Local Activity Review: PlayGrounds Fun Zone & Cafe

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We’re always looking for fun & affordable outings to do with the kids! And, recently we had a REALLY fun one! We spent an entire Friday morning (like a little over 3 hours!!!) playing at PlayGrounds Fun Zone & Cafe! It was fabulous!

PlayGrounds Fun Zone & Cafe is located in the “Arrowhead area”, near 83rd & Union Hills. It’s just off the Loop 101, which makes it a really convenient location for families in the North/West Valley! It’s a relatively new place (they opened in October), built with families in mind!

The equipment is great fun with a whole variety of activities! Slides, tunnels, balls, nets, etc! And, I LOVE that they made sure that all of the equipment will fit adults! I crawled on up there with the boys and was pleasantly surprised! I liked the equipment and how much fun the kids were having, but I especially liked how clean everything was!

And, I love that they kept the littlest ones in mind too! There is a special area just for toddlers where everything is just the right size! Little Brother had LOTS of fun in there!

So, the stuff for kids is great…but, here’s where PlayGrounds Fun Zone gets extra special…they kept parents in mind too! There are comfy couches & chairs lining the carpeted play area. This was SOOOOOO nice, especially as a pregnant mama! And, there is a full cafe’ with great options for parents & kids alike! (Click here for the menu). We got a little snack not long after we got there (a cinnamon roll & fresh strawberry/banana fruit smoothie–both were excellent). But, then we played so long that we decided to just stay for lunch too! I was really impressed with the freshness & taste–especially for the price! Much better than fast food! The only thing I wished they had were fountain drinks where parents could get refills on soda, tea, water, etc. But, everything we tried was great!So, needless to say, I definitely recommend PlayGrounds Fun Zone & Cafe’ if you’re looking for a fun outing for the kids, or even a great place to host your kiddos’ birthday parties! I think it’s a great place for families and I like that it’s a family-owned business, not some giant corporate chain place–I love supporting local small business! And, unlike many of the other play places in town, I L.O.V.E that the playtime is unlimited and they have A LOT of various pricing options! Normal admission is $8 for the 1st child, $2 off each sibling, and parents always play free. But, they have monthly memberships and punch cards, which is something that would make it a great deal if you plan on going more frequently! On a punch card, admission can be as low as $4.50/child!!

Would YOU like to try PlayGrounds for FREE?!….


PlayGrounds Fun Zone is giving ONE lucky Mom Endeavors’ reader a free 5 punch card!!! How fun is that?!


Congrats to lucky comment #35!! Melody, you all have a blast using your punch card! 🙂

To Enter:

1. Sim­ply leave a com­ment telling me what feature(s) sound the best to you about PlayGrounds Fun Zone!

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(up to 4 entries per per­son: if you’re already fol­low­ing, thank you, just make sure you leave a com­ment & let me know!!)

Give­away will end on Feb­ru­ary 10th at 10pm PST. Win­ner with a valid entry will be selected at ran­dom using random.org and be noti­fied via email (win­ner will also be posted on this post). They will have 48 hours to claim their prize before a new win­ner is selected. Give­away open to U.S. Res­i­dents, 18 years and older.

Dis­clo­sure: I received free admission to PlayGrounds Fun Zone for my boys. No other com­pen­sa­tion was received. All opinions & experiences are my own!

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50 Responses

  1. I like that it’s an indoor play area, great for summer! It’s five minutes from my house, so I’m hoping to visit several times this summer with the kids.

  2. I am having my daughter’s 2nd birthday party here in a few weeks! I was so excited when I found the location and took a tour. It will be absolutely perfect for her party and I’m looking forward to taking her there in the Summer when it’s too hot to play outside.

    I love that I can take my daughter here and she can have fun while I can sit and read a book and drink a cup of coffee. Such a great idea, especially for this area.

  3. I have already been to PlayGrounds a handful of times with my 2 year old and now 4 month old. My favorite part is the comfy/inviting couch area and yummy espresso drinks and baked goods for the parents. I also love that infants and adults are free! Great concept and I know they will do wonderful in the summertime!!

  4. I actually have already been to playgrounds and I adore e place and entire concept! I was so impressed by how clean everything was there 🙂

  5. We love Playgrounds Cafe! It’s super clean and my kids (4 & 18 months) think it’s the greatest! A punch pass would sure be put to good use!

  6. I live they have a toddler area. My daughter id 17 months so its perfect. Since its inside I don’t care if she crawls on the ground.

  7. I recently went to Playground Fun Zone & Cafe with my littles and we ALL loved it!! I love that it is a comfortable place for moms to hang with babies while my bigger kids get to play & have a great time.. It will be a perfect place for hot summer days when the kids and I are too hot to play outdoors! AMAZING eats are the icing on the cake!!
    We would love a chance at a punch card!

  8. I love that my daughter plays for hours and takes a long nap when we get home. I also <3 their cinnamon rolls. They're SO good!

  9. I have been here a couple times, and I’m definitely impressed! Very clean, the food is great, and with the punch cards it is a good value.

  10. It would b fun to be able to rescue the kids! I hate when they get to the top of a jungle gym then scream for u to come play w them! Lol wait r u sure there isn’t weight limit! Lol

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