We’ve been patiently… okay, maybe not so
patiently waiting for the new indoor playground, Kidz Town
to open in Lakewood (right on the Long Beach border at Woodruff and Carson) for months now. Remember when you’d get super pumped about a new bar opening…well, welcome to parenthood. Now you get stoked for new indoor playgrounds to open.
Once we got word that they’d be doing a soft opening on Friday, we headed on over. I get that it’s the first day, so it may not be true always, but it’s super clean and the staff were constantly going around diligently cleaning up and wiping things down. So that’s the first plus. As we know, these places can be paradise for germs, so that’s very refreshing to see.
There’s a ball pit, this foam ball area where you can shoot the balls with compressed air, a super fast slide, tons of places to climb through, obstacle courses, a race course with these rad plasma push cars, a big toddler play area and a snack area too.
The toddler area was much bigger than I expected, usually at places like this you’ll see like a tiny slide and a maze on the wall for the toddlers, but at Kidz Town they even have their own mini play structure and ball pit too. You can see that all in this gif below, courtesy of Brickhouse Media.
For bigger kids, the place is basically an indoor playground heaven. Tons of nooks and crannies and all kinds of places to get the energy out. My son especially loved the foam ball area and shooting the balls from the blasters. Locally, Kidz Town is most similar to Billy Beez in Anaheim, just a bit smaller and much closer.
Prices are $15 for the first kid/parent pair (for 2 hour play session) and $7 for each kid or adult after, though I think babies under one year old are free. At first I sort of balked at the prices, but actually $22 (price for me plus 2 kids) wasn’t too bad for a morning of fun. I figure I’d pay that to go to the movies and that’s also 2 hours of entertainment.
Also, babies under one year who will be held by mom or dad at all times or put inside a stroller or carrier will not be charged, but if they are placed down to crawl or play in any areas, a charge of $7 will apply. Finally, if your 2-hour play is over, you may extend your playtime another 2 hours for an additional $7.
It won’t be an everyday thing, and it’d be really awesome if they introduced some sort of buying in bulk pack or a membership so you can drop in more often, but it’ll be a great option especially on very hot or cold days when the park is a no-go.
They’re open from 9:30am – 8pm everyday.
A few tips for your first visit to the indoor playground:
- Kids must wear socks at all times
- Play structures are good for kids under 54″
- There’s a toddler area designated for littles under three years old
- No outside food or drink (other than water or baby formula/milk) allowed, but there is a snack area
This weekend is sure to be crowded, but we couldn’t be more excited to welcome Kidz Town to the LB Littles community!