Need some inspiration to get your children active? Maybe a visit to a park, community center, trampoline gym or swimming pool is just what your family needs.

Here are 8 ways you can get your child out and moving:

1. Free open house at Omaha metropolitan YMCAs

Today, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Visitors can meet staff, learn about programming and classes, and get a free swim evaluation, among other activities. Snacks will be served.

2. Frosty Fun Day at Hummel Park Nature Center

3033 Hummel Park Road in Omaha

Jan. 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Make crafts, go on a scavenger hunt and enjoy hot chocolate. Free

For information, call 402-444-4760.

3. play date and stroller tour

Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St.

Jan. 16, gather in Joslyn’s ConAgra Foods Atrium at 9:15 a.m. Activity starts at 10 a.m.

Features a docent-guided stroller tour so moms, dads and caregivers can look at and talk about art with other adults while being mindful of young ones in arms and strollers. Tandem strollers and crying babies welcome.

4. Family Winter Wonderland Night at Sherman Community Center

5701 N. 16th St. in Omaha

Jan. 17, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Winter games followed by a bowl of chili. Free

For information, call 402-444-5673.

5. Indoor trampoline jumping at Defy Gravity

10421 Portal Road in La Vista

$8 for 30 minutes, $5 for each additional session

Reserve a spot online at or 402-934-3394.

6. Indoor trampoline jumping at BounceU

13211 Chandler Road in La Vista

$7.50 per bouncer

Reserve a spot online at or call 402-884-9093.

7. Outdoor ice skating at the University of Nebraska Medical Center ice rink

Located between 42nd and 40th Streets and Dewey and Emile Streets in Omaha

Now through March 1.

Tuesday to Friday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday noon to 8 p.m.

Admission is $5; $7 with skate rental.

8. Open swim at Montclair Community Center

2304 S. 135th Ave. in Omaha

Monday and Wednesday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Daily admission is $3 for children ages 3 to 17 and seniors age 55 and older. Admission is $4 for adults.


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