A Store Your Child Can Play At?

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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 of the Heartland

3300 SE Crossroads Drive, Grimes, Iowa 


Monday – Friday

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Age 2 years and over. 

Indoor Play Area includes: 

Rainbow has been helping families raise Happy, Healthy kids for over 20 years. We are famous for our well- built Swing Sets but we also offer basketball hoops, trampolines, and athletic surfaces.

Pay 2 Play is offered Monday- Friday 10-5. Tennis Shoes are required. Rainbow recommends printing and filling out the waiver to play from their website. Cost is $10 for any child that plays. Punch Cards are available to get cost down to $7.50 per play.

Birthday Parties are also very popular! Stop by our brand new store in Grimes. Unplug N Play with Rainbow today!

Backyard Adventures

3135  NW 99th St Urbandale, IA 50323 


Monday – Friday 

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Admission is $5.00 per child

Age 2 and over

Their showroom and party room are open from 10 am to 5 pm weekdays (not including holidays) for children and their parents to come to 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.


Thomas Brogan

Thomas Brogan, a native of Des Moines, was the original founder of Des Moines Parent and is a father to an 8 & 10-year-old. In his free time, he likes to explore nature, try new local restaurants and enjoy life as best as he can. Check out more of Thomas at www.broganlist.com.

One thought on “A Store Your Child Can Play At?

  1. “A store your child can play at” instantly makes me think of the old Richman Gordman animals. Those were so cool!

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