Indoor Play Areas

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Rainy days, blistering heat, cold and windy days that turn your bones to ice... of course you don't want to go to the park.  Or maybe you do.  In any case, if you would like to stare at another set of walls other than your own, I have a few suggestions.

ALWAYS BRING SOCKS TO PLAY AREAS!  Many places have rules about Socks Only.

Check the websites for closings or events.  The places without links have a phone number provided.

Free and cheap

Name Where Cost Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
The Hills Church Of Christ North Richland Hills Free 2pm-5pm 12pm-5pm 2pm-7pm 2pm-5pm 2pm-8pm 9am-5pm 2pm-4:30pm
Whites Chapel Umc Southlake Free call call call call call

Milestone Church Keller Free 10am-2pm 10am-2pm 10am-2pm 10am-2pm


Christ Chapel Bible Church Fort Worth Free
9am-2pm 9am-2pm



The Tubes Irving Free 9am-9pm 9am-9pm 9am-9pm 9am-9pm 9am-9pm 9am-9pm 9am-9pm
The Ark Coppell Free 9am-5pm 2pm-5pm 2pm-5pm 2pm-5pm 9am-12pm

Covenant Church Carrollton Free 8:30am-6pm 8:30am-6pm 8:30am-6pm 8:30am-6pm 8:30am-6pm

Prestonwood Baptist Church Plano Free



9am-11am

Watermark Church Plano Free 9am-6pm 9am-6pm 1pm-6pm 9am-6pm 9am-6pm 7am-2pm
Colleyville Public Library (Friday Bounce Time) Colleyville Free



10:15am-11:15am

Gateway Church Southlake Free 9am-8pm 9am-8pm 9am-8pm 9am-8pm 9am-8pm 9am-8pm 9am-8pm
Kimbell Art Museum Downtown Fort Worth
Free
Museum
closed Mondays
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Downtown Dallas
Free

Museum
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Grapevine
$1 Per Person



9am-11am
9am-11am


Coppell
$1 Per Person

9am-10am





Keller
$3 for under 3, $5 for over 3, Adults Free

10am-2:30pm
10am-2:30pm
10am-2:30pm
10am-2:30pm


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** The Kimbell art Museum and The Dallas Museum of Art both have play areas designed specifically for children.  There are also many events and activities that are free as well.**
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The places below had no website info -- but I have either visited them or know that they have indoor play places open to the public at the times listed.  As always i encourage you to contact these places to make sure they are not booked for parties, events, or cleanings.

The Covenant Church-(972) 416-5466
The Watermark Community Church-(214) 361-2275
Gateway Church Southlake-(817) 328-1000
Milestone Church-817-812-3600
Prestonwood Baptist -972-820-5000
Whites Chapel United Methodist- 817-481-4147


Mall Play Areas

Northeast Mall Hurst Simon kidgits area- in the Nordstrom Hallway You can also join simon kidgits club for $5 a year, you get a goodie bag, a t-shirt, access to events, and you can spin the wheel every time you visit the mall for kiddie prizes:)
Ridgmar Mall Fort Worth This mall has a great kiddie play area, a carousel, coin operated kiddie rides, a fountain with a bridge, and a choo choo train that takes kids on trips around the mall. Only the play area and fountains are free, but a great place for kids! Also the food court has little mini tables for little mini people :)
Hulen Mall Fort Worth Small Play Area*
La Gran Plaza Fort Worth I don't know if it has a toddler area, but it has bouncy houses and such and you can even host birthday parties here!
Southwest Center Mall Dallas Play Area
Golden Triangle Mall Denton Play Area
Valley View Mall North Dallas This mall is very slow, making it a great place to enjoy a play area that is not overcrowded.
Galleria Dallas North Dallas This place is great!  It was, however, very busy.  Valley View Mall is just across the street and not nearly as rowdy.
Parks Mall South Arlington Play Area
Vista Ridge Mall Lewisville This play area is supposed to be pretty cool.*
Collin Creek Mall Plano This play area is clean, nicely spaced out and amazing! Coin operated kiddie rides just outside the enclosed area, and around the corner, there is one of those jumping contraptions that looks like a lot of fun for kids that are a little bigger (than toddlers)
Irving Mall Irving Simon kidgits area – see info about simon kidgits club at northeast mall listed above
The Shops At Willow Bend Plano Play Area
North Park Centre Plano Events, Bookmarks, etc.
Stonebriar Centre
Frisco
Play Area
Firewheel Town Centre
Garland
Play Area
*Hearsay


A few places that aren't free:
I go places that are free and low cost, so my list of places to pay for play is relatively small.  And no I did not put in Chuck-E-Cheese.  You already know about it.


What Where Info
Indoor Safari Park Plano & Flower Mound Has Coupons and Happy Hour
Celebrations Indoor Adventure Fort Worth Open Play 10am-2pm, $7.50/child+tax, 2 or more children @ $6.50+ tax per child (website doesn't tell you prices)
Grapevine Sea Life Aquarium Grapevine Watch For Special Deals and Coupons
Laser Quest NRH North Richland Hills Indoor Laser Tag
Polar Ice House Grapevine Year Round Ice Skating
Dallas World Aquarium Downtown Dallas Take Train and Light Rail to get here to save yourself driving/parking hassle
Nickelmania and Nickel-Rama Carrollton and Garland Seriously, the games are a nickel.
Sci-Tech Discovery Center Frisco This place is on my Wish List
Sense-Able Gym Garland Play Area for Children with Special Needs, but open to all children
Jump Mania Plano Bounce Houses
Leaping Lizards North Richland Hills Trampolines