By Alex MlynekUpdated Mar 15, 2015
1. CJ’s Climb and Play CJ’s Climb and Play helps kids ages zero to 12 get the exercise they need while having tons of fun. There are no video games in the facility so children have a distraction-free space to be physically active. Everyone in your family can get into the action, since the climber with its padded obstacles, spiral slide and a moonwalk ramp, accommodates adults, too. And no need to worry about little ones getting hurt by big kids because toddlers have two spots just for them. Sight lines are clear so caregivers can see everything. Or go enjoy a locally made baked good and a coffee in the café—you can watch the kids on TV screens.
Go play: CJ’s Climb and Play 619 South Railway St. W., Bay 4, Warman 306-931-7529
2. The Fun Factory Plenty of tunnels dominate this indoor playground’s two-level play structure for kids age 10 and younger, which also has slides and ball pits. There’s a separate toddler area with soft climbing toys and a mini ball pit for wee ones to jump around in. Then there’s the Lazer Factory: a 1,200-square-foot laser tag arena, complete with music and glow-in-the-dark graphics on the walls. Parents will appreciate that safety comes first here. Kids and caregivers are each given matching ink stamps when they come in, which are checked before you leave to ensure everybody leaves with the person they came with.
Go play: The Fun Factory 1633C Quebec Ave. N Saskatoon 306-955-3778
3. Lakewood Civic Centre and Lawson Civic Centre Kids seven and younger have a fun place to play on specific weekdays at these two community centres. Your kids can play on the portable wall-type climbers, ride-on toys and slides. Best of all, children younger than six can enjoy these spaces for free. Check their websites for times and availability.
Go play:Lakewood Civic Centre1635 McKercher Drive, Saskatoon 306-975-2944 Lawson Civic Centre225 Primrose Drive, Saskatoon 306-975-7873