As the seasons change, it gets darker earlier, rains more, and the temperatures drop. This makes outdoor playtime more difficult, but the kids still want to get out and have fun. So what can you do on those dreary weekend days instead of staying home?

In Southern Oregon, there’s plenty of indoor activities the entire family will love!

1) Baffled Escape Rooms

Located in the Rogue Valley Mall, Baffled Escape Rooms are real-life mysteries. You and the family are placed inside a room, and the clock is running. You only have one hour to escape, by discovering clues and solving puzzles.

Escape rooms require creative thinking and cooperation. It’s a great way for the entire family to work together, and experience something new and challenging. You can pick from a variety of exciting adventures, including “Kidnapped,” “The Golden Ticket,” “The Dollhouse,” “Jail Break,” and “Da Vinci’s Secret.” Each one will get your adrenaline pumping as you attempt to escape before time runs out.

2) Astral Games

If your family loves board games, this is the place for you! You’ll find new games to add to your collection for family game night, with tons of options guaranteed to pass the time and challenge your board game skills.

Astral Games also has various gaming gatherings that include Pokemon, Magic, Dungeons and Dragons, and Yu-Gi-Oh, among others. They also have open game days that include playing console video games. Whatever type of game you enjoy, you’ll discover at Astral Games.

3) Cyber Center Esports Gaming Lounge

This high tech gaming center is located in Phoenix’s Shoppes at Exit 24. Cyber Center Esports Gaming Lounge is a gamer’s dream — with virtual reality, PCs, consoles, competitions and more. They host tournaments every weekend and have an awesome 3D gaming station. With so many gaming options, there’s plenty to do on your next weekend outing.

You could also plan your kid’s next birthday party at the gaming lounge. All the game consoles — including virtual reality — will be a huge hit with guests of all ages.

Playing Together

Even on cold or rainy days, there’s plenty to do in the Rogue Valley. With a little creativity, you’ll find your next indoor adventure at one of these awesome local businesses.