Parents are always looking for ways to keep kids playing, learning and growing when they’re not in the classroom — or too young for school.
Two new businesses in Northeast Tarrant County help little ones’ imaginations grow in vibrant, safe and stimulating environments while helping them build valuable skills and have fun, too. Here’s a closer look.
Parents of kids age 10 and younger have a new location for indoor play.
Jonathan and Va’Jeanne Moore are opening Inneractive Playhouse on Monday in Keller.
“We always wanted to open an indoor playground when we lived in Georgia,” says Va’Jeanne Moore. “We spent hours looking for a unique venue in the area to have our daughter’s birthday party and saw there was a need for something fun and unique.”
The 5,000-square-foot indoor playground has a giant three-level play structure with tube and wave slides, a ball pit, climbing nets and obstacle courses.
There is also a toddlers section with soft rides, blocks and smaller versions of the play structures for little ones to play safely away from bigger kids.
The venue will have open play 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Parents can also rent the space and one of three party rooms.
All play structures are padded, and children are also required to wear anti-slip socks.
Admission is $6 ($7 weekends) for children age 2 and younger and $10 ($11 weekends) for kids ages 3-10. Two adults get in free with one paid child’s admission; $3 per additional adult.
Find it at 5950 Park Vista Circle, Suite 100, Keller, 817-482-6267, www.inneractiveplayhouse.com.
Small kids, big world
Learning and playtime go hand-in-hand at a new children’s museum in Southlake.
Small World Big Imagination, which opened in June, aims to inspire creativity and teach children about life experiences through dramatic play activities geared for ages 1-10.
The center has several kid-sized structures where children can play, including a grocery store, fire station, doctor’s office, house and campground.
Children can put out fires, measure a patient’s blood pressure or cook dinner in the kitchen.
In addition to play, the museum also has a craft and construction area with blocks and other construction sets.
Stop by for open play 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday or participate in structured activities like dancing, story time and family activity nights.
General admission is $12, and special activities sometimes have an additional fee.
Find it at 280 Commerce St., Suite 125, Southlake, 682-305-7924, www.smallworldbigimagination.com.