By Alex MlynekUpdated Mar 15, 2015
1. Stir Crazy Family Fun Centre Stir Crazy is jam-packed with delicious fun thanks to an ice-cream-shoppe-themed play structure! This 11,000-square-foot play centre features a mini-arcade, two bounce houses (one for children ages six and older, and one for kiddies as young as three) and plenty of standing room for parents and caregivers. There’s also a gated parent-and-tot lounge with activities and toys for kids ages four and younger. If you’re breastfeeding, there’s a special private nursing room with rocking recliners, nursing pillows and a waiting area for older kids. Best for kids ages zero to 12.
Go play: Stir Crazy Family Fun Centre3355 Sunridge Way, NE Calgary 403-277-7847
2. TommykPlay The littlest citizens of both southeast and northwest Calgary can go on an adventure at TommyKPlay. Each location features a huge climbing structure with slides, tunnels, a zip line and padded obstacles and a fenced in toddler area. You’ll definitely want to check out the roller racetracks, where kids can scoot down the raceway on special rollers. Unique to the southeast TommyKPlay is a laser maze, while the northwest location has laser tag and a climbing wall as part of the exciting attractions.
Go play:TommykPlay 4916-130th Ave. unit 148, SE Calgary 403-264-6611 12024 Sarcee Trail unit 830, NW Calgary 403-730-2562
3. Fun N’ More Roll, climb, slide, hang and jump. This is the kind of fun kids can have on Fun N’ More’s multi-level play structure--Calgary’s tallest, they say. Kids younger than five will love Ice World, the winter-themed toddler jungle gym featuring a slide, moonwalk climb, lookout and padded obstacles. There’s also a variety of mini sports, like bowling and black-light golf for everyone to try out. And you'll definitely want to play games like Time Freak, where players race against the clock to press lit-up buttons.
Go play:Fun N’ More146 13226 Macleod Trail, SE Calgary 403-225-4386
4. Joso’s Play and Learn Centre If you’re looking for a fun spot for little ones ages zero to six, Joso’s is a great option. Their three-level play structure kitted out with a small ball pit, slides, bridge, tunnel and climbing obstacles is sure to engage the youngest members of your family. Really wee ones can get their sillies out in the baby area with its large soft building blocks, toys and books. If anyone gets peckish, there's also a café that serves coffee, snacks, lunch and natural frozen yogurt. A second Joso’s location is expected to open in the southwest end of the city at the end of March.
Go play:Joso’s Play and Learn Centre12018 Symons Valley Rd. unit 100, NW Calgary 403-767-9922 722 85th St. unit 505, SW Calgary 403-727-5991 (southwest location)