The Asheville area is known for its beautiful scenery and plethora of physical activities for visitors and locals alike but where do you go when you don’t feel like hiking the trails or need some indoor activities on a rainy day? Asheville has an answer for that. The Fun Depot offers physical activities to occupy kids of all ages and with 65,000 square feet of activities to choose from, your day is guaranteed to have a little something for everyone.
Buy a game card to start out and play the aisles and aisles of arcade-type games that had me drifting into nostalgia land and my younger tag-alongs engaging in intensely heated competition over who could whack the most moles. Most of the arcade games require at least standing so it is still active for those who worry about slowing down while enjoying their vacation. If you really want to get physical check out the rock climbing wall and really get your sweat on.
There are different packages that offer free activities or attractions but most of what you’re going to want to experience is going to cost a few dollars more, much like how fairs charge per ride with tickets. However, it’s completely worth it to enjoy a thrilling round of laser tag or a race around their indoor/outdoor go-cart tracks. In addition, for parents who need a break for a bit from super close family bonding, since Fun Depot is a huge warehouse, it’s pretty common to let older kids run around and play. Tired parents can take up residence at one of the perfectly placed seating areas and watch their kids without having to worry about them getting into too much trouble.
This is one of those all-inclusive places where you don’t even have to leave to get food. They offer a full kitchen worth of kid-friendly foods like pizza and hamburgers with desserts available as well. Really, this is a kid paradise of food options and don’t worry, they do offer healthier menu options like chef’s salads for those of us watching our waistlines.
Best part? The Fun Depot is doable rain or shine. Majority of the activities are indoors and this is the perfect place to while away an afternoon. So get out there and enjoy!
The Fun Depot
7 Roberts Rd, Asheville, NC 28803
The Fun Depot
7 Roberts Rd
Asheville, NC 28803