Spend a chilly day indoors with these unique activities

As you watch temperatures in Montco drop lower and lower, there is nowhere you’d rather be than indoors. Here are our top 8 indoor activities to do this winter that will keep you defrosted and entertained.

theatre horizon

Dinner and a Show

Dinner and a show make the perfect night out in Montco— and can keep you warm on a chilly evening. Catch a show like The Legendary Wailers Feat. Junior Marvin at the iconic Keswick Theatre after chowing down at nearby Norristown spots like Keswick Tavern, West Ave Grill and more. Also in Norristown is Theatre Horizon where you can catch their interactive show, Broccoli, Roosevelt, and Mr. House and eat at one of the dozens of restaurants in the area and nearby King of Prussia. Experience small-town Montco at the Act II Playhouse in Ambler, where you can watch Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty and grab a delicious meal at The Lucky Well or Gypsy Blu.

Oaks Center Ice - Rink View

Indoor Ice Skating

Lace up your skates for some indoor ice skating at Oaks Center Ice public sessions. Perfect for date night, or for a new and unique family outing. While you won’t necessarily beat the cold with this activity, the climate-controlled rink means perfect ice conditions and no weather interruptions.

Lucky Dice Diner Escape Room

Escape Rooms

Gather your smartest friends and family to help solve one of the many escape rooms around Montgomery County! Show off your detective skills to create memories and bond over a good challenge. Visit Expedition Escape in King of Prussia to help Johnny find his missing lucky dice in Lucky Dice Diner Escape, now through April 2024. Or stop by the Amazing Escape Room in KOP for a sweet puzzle in Candy World!

Candle making set at Cork and Candles in KoP

Get Creative

Jump into a world of creativity with these indoor do-it-yourself activities around Montgomery County. Cork and Candles in King of Prussia lets you get experimental with scents as you craft your own candle to either give as a gift or burn for yourself on a cozy winter night in. Enjoy wine, cheese, and flatbreads as you explore your creative side. Your inner artist can bloom at Mudroom Studio in Ardmore, a locally owned pottery shop where you can paint, glaze, and finish your very own pieces of pottery. Choose from mugs, plates, and much more to create gifts for your loved ones or treat yourself to a fun new piece.

Two women laughing and drinking beer at Round Guys Brewing

Montco Makers Tour

Spend the day exploring Montco Makers dedicated to crafting unique and delicious beers, wines, and spirits. Plan a day of bar-hopping to try out as many flavors as you can using the Montco Makers Passport. Make sure to check in at the top spots in the county using the pass so you can earn points and win prizes! You are sure to end the day feeling warm and fuzzy inside!

Two individuals indoor rock climbing

Indoor Rock Climbing

Challenge yourself to climb to new heights with indoor rock climbing. The two top climbing spots are the Philadelphia Rock Climbing Gym in Oaks, which boasts over a hundred climbing routes and an introductory climbing package, and Reach Climbing and Fitness in Bridgeport where you can experience 28,000 square feet of climbing and a variety of lessons.

Glencairn Museum

Historic Tours and Exhibits

Spend a chilly winter day learning about art and culture in Montco. Visit the recently renovated Glencairn Museum in Bryn Athyn for a self-guided tour and an elevator ride to the tower observation room for a breathtaking panoramic view. Experience life in the 1920's at the nearby the Cairnwood Estate with tours of the grand Beaux Arts country house and grounds. 

A mom and daughter at the King of Prussia mall


Montgomery County is known as a shopping hub for a reason, and it's all thanks to the iconic malls that offer a warm and bright place to spend the day with friends and family. The King of Prussia Mall boasts over 450 stores for you to spend a chilly day perusing. With the addition of the Willow Grove Park Mall and the Plymouth Meeting Mall, it's hard to not find yourself doing some indoor shopping in Montco this winter.