo via Bham Now

Get ready to see a new side of your friends and family as you work together to escape before time runs out. Each room has a different theme and varying levels of difficulty—you’re gonna want to try them all.

6. Autobahn Indoor Speedway and Events

Autobahn Indoor Speedway—indoor fun in Birmingham
Faster than your average go-kart ride. Photo via Autobahn Indoor Speedway and Events on Facebook

Probably the closest you can get to living out your NASCAR dreams. Race your friends at thrilling speeds—these carts get up to 50 mph.

7. McWane Science Center

McWane Science Center—indoor fun in Birmingham
Learn something new at the McWane Science Center. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Even if you’re an adult, you can learn something new at this fascinating hands-on science museum. Plus, you can catch a movie at their IMAX theatre.

8. High Point Climbing and Fitness

High Point Climbing and Fitness—indoor fun in Birmingham
Hang in there! Photo via High Point Climbing and Fitness on Facebook

Rock climbing is a little harder than it looks, but it’s so much fun to try. High Point is perfect for any level of experience and if you love it you can become a member for unlimited climbing.

9. Civil Axe Throwing

Civil Axe Throwing—indoor fun in Birmingham
Unleash your inner adventurer. Photo via Terri Robertson for Bham Now

Throwing axes at a target can make anyone feel like a warrior. Escape the cold and do something bold at Civil Axe Throwing.

10. Magic City ePlex

ePlex—indoor fun in Birmingham
Level up your gaming experience. Photo via Bham Now

This one’s for all of the gamers in your family. ePlex comes equipped with PC + console gaming, virtual reality and racing simulators, so you can forget about how cold it is for a little while.

11. Skates 280

If Silk Sonic’s new album makes you want to roller skate, you’re not alone. Get your roll on at Skates 280.

12. The Hive

The Hive 14 Escape the winter weather—12 places for endless indoor fun in Birmingham
Air hockey is the best hockey. Photos by Jacob Blankenship via Bham Now

Nothing like a craft cocktail and some $10 all-you-can-play arcade games to warm you right up. If you haven’t checked out The Hive already, go see what all the buzz is about.

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