By Kena Sosa

Texas weather has no attention span. With the constant changes in the forecast, some days are just not meant for outdoor play. DFW recognized this long ago and developed a laundry list of indoor play places sure to make kids smile and keep parents happy, too.

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Safari Run
2300 Coit Road, Suite 300
Plano, 75075
(469) 814-9486
www.safarirun.com

Safari Run in Plano is so wonderfully and wildly decorated that it almost seems like an outdoor play area. Designed with the African landscape and wildlife in mind, Safari Run spares no whim of the imagination by incorporating not just animal print designs but play equipment made from the shape of the animal. It is a vivid wonderland kids will be thrilled to play in. After a while, kids will have an animal appetite, which is great because there is also a game room and a party room. Safari Run does have a second play room for smaller children, allowing entire families to play, no matter the age. Families can host birthday parties or get multiple passes as well. So, get in the car and take a walk on the wild side at Safari Run!

Celebrations Fort Worth
4014 Old Benbrook Road
Fort Worth, TX 76116
(817) 763-0929
www.celebrations-fw.com

Celebrations is a fitting name for a play place such as this one. With a great location in Fort Worth, this indoor play arena is the size of a mansion and just as plentiful in ideas and fun things to try. From a miniature town, to games and indoor play equipment, there is a new energy-spending activity around every corner. It’s over 5,000 feet of pure joy in a safe environment. Also a great spot for birthday parties and celebrations, there are so many reasons for the first visit and many more reasons to discover on site.

Paradise Pond
301 E. Texas St.
Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 488-8573
www.fbcgrapevine.com/paradise-pond

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First Baptist Grapevine hosts patrons and the public at their indoor playground, affectionately referred to as Paradise Pond. Brimming with action and things to do, Paradise Pond has a huge bounce house, slide, toys, a dress up center and more. It is probably most appropriate for toddlers to preteens. Little ones will need to be watched closely for safety purposes.

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Going Bonkers!
2565 MacArthur Blvd.
Lewisville, TX 75067
(972) 315-9000
www.goingbonkers.com/bonkers_tx/index.php

Going Bonkers must be named after exactly how kids behave when they’ve been cooped up too long on a rainy day. Going Bonkers encompasses what is good for the whole family from a huge playground with clear views of children at play for the little ones, zip lines for the older, more adventurous ones and healthy food and snacks for everyone.

The Tubes

2435 Kinwest Parkway
Irving, TX 75063
(972) 560-4600
www.irvingbible.org/buildinginfo

Family fun time has never been as easy as visiting The Tubes at Irving Bible Church. In addition to being a free attraction, this indoor park is friendly and welcoming to patrons of the church and to the public.There are a few places for parents to sit and watch the kids burn all that stored up energy. It is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., anytime you need it. There are two sections, one for children under 36-inch to play safely together and the larger section for children under 52″. Large groups or those in search of a birthday party locale should call ahead to see if reservations will be necessary. Bring your happy face to visit The Tubes and make new friends soon in Irving.

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