Kids In Motion

Admittedly, our family needs a 12 step program for Kids in Motion. We've had our oldest's birthday parties there since he turned one.  Why? Beyond the fact that it's one of a few places where you can invite the whole class (a must at our school since they don't hand out contact information and won't give invitations to only select kids), I look like a rockstar because everyone's kids go home tired and take a nap.  A long nap.  What parent wouldn't love that?

Kids in Motion offers such a variety of programs, too! We've used their Moms Day Out/Summer Camp, which is an awesome way for you and a friend to sneak out for a quick pedicure in the middle of the day and live out your "ladies who lunch" fantasies, even if it's just for a few hours.
Of course, the mainstay of Kids in Motion is open play.  It's the perfect place to spend a rainy, overly hot, or snowy day- and a great treat when it's nice outside, too!! If you've never been, it's critical that you BRING SOCKS for everyone, although they usually have a stock there for purchase, too.  In Room 1, there is an inflatable obstacle course, a wooden castle structure, a large inflatable slide, a large inflatable bouncy house, and several smaller Little Tykes style slides and wall-mounted games perfect for younger siblings.  Room 2 has a large wooden train, another LT style slide castle, a large inflatable basketball game, an enormous inflatable obstacle course race, and a 2 sided inflatable slide.  While the larger inflatables can be difficult for toddler to navigate, parents are welcome to help them (with socks on, of course) and owner Linda Bradshaw has really put a lot of thought into making sure younger siblings have fun, even if they're too tiny to self-navigate the obstacle courses.

One final note- if you don't have a trusted babysitter in the area, Kids in Motion also offers an awesome Kids Night Out for ages 3-12.
Updates, July 2011
Pros: Fun, indoor playplace that always tires the kids out.  Birthday parties not in your house!!
Cons: Price increases make this a special event rather than an "any old time" event
Caution: Depending on who's working the day you go, you may run into some cleanliness issues.  On our last visit there were dirty band-aids stuck to some of the equipment and the bathrooms needed attention.  We've never had that issue before, but I know other moms have, so I'm assuming it depends on the attendant working that day. 


  1. I love the big bouncy basketball court in room 2. I can take both kids in there and we all bounce and laugh to our hearts' content.

  2. I visited the site and I love that they have a playschool program! and the child doesnt have to be fully potty trained, that would be great for my younger son since my older one is already in preschool somewhere else.

    jlizgar at msn dot com

  3. We love kids in motion. The boys have been playing there for about five years and love everything about it.

  4. Wonderful place for children to play. We had our daughter's birthday party there and it was great.

  5. I love the plastic playground, it's perfect for my 23 month old!

  6. Danielle PaulenichJune 22, 2010 at 9:09 AM

    Kids In Motion is definitely a wonderful place to take your children to that they will absolutely love! Such a great way for the kids to burn energy too.

  7. Perfect rainy day activity. Younger kids love the toys and climb on train in rm 2. Older kids love the slides, obstacle course and b-ball "court" inflatables. Really can't go wrong wtih any age kiddo there.

  8. I take my 3 yr old there at least once a month...LOVE IT! It's great for my 7 year old too when she is out of school...so much fun and you are right they are so ready for naps after too.

  9. I love that there are activities for both my 4 year old, and my 19 month old. So many other places cater to one or the other, but not both.