The weather can be unpredictable in Frederick, MD. When you have children, rainy or snowy days can be especially trying. As a parent you know that getting your kids some exercise is important. When the entire family is ready to get out of the house, you need a place with indoor activities that everyone can enjoy. Does such a place exist? It does!  

It’s called Adventure Park USA!

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Adventure Park was was voted the best place for outdoor fun by Macaroni Kid in 2017. From it’s mini-golf courses to it’s thrilling roller coasters, Adventure park offers and has a ton of exciting outdoor attractions. But they aren’t just an amusement park, they are also the largest indoor family entertainment center in Frederick County. Come on in to see why Adventure Park is the best place to take your children on a rainy day.

It’s raining, again. The kids are getting bored. Screens might be able to help for a while, but eventually, even the iPad can lose its luster. Besides, too much time screen time can leave your kids whiny and irritable. No one wants to be stuck inside with a houseful of grumpy children. Maybe your entire family has decided to binge watch all ten seasons of “Friends” on Netflix, and your butt is literally getting sore from sitting too long. Did you know that too much sitting has a host of negative health effects? According to the Mayo Clinic: "Any extended sitting — such as at a desk, behind a wheel or in front of a screen — can be harmful. An analysis of thirteen studies of sitting time and activity levels found that those who sat for more than eight hours a day with no physical activity had a risk of dying similar to the risks of dying posed by obesity and smoking. However, unlike some other studies, this analysis of data from more than one million people found that sixty to seventy-five minutes of moderately intense physical activity a day countered the effects of too much sitting."

As a parent, you want your child to engage their brain and their body. But how can you get your kids to unglue themselves from their individual devices and actually get some exercise? You know that getting your kids to move will not only put them in a better mood, but it will also allow them to burn off some of that pent-up energy. It sounds like a win-win, right?

Not only does regular exercise help to control weight and blood sugar, but it also strengthens the heart and lungs. Exercise serves to help you maintain a healthy blood pressure, and keeps your arteries clear of harmful cholesterol. Studies show that moving your body even helps to prevent cancer and a host of other diseases. Do you ever notice how happy your kids are when they are running around? Boost your energy levels and your mood by making regular exercise a priority.

Fun things to do with kids in Frederick, MD

When you’re stuck inside, what can you do to keep your children occupied? “We sometimes do play dates at someone’s house if it’s a super rainy day. In the summer we like to go to the library. That’s not really a place you can run off energy, but there are summer activities. I’ve gone to Flips in the past too,” says Anne Gaumer of New Market, MD. What kinds of things do parents and caregivers look for when it comes to finding indoor amenities? “I like to find a place that offers a variety of activities for a wide age range. Somewhere the kids won’t get bored after a few minutes of playing,” says Sean Robbins of New Market.

The Original Playhouse in New Market offers a host of creative indoor play opportunities. Kids get to use their imaginations to play dress up, make crafts and play in the water tanks. It keeps their minds engaged. Kids can bounce to their heart's content at Backyard inflatables or Pump it Up. “We like to be active and if it's an inside activity I like to make sure the place is clean especially in the winter months when all the sicknesses are going around,” says Lauren Nolke of New Market.

Parents want indoor activities for a wide range of ages. They want a place where kids can keep their minds and bodies engaged. Most of all you want a fun place in Frederick to go with your children. Find all of this, and so much more at Adventure Park USA. 

Adventure Park USA offers a truly unique experience that everyone can enjoy. With its unique western theme and giant indoor activity center, this place is truly one of a kind. Let’s take a look at what Adventure Park USA has to offer your family on a rainy day.

Rustler’s Ridge Rock Wall

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Kids love to climb. Give them a chance to do it safely. Rock climbing is a great way to help your child improve their physical fitness. Climbing is a great way for kids to build their upper body strength and coordination. Nothing feels better than getting to the top of the wall, and knowing that you were able to do it all on your own. It’ll be a great boost to their self-esteem.

 Hang ‘em High 

Harness yourself in for fun! This indoor ropes course offers family members a unique physical challenge. Put on the safety vest and climb the thirteen feet to the top. Help kids improve their balance, coordination and self-esteem. Even mom and dad can join in. What a rush!

West World Laser Tag

Let your kid’s bolster their imagination with this unique take on a modern classic. Adults and kids alike will love pretending to be cowboys and cowgirls as they race through an old western town. It’s quite an adventure! Build lasting memories by making laser tag a weekly family tradition.

Hologate Virtual Reality

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Immerse your senses in Adventure Park USA’s Hologate Virtual Reality. This four player attraction is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Virtual reality is the future of gaming. Step into a in a whole new world.

Spin Zone Bumper Cars

Remember the bumper cars from when you were a kid? It’s an amusement park staple. Your children will have a blast with this nostalgic ride. Kids love the autonomy of being able to drive a car on their own, plus the cars spin around every time they get bumped! 

Stampede Arcade

Play old classic games such as Skee-ball, Space Invaders and Air Hockey.

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Research shows that playing arcade games together as a family can actually be beneficial for your child’s development. Gaming can improve their multi-tasking and decision making capabilities. Research shows that it can sharpen their reflexes and increase their muscle memory. 

Nothing beats an active lifestyle and making good healthy choices when it comes to food. However, some studies have indicated that gaming may actually curb cravings, and even help reduce overall weight. Not only are games fun for everyone to play, but they can also help your kids learn how to problem solve. Problem solving is an important skill that will serve them the rest of their lives. Games also teach children how to strategize, and can help them improve their academic skill. Playing together offers a positive outlet for their energy, and can help reduce their stress. Not only that, but it also helps them to develop social and communication skills. Last but not least it promotes family bonding, and creates a lifetime of memories for everyone.

After a few hours of lively competition in the arcade, you and your kids have probably worked up quite an appetite. Take a walk over to the Chuck-Wagon Cafe for some delicious snacks to fuel you up for more adventure.

The Chuck Wagon Cafe

The cafe offers all of your kid’s favorites including chicken nuggets, hotdogs and pizza. Enjoy some sweet treats such as funnel cake fries, Dippin Dots and cotton candy. Quench your thirst with a Pepsi or a flavored Icee. You will be impressed by the friendly and helpful staff.

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Mini-golf in Frederick, MD

Many people have great memories of playing mini-golf with their friends and loved ones. Create more family bonding and friendly competition with game. Adventure park features not one, but two eighteen hole mini-golf courses; Thunderin’ Falls and Dry Gulch. Dry Gulch is completely handicap accessible, so everyone can get in on the game. Relive those special childhood memories, and make new ones.

Birthday Parties

Local parents have a lot to consider when it comes to planning their child's special day. “First thing I look at is cost and how many kids are included for the price. I have a large extended family and they are local so they usually take up most of the spots. And of course the girls want their friends there too so I need a spot where there can be a lot of kids and still allow me to stay within budget,” says Sarah Preston of New Market. “It's a kid's birthday party, not a wedding. I will spend a few hundred for the convenience of not having a house full of kids,” says Cinnamon Wright of Frederick. Adventure Park USA offers convenient birthday party packages that allow you to sit back and enjoy your child’s special day. 

There are some great birthday party venues in Frederick, MD. Megan Quinn chose Spinners Arcade in downtown Frederick for her son’s most recent birthday party. “Since James is now six, I really thought about where he wanted to go... The number one consideration was where he wanted to have the party. Number two was cost - as a single momma of two, throwing an expensive party wasn't something I was trying to do... Number three was schedule - when the venue was available and how that paired with everyone in our family's schedule,” she says. 

Sarah Preston also mentioned the importance of a child-friendly environment when planning her children’s birthday parties. “The staff is also important - if they are lackluster and don't care about what is going on it can ruin the party vibe. I like to see engaged employees that genuinely like kids!” she says. Sarah also pointed out that she wants a party that is easy to plan. “At the end of the day this is a party for a bunch of young kids. They care about the games, presents and cake. It doesn't need to be over-the-top and include too much,” she says.

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With increasingly busy schedules, working families want a party that is easy and affordable. When you start to look for your child’s next birthday party venue, think of Adventure Park USA. From the invitations to the cake they make planning a memorable party a breeze. Allow their friendly and helpful staff to offer you a one of a kind birthday party experience. In need of a last minute birthday gift? Pick up some Adventure Park gift cards, which they sell in any denomination. Customize your birthday party with the many sweet and delicious options that Adventure Park USA offers. From Vegetable and Fruit Trays, to Dippin’ Dots and brownies, they can accommodate even the pickiest of eaters. Each birthday party package offers a pizza, and what kid doesn’t love pizza?

Parking and accessibility are also important when you’re looking for a place to host your kid’s next birthday. “I don't want anyone frustrated because they couldn't find the venue or a parking spot. And I don't want to field half a dozen calls on the day of the party,” says Cinnamon Wright. Conveniently located off of Route 70 in Monrovia, Adventure Park USA is easy to find and features plenty of on site parking.

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Oftentimes, families plan an outdoor party at home or at a local park. Frederick County has some fantastic parks with pavilions that families can rent out for their children’s birthday. Kids love having an open green space to run around in. However, even if you plan your child’s birthday down to the last detail, it’s difficult to plan around the weather. Maybe you’ve already started setting up for the party when all of a sudden you hear a crack of thunder. Wasn’t it supposed to be clear and sunny all day? An unexpected rainstorm can do a lot to ruin the party you’ve painstakingly planned. Cancelling the party will not only leave your guests disappointed, but it will also leave your kid seriously bummed out on their special day. No parent wants that!

Adventure Park USA is here to save the day, and your rained out party! Give Adventure Park a call, and they will do everything they can to accommodate all of your last minute birthday party needs. What a relief. Plus, Adventure Park USA is one of the premier birthday party places in Frederick, MD.

If your child has a Spring or Summer birthday, they can enjoy one of Adventure Park’s many exciting outdoor attractions. Take your guests on the Crater Lake Bumper Boats or for a spin around the Blazing Trail Go-Kart track. The park offers not one, but two thrilling roller coaster rides. The Wild West Express has a fifty-three foot drop, and the Wild Cat is a twisty adventure.

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If you are looking for a real adrenaline boost, take some time to try out their Skycoaster. The Skycoaster combines skydiving and hang-gliding into one unique and ultimately thrilling experience. Or stop by the Gemstone Mining Co. to let your kids pan for gold and gems. 

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In short, when looking for fun things to do indoors or outdoors in Frederick, MD look no further than Adventure Park USA.