Indoor Fun Activities with Safety Guidelines


As the days get colder, people are looking for safe indoor fun 2021 activities

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Indoor activities with safety guidelines put in place is a lot to have to find when you are busy so we have compiled a list for you. 

Here are some indoor fun 2021 activities with safety guidelines in place to help deal with COVID at their venue. We recognize that everyone needs to make their own personal decisions for their families and kids. And, we encourage everyone to do what is best for our community.


The first step in being able to go to places is making sure they have protocols in place to keep their venue clean and people safer. Then, make sure you and your children play your part in sticking to those protocols. Masks and social distancing are important! If you go in somewhere and it find they are not enforcing the protocols they put in place or it is too crowded, you do not have to stay!

Please note, our photos are from previous experiences therefore they do not feature people wearing masks or maintaining social distancing. 

Art Activities: 

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Whet Your Palette

Whet Your Palette is a painting experience in Anchorage, Kentucky. Click here for a discount from Groupon. Their webpage states, “We have outdoor and patio seating options. We do most classes outdoors, weather permitting.” They do have drop in hours, and stated on their Facebook page that it is easy to social distance inside. They also have paint kits ready for curbside pickup, local delivery, or nationwide shipping.


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Board & Brush Louisville

Board & Brush is a DIY wood sign workshop in Louisville. Right at the top of their main web page they list CDC guidelines for working safely in their studio for indoor fun 2020 activities.

AR Workshop has DIY To-Go at Home Kits – AR Workshop so you can take and make something fun at home. Also, they have Virtual Party Kits – AR Workshop so you can be all set to make projects at home with friends doing the same projects at the same time! They have holiday themed kits that are really cute, check it out on their Facebook page.

DIY To-Go kit from AR Workshop

Paint It Sweet is a mobile art studio. Their Facebook posts mention social distancing, following CDC guidelines, and staying safe while having fun.

Paintn’ Party is another at-home indoor fun option and they deliver (within a certain distance, inquire for details). They have winter themes and it’s $20 for kit that includes all that you need to paint with complete Instructions. Canvas size is 12” x 16” 

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Pinot’s Palette offers group painting instruction in St. Matthews. They have information under their FAQ section including “For the safety of our guests and artists, we are open limited days a week with limited occupancy and following all CDC and government mandated social distancing guidelines.” They also have more information on their blog on their safety measures.

Paint Spot has pottery painting in St. Matthews. Their Facebook page indicates masks must be worn, and every picture shows customers in masks, and painting tables socially distanced.

Side by Side Studio on Frankfort Avenue is currently closed for in-person activities but they have wonderful take-home art kits.

Little Loom House is open with limited capacity. During open hours, they have mini weaving lessons. On their site they say “we encourage reservations so we can prepare for your visit. We are making a hospitality promise to you. Social Distancing will be maintained and employees will be wearing face coverings. We are running a hepa filter in our Top House Weaving studio and we will be sanitizing all high touch and high traffic areas.” Click here for a Groupon deal

Nail Salons:

While looking through dozens of nail salons websites for indoor fun 2020 to see which nail salon to take my daughter to for a special pampering treat, I was amazed how few addressed online what they were doing to relieve their customers’ concerns regarding COVID. While I’m sure other salons may be practicing COVID safety, these salons stood out:

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Nail Box Nail Salon is on Shelbyville Road. COVID safety protocol are listed right on their main page including mask wearing, washing hands, and cleaning.

Julie’s Nails (on Bardstown Road ). Their website had a ton of information dedicated to COVID safety in their salon on their main page. 

Posh Nails is on Lime Kiln Road. Posh Nails doesn’t even let you to their main website without first reading their COVID safety precautions!

Animal Activities:

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Purrfect Day Pet Cafe states on their website that they have restricted their number of kitty lounge reservations to 50% capacity for social distancing and more safe indoor fun. Only 8 people will be allowed in the kitten lounge per hourly visit. There is currently no bar or food service inside. Masks must be worn and they are adhering to all Covid-19 cleaning protocols.

Lucky Cat Cafe and Lounge website states their capacity in the lounge is 6 visitors per hour. Everyone must wear a mask throughout their visit. The website does say masks may be removed briefly for a drink or snack.



Iceland Sports Complex is an ice skating rink in Louisville. Iceland has all the COVID safety information right on the main webpage including the requirement that skaters wear masks when in the facility. Ice skating is always a fun winter activity.

Champs Rollerdome website has an entire page devoted to Coronavirus safety. It addresses masks, rental skates, skate trainers, snack bar, birthday party room, bathrooms, skating floor, hand sanitizer, and Clorox or Lysol wipes. Note: it appears you can still eat and drink at the snack bar and in party rooms.

Robben’s Roost Roller Skating website states “We have made changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so please be kind and patient. We are committed to safety for you, our customers and our staff. We will be operating at a lower capacity of 100 customers per session, which below the 33% allowed.”

Arcade and “Tween-Type” Activities:


Activate Game – This is a great location for high tech games. Click here for a Groupon deal. The website states it’s cleaner, more personalized, more streamlined and their guests can have a fun and safe experience. The schedule has been reduced to 33% of capacity to give more room for social distancing between teams. All games will be cleaned thoroughly, in a rotation, multiple times per day with additional cleanings between guests. iPads in lobby will be cleaned after every use.

Go Karts at Renaissance Fun Park

Renaissance Fun Park is a great destination for Go Karts, Laser Tag, Mini Golf, and Arcades. Their Facebook page indicates multiple sanitizing stations around the arcade. Photos from inside attractions show everyone in masks. Go Karts are open outside all year, with the exception of if the weather forecast is below 32 degrees, or it is raining. The Food tab on the webpage isn’t working, which may indicate food is not longer allowed inside. No other specific safety or cleaning information could be found online at the time of this article.

Bluegrass Karting and Events has karting, axe throwing, and a rage room. There is a FAQ page on COVID safety precautions including sanitizing, cleaning, masks, social distancing, etc. Their food is only available for take-out. We went this summer and found the place to be VERY clean and the staff to be following safety protocols closely.

Malibu Jacks Indoor Fun Park has a lot of information on their website about cleaning including reduced occupancy, masks, antiviral air filter, masks, sanitizing, cleaning, and social distancing. Click here for a Groupon discount.


Dave and Busters has a whole page on how they are cleaning including masks, sanitizing, and social distancing. 


Kingpin Lanes has a tab based solely for updated safety policies. The website states they are not selling food or beverages, the staff are wearing masks, and there are no large groups. They ask that “all guest wear a mask when they enter the facility, while they are seated in the bowling area, anytime they leave the bowling area and while in the arcade. Masks are available for FREE to anyone who needs them.” Note: The Facebook page has recent pictures of bowlers with and without masks, not sure if the images are current or not.

Fern Valley Strike & Spare Family Fun Center has information on their Facebook page stating they will “do our part to make our centers as clean and as safe as possible,” but there were no details provided on masks, cleaning, or social distancing. Note: There was a post about a November event being cancelled due to an increase in COVID cases, however, there was also a video from summer 2020 where the bowler had no mask on inside the facility while bowling. This makes it difficult to assess the safety procedures being followed.

Trampoline Parks & Jumping:

DEFY Louisville (Previously House of Boom) website has an entire page listing their COVID safe procedures including temperature checks, face coverings required, increased daytime cleaning, night time sanitizing and cleaning, dedicated routes and social distancing floor markers. There is a lot of information on the site on how they are trying to keep your family safe from COVID-19. Click here for a Groupon Discount. 

Xtremenasium Trampoline Park in Clarksville, Indiana website states “We will continue to enforce Social distancing guidelines and PPE (masks and gloves) are recommended. Some attractions will remain closed such as Face-off wall, Virtual Reality and water fountains.”

Altitude Trampoline Park

The Altitude Louisville Trampoline Park in Louisville website states “COVID COMPLIANT” with no details found on the website on how they are providing social distancing and cleaning safety for guests.


Bounce ‘N Round Inflatables is offering Private Open Play sessions for up to 10 total people (kids plus parents are included in the 10 person total). Open Play sessions will be set in 1 hour increments and will be by reservation only. All CDC guidelines are being met and followed to include Facemasks, Temperature Scans, Hand Sanitizing, They will continually sanitizing equipment and touch points throughout the facility with bleach. 1 hour session is $50 and includes one Drink and one Snack for the kids. 



Climb Nulu adjusted their booking slots to comply with COVID capacity requirements. Climb NuLu also has a new Pandemic Response Plan, which outlines their policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all current CDC guidelines.



Mary T. Meagher website has a list of COVID safety rules for safe indoor fun. Some of the rules for their indoor fun 2020 include you must reserve a swim lane prior to arriving, and must stay in their lane. Masks on unless swimming. Must social distance with no congregating.  You must wash hands when you enter. Locker rooms and showers are closed. No sharing pool items



Kentucky Science Center  website states they have limited capacity, mask requirements, and more than 50,000 square feet of space to socially distance. Advance tickets are recommended for all visitors, including members. There are limitations on the number of people allowed in the building at one time and priority will be given to those with advance tickets. They also have a pop-up location at Mall St. Matthews and you can go for an hour, get tickets in advance for kids ($5).

Due to Covid-19, they are accepting only card transactions for this indoor fun 2020 activity. Masks or face shields are required for all visitors 6 and older. They ask that you stay with your travel group and maintain social distancing. Wash your hands frequently and use the hand sanitizer we have throughout the building.

KMAC Museum is a contemporary art museum in downtown Louisville on Museum Row. Through exhibitions, education, and outreach, KMAC Museum works to fulfill our mission of connecting people to art and creative practice. There is an entire page on the changes they have made to increase COVID safety.


Speed Art Museum has a Facebook post that states “With timed ticketing, mask requirements, cleansing stations, contact-free experiences, strictly limited capacity, and state-of-the-art air filtration, the Speed is dedicated to making your visit as safe as can be!” Bring a sketchbook and your kids can sit and make their own interpretive drawings of art that they see. Also, the children’s area is not open. Art Sparks has a page for things to do at home. 


Xscape Blankenbaker (click here to see safety protocols) and Cinemark movie theaters (St. Matthews and Tinseltown and Preston Crossing) have private watch parties for safe indoor fun 2020!

Baxter Avenue Theaters New guidelines require that each auditorium be limited to a maximum capacity of 33% with minimum spacing of two empty chairs clearly labeled unavailable to provide the required separation between parties. Reserved seating is also available. Before each feature, all chairs, armrests, cupholders, touch services, tables, restroom areas, and countertops will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. All staff interacting with our guests will wear masks, and gloves while practicing the highest level of sanitation and hygiene at all times. Social distancing will be observed at all times.

Escape Rooms:


Breakout Louisville Escape Games. In person or virtual escape games. Exclusively Private, only you and your family/friends. Rooms cleaned thoroughly each time between guests. Only one Team in lobby at once. Temperature reading at start of each shift for staff and wearing masks at all times for more safe indoor fun.

Countdown Louisville is an escape room experience. Countdown Louisville’s website states it is committed to following CDC Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations for limiting the transmission of COVID- 19. They disinfect the high-touch surfaces in the escape games prior to each use with hospital-grade virus-killing and germicidal wipes.

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Escape LOU is an escape room experience for those ages 10 and up. While the website doesn’t indicate everything they are doing for COVID safety, it does indicate all games are private, so you only play with the people you schedule the game, and all of the Facebook photos show everyone in masks.


MESA, A Collaborative Kitchen is a unique dining experience complete with a live cooking demonstration of the meal. Located in New Albany, IN, they are still having meals, but with some alterations. They have an entire page devoted to their COVID safety including maximum class size of 18, cleaning and sanitizing procedures, and mask wearing in the facility.

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MESA Kids Cooking School in New Albany is a baking and cooking school for kids. They are open with limited class sizes (up to 16 kids) that each have their own work station and supplies for indoor fun 2020. There is an entire page on MESA’s COVID safety procedures including masks worn, cleaning schedules, and no food eaten in class. They also offer holiday take home kits.

For more winter fun ideas, check out our WINTER FUN PAGE

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