Fun Ways to Stay Warm This Winter

For those who favour the indoors, we’ve composed a short list of fun, inspiring indoor activities for you to discover, explore and experience this winter in Sudbury!



Chilly October days often signify the end of fall and the beginning of winter weather. For some, winter’s first snow fall is magical and presents the perfect opportunity for building snowmen and snow forts, but others prefer to seek refuge inside and avoid the elements. Sudbury’s beautiful natural environment provides the perfect landscape for outdoor winter activities like skating, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ice fishing, and snowmobiling. For those who favour the indoors, we’ve composed a short list of fun, inspiring indoor activities for you to discover, explore and experience this winter in Sudbury!

DIY Craftery & Lounge  

43 Elm Street

(705) 662-3810

DIY Craftery & Lounge is one of Sudbury’s newest businesses opening in Sudbury’s downtown core, in the winter of 2017. This local art studio provides guests a space to let their creative juices flow! DIY Craftery’s one-of-a-kind facility offers a variety of services which include art classes, kids’ camps as well as rental space for corporate events, bachelorette parties, showers, birthday parties, even Christmas parties!  These interactive services are offered year-round making for truly fun and unique experiences.

DIY’s front door on Elm Stre
DIY’s main studio 

 DIY Craftery is developing and enhancing their lounge space. Currently, the establishment serves a variety of specialty coffees; however, come winter, this artsy space will be featuring a fully licensed bar as well as a craft menu.  Guests can choose a creative project to take part in while enjoying a tasty adult beverage. Creative projects as well as the art class schedules change monthly and feature seasonal items for fall and winter too! Visit regularly for upcoming project and craft schedules.

DIY’s art display
DIY’s monthly art class schedule
DIY’s craft supply wall

Northern Axperts Axe Throwing Lounge

63 Cedar Street

1 (833) 410-2937              

Looking to keep active, and avoid the cold with a competitive edge? Northern Axperts Axe Throwing Lounge is the ideal place to try something new and keep warm indoors. Situated inside Peddler’s Pub, Northern Axperts is an industrial-themed, licensed axe throwing lounge. It has four throwing alleys enclosed by metal fencing with a wooden target at the end of each; the goal is to throw the axe down the alley and hit the centre of the target with the axe blade. Before throwing, guests are provided with a quick safety tutorial by an axe throwing coach and must sign a waiver… then the fun can begin!

Northern Axpert’s axe throwing targets
Man throwing axe down alley 
Northern Axperts’ equipment 

 Each axe thrower is provided equipment and is welcome to bring drinks and food from Peddler’s Pub into the axe throwing lounge. Typically, Northern Axperts requires reservations ahead of time for groups of 4 to 6 people depending on the day of the week; however, occasionally, there are call outs where guests can visit the lounge in small groups or individually to try it out. Grab your favourite plaid shirt and prepare to release your inner lumberjack at Northern Axperts Axe Throwing Lounge!  

Imagine Cinemas Downtown Movie Lounge      

40 Elm Street

(705) 806-6684

Grab a glass of wine, put your feet up, and unwind at Imagine Cinemas. This luxurious movie lounge, located Downtown Sudbury, offers high quality film viewings using Dolby Atmos sound systems, reclining leather chairs with ample leg room, a fully-licensed concession stand, and small theatre sizes. The Downtown theatre plays both first and second run movies featuring new releases every Friday. Additionally, Imagine Cinemas rents out their theatres for all types of parties and corporate meetings. The concession stand offers an extensive array of movie snacks to please every film buff including nachos, hotdogs, popcorn and candy as well as pop, juice, slushies, spirits, wine, beer, ciders, and coolers; all alcoholic drinks are available for purchase every day after 5 pm.

Imagine Cinemas entrance way
Imagine Cinemas’ leather recliners and theatre
 Imagine Cinemas’ lobby and concession area

Luxury doesn’t have to come at a high cost - the theatre offers many daily specials such as half price Tuesday’s and happy hour specials for Monday and Wednesday evenings ($21 for a movie ticket, an alcoholic beverage, and regular popcorn). Come fall, a student deal will be added to the specials offering a movie ticket and a regular pop and popcorn for $16 with a valid student card. These competitive prices in combination with the comfortable and deluxe theatre makes Imagine Cinemas a must visit. With your favourite snuggly blanket and a cold beverage in-hand, you’re guaranteed a great night in!   

 Imagine Cinemas concession area & drink list
View from back of Imagine Cinemas’ theatre
The beverage cooler featuring Stack beer

Laser Tag at KUPP                           

1965 Lasalle Boulevard

(705) 586-0926

Set off on a mission of fun at KUPP’s Laser Tag Facility. Open until 11 pm on Friday and Saturday nights, KUPP offers fun for all ages including grown-ups, so grab a group of friends and head over for some adult amusement. From the moment you step sock-foot into the toxic-waste-themed arena, you’ll be impressed. Each set was hand painted by a local artist using fluorescent paint which, when paired with black lighting, creates the perfect, stealthy space for laser tag; the faux-factory setting really gets everyone into character! Hide between walls and leap out of door ways to tag your friends first and win the round. Want to play again? KUPP has discounts for multigame play!

KUPP laser tag arena
KUPP laser tag home base
KUPP laser tag home base

Laser Tag at KUPP is the perfect place to spend the day indoors avoiding the outside elements! The facility rents their party rooms as well as the laser tag arena for birthday parties and other events–perfect for those cold January days that shouldn’t be spent outside. KUPP offers different party packages which can include laser tag games, themed place settings, decorations, cake, pizza, and loot bags!  Whether you’re six or sixty, KUPP Laser Tag is an active adventure sure to please every player!

Other hidden gems in the Nickel City include Sudbury’s Board Game Cafes such as Let's Scrabbalatte Board Game Cafe and Cafe One - Board Game Lounge offering a wide selection of board games to choose from, so you can enjoy a drink while you have fun with your friends.  Take in a live performance at Sudbury Theatre Centre,  try Porketta Bingo or your luck at Gateway Casinos Sudbury.

As temperatures drop and the snow begins to fall, we hope that instead of hiding inside, you’ll get out of the house and explore the many exciting indoor activities that Sudbury has to offer! For more great #ThingsToDoInSudbury visit Sudbury’s Event Calendar or www.discoversudbury.ca

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