Winter-time Fun Around Lake Norman


So it’s winter, it’s cold…what do you do?

Here are some of my favorites to get you started


Bowling at Spare Time

16317 Statesville Rd
Huntersville, NC 28078

Spare Time Bowling in Huntersville NC

  • Sundays 1-4pm is 25% off Arcade Games
  • Monday Happy Hour is 3-5 PM for 25% off Arcade Games
    • 8-11PM: Bowling, Shoes, and a select Craft Beer for $8 pp/hour!
  • Tuesday is ladies night from 8 PM – Close
    • Ladies bowl free for 1 hour, just pay for your shoe rental!
    • 3-5PM is 25% off Arcade Games
  • Wednesday, They offer 1/2 off Bowling, Shoes, Bumper Cars, and Arcade games!

To read more about their daily specials and events, head over to their specials page by clicking here.


How do you feel about Escape Rooms?

Escape 109 is located in the heart of Davidson North Carolina. Be sure to visit their website to book the room of your choice before heading over there. They are likely booked out a couple of days. I’ve linked their site above, simply click their logo to be directed to the website.

Escape rooms are so fun, you are working against the clock. Team work makes the dream work here, grab your family, friends, or co-workers to create a memory of a lifetime!

Davidson NC is a quaint town, many brick buildings, great history and tons of local dining. After or before escaping, enjoy walking down Main Street, eat some good food and read about the historic sides as you pass by.


The White Water Center is sure to have something for everyone to do all year round.

Be sure to check their daily activity Calendar here before heading over. Depending on temperature and weather; certain activities may be closed.

Their are activities from Ice Skating, Ropes Courses, to Trails, live bands, and SO much more.

Ice Skating is usually available from mid-November to Early February and costs $25 per person.

An all day, all access pass is $64 per adult and $54 for youth. You can see more costs for individual activities here.

Be aware that Parking costs $6 per car.


Head over to The Pit for Indoor Kart Racing and Arcade Games

The Pit is an excellent location for indoor fun for families, dates, and gatherings!

Their activities include:

  • Go Kart Racing and Peanut Track
  • Mini-Golf
  • Arcade
  • Laser tag Arena and Lazer Frenzy (laser maze)
  • Bumper Cars
  • Axe Throwing
  • Cannonball Air Blaster
  • and Escape Rooms

Whoa, the options are nearly endless here.

Prices vary depending on Activities chosen, see their prices & specials here. You will also be able to sign waivers online and avoid lines by booking on their site as well.

Winter Hours are as follows:

Mon-Wed | Open 3PM – 9PM

Thursday | 11AM-9PM

Fri-Sat | 11AM-11PM

Sunday | 1PM-8PM


Lake Norman Paintball & Axe Throwing

6237 Old Plank Rd.
Iron Station, NC 28080

Hours Saturday 9AM-5PM and Sunday 11AM-5PM

Close to Denver North Carolina, Located in Iron Station, you could call this place a “hidden gem.”

The best thing about Lake Norman Paintball & Axe Throwing, is that they have low impact paintballs! So if you’ve ever wanted to try paintballing, but you were not a fan of the bruises that follow. Perhaps you could book your time with the lighter caliber paintballs.

If you pay with cash the most popular package is $45 per person. This includes tax, entry fee, air fill, marker, mask, & 500 paintballs. If you plan to pay with credit, expect a 2.75% processing fee.

Have 8 or more people? Group rates range from $30-$37 each depending how many are in your group.

You can make reservations, sign waivers, and review their FAQ page by clicking here.


✔️✔️Be sure to share this post with your friends and family in the area so they aren’t left bored this winter.

Have other great suggestions? 🙋I’d be happy to spread to word and support all the wonderful businesses around Lake Norman. Simply send me a quick message and I’ll gather more information for my next post on local businesses for fun with family and friends around Lake Norman NC.


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