Now that the excitement of the holidays have passed, and that mountain of new toys is slowly loosing their luster, it’ time to think about revamping your indoor play space list for the cold months ahead. When your little monkeys are ready to break out, we’ve rounded up the best places in the South Sound to set them free. From bounce houses and roller rinks to indoor playgrounds and gymnastic studios, these facilities will keep everyone busy and entertained all winter long.

Bounce House Slidephoto: via flick

Bounce Houses

Super Jump Party Zone (Auburn)
Located a hop, skip and a jump from The Outlet Collection in Auburn (formally known as the Supermall), this bounce house spot not only boasts a variety of huge inflatables, but now kids 12 and under can take their jumping experience to new heights (see what we did there?). For $3 more than the regular open jump cost, kids 12 and under can bounce and flip on the super bungee trampoline. Or, if you’ve got a little climber on your hands, we bet they’ll want to give the new rock climbing wall a try.

Hours: Mon., Wed. & Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Closed Tuesday
Cost: Open play $7.50/90 min.; Combo package $10.50/90 min. (open play plus 1-3 minutes on the bungee trampoline or two rock wall climbs)

Auburn Super Jump Party Zone
1604 15th St. S.W.
Auburn, Wa 98001

Super Jump Party Zone (South Hill)
Conveniently located inside the South Hill Mall, this is the perfect place to put on your list if your kiddos need a little enticement and you need to get some much-needed shopping done. South Hill Super Jump Party Zone offers big slides, inflatable jumpers, obstacle courses and an arcade, plus a toddler only zone for the minis. Sessions include 90 minutes of play for kids ages 12 and under.

Open Jump Schedule: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost: $7.50/Child; Free for accompanying adults

Super Jump Party Zone – South Hill
3500 S. Meridian
Puyallup, Wa 98373

Pump it Upphoto: Rachael Brandon

Pump It Up
Grab your crew, slip on some old socks and jump over to this bright, clean, party place for a playdate that’s guaranteed to work the wiggles out. Kids keep busy on enormous inflatables and super-sized slides while getting a room rotation halfway through the two-hour session. Glow Jumps, Parent’s Night Out and the new Toddler Bubble Jump events are offered at this location, too.

Good to know: Kids must be 34 inches or taller to play on the inflatables.

Hours: Open jump times vary. Check the schedule for details and book ahead to guarantee a spot.
Cost: $8/Child; Free for accompanying adults

Pump It Up
3610 S. Pine St.
Tacoma, Wa 98409

Bounce E House
If you’ve been to Bounce E House before you should know open jump times have just been extended to three hours, 5 days a week! Good news if you’ve got an energy burn emergency on your hands. This place lets parents join in on the fun with their four big inflatables, plus a bonus toddler area keeps the Littles entertained and away from the big-kid antics.

Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. & 4 p.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $7/Child for Day Pass; $25/Child or $45/Family for Monthly Pass

11110 25th Ave. E., Ste D,
Tacoma, Wa 98445

Jump jack and jillphoto: Jee H. via Yelp

Jumpin’ Jack & Jill
Sumner’s only bounce house spot, Jumpin’ Jack and Jill, offers regular open jump hours. But locals know them best for their Date Night Drop and Go nights held the first and third Friday of each month. For just $15, kids ages 4-10 enjoy a snack, drink and over two hours of big energy play while you escape and do whatever you want. Imagine that!

Good to Know: Date Night takes place on the first and third Fridays from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. for $15/child.

Hours: Mon. & Wed., 10 a.m.-noon; Fri., 10 a.m.-noon (ages 0-6 only); Sat., 9 a.m.-11 a.m. (some Saturdays will end at 10:30 a.m.). Be sure to check their online calendar.
Cost: $6.50/Child; Free for one sibling under age 2 and accompanying adults

Jumpin’ Jack & Jill
15718 Main St. E
Sumner, Wa 98391

Trampoline Nation
OK, so we know this isn’t technically a bounce house pad, but for some kids (especially older ones) it’s way better. If you’ve got the Littles in tow, they can enjoy the Kids Zone area carved out for those under 70 pounds or 44 inches and net divided areas that keep everyone safe. For the 5 and older set, check out Trick Nation where kids can launch their way into their own ozone of fun—learning tricks from seasoned experts while mom and dad look on from the seating area outside.

Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 4 p.m.-9 p.m.; Fri., 4 p.m.-11 p.m.; Sat., 10:30 a.m.-11p.m.; Sun., 10:30 a.m.- 9 p.m. Be sure to check here for their summer hours.
Cost: $11/first hour, $7/additional hour, Mon.-Fri.; $11/hour, Sat. & Sun.

Trampoline Nation
35025 Enchanted Pkwy. S.
Federal Way, Wa 98003

Trampoline Nationphoto: Kris C. via Yelp

Bounce It Up 360 (Kent)
Set your kids’ excess energy free in this large bounce house facility that offers a variety of ginormous inflatables including slides, bouncers with hoops for some b-ball action and more. There’s also air hockey, fooseball and a special area just for the minis. Score!

Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. & 4 p.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. & 4 p.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $8.21/Child for one-hour session; $10/Child for two-hour session

Bounce It Up 360 – Kent
1404 Central Ave. S., #110
Kent, Wa 98032

Bounce It Up 360 (Black Diamond)
Big bouncers for big time fun can be found at this facility, including a 20-foot slide, a sport fusion bouncer, combo bouncer and toddler area. Be sure to check out their annual memberships, including once a week jumps for just $15 a month.

Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. & 4 p.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. & 4 p.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $10/Child per session or check here for membership deals

Bounce It Up 360
30741 3rd Ave., Ste #183
Black Diamond, Wa. 98010

WiggleWorks Puyallupphoto: Rachael Brandon

Indoor Playgrounds & Climbing

WiggleWorks Kids
Finally a place where toddlers rule! As with its Bellevue sister location, this indoor playground is for kiddos under 48″ tall. A bright and exciting atmosphere where the Littles can be let loose to climb, hang and bounce off of soft, moving play equipment. Be sure to check their calendar for special events and story times to make your visit extraordinary.

Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost: $7/weekdays; $10/weekends for first child, $8 for siblings; Free for 12 months & under and accompanying adults

South Hill Mall
3500 S. Meridian, #215
Puyallup, Wa 98373

Odyssey 1
This super-sized party venue houses a jungle gym play area for the 10 and under crew. There’s also an arcade where kids can earn tickets to score prizes and Laser Tag. Playtime is unlimited, so let the Littles climb, crawl and maneuver through their obstacle-like play park until you know they’ll need a nap—we won’t tell.

Hours: Sun.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Cost: $6.95/Kids (2 & older); $1.95/Kids (under 2); Free with a paying older sibling

Odyssey 1
2310 W. Mildred St., Ste. #110
Tacoma, Wa 98466

Frog n Kiwi photo: Jee H. via Yelp

Frog n Kiwi ‘UPlay Town Center’
This is the perfect spot to catch up with friends over coffee while the minis keep occupied with oodles of toys and indoor play sets. There are lots of regular playtime hours, but be sure to call ahead as hours do change for parties and other special events.

Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $6.99/First Child; $4.99/Additional Child for 3 hours of play time

Frog n Kiwi UPlay Town Center
3609 Market Pl. W., Ste. 101
University Place, Wa 98466

Discovery Village
The wee ones love this indoor, 8000-square-foot play spot in Gig Harbor that offers multiple dramatic play areas, a moon sand station and soft structures for climbing. Wanna know the best part? There’s plenty of coffee available in Discovery Village’s very own café, so mom and dad can keep up for as long as the kids need to go.

Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Closed Sundays for parties
Cost: $8.50/First Child (ages 1-10); $6/Additional Child; Free for supervising adults

Discovery Village
4835 Borgen Blvd.
Gig Harbor Wa, 98332

STAR Center

photo: STAR Center via Yelp

STAR Center Treetops Playgrounds
This awesome, state-of-the-art, indoor/outdoor covered playground features three areas that suit the running, jumping and climbing needs of every age. From pint-sized structures for toddlers, to tree-top rope bridges, to rock walls for climbing and twisting slides for kids up to age twelve—this spot is one of the best around for beating the winter doldrums.

Good to Know: Special programs include Kids’ Night Out, drop-in childcare and child watch services if you’re up for doing some recreating of your own at their adjacent fitness center.

Treetops Playground Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 1 p.m.-4 p.m.; Fri., 1 p.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Cost: $7/Child for Day Pass; $15/Child for Month Pass; $125/Child for Annual Pass

STAR Center
3873 S. 66th St.
Tacoma, Wa 98409

Edgeworks Climbing
Still up in the air on what to do on a rainy day? Maybe it’s time your little monkeys try some indoor climbing on something other than the furniture and kitchen counters. At Edgeworks Climbing, kick wintertime boredom with 10,000 feet of climbing space to conquer using either bouldering or rope climbing techniques—no experience necessary! Psst… If your kids get hooked, classes are available for ages 6 and up. Or better yet, plan your kids’ next big bash at their facility.

Cost: $12/Student Day Pass; $17/Adult Day Pass (see their website for equipment rental costs)
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

6102 N. 9th St., Ste. 200
Tacoma, Wa 98406

Federal Way Community Center

photo: Chris C. via Yelp

Federal Way Community Center
Hands down, this facility offers one of the best indoor pools around for South Sound families. The Littles love its interactive water-play structure, while kids 48″ or taller take turns plunging down the two-story water slide. What’s really awesome? Mom and dad are freed up long enough to float around the lazy river or take a soak in the hot tub. If you prefer to keep playtime dry during the winter months, be sure to check out the indoor play gym for the minis and the 27-foot climbing wall for the older crew.

Good to Know: Check their website for Open Climb hours and details.

Open Swim Hours: Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Mon.-Thurs., 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; Fri., 5 p.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sun., noon-4 p.m.
Drop in Play Hours: Mon. & Fri., 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (Sept.-June); Friday’s only during summer break
Cost: $4/Kids (ages 3-11); $5/Teens; $8/Adults; 2 & under Free

Federal Way Community Center
876 S. 333rd St.
Federal Way, Wa 98003

Kent Indoor Park
Three days a week, the Kent Commons Gymnasium is transformed into an awesome playscape for the pint-sized with mountains of toys, balls and play equipment. The best part? No membership is needed. Just drop-in and start playing and set the wiggles free!

Hours: Tues., Wed. & Thurs., 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
Cost: $2/First Child; $1/Additional Child; $15/10-visit pass

Kent Commons Gynmasium
525 4th Ave. N.
Kent, Wa 98032

Rock Climbing Girl

photo: Patrick via flickr

Warehouse Rock Gym
Located in the heart of downtown Olympia, this kid-friendly indoor climbing gym offers excitement and adventure for beginners to experienced climbers of any age. With auto belay systems, top-rope climbs, bouldering and equipment rentals available, the only thing kids need to bring is their energy to burn.

Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost: $7/Child (ages 4-6); $12/Youth (ages 7-17); $14/Adult

Warehouse Rock Gym
315 Jefferson St. N.E.
Olympia, Wa 98501

Puyallup Indoor Mini-Park
It’s raining, it’s pouring, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring! The Puyallup Recreation Center opens its doors twice a week to the 5 and under crew for three hours of playing, climbing and running with tons of toys and fun to work out the crazies.

Dates: Tues. & Thurs., 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $2/First Child; $1/Siblings

Puyallup Recreation Center
808 Valley Ave N.W.
Puyallup, WA 98371

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photo: Kristina M. via Yelp

Charlie’s Safari
Check out this 22,000-square-foot family fun center in Lacey to make the most of an indoor kinda day. There’s plenty of inflatables to bounce and slide on, plus a gigantic, fully-enclosed play structure, a little tyke area, laser tag and an arcade. Everyone can also refuel at the facility in the Watering Hole Restaurant which offers pizza, healthy snacks and gluten-free options.

Good to Know: Admission is for all day play!

Hours: Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Cost: $6.95/Tykes Village (exclusively for ages 1-4); $11.95/Bounce & AAAReserve Combo Play (ages 5 & older); $6.95/Laser Tag (must be 4 feet tall)

Charlie’s Safari
5400 Martin Way E., Ste. J
Lacey, Wa 98516

Climb Tacoma
A bouldering gym near downtown Tacoma that gets kids psyched about reaching new heights in climbing. Sign us up! Purchase a day pass or membership and be sure to look into their classes for kids (8 & older) that teach climbing techniques while playing games and burning off energy.

Hours: Mon.-Fri., noon-10 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., noon-7 p.m.
Cost: $10/Student Day Pass; $14/Adult Day Pass

Climb Tacoma
102 S. 24th St.
Tacoma, Wa 98402

girls skatingphoto: Marcus Metropolis via flickr

Skating Rinks

Skate Tiffany’s
Weather too wet to play outside? Just roll with it! Skate Tiffany’s is big time indoor fun that doesn’t drain your wallet. Check out their $2 Tuesday Family Skating for the perfect way to beat those mid-week blues. Weekend events include Walk and Roll sessions where parents can stroll along with their newbie or skate while pushing their tired tyke in a stroller. Psst… want a free pass to Skate Tiffany’s? Register with the Kids Skate Free program and your kiddo (12 & under) can try this location for free.

Hours: Check their schedule for session times
Cost: $7/Skater
Skate rental: $2/regular quad; $4/premium quad; $4/roller blades; $6/speed inline
Skate mates: $5 to $10 if used less than an hour

Skate Tiffany’s
1113 N. Meridian
Puyallup, WA 98371

Pattison’s West Skate Center
Locals consider this old-school skating rink a landmark in Western Washington. Not only is Pattinson’s West home to a nationally recognized speed skating team, it’s where Apolo Ohno trained for years before becoming an eight-time Olympic medalist. $5 Family Skate nights and public skating sessions are offered during evenings and weekends. And parents are welcome to walk along with their beginner or let them test their balance on their own using a skate trainer.

Hours: Visit their website for current schedule
Cost: $6 with own skates; $8 with roller skate rental; $9 for inline or speed quad rental; $5 family skate night includes skate rental; Free for spectating parents

Pattison’s West Skate Center
34222 Pacific Highway S.
Federal Way, Wa 98003

rollerskates-kids-derbyphoto: Walter Pro via flickr

Rollin’ 253
If your crew is all about the skate, take them to this fun, family spot to get rollin’. Weekend family sessions start at $7/person or try their new Lil’ Skater sessions where $5 gets kids (10 & under) two hours of skating plus their rental. Lessons are offered for beginners on Wednesdays from 5 p.m.-6 p.m.

Good to Know: This rink is supported by the Kids Skate Free program, so be sure to sign up here for your discount.

Hours: Check their site for details
Cost: $7/Family Skate session
Skate Rental: $3 for roller skates; $5 for inline skates

Rollin’ 253
2101 W. Mildred St.
Tacoma, Wa 98466

Auburn Skate
Calling all tots! This family run, Auburn roller rink is a great place for wee ones to get their first turn on some wheels. Their hour-long, Saturday Tiny Tots session is geared for kids under age 8, so slow is the rule not the exception. Lessons and family skate sessions are also offered on weekends with family friendly music and games to play.

Hours: Check here for their schedule
Cost: $5/Tiny Tots (8 & under); $7/Family Skate; $6/Family Evening Skate; $10/Family Skate and one-hour lesson
Skate Rental: $1.50 for roller skates; $3 for inline or speed quad skates

Auburn Skate
1825 Howard Rd.
Auburn, Wa 98002

Gymnastics toddlerphoto: Rain0975 via flickr

Gymnastics & Open Gyms

Alley Oop Gymnastics
A place that truly caters to the entire family, Alley Oop Gymnastics Center in Tumwater has open gym sessions for every age range. Littles under age 6 will flip for their Indoor Playground session on Friday mornings, while school-aged kids can drop by Saturday evenings for a few hours of practicing their cartwheels and hand stands.

Good to Know: Make your walk-in easy peasy by registering online and filling out the waiver beforehand.

Indoor Playground: $7/Kids (under age 6); Fri., 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Open Gym: $13/Kids (school-aged); $7/Preschoolers on Sat. from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Alley Oop Gymnastics
2643 Mottman Ct S.W.,
Tumwater, Wa 98512

Metropolitan Gymnastics
Located just off of the West Valley Highway in Kent, this gymnastics center offers rainy day refuge to kids of all ages, four days a week. Kids can practice their stunts and flips on the equipment or take advantage of the large indoor play structure.

Hours: Wed.-Fri., 2 p.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., noon-2 p.m
$11/hour or $13/1-2 hours; $2 discount for members

Metropolitan Gymnastics
6822 S. 190th St.
Kent, Wa 98032

gymnastics girlphoto: Rain0975 via Flicr

Black Hills Gymnastics
This popular gymnastics facility offers Friday morning preschool open gym sessions (ages 5 & under) and a Saturday evening, regular open gym night (ages 6-17) for kids in the Lacey area. Parent’s night out events and classes are also available.

Preschool open gym: Fri., 11.a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $7/Kid
Regular open gym: Sat., 7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $15/Kid

Black Hills Gymnastics
7961 29th Ave. N.E.
Lacey, Wa 98516

Auburn Gymnastics Center
Turn your monkeys loose in this 17,000-square-foot facility located near the Outlet Collection in Auburn and let them explore and play on a wide variety of gymnastics equipment. Join your mini-mover and have some fun watching them hang, climb and tumble during the Tot Open Gym session or make use of the drop-off program for school-aged kids held every Friday evening.

Tots Open Gym: Wed., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $5/child
School-Age Open Gym: Fri., 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $15/child

Auburn Gymnastics
1604 15th St. S.W., Suite 104
Auburn, Wa 98001

Does your little monkey have a favorite South Sound indoor play space? Tell us about it in the Comments below!

— Rachael Brandon