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.

A photo of a hammerhead shark lights up in the dark inside Glow Golf at Eastview mallTake 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!

Inside of a miniature longhouse on display inside of the Seneca Art and Culture CenterNative 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.

Exterior of the Regal movie theater at Eastview Mall in Victor

Is there anything better than cozying up to watch a good movie on a rainy day? When you've shopped 'til you dropped at Eastview Mall, cross the street to catch the latest movies out in theaters! Bonus: this theater has recliner seats - win!

A group of people enjoy a round of bumper cars inside of the Roseland Family Fun CenterWhat'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!

#5. Get Crafty

Closeup of a fairy garden built inside of the Artful Fairy in Victor

The Artful Fairy is a DIY shop that will truly bring the magic alive for you and your family. Choose from a variety of designs and extras to create your own one-of-a-kind fairy garden right in the studio.

Inside of the Red Jacket Orchard in Geneva

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!

The Smith Opera House from the balcony seats during a musical showArtSmart 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.

Exterior of the Unique Toy Shop on Main Street Canandaigua

For 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.

#9. Cobblestone Arts Center

Exterior of the Cobblestone Arts Center in Farmington

Bring the whole family down to Cobblestone Arts Center! With classes for kids and adults alike in music, dance, theater and visual arts, Cobblestone will have everyone moving.

Closeup of Candy Truffles for sale at Sweet Expressions in Canandaigua What 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.