From malls and toy stores to libraries and bookstores, these low-key play spots will banish winter boredom—at least for a little while. The best part? They're all free. So grab a coffee and a friend, and schedule your next play date at one of these indoor gems.
For even more family fun, check out our list of free indoor activities, including storytimes and crafts, and don't miss our guide to great indoor play spaces with fees for winter drop-in hours. If you find yourself with a full day to fill and you're up for a little adventure, plan a winter day trip. And don't miss our February GoList for tons of local happenings.