Right now, people are spending more time indoors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although minimizing contact with lots of people is necessary for safety reasons, it can feel quite constricting as you try to figure out what to do to occupy your free time. Fortunately, there are many indoor sports you can play at home. You’ll need to invest in some equipment, but this is well worth it for the countless hours of entertainment that you and your family members will gain in return.
Table tennis is an indoor sport that offers a fast-paced experience. You can initially spend time developing your skills with the paddles by rallying back and forth with another person. From there, you can compete to make precise moves that send the ball into hard-to-reach corners of the table. Learning to smash the table tennis is a technique that is just as satisfying as a spike in volleyball or a smash in outdoor tennis.
For families who want an activity that prioritizes quick reflexes like outdoor sports, table tennis is a good option. It’s also more accessible than you might think. You can purchase a dedicated table for it or obtain a net that you can attach to a regular table that you already have in your home.
Foosball is a familiar sport to many and it’s relatively easy to bring into your house as well. If you have a basement, game room, or any other open space, you can set up a foosball table. As with table tennis, foosball requires players to make swift moves while also retaining accuracy. Since the objective is to hit the ball into the opponent’s goal within its enclosed play area, there’s less chance for the ball to go flying around the room. Your family may appreciate the contained nature of this indoor sport you can play at home.
Pool is a meditative game where strategizing is more important than speed. It can be simultaneously engaging and perfect for unwinding after work or school. If your family wants an indoor sport that will keep everyone’s minds sharp and build up patience, you should consider getting pool equipment and start learning how to play it. This will call for more equipment than the other choices that we’ve discussed as you’ll need a table, balls, cue sticks, and chalk. On the other hand, if you know how to choose a pool table effectively, it can become a beautiful addition to your furniture. You can find pool tables with artful detailing and rich materials that won’t seem out of place amongst other interior décor pieces.
Dyer Indiana opened two new ice rinks at the tennis courts of Northgate Park along Calumet Avenue in Dyer Indiana, a project that has long been in the making. The rinks may be closed due to warm temperatures according to Dyer Director of Parks and Recreation Michael O’Shea. The rinks will be open from 10… Continue Reading →
Sledding in Northwest Indiana
It can get boring during the Pandemic during the winter months, however Sledding happens to be a socially distant activity for Family Fun in Northwest Indiana. In spite of the Pandemic, we suggest getting out and having some good, clean outdoor fun. Here’s a list of places to go sledding for your winter pleasure Continue Reading . . .
Indoor Fun Family Amusement Centers
Whether you live in Northwest Indiana or plan to Visit – Northwest Indiana is home to many Family Fun Amusement Parks and Family Entertainment Centers with lots of things to do with kids that make the perfect getaway for the weekend! Most of these venues have indoor arcades.
You’ll want to visit Inman’s Recreation Centerin Valparaiso, Zao Island Amusement Center in Valparaiso, Funflatables (with 5 locations) Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Fun Park (Schererville); Jaks Warehouse(Indoor Theme Park – Highland); just to name a few. continue reading . . .
Getting outside and working out can seem like a Herculean task, as the days get colder and the nights get longer. Most of us hit the pavement or gym and only the most dedicated of us can still tie up their running shoes. If you are going to do any sort of workout outside, you’re… Continue Reading →
Does your family take annual ski trips? Do you like to hit up the sledding hills or build a magnificent snowman after the first big snow of the season? What about winter hikes or runs through the neighborhood? No matter how you like to spend your time outside, winter is full of opportunities. However, you… Continue Reading →
The annual WinterFest, returns in late January with some New Activities. Changes have been made to the Annual Winterfest due to restrictions in place to stop the spread of COVID-19. There are events available for everyone even though It will look and feel different than in the past. This Annual Event is hosted by… Continue Reading →
For over 30 years Albanese has been making the World’s Best Gummies & Candies right here in the Merrillville, Indiana! It’s not surprising to see how quickly our company & our World’s Best & Gold Label brands have grown. For years we’ve had a simple recipe for success putting flavor & texture first, always finding a better way & never taking ourselves too seriously. Continue Reading. . .
The Challenger Learning Center features hands-on, family-friendly science activities for kids and grown-ups alike with a focus on environmental stewardship, the effects of climate change and pollution on daily life, and astronomy topics such as the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. Continue Reading. . .