Lots of families in the city are feeling the sting of cabin fever and looking for somewhere for squirrely kids to burn some of that boundless energy! Lucky for Saskatonians, there is no shortage of places to get active AND stay warm in our fine city! Things have changed with Play Centres in the last year, and here is an update on the places that are open, and the ones that are waiting until life is safe again. Don’t forget your masks!
AWESOME Indoor Play Centres in Saskatoon
1. The Backyard
All the fun of your backyard INDOORS at these indoor bouncy castles with more! The Backyard is currently only open for parties and private events. You can still rent the space, and bounce with just your family and friends.
This one is closed right now, but watch for updates! Park underground, grab a cup of coffee from the food court, and let little ones run free at Market Mall Playplace! This small play structure and partially enclosed space doubles as an art gallery and is the perfect place for little ones to burn off some steam! Best of all, it is FREE!
Apex Trampoline Park boasts over 10 000 square feet of trampolines! It won’t take long to warm up (and tire out) cabin-fevered kids here. This facility is wall-to-wall fun and action! Please book ahead online so you can pick the times available.
A trip to Warman is well worth the drive for this top-notch indoor play centre! CJ’s lets parents cozy up with a nice drink in lounge seating while kids, toddler to school-age, enjoy everything CJ’s has to offer. This facility which includes an extensive play structure, cafeteria, riding toys, and toddler areas, has an easy-going layout and is clean to boot! If you are going to take the trip, make sure to message them on Facebook to make sure they aren’t at capacity: https://www.facebook.com/climbandplay
The play structures are closed at this time, but we will update you as soon as they open up again. Bring toddlers and pre-schoolers to the food court in Lawson Heights Mall to enjoy the soft, enclosed, CLEAN, and free play structure! The food court also has a few lego tables where little ones can occupy some time as well as numerous dollar-riding toys for a quick thrill! There’s also a new padded structure on the Safeway end of the mall!
The newest of indoor play centres in Saskatoon, Flynn’s Forest in an expanse of clean and fun climbing equipment and is the ideal place for kids to put some of their boundless energy to good use. For parents’ comfort, the facility also boasts a completely enclosed toddler area, natural lighting, and fantastic lattes! Playtimes can be booked online or call 306-382-7529 and a team member will be happy to book a playtime for you!
7. Restaurant Play Areas (around Saskatoon)
The McDonalds restaurants on both Attridge Dr. and 8th St. have nifty little structures where younger kids can play for an hour or two as do the Burger King locations on 8th St. and Confederation Dr. Grab a coffee or snack or even splash out on a meal and let the kids burn energy somewhere that is not your living room!
Saskatoon’s coolest climbing wall facility, Grip It is an ideal place for school-age kids to get out, get active, and get up in the city! Parents, join them in the challenge if you dare! You can check online for the occupancy capacity.
9. Gymnastics Drop-in (Marian Gymnastics, Flip Gymnastics, Taiso)
A number of gymnastics clubs in the city offer drop-in times on weekdays when parents can bring kids for a romp, a run, and a jump! Times vary seasonally and not all equipment is available for use, but your kids are sure to love it! See individual webpages for details.
Kids love swimming! And there’s no better time to warm up in a city pool (or hot tub!) than when it’s cold outside! Check out drop-in online for designated parent and tot, family, or public swim times! Make sure to book online.
11. Prairie Jurassic
Laser tag, dodge ball, arcade play and more! Find your fun at Prairie Jurassic with these 8 Ways to Play!
12. Clip and Climb
Strap in for some fun at Saskatoon’s favourite and all-new kid-friendly climbing facility! It’s best to book online first.
Clip into a harness and try out Saskatoon’s only sky-high ropes course, bounce the day away on a wide array of indoor bouncy castles or fasten your seat belt in a speedy Go-Kart at Wilson’s new Lifestyle Centre.
14. Kidz Castle
It’s token games and total fun at the newly-opened Kid’s Castle on Circle Drive. This place is ideal for preschoolers and FULL of space for kids to turn cabin fever into EPIC memories.
The program is paused right now, but we will update as soon as this amazing spot opens up again. Tons of space and free play are the names of the game at Henk Ruys Indoor Soccer Fields on weekday mornings. This is an opportunity for preschool kids to use riding toys and engage in other physical activities while babes and toddlers can relax on the less-harried side of the field which comes complete with bouncers and age-appropriate toys!
Saskatchewan’s children’s museum is open. Bridging the gap between school and home and building lasting connections through the power of play. It’s full of fun for all ages.
17. The Park YXE
One of the newest play places is getting great reviews! They are open with limited hours. If you feel more comfortable playing only with individuals you know they will do 1-hour private rentals for groups. Find out more about the walk-in hours and rentals at https://theparkyxe.ca/about-the-park/
DJs Adventureland is a safe, warm environment for your little ones to come to enjoy some free play. They have a massive soft play structure, a toddler only area, massive ball pit, climbing apparatus. Make sure to check their Facebook page to see if they are full or accepting walk-ins.
Good luck managing that cabin fever, parents! Get out and enjoy any of these indoor play centres in Saskatoon!