4 Ways to Keep the Kids Busy During a Winter Vacation in Gatlinburg TN

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies during the holiday season in Gatlinburg.

One of the wonderful things about a winter vacation to Gatlinburg is the opportunity to relax and enjoy the beautiful winter scenery. If you have children in your family, you don’t have to worry about them getting bored during a winter trip to the Smokies. There are a ton of fun activities in Gatlinburg to keep your kids entertained throughout your vacation! Here are 4 fun ways to keep the kids busy during a winter vacation in Gatlinburg TN.

1. Go Snow Tubing at Ober Gatlinburg

One of the best ways to keep the kids busy during a winter vacation in Gatlinburg TN is with a snow tubing session at Ober Gatlinburg! If your kids love sledding, they will love the snow tubing runs at Ober Gatlinburg, and you don’t even have to walk back up the hill! After you reach the bottom of the slope in your tube, you simply ride the Magic Carpet outdoor escalator to get back up to the top! The only restrictions are that tubers must be at least 6 years old and 42 inches tall to ride solo, while children ages 3 to 5 must ride with an adult. Please note that children under 3 are not permitted to ride.

2. Enjoy the Activities at Gatlin’s Fun Center

Mini golf at Gatlin's Smoky Mountain Fun in downtown Gatlinburg.

You can find fun activities for kids of all ages at Gatlin’s Fun Center, which is located between traffic lights 6 and 8 in the center of Gatlinburg. One of the highlights is the Blacklight Golf Course, a 9-hole indoor mini-golf course that takes you under the sea as you play among a giant octopus, a beautiful mermaid, playful dolphins and even a sunken pirate ship! Gatlin’s Fun Center also has the largest laser tag arena in the Gatlinburg area, as well as unique bumper cars with dual lever steering controls! As if that wasn’t enough, you can try one of the themed escape rooms to see if your family has what it takes to solve puzzles and conquer challenges!

3. Visit the Ripley’s Attractions

You can always count on keeping your kids busy at Ripley’s attractions during your winter vacation in Gatlinburg TN! Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies allows you to experience the world of sharks, penguins, jellyfish, eels and other sea creatures! You can also explore Ripley’s Odditorium, a fascinating museum with weird artifacts and exhibits! Some of the other fun Ripley’s attractions in Gatlinburg include Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, Ripley’s Mirror Maze and the Guinness World Records Adventure.

4. Have Fun in Your Cabin

A pool table at a cabin rental in Gatlinburg TN.

There are plenty of fun things that you can do with your children in your cabin at Chalet Village! Many of our cabins feature game rooms where your kids can play billiards, air hockey, foosball, and other exciting games! Your kids can also watch all of their favorite programs on the cable television or help you bake some cookies in your fully equipped kitchen! With the unique change of environment and so many fun things to do, your kids may not want to leave the cabin at all!

Check out all of our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals today to plan your family’s winter vacation in Gatlinburg TN! We look forward to seeing you soon at Chalet Village!