Indoor Fun at The Playground for Kids in Ankeny

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Indoor Fun at The Playground for Kids in Ankeny

The chilly fall days are upon us with winter soon to arrive and as you look for indoor activities with your little ones, make sure The Playground for Kids in Ankeny is on your go to list. During the colder months, this top indoor playground in Ankeny is the perfect spot for your kids to have a playdate and burn off some energy. Local parents rave about this great place and we have all of the inside scoop for you! 

Some may argue this is the best indoor playground. What do you think? Take a look at all of our indoor play places in the Des Moines metro!

What to Expect at this Ankeny Indoor Playground

When the weather forces you inside, your kids will love bouncing, crawling, and sliding at the indoor playground. The Playground for Kids is a multi-room indoor facility that houses a plethora of giant bounce houses and climbable play structures. One fun thing to note is the enormous tree house structure! The staff rotate the fun inflatables in and out regularly so new and fun options are often available. This is the place to be if you have active children at home. 

TIP: Don’t forget to bring a pair of socks!

Triple Lane Rainbow Slide

A Wacky ball room with hoops and targets gives kids a fun way to brush up on their basketball court skills. 

Make sure to bring a few spare quarters with you for the air hockey table. For 75¢ per play, you and your kiddo can play head-to-head!

Through the year, the Playground offers fun scavenger hunt activities that may change with the season. Kids can search the play area for matching pictures and earn a tasty treat.

After all the play, your kiddos are sure to be hungry check out the snack bar! The in-house Treehouse Treats stand aims to satisfy with many kid-friendly options. 

Pricing at The Playground for Kids Ankeny

Open play is currently available Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to Noon 

  • General admission is $11 for ages 2-12 years. 
  • Children under 23 months and of walking mobility are $8
  • Children not yet walking are free with another paying child. 
  • If you have multiple children or are a Playground frequent flyer, the best deal is the 10 Play Punch Card for only $65! The punch cards have no expiration date and are well-worth the investment.

Birthday Parties at The Playground for Kids Ankeny

Birthday parties at The Playground for Kids are a smash hit. Plan your next party with them and let their party crew help guide the kids through the areas and, even better, clean up for you! There are multiple options to fit your party needs and all parties include play time, a private party room, and a birthday throne! Pizza, fruit, veggies, and other snacks are available for purchase onsite and you’re welcome to bring in your own cake, cupcakes, cookies, or ice cream. To view their party packages, click here.

Location and Social Media

The Playground for Kids is located at 2401 SE Tones Dr. Suite 7. Ankeny, Iowa 50021. 

Keep an eye on their Facebook and Instagram pages. They regularly announce special events and activities. 

Michelle Jarnagin

Michelle Jarnagin

My name is Michelle Jarnagin and I live with my husband Dave and our son Devic in Des Moines. We have two Chihuahuas - Loki and Ollie. I work full time as a social worker and Dave is the stay-at-home parent in our household. Devic is currently in Kindergarten and will be entering 1st Grade this fall. In our free time, our family enjoys walking with the dogs, exploring parks and playgrounds, and visiting bowling/arcade centers. This summer you're likely to find us at the baseball fields for Devic's second season or enjoying one of the many festivals/activities Des Moines has to offer.

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