Thursday, December 15, 2011
Style File: Kids Play
Play on, player. If you're tired of doing the same old thing with your kids, it's time to shake things up. 7's Belkys Nerey shows us two places where kids will have a blast in tonight's Style File.
WSVN -- No whining about being bored here.
Welcome to the Funderdome, a 9000 square foot indoor playground in Fort Lauderdale, where kids can have a blast.
Caitlyn Seeilla, 15 years old: "The Funderdome rocks!"
It rocks with a huge rock wall for kids to scale.
Girl: "Going rock climbing!"
And look up. There's more fun to be had even higher.
Kim Balint, Vice President of Operations, Funderdome: "We have the only indoor ropes challenge course. It's called the Sky Trail. The kids are harnessed, they are up above everyone, and they can crawl across things, walk across things. Very Safe."
Caitlyn Seeilla, 15 years old: "I feel like I'm walking on air."
There are tunnels and mazes to run through.
Colored slides, some big enough for parents to slip down, too.
And a laser maze, like something out of the movie "Mission: Impossible."
Trevor Balint, 13 years old: "You go through the lasers, touch the buttons. You try not to hit the lasers."
There's an interactive floor, where kids can jump and dance, a sports court for basketball or soccer, even a toddler zone, where babies and toddlers can play safely.
As you can imagine, it's a great place for parties.
Kim Balint, Vice President of Operations, Funderdome: "The birthday parties really stand out. We do everything from beginning to end, so from invitations, food, cake, the decorations."
Drop in for more kiddo excitement at Play-In, in Miami's Wynwood District.
Nina Ginatta, Owner, Play-In: "The gym, we call it 'Go,' because it's all about movement. All the kids want to do is move."
No kidding. Kids get a big thrill on a 50-foot zipline.
Max, Loves the zipline: "It felt like I was flying like a bird!"
Micah, Loves the zipline: "You slide down into the ball pit. It's cool!"
There's a trampoline for those high jumpers, obstacle courses, cool swings for adults and kids, and plenty of things to climb on and toss around.
Jaleh Samway Bast, Mom: "It's a treat for the kids, it's indoors, it's close by. It has a lot of great activities."
They also offer art classes several times a week, and if the kids want to take it down a notch, there's a sensory room.
Nina Ginatta, Owner, Play-In: "This room is a dark room with a lot of lights and fiber acoustics, so the music is plugged into the equipment, so the kids can hear the classical music, and they can really can chill out, maybe take a rest."
I need one of those after watching all these energetic kids play.
Belkys Nerey: "An all-day pass to Play-In is $20. It's $10, Monday through Thursday after 4 p.m. Funderdome is $14.95 for kids 5 and under, $19.99 for everyone else, but they do offer membership packages."
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
2501 NW 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33127
1455 SE 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316