Even though spring temps are on the rise, we’ll still experience a few chilly or drizzly days between now and summer in Central Iowa. It’s always good to have a few places, in your back pocket, where you can kill some time or get the wiggles out indoors. Not only can kids jump and flip but, they can literally—bounce off the walls at these local bounce house play spaces and trampoline parks. Read on to find out where kids can Hop To It! this spring in Des Moines.
3799 86th Street • Urbandale, IA 50322 • (515) 528-7549
Get Air Des Moines trampoline park offers large areas for jumping, foam pits, and a dodgeball court. They also have a special section in their “Kiddie Court” set aside for kiddos under 46”. In addition, they host Toddler Time on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. They also offer Daily Deals, so be sure to check out what their promotion is for the day. One great tip is to sign the waiver and schedule your Jump Time on-line. Once you arrive, all you have to do is check-in, get your wrist band and put on your socks and your good to go.
Hours: Monday through Thursday 10:00 am to 10:00 pm; Friday and Saturday 10:00 am to 12:00 midnight; Sunday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Price: Big Air, One Hour – $13; Two Hours – $21; Little Air (Under 46”), One Hour – $8
Two Hours – $13; Jump Socks – $3
1600 Valley West Drive, Ste. 100 • West Des Moines, IA 50265 • (515) 223-5867
Here you’ll find several massive inflatables for kids under 12. There are huge slides, obstacle courses and bounce houses that will keep your kids entertained for hours. For your tiny tots there’s the Mini Monkey Zone, which is a separate toddler play area that will keep your little ones safe and secure. They have a birthday party room, which always seems to be in use when we’re there. They also serve up pizza and other snacks at their concession stand.
Hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm; Sunday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Check the website for holiday hours.
Price: $8.49 Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; $5.50 Wednesday; $10.99 Friday through Sunday and Holidays; $5.50 for 2 and under if playing. Frequent User Cards may also be purchased.
4069 121st Street • Urbandale, IA 50323 • (515) 270-5017
These masters of jumpin’ mania helped fuel the whole bouncy house hysteria at our house. When my daughter was younger, she attended a LOT of birthday parties here. Pump it Up features massive inflatables, Glow Jumps, Parents’ Night Out, special events and over-the-top birthday parties. They have several Open Jumps and a Parents Night Out scheduled during Spring Break. Fill out their release form on their website, so it will be taken care of when you get there.
Hours: Open Sunday to Saturday. Times vary. Check their calendar of events for specific hours.
Price: $7.00 Open Jump; $8.00 Glow Jump
1300 SE Gateway Drive #103 • Grimes, IA 50111 • (515) 986-2524
Who doesn’t love massive trampolines? If your kids love to jump, Sky Zone will send them soaring. Located in Grimes the facility features a gigantic trampoline area for jumping and doing tricks, a jumping pit, basketball hoops and dodge ball areas. They also have a small spot for kids under five to jump. Sky Zone features a sizable area for parents to sit and “relax” and a party room. Capacity is limited and jump sessions can sell out. Be sure to call ahead before you make the drive.
Hours: Winter Hours are 3:00 to 8:00 pm Tuesday to Friday; 10:00 am to 9:00 pm Saturday; 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm Sunday. Check their website for special events.
Price: $10.00 30 minutes; $14.00 60 minutes; $18.00 90 minutes; $22.00 120 minutes
2401 SE Tones Drive #7 • Ankeny, IA 50021 • (515) 965-9899
Located in Ankeny, The Playground for Kids combines fun and fitness. They have two rooms that house five inflatables and a ginormous play room that features an enormous tree house for kids to play on. There’s also a concession stand and smoothie bar. On weekends this place is party central and kids love their giant thrones that make for awesome birthday party photo ops. Check their on-line calendar for their daily deals.
Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm; Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; check their on-line calendar for Saturday times.
Price: $8.99 for 2 to 12 year olds; $5.99 walkers up to 23 months and special needs; non-walkers FREE with a paying child.
Where do your kids hop to it in Des Moines? Tell us about your favorite place in the comments section below.