In an area that offers so much outdoor excitement, bad weather can be a real bummer. But it doesn't have to be. Check out these fun things to do on rainy days in Chesapeake.

Fun Family Activities

With 40 bowling lanes, an arcade, and billiards, there’s no shortage of activities to keep the kids busy and happy on a rainy day at Bowlero - Chesapeake. Adults will love the bar serving up craft beer and signature cocktails, and the kitchen has plenty of lunch or dinner options for all. Alternatively, if your crew loves bowling and laser tag, head over to the AMF Bowling Center - Western Branch Lanes where all ages will delight in playing in their state-of-the-art arena. Whether you want to play solo or compete as a team, come enjoy a competitive game of laser tag.

If your group is fond of the ice in a controlled environment, then head over to the Chilled Ponds Ice Sports Complex. As the area’s top ice sports facility, they offer public skating sessions and learn-to-skate programs. It’s also the official training facility for the Norfolk Admirals, a pro ECHL team, which should delight any hockey fans in your crew.

Or visit the Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways Museum where you will be immersed in Chesapeake history.

Jump it Out

Sky Zone is another active way to enjoy indoor fun. Offering 10,000 square feet of connected, world-class trampolines, there are more than 60 trampolines, including the famous angled wall trampolines, and a few other surprises along the course. Open every day of the week, Sky Zone is not to be missed.

If you’ve still got energy to burn, spend an afternoon at the Funville Playground & Cafe. A 3,300-foot indoor playground, older kids will enjoy the bumper cars, jungle-themed playground, and challenging ropes course. Toddlers will clamor for the Toddler Playground designed for sitters and crawlers, and parents will appreciate the abundance of seating and a full menu of food for kids and adults alike.

Make Something New

For those more interested in the arts or who are looking for more of an intellectual challenge, Chesapeake has you covered as well. Paint something beautiful to take home with you at Glazenfyre: A Paint-It-Yourself Pottery Studio. At Potts N Paints you can work in pottery, clay, canvas or glass. At The Art and Craft Room you can walk in to complete a DIY project, or signup for an instructor lead course. Or paint the day away at Painting with a Twist.

Watch a Movie

One of the best fun things to do on a rainy day is a classic for a reason—everyone loves a good afternoon at the movies. Catch a flick at Cinema Cafe - Greenbrier Mall, and be sure to peruse their extensive and creative menu and maybe try their signature Children of the Corn Dog Nuggets or Moaning Myrtle Turtle Sundae. Or visit Cinemark Chesapeake Square and XD where you will get face-to-face with the action and experience cinema like never before! Extra large, extreme entertainment for your senses. Huge wall-to-wall screens, wrap-around sound and a maximum comfort entertainment environment ensure that every seat is an intense sensory experience.

Check out more things to do in Chesapeake, and no matter what the weather is like there's no such thing as a wasted day in Chesapeake.