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9 Arizona Indoor Playgrounds

Being a parent in the Phoenix heat is hard. With outdoor activities out of the question, many parents quickly exhaust indoor activities to keep their kids entertained at home. That’s why Arizona indoor playgrounds are a lifesaver, providing a climate-controlled environment where children can play, explore and expend energy. Here are nine options to try this summer.

Jordan’s Corner

Scottsdale

Children can safely explore this 2,800-sq.-ft. family-owned and -operated Scottsdale playground independently, the way the Montessori guidelines intended. Jordan’s Corner offers sensory, constructive and physical activities for kids under 6 years old. Indoor swings, interactive walls, soft ball pits and a race track are some of the highlights. Classes and special events are available for kids of all ages at this Arizona indoor playground, from musical story time to meet-and-greets with their favorite TV and movie characters. 
Cost: $25 for 90 minutes of play; $39.98 and up for special events.
For more information: www.jordanscorneraz.com.

The Little Play Avenue

The Little Play Avenue

Phoenix

Six themed playhouses offer immersive educational experiences at this new Phoenix playground, catering to kids under 7. The Little Play Avenue playhouses include a theater, fire station, bakery, grocery market, supermarket, animal hospital and post office, all equipped with wooden toys. Private party packages are available. There’s also a cafe with Passport Coffee and Tea and JL Patisserie pastries on site for moms and dads to enjoy. 
Cost: $26 for 90 minutes of play.
For more information: www.thelittleplayavenue.com.

the tot spot PHX 

Phoenix

The only indoor play space in Phoenix designed exclusively for kids under 2, the tot spot PHX offers a fully matted play area for kids who are known to topple over from time to time. The playroom is designed for babies and toddlers to be able to touch everything within their reach. There’s low climbers, soft slides and blocks and dolls, among other activities. Drop-in camps and workshops are available. The venue–which is run by expert clinicians and pediatric therapists–also teams up with neighboring restaurant, Base Pizzeria, to offer parents 10 percent off dinner while the kids play for two hours.
Cost: $18 for one hour and 15 minutes of play; $45 for dinner sitting.
For more information: www.thetotspotphx.com.

Wild Katz

Wild Katz

Tucson

Wild Katz is designed for young explorers and adventurers of Tucson. The space features mazes, boulders, slides and sensory-rich play areas to spark creativity, develop motor skills and encourage social interaction. This Southern Arizona indoor playground also hosts regular community events and activities and offers private birthday packages as well.
Cost: $14.99-plus for 90 minutes of play on weekdays; $17.99-plus for weekends.
For more information: www.wldktz.com.

Giggles

Chandler and Glendale

Designed for children between 9 months and 6 years, Giggles has play houses, a stage, scooter race track, slides and climbing structures. The large wooden playsets are naturally splinter free, using northern white cedar. This Arizona indoor playground also has a toddler area with age-appropriate toys, and adults have their own area too–with free coffee, to boot.
Cost: $12 per child for all-day play.
For more information: www.giggleskidz.com.

Kids Empire

Kids Empire

Mesa, Phoenix and Gilbert

There are more than 70 indoor play areas at Kids Empire including a maze with obstacles, climbing features, build-your-own block structures, huge slides, a soccer area and a dance floor. Small kids can discover the soft slides, trampolines and ball pits built just for tots. 
Cost: $17.90-plus for kids 17 and under; free admission for babies under 1, if accompanied by a sibling.
For more information: www.kidsempire.com.

i.d.e.a. Museum

Mesa

ArtVille is this Mesa museum’s indoor playground for kids ages 4 and under, and it includes an imaginative town to cultivate creativity and independence. There’s also soft fort-making blocks, a performance stage, an art studio, a library and a farm with foam animals, among other activities. Infants and kids who can’t walk yet can roll, climb and explore in a safe, soft-matted space.
Cost: Museum admission is $9 per person; free admission for babies under 1.
For more information: www.ideamuseum.org.

PLAYzona

PLAYzona

Glendale

This indoor playground in the West Valley is designed for kids up to 12 years old. There’s a play market, doctor’s office, school, police station and a house for smaller kids, and they can choose from a variety of vehicles to move around the track–and stop at a gas station, of course. A creative zone for kids over 6 year old includes projects, activities and games like a marble run, remote-control gear-bot, make-your-own comic book, MAGNA-TILES and create-your-own birdhouse. Music classes are also offered, which includes a day of play. 
Cost: $15 per child; free admission for babies under 6 months old. $100 for four music classes.
For more information: www.playzonaaz.com.

Teeny Town Playland 

Litchfield Park

Themed play is the focus at Teeny Town Playland in Litchfield Park. Kids can cook a meal at a cafe, shop at the market, teach at school, pretend to be a doctor and build things at a construction site, thanks to the eight immersive play houses. Upon arrival, children pick out their “job” with a sticker. Snacks and drinks are allowed, and there is also a snack bar on site. Admission also includes a craft or science experiment to be done with an adult during their visit.
Cost: $15 per child, ages 1 to 10, for a two-hour play period; $5 for infants under 1.
For more information: www.teenytownplayland.com.

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