Rainy Day Fun for families in the Finger Lakes

Don't let the rain dampen your day.  There are plenty of things to do even when it is raining outside.  Check out these ten things to keep you busy and get you out of the rain.

glow-golf-victor-eastview-mall-shark-pictureTake on your friends and family in a game of golf where everything glows, or take on the challenge in the laser maze. The neon colors and fun, undersea theme will have you forgetting it was raining outside at all!

finger-lakes-seneca-arts-cultural-center-victor-interior.jpgNative American culture is alive and thriving in the Finger Lakes, and  the descendants of the early Seneca people are eager to share their history of Seneca and Haudenosaunee contributions to art, culture, and society. While they cherish their past and traditions, they also embrace the modern day world with all of its changes.

finger-lakes-new-york-wine-and-culinary-center-canandaigua-hands-on-kitchen-couple-cookingThroughout the year you'll find kid-centered culinary classes designed to teach kids to be comfortable in the kitchen. Want something for the whole family? Take a “Cooking is Family Time” class where you can work with your children to prepare a simple lunch while learning fun tips for the kitchen!

roseland-canandaigua-bumper-cars-action-shotWhat's your fun zone? Take your pick from activities that will tempt all kids. Be stealthy in an exciting game of laser tag with your friends, take aim and laugh your way through a bumper car ride, or hit the lanes for a bowling game of ten pin. Better yet, make a day of it and play your day away!

Shocking as it sounds, the Finger Lakes is home to some of New York's best craft beverage makers and many of them welcome younger patrons, even if they're too young to partake. Whether offering grape juice "tastings", or providing special treats for kids, these locations will let you have fun while the kids have fun too!


A family-fun twist on popular tastings in the region would be a scrumptious and nutritious juice tasting. Red Jacket Orchards’ juices were called “best-on-the-planet” by Zagat Survey 2010, and they are also incredibly healthy! Take the kids and try their 11 different flavors including strawberry apple and dark cherry stomp. YUM!

smith-opera-house-geneva-concerts-01ArtSmart Educational Theater at the Smith Opera House brings in shows targeted toward youth audiences. These live performances are intended to educate while they entertain - and it's fun for the whole family.

Unique Toy ShopFor kids, and those who are kids at heart, The Unique Toy Shop is just plain fun. For the real kids, it's a chance to dream and imagine, because you won’t find video games. This is a traditional toy store that features the best of educational toys offering innovative and fun ways to entice the minds of children, helping them to discover, learn, create, and play.

There are only 58 Lego Stores in the United States, and the Finger Lakes is home to one of them! Visit EASTVIEW Mall to explore the 2,000-square-foot-store full of Lego™ models suitable for toddlers all the way up to adults.

sweet-expressions-canandaigua-candy-truffles-caseWhat kid doesn't like a trip to a candy store? Satisfy your inner Willy Wonka at Canandaigua's premier candy store.  While Sweet Expressions specializes in fine chocolates, there are also the fun candies that will keep your child's mouthwatering as they pick out their own special goodies.