November 17, 2021
The Top Indoor Activities in Clay County, Florida
Take a break from the sunshine and explore ways to have some indoor fun with your family. Whether you want to settle in for a live show, soak up some history or you are ready for an adventure, there is plenty of fun to be had here in Clay County.
Here’s a look at some places around Clay County known for indoor fun.
Camp Blanding Museum
Established in 1990, learn about Clay County’s involvement during World World II and more military history at the Camp Blanding Museum. At 150,000 acres, Camp Blanding served as the military training site for the Army and in November 1940, the 31st and 43rd Infantry Divisions of the National Guard used the property for its initial organization and training.
At the museum, get a close look at vehicles and aircrafts on display alongside uniforms, weapons and equipment used during World War II. The adjacent Memorial Park serves as home to larger military artifacts ranging from World War II, Vietnam and even Operation Desert Storm. Monuments are also nearby serving as a memorial to the military units that have served at Camp Blanding.
Get Air Trampoline Park
At the Get Air Trampoline Park in Orange Park, you can try your best gymnastics moves as you dive into the oversized foam pit and play a game of trampoline dodge ball with friends. Jumping comes in handy to show off your dunking skills with the basketball hoops, too. With thousands of square feet of trampolines, you can jump, bounce and flip for hours of fun.
Join the Club Air experience on Friday and Saturday nights and jump to the music in a light show, party atmosphere. And don’t leave out the little ones – there’s a dedicated area just for them along with a specific time for toddlers each week for those under 46”.
Just Smash It Rage Room
If you need to take out some anger, look no farther than Just Smash It Rage Room in Orange Park. Rage rooms are all the rage where guests gear up in protective equipment, grab a sledgehammer or a crowbar and safely break items throughout the room. With groups of no more than six people at a time, many guests enjoy playing mini games, like baseball, during their time in the room.
For a more creative experience, don’t miss out on the splash paint room where guests become a living canvas. With stain-free, non-toxic paint each participant receives an 8×10 blank canvas and six bottles of paint to splash, draw, splatter or just get messy.
Leaderboard Arcade Bar & Pizzeria
Classic arcade games, pinball machines, craft beer and a menu of great food is waiting for you at the Leaderboard Arcade Bar & Pizzeria in Orange Park. This family-friendly venue takes you back in time with old-school gaming consoles and arcade favorites with an ever-changing leaderboard. Try out an old SEGA game or popular arcade favorites like Donkey Kong and Asteroid Deluxe and you’ll quickly see why this is a popular hot spot for food and fun.
Locked In Escape Room
As the only escape room in Clay County, Middleburg’s Locked In Escape Room provides great entertainment for the whole family. Together with your team of friends and family, gather clues and solve puzzles to escape your locked room with sixty minutes or less – and you win! Locked In’s game called “”Pharaoh’s Revenge,” makes players feel like they are in Egypt surrounded by the pyramids.
With a minimum of four players needed to participate, this is a great activity for families, youth groups or business groups looking to incorporate team building and communication skills into a fun outing.
Skate Station FunWorks of Orange Park
With the largest wood floor roller skating rink in Northeast Florida, make a few laps at Skate Station FunWorks of Orange Park. Choose from four-wheels or rollerblades and skate to the latest songs, then enjoy a bite to eat from the snack bar. For more indoor fun, little ones can experience the indoor kids adventure playground and the popular arcade. And if you’re in need of some sunshine, challenge your friends to the rock-climbing wall or play a round of swamp themed, mini golf.
Valhalla Indoor Axe Throwing
In Fleming Island, test your skills at the Valhalla Indoor Axe Throwing center. With a quick tutorial from the professionals, your group will start throwing axes at targets in no time. The easy scoring system lets throwers compete in a round-robin of games against one another. This family-friendly activity allows ages ten and up to throw axes, making it the perfect spot to have fun and try something new together. Valhalla is a BYOB establishment and reservations are encouraged.
Watch a Live Show
Support the local arts scene and enjoy a night out seeing a one-of-a-kind production during your time in Clay County. In Fleming Island, The Island Theater features a season of shows throughout the year along with acting workshops and summer camps. From Monty Python’s Spamalot to Disney’s Peter Pan, Jr. – the shows are all family-friendly.
For more community theater, Orange Park Community Theatre highlights shows ranging from musicals to dramas with season ticket packages available. In its 49th season, the theatre offers a variety of shows like Seussical, Shrek and West Side Story.
From national touring shows to Broadway productions, you’ll see it all at Orange Park’s Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts and Conference Center. Nationally known comedians and performers make Clay County a stop for tour dates offering residents and visitors an exciting concert experience with a small-town atmosphere.
From axe throwing to game days and discovering local music – there’s no shortage of indoor adventures to be had during your time in Clay County. And who knows – you might discover a new passion of your own too!