Los Angeles is the land of sunshine and thus the right climate for enjoying the great outdoors. However, sometimes it’s nice to have a change of place by taking your kids’ activities indoor. With that in mind, the Southland offers all kinds of venues meant for good times without catching those nearly eternal rays. For cool places where your tots get to play with their peers in indoor playgrounds meant just for that, consider the following five very nifty options.
A Magic Forest
12512 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90066
Looking for a place to go with your small child where you don’t have to wear ear plugs in order to block out the noise? You’re in luck. A Magic Forest in Culver City is a quiet place for everyone to play nice while learning important socializing skills. Toys made of wood and other natural materials are on offer at this enchanted place that is peaceful for all who visit. This particular outpost is age appropriate for babies to kids already enrolled in kindergarten.
1115 Mission St.
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Amy’s Plaground is one giant indoor playground just waiting for kids who want to have fun in South Pasadena. Not only does this kids’ retreat offer a giant maze to conquer, but there’s also a playhouse and a bouncer on offer as well. As for games to play, creative concepts like sing-alongs and balloon artistry are on the agenda, as are all of the trappings for playing dress up. Amy’s Playhouse, a shoe-free fun zone, offers parents and caretakers time to browse the Internet thanks to free WiFi available on the premises.
The Awesome Playground
5858 York Blvd.
Highland Park, CA 90042
With a name like this one, expect nothing less than having an awesome time during your visit. Your kids will marvel at the in-house race track, a crooked house to explore and a tricky obstacle course that is inflatable and comes with a huge slide to splash around in. Another shoe-free zone, this particular outlet lets your kids express themselves through painting as well as arts and crafts classes. Bonus: if you and your child want to take a break and leave the playground for a while, there’s no charge if you return as long as you return on the same day.
1701 Marine Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
If your tyke has a bounty of energy to spare, this is the place to go. From climbing walls to basketball courts to bouncy houses, your youngsters will get in the groove while spending time putting that unbridled enthusiasm to good use. Geared for kids of all ages, Adventureplex in Manhattan Beach promises fun for all and such a good time that everyone will want to go back again as soon as possible to experience even more of what this five-level playground has to offer.
2030 Colorado Blvd.
Eagle Rock, CA 90041
What’s better for your kids than getting an education while having fun? That’s what’s on tap at the newly opened Peekaboo Playland in progressive Eagle Rock, an artist’s enclave that encourages kids to get their creativity on at an early age. A giant stork’s nest is available to play on as is a tiny cottage. A costume closet holds all kinds of getups to wear while pretending to cook an entire meal in the children’s bistro. Meanwhile, a reading room encourages kids to become familiar with the world of books.