(credit: Jennifer M./Yelp)

(credit: Jennifer M./Yelp)


As a parent, one of the most important jobs you have is wearing your kids out enough so they’ll sleep well – whether it’s for a nap or a night. Orange County has some great indoor places where you can take your kids to wear them out regardless of what the weather is on a given day. They’ll love these places, and you will too because your kids will probably sleep very well after visiting any one of them.
(credit: Scooter's Jungle)

(credit: Scooter’s Jungle)


Scooter’s Jungle
25 Journey
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 349-9090
www.scootersjungle.com

If you’re looking for an indoor playground specifically for your child’s birthday party, Scooter’s Jungle is the place to go. It has a variety of inflatable playground equipment that the kids will love and the parents will love because it wears the kids out. Among the areas where kids can play include a big slide, and obstacle course and a little sports arena. The arena has basketball hoops as well as helmets if the kids want to joust like American Gladiators. After the kids are done playing, your party can adjourn to one of the rooms where you can either provide lunch or serve Scooter’s pizza.

(credit: Jennifer M./Yelp)

(credit: Jennifer M./Yelp)


Frogg’s Bounce House
16121 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 418-0442
www.froggsbouncehouse.com

At 9,000 square feet, Frogg’s Bounce House is a huge place where kids can burn off some of the energy they seem to have in boundless supply. You’ll find the usual things like slides and obstacle courses. Frogg’s also has an area for toddlers who aren’t quite big enough to jump with the bigger kids. If you host a party here, one of the great things you’ll find is plenty of room for kids to dance. However, you don’t need to attend a party to enjoy this place. You’re welcome to walk in any time you want to wear your kids out.

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(credit: Big Air Trampoline Park)


Big Air
23251 Avenida de Carlota
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(949) 305-9788
www.bigairoc.com

One of the great things about being a kid is that the act of jumping can be endlessly entertaining. The folks at Big Air certainly know this too and will help you entertain your kid. As a trampoline park where your kids can jump just as much as they want, Big Air also has a rock wall to climb and a Battle Beam where kids can joust over a pit filled with foam blocks. This is generally for bigger kids, but toddler time is every Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. If you have an adventurous child, take him or her to Big Air.

Related: OC’s Best Attractions For Kids

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Photo Credit: mygiggleplace.com


My Giggle Place
160 E. Imperial Highway
Fullerton, CA 92835
(714) 525-7529
www.mygiggleplace.com

A great place to bring your young ones, My Giggle Place features four rooms, each with a different theme. In all of the rooms, you’ll find plenty of things for your child to climb on, crawl under and explore. You can get passes for two hours, four hours or the entire day, all of which are reasonably priced. A two-hour pass, which is probably enough to wear your kid out, is only $8. Four-hour passes are $10, and an all-day pass is just $13.

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(credit: Skyzone)


Sky Zone
1301 N. Kellogg Drive
Anaheim, CA 92807
(714) 441-8999
www.skyzone.com/anaheim

If you’ve ever wanted to get your kids out of the house because they’re “bouncing off the walls,” you can take them to a place where they can literally bounce off the walls. Sky Zone is a trampoline park where even the walls are part of the trampoline. This gives your kids the chance to try all sorts of acrobatics without having to worry about running into anything solid. You can buy your jump passes online before heading to Sky Zone.

Related: Hidden Gems For Kids In Orange County

Gary Schwind is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on Examiner.com.

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