A Store Your Child Can Play At?


Most stores you take your kids to frown at the idea of your kids running around wild and playing on their merchandise.  But, I have found 2 exceptions to that rule here in the Des Moines Area.  Here your children can play, swing, slide and jump around without one dirty look from the employees.  In fact they encourage it.  A great idea the next time it’s raining or too hot/cold to play outside.

Rainbow Play Systems

3946 NW Urbandale DriveUrbandale, IA 50323 


Mondays & Tuesdays

10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Admission is $10.00 per child for 2 hours of fun.

Age 2 years and over. 

Indoor Play Area includes: 

There are no limits to the grins and giggles at our play room. That’s because your kids are invited to jump, climb, swing, and play in our indoor showroom for just $10 per child for two hours of fun.

For the safety of everyone, Adult/Parent supervision is required. Child Care during open play time is not provided.  Water is always available or you may bring in your own drinks and keep them cold in our full size refrigerator.  Tennis Shoes are required.

Rainbow Systems also offer birthday parties weeknights from 5:30-7:30.  Parties on the weekends are available from November to Mid-February. Any changes to store hours or open play is posted on their Facebook page.

Backyard Adventures

3135  NW 99th St Urbandale, IA 50323 


Monday – Friday 

10 am – 5 pm

Admission is $5.00 per child

Age 2 and over

Their showroom and party room are open from 10am to 5pm weekdays (not including holidays) for children and their parents to come enjoy the great playsets that we sell. For $5.00 per child age 2 and over (adults over 18 don’t have to pay) you can play as long as you like during the open play hours. Groups of 8 or more children please call in advance of coming to open play. They also ask groups to plan there outings for after 1:00 pm when scheduling their group. Come have a great time in their clean, safe, climate controlled environment. At least one adult per four children is required for supervision purposes.

Footwear is encouraged to be worn by the children.  Backyard Adventures provides their party room with tables and chairs for you to have snacks or lunch.   Bottled water is included as well as the use of a full size refrigerator and freezer for any food and drink items you bring.   Plain paper plates, napkins, plastic forks, plastic spoons, and plastic cups are also provided.

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