Published January 9, 2019

12 Indoor Activities in Barrie to Hide From The Cold

Hide From Winter and Have Fun Doing It

We know it's cold outside, but that's no excuse to let your winter months get boring. From rock climbing and axe throwing to brewery tours and comedy nights, our city is full of unique indoor activities for everyone.

Check out some these fun ideas we have to keep you busy in the chilly months of winter.

1. Alt Rock-445 Dunlop St W

Alt Rock is Barrie's rock climbing hub. There's over 6000 ft worth of climbing in the gym. Most of the climbing available is bouldering style, (no harness, ropes or partner needed) making it easy to get started. There is also a Kids Zone on-site where kids can climb safely using harnesses and auto-belays.

The facility currently has a special "New Year's Resolution" offer available for $300 that includes a 3-month membership, shoes, chalk bag and chalk ball.

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2. Laffy Taffy Comedy Nights- 16 Dunlop St E

Laffy Taffy Comedy Nights bring laughter and entertainment to The Foxx Lounge every week in Barrie. The shows are usualy $5-$10 each and stacked with a hilarious lineup.

To stay up to date with upcoming shows, click here.

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3. Chillz Lounge- 89 Dunlop St E Unit 102

Something about Chillz Lounge is just extra cozy. It's a great place to warm up and catch up.

No matter what your sweet tooth craving is- pie, cake, ice cream, waffles, fondue- you'll find it at Chillz. Don't forget to pair your yummy treat with one of the many specialty drinks. Calories don't count in the winter, right?


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4. Last Level Lounge- 72 Dunlop St E

New to Barrie but quickly becoming a favourite spot, Last Level Lounge offers a unique arcade-bar vibe. Enjoy unlimited play on classic arcade games such as Pinball and Pac-man for just $5/ visit.

The food here is tasty too! You'll need all the fuel you can get if you're looking to beat the latest high scores.

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5. Perplexcity Escape Rooms & Board Game Lounge- 55 Cedar Pointe Dr Unit 600

Perplexcity Escape Rooms & Board Game Lounge currently has 4 different escape rooms to challenge you and your friends. Each room has a unique theme and  features team-based games where players discover clues, solve puzzles, and accomplish tasks in order to reach the end of the room.

Kick-back before or after your escape room in the board game cafe with over 60 different games to choose from.

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6. Drop-In Sports- Barrie Rec Centres

Having fun doesn't need to be complicated. The recreational centres around Barrie all offer a variety of drop-in activities including swimming, basketball, volleyball, skating and more.

Next time you're looking for something to do, browse the drop-in schedules here.

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7. Axe Throwing

It's fun, competitive and exhilarating! Axe throwing is a great place to go with friends or book an event. We recommend you go to the pros for this, and don't try it at home.

For this activity you can visit Bullseye Axe Throwing or Iron Nation Axe Throwing, both located in Barrie.

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8. X Play Amusements- 30 N Village Way #5

X Play is a great place to bring the kids to burn some energy, while you can enjoy some fun too! Embrace your very own inner child with activities like laser tag, trampolining, foam pits, battle  beam and more!

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9. Drop In Reball- Barrie Sports Dome

Every Friday night (except holiday weekends) from October-April, the Barrie Sports Dome runs reball drop-in sessions from 7 pm-8:45 pm and 9 pm-10:45 pm for players of all skill levels aged 12 & up.

Reball is just like paintball, minus the mess. Each session is $30/ player and includes rentals.

Like paintball, without the mess.

10. Jack's Urban Jungle- 204 Mapleview Dr W, Barrie

You may have already heard about Jack's Urban Jungle, but if you haven't dropped in yet, now is the time!

Jack's Urban Jungle is an indoor playground for everyone aged 8 and up. During a visit you can choose from activities such as zorbing, trampolining, zip-lining, slack-lining, aerial course, leap of faith, obstacle course, cargo net wall and more.

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11. 4Cats Studio- 135 Mapleview Dr W

4Cats Art Studio offers workshops/classes in painting, pottery, pouring and more. It's a fun place to visit with a group and explore your creativity together.

For more info on upcoming classes and workshops, click here.

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12. Brewery Tour and Tasting

Warm yourself up from the inside-out with a tasty brew.

You can take a tour at a number of nearby breweries including Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery, Redline Brewhouse or Barnstormer Brewing and Distilling Co.

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