The weather this week is... less than enjoyable (to put it nicely). I figured I'd use it as an excuse to try out one of Boise's best indoor spots for kids - Planet Kid - located in the Wings Center. Have you been? I feel like I'm one of the last moms in the Treasure Valley to finally check it out but better late than never, right?
According to their website, Planet Kid Indoor Playground is "Idaho's largest indoor playground!" The floor to ceiling soft play equipment, tunnels, slides, climbing nets, ball pits and more are a kid's dream place to play. Kids ages 12 and under have the best time exploring all that there is to do with big old smiles on their faces. Promise!
I took my two littles (ages 4.5 and 1.5) and met Lenka (@boisebusykids) and her 15 month old daughter right when it opened up at 9:00am. To be quite honest I don't usually go anywhere that early unless it involves coffee (see this post about my *good* coffee obsession if you think I'm being dramatic.) Lucky for us, Planet Kid ain't messin around and they have a sweet Cafe with a pretty full COFFEE BAR.
We were having one of those mornings where everyone seemed to have woken up on the wrong side of the bed and everything was going wrong. The second I had a Planet Kid coffee in my hand and the boys stepped foot on the playground, all of the morning crabbiness melted away.
If you haven't been in awhile two awesome moms named Holly and Abby took over in September and they’ve been working really hard to make the place even better. They've added their kids' favorites to the "Nosh" menu (rumor has it there is even a cotton candy machine making a debut soon), added the coffee bar (with lots of drink options) and have worked very intentionally to create a really awesome experience for families. We all know that the kids will have a great time in the play area but these kinds of places can be so boring for parents. Knowing this, they have tried to design a space where parents can feel confident that their kids are having fun in a safe place and they can take the opportunity to relax, catch up with friends or even use the many tables and benches to get some work done on their computers or phones. I mean... whaaaaaat?! Could this be a more magical place? An intentional space for parents, by parents who totally "get it"?! We're so lucky to have this option in Boise!
Planet Kid Details:
Located inside the southeast corner of the Wings Center
Mon – Sat: 9:00am to 8:00pm and Sunday: 11:00am-8:00pm (Please note: we are closed the following major US holidays: Easter, Memorial Day, July Fourth, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas)
All day pass: Ages 1-3 years – $7, Ages 4-12 years – $10 (Children younger than 1 year play free. No charge for adults.)
Single — 6 Month: $130 / 12 Month: $245, Family (for up to 4 children) — 6 Month: $390 / 12 Month: $735
Mondays - $1 off mochas, Tuesdays – $1 off admissions ages 1 to 3, Thursdays – $1 off admission ages 4 to 12, Fridays — $1 off admission all ages all day admissions
Someday I'll get a tour of the entire Wings Center but here's a little preview... they offer SO much! Let me know if your family participates in any of the offerings.