Newest Indoor Play Spaces
Make, play and be inspired at Twirl, an art and play space for kids that opened last spring in Alameda. Kids and adults are welcome to drop in and make art, with themes – ranging from nature to time travel – changing regularly. The play space for younger children inspires imaginative play with a construction zone, book nook and more. Classes and Friday evening drop-offs for kids ages 3-10 ($35) are also available. Drop-in: $12 per child, adults free. 1424 Park St., Alameda. 510-473-0812.
San Jose’s newest indoor play space opened in June in Westfield Oakridge mall. The 22,000-square-foot space offers tons of fun for kids big and little – and their parents, too – with slides, trampolines, ball canons, a jungle gym, sports courts and more, plus a separate village area for toddlers with large-scale playhouses and cars. There’s also a full café. All-day drop-in play is $19.95 for ages 5 and up, $9.95 for 4 and under and $6.95 for adults. Discount 10-packs are also available. In addition, Billy Beez offers drop-off date nights every Friday from 7-9:30 p.m. for $29.95 per child. Drop-offs are also available by reservation at other times. 925 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose. 408-300-9547.
This 10,000-square-foot indoor play space has been drawing rave reviews since it was opened in 2014 by parents Christian and Anya Hall (whose parents own the La Petite Baleen swim schools). The huge undersea-themed play structure includes plenty of climbing and sliding for kids 10 and under, and there’s a separate structure for kids 3 and under. There are also two sport courts, a climbing wall and free WiFi. The admission price for all-day play (no in-and-out privileges) is just $10, and discounted passes for multiple visits are available. 1264 Oddstad Drive, Redwood City. 650-642-9444.
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