Turn a boring day into a memorable outlet for your kids’ pent up energy with a playdate like none other right here in Connecticut. From infant to adult, this area offers plenty of choices for anything but an ordinary playdate. Make new friends or bring the old ones along and don’t forget the cameras, these are memories your family won’t want to forget.
234 Talcottville Road
Vernon CT 06066
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For ages 2 to 12, Jumpin Jonnies provides 12,000 square feet of fun. With giant inflatable bounce houses, obstacle courses and slides, your child is sure to burn off some energy. Bring a couple of friends for the perfect all-day playdate. Open play times are plentiful and parties are available. Check the calendar before heading out to ensure availability. Socks must be worn and a downloadable waiver must be signed prior to play.
Stay and Play LLC
175-2 Elm Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Price: $8 per child, per day/free adults
An indoor play space for children up to 7 years old, Stay and Play offers age-appropriate play areas and game rooms as well as accomodations for accompanying adults. During the summer season, enjoy an inflatable water play area set up outdoors. Treat your youngster to a day of smiles in a safe, clean environment designed to meet the needs of the younger crowd. After play time, refuel in the café and reward good behavior with a toy from the toystore.
Nomads Adventure Quest
100 Bidwell Road
South Windsor, CT 06074
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Nomads Adventure Quest offers a bounce house, rock climbing, laser tag, bumper cars, an arcade room and miniature golf. If that’s not enough, there’s also mini bowling, two basketball courts and a multi-level soft play area. Regardless of your childrens’ ages or interests, there is something for everyone in this 65,000-square-foot anciently themed center. Pay only for the activities you wish to particpate in to maximize the experience and minimize the expense.
Fun for Kids Family Entertainment Center
370 W Main St
Stamford, CT 06902
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Multiple levels of activities such as laser tag, an arcade and a soft play area provide hours of entertaiment for kids of all ages at the Fun for Kids Family Entertaiment Center. Come for a day of play or book your next party in a place that caters to the crowd. An on-site snack bar keeps the energy flowing as your children enjoy a day of excitement with prizes and special events to add to the day.
216 Foxon Road
North Branford, CT 06471
Priced per game
At Connecticut Sportsplex children may choose from a variety of indoor fun complete with a play area for youngsters as well as an arcade where kids may win tickets to redeem for prizes. Try the laser tag, batting cages or cyber sports games for a real challenge. Family fun night specials include unlimited play and dinner from the sports café. Make it a play day or book a party. Youth baseball and soccer clinics are also available.
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