BEST INDOOR PLAYGROUNDS IN MARKHAM
When the thermometer dips down, it is harder to plan those park play dates and shove the kids outside when things get rowdy, especially for those with little ones.
The good news is that Markham has some great indoor options to run and climb, stay warm, and maintain your parental sanity. Check these out:
You love heading to your zumba class or hot yoga session so, of course, our wee ones would love to do the same and head to a state-of-the-art facility with well-trained staff and awesome programs. MY GYM, located right across from the Mount Joy GO station, offers kids (and their folks), from 6 weeks to 13 years, a great destination for being active and learning about sports in a positive and nurturing environment.
The MY GYM franchise has been around for more then 30 years and boasts more then 300 locations worldwide. Getting active is easy and fun with introductory sports, gymnastics, rides, music, and games in the non-competitive environment they provide. Your kids will learn strength, balance and coordination along with self-discipline.
Try a class for free or make your next birthday party an active affair with one of their party packages. If you register before November 30th the Lifetime Family Membership fee is waived plus you get $15 off the first 4 weeks of classes and 50% off the youngest and oldest group classes.
With over 7,300 square feet of play area in the newly updated indoor play space in Greensborough, this indoor playground has something for every child. There are tunnels to explore and slides to zoom down and structures to climb. There are tons of options for the toddler set too with ground level play structures and toys.
Kids up to age 10 can let loose in the revamped space that is includes comfy couches for parents and is guarded by a sentry of dinosaurs! With staff fully trained in CPR and first aid, the kids are covered as they work on gross motor, coordination and social skills. It’s a perfect party spot that also keeps younger partygoers going and parents thankful when the sugar rush hits.
Busy Bodies is open weekdays from 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM for general playtime and for private parties on the weekend. Public playtime is $9 for kids over 2 and $6 for those under. Siblings are charged at a reduced price and get $2 off every Monday.
CITY OF MARKHAM
The city has you covered every day of the week and in every corner of Markham there is a place to take the kids (up to age 7) to socialize and let off some steam.
Cornell Community Centre’s indoor playground is open every day of the week (check the schedule for various times) and boasts some contemporary toys that encourage not only exercise but also musical recognition and imaginative play.
Head to Centennial Community Centre on Thursdays or Angus Glen Community Centre on Fridays for some indoor fun or send your spouse to Milliken Mills Community Centre on Sundays and enjoy some quiet time in the house…ALONE.
Best part? The cost is minimal: only $3.05 per adult and the first child and $0.75 for every additional child.
Check out the Fall 2014 schedule for the times to the end of December.
Pro tip: For any indoor playground remember to always bring a pair of socks for both adults and kids, water, and NUT-FREE snacks as most places have a strict ban on outside food to prevent any allergic reactions. So have fun, let loose and get your wiggles out!