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Ultimate Guide To Indoor Playgrounds In Omaha

There comes a time in parenthood when your kids are amped up with energy but for one reason or another, letting them run wild at a park isn’t an option. And so, you turn to finding an indoor play area. There are several indoor playgrounds in Omaha – as well as places for play that aren’t necessarily “playgrounds. If you’re seeking a free indoor play area, this city has them as well. So, don’t wait — check out this list of indoor playgrounds in Omaha!

Kids on the Warrior Course at Urban Air in Omaha

The Omaha metro is large, so I’m including places in towns nears Omaha. I know some parents are willing to drive a few extra miles if it means kids will be so tired after playing, they’ll nap on the way home.

Related post: Looking for more ideas? Read this list of 30+ fun things to do in Omaha with kids!

Best Indoor Playgrounds Near Omaha

The following indoor playgrounds and play areas are designed for open play sessions. If you’re looking for entertainment centers with a variety of activities like laser tag or arcade games, there's a section for that later in this blog post.

Altitude Trampoline Park

5575 N. 90th St., Omaha, Neb.

Purchase an Endless Jumps Pass (AKA, membership) for $15 a month and get two hours of jumping per day per kid. Otherwise, pay per jump session.

The trampoline park also has Junior Jumpers Jam for ages 6 and under on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Core Kids Gym

14242 Fort St, Omaha, Neb.

Core Kids Gym opened in early 2023. Open gym is offered several days a week, though you'll want to check the schedule for times, as they may change seasonally. The price for open gym is $7-$10 for the first child, and $6 for each additional child in the same family.

Free Indoor Play Parks & Play Groups

Free indoor play spaces are often found in Omaha malls and a few fast food restaurants, but they're not the only places for free (or nearly free) play.

Shopping Malls With Indoor Playgrounds

Shopping malls in the metro with spaces for kids:

  • Westroads Mall, 10000 California St., Omaha, Neb., near Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Oak View Mall, 3001 S. 144th St., Omaha, Neb., located on the lower level near the elevators.

Fast Food Restaurants With Play Areas

Not every location of the following fast food chains have indoor play areas, but I'll note the ones I know for sure have them:

  • Chik-fil-A locations (including 6310 N. 72nd St.)
  • McDonald’s locations (including 2760 S. 13th St.)
  • Burger King locations (including 5049 S. 108th St.)

Fun Entertainment Centers In Omaha

In my experience, entertainment centers appeal to an older kid and work well for families with quite a big age range. Not all have a lot of things to do for the youngest members, but generally, there’s something for everyone.

Tips for going to indoor play parks

Every indoor play space has its own set of rules, but here are a few general tips to help first-timers plan well:

  • Pack the hand wipes and/or hand sanitizers. Whether or not you plan on eating while you’re there, it doesn’t matter: Always always always have a way to clean your kid’s hands.
  • Double check before going. Hours can change and it’s not always just due to weather. Call ahead or check online to make sure a place is open when you’re planning on going.
  • Bring water. Kids get thirsty. You get thirsty.
  • Bring snacks, if they’re allowed. Not every place welcomes outside food, but it will save you some money when your exhausted kids come running at you for a snack.
  • Give your kids an early warning before it’s time to leave. I give my kids a 5-minute warning (10-minute warning if I’m feeling it). This, hopefully, gives kids time to wrap up play and might reduce tears. Then again, I always say “All fun things end in tears,” so it may not help that.

Seasoned parents: What are some of your tips?

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