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Winter Break Activities

Schools out for Winter Break and my son has already asked me 5 times “what are we doing today?”. Anyone else?

To help you keep your cool and keep the kids busy we’ve put together activities that are inside or outside around Northern Nevada to choose from this winter break!

Ice skating:

Head ice skating this break! Reno now has 2 ice rinks to choose from! Both locations are open daily (weather permitting).

GSR Ice Rink

The GSR ice rink is in its 2nd season!  They are open daily for designated skate times. They also offer rink side service including bread bowls, cocktails, hot cocoa, smores and more!

The Rink at the Row

Reno’s newest ice skating rink! They are open daily through February 16th. Snacks and beverages like hot cocoa are available for purchase at the rink.   

Here is the full list of places you can go Ice Skating in Northern Nevada. 

Trampoline Parks

Reno/Sparks area has 3 different trampoline parks and all of them are offering some special hours or offers this Winter Break.  Take the kids and let them jump off some energy! Most of them of many different activities including foam pits, dodgeball, obstacle course, and more!


Sparks newest trampoline park! This place is great for all ages. Check back for winter break deals! We love Defy so much they have given our followers a discount code! Use NVMOMS online or at the park for 20% of your jump total! 

Fly High

Fly High will have extended hours during winter break and will be open daily at 10am.  Monday-Thursday 10am-10pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-12am and Sundays from 10am-8pm. See website for special offers!

Urban Air

Open daily at 10am.  They have special rates and offers that go through Winter Break.  Special offers range from buy one attraction get one 50% off, 4 wristbands for the ultimate pass, more offers on their website.   

Other Indoor Ideas:

Coconut Bowl

Spend the day at Wild Islands Coconut Bowl. The new expansion is now open and the Coconut Bowl has something to offer for all ages!  Younger kids love High Ballocity while the older ones can enjoy some laser tag.

The whole family can partake in some Glow Kart Rides, bowling, and arcade games.  Kids 30-54” can be glow kart passengers and those over 54” can ride themselves.  Stay for lunch and enjoy some pizza!

winter break activities - coconut bowl

Jump Man Jump

With multiple jump times offered daily this is a great activity for all. We love that jump man jump has the big blowups for the older kids and the toddler area for 5 and under. So you can bring kids of all ages to have fun.

Roller Kingdom

Roller Kingdom is offering winter break skating.  Open daily from 1:00pm-4:00pm until January 11th. $5.00 per person (includes skates).  

Play in the Snow

We are so lucky that we live so close to so many snow attractions. Pack your snow gear and head to the mountain for some tubing! What better way to spend a day during winter break then outside tubing. Most tubing attractions have limited space so we recommend buying your tickets ahead of time.

Squaw Alpine

Just a short drive up to Squaw Alpine and you can have a snow day! Tubing is located at SnoVentures Activity Zone in the base area of Squaw Valley.

Kids need to be at least 40” to participate and parents are not allowed to ride in the same tube as their kids.


Up at Heavenly you can ride a mountain coaster, ice skate, or take a ride up the Gondola to enjoy the view.  At the top they have a cafe so you can enjoy hot cocoa and a snack. At the top you can also enjoy some tubing.  

See website for complete details regarding price, as well as age/height restrictions for the coaster and tubing.  Keep in mind that in order to tube you need to purchase tickets for the Gondola as well.

Soda Springs

Choose from Tube Town or Planet Kids. Tube Town is a snow tubing area with up to 20 lanes and a lift to take you back to the top! Tube Town is for children 42” and taller.

Planet Kids is a snow playground that is recommended for kids 7 and younger.  It offers tubing carousel, lanes, ski/boarding learning, snow volcanoes for climbing and more!

Looking for more activities that are inside?  Check out our Indoor Activities in Northern Nevada.  

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Kacey Queen is a co-founder of Nevada Moms

Kacey received her bachelor's in Psychology while cheering for the University of Oregon. They moved to Reno in 2014 and have loved it ever since. She is a dedicated homeschooling mother to her three children.

She serves on the board for Northern Nevada Health Systems, and Northern Nevada Sports and Recreation, and she is passionate about her community.

Kacey loves exploring with her family and finding family-friendly events and activities! A few of her favorite things include family adventures, exploring the outdoors, working out, local coffee shops, and dessert!