A Desperate Indoor Adventure For Toddlers On A Rainy DayNaomi Odes
Geez, it’s been raining a lot here in L.A. You’d think I lived in Portland or something, but for the palm trees. It actually rained cats and dogs last night. Anyone need a pet?
Just kidding, but I almost wished I had a canoe at about 9pm last night.
Yesterday was Sunday (It was Sunday for all of you guys, too, right?). What to do on a rainy Sunday with a 3 1/2-year-old and a 19-month-old?
Take them to an indoor playground.
Bacteria-ridden ball pits or none, we were desperate.
By the by, the person who thought of these types of places…is a friggin genius, and must be making a mint.
The place we went, called AdventurePlex, has an area for toddlers, and a bigger area for older kids complete with tons of cool looking climbing structures and jumping areas. Then there’s a whole gymnasium with basketballs and soccer balls aplenty, and a mini reading library for fun quiet time.
Your entry fee gets you two hours of access to the whole place. Plus, there’s a cafe there for snacks and such.
Although it wasn’t that cheap ($15 for both) it was cheaper than the movies and it was the perfect post-nap activity. It carried us straight through to dinner time. Fuzz had a blast in the toddler zone. He spent a solid twenty minutes whipping balls out of the pit, much faster than I could return them. Shnook braved the big kid zone, even though technically, he was supposed to be 4 (shhhhhhh) and then spent some time with his brother in the toddler area, too.
As for our bacteria fears, Adventureplex claims they sanitize the place daily. That doesn’t account for the current germs being passed around in the ball pit. I’m not saying anything serious, but one of the balls Fuzz threw out of the pit was wet. Just sayin.’
What’s your desperate act that gets you through a rainy day with your toddler?