6 Summer Activities for Kids
As the temperatures rise into double digits and the summer storms roll in, we rounded up some local area favorites for indoor summer play:
Blocworks is an indoor bouldering gym and climbing community in downtown Edmond. Blocworks offers climbing for the whole family anytime with day passes or memberships. On Wednesdays from 10am to noon, the gym is reserved for kids eleven years and younger during Little Blocs. Little Blocs was created to give littles the chance to climb and explore the gym. Blocworks offers climbing classes for kids year-round, but has two four week summer sessions for kids 5-15 years old. The next session begins July 5th. Visit their website for details. www.climbblocworks.com 104 S. Broadway Edmond
Kidz Funtown is the destination for burning off pent up energy and playing with friends. Targeted for ages 1-12, Kidz Funtown features three multi-level playgrounds with exciting slides, climbing, tunnels, swings, trampolines, foam pits and two forty foot zip lines. Funtown has charming playhouses for imaginary play, an arts and crafts table, lego station for creative building and an enclosed area for babies and toddlers. Parents or caregivers can join in the fun or observe from comfortable seating with wi-fi access. A full snack bar with kid and adult friendly snacks is available. Bring your own grippy socks or purchase a pair when you arrive. www.kidzfuntown.com 14424 N Lincoln Blvd. Edmond
Surge Adventure Park will keep kids running around for hours. Surge has a ninja course perfect for aspiring American Ninja Warriors, soft play that’s great for all ages, dodgeball, a zip line and exhilaratingly tall climbing features. The main court has ultra springy trampolines that will send jumpers flying high. Surge has recently added an arcade center and has a full snack bar. Offers and discount days are offered frequently. Watch their social media for calendar and specials.
www.surgefun.com 24 E 33rd St. Edmond
The long days of summer call for wide open spaces. We’ve picked the perfect spots to unleash your kid’s energy:
The UCO Boathouse is a hidden gem at Lake Arcadia. With extended summer hours, the UCO Boathouse is ready for adventurers! Single and double kayaks, stand up paddle boards and mountain bikes are available for rent with all gear included. The towering zip line is open by reservation and perfect for thrill seekers of all ages. Call ahead for details. The UCO Boathouse offers ample opportunity for fun on the lake! Hourly rates or memberships are available.
www.uco.edu/offices/wellness/ucoboathouse-arcadia-lake 2nd & Midwest Blvd Edmond
A short drive from Edmond, Chicken N Pickle is an indoor/outdoor complex with a fast casual restaurant, bocce ball and shuffleboard, outdoor game yard, ping pong and of course the highly sought after pickleball courts. Pickleball courts can be rented on an hourly basis with the choice of indoor, covered or outdoor courts. Pickleball is a racquet sport with a quirky scoring system. Two, three or four players use paddles to hit a perforated polymer ball back and forth over the net. This game requires some stamina, quick feet and will induce lots of laughter. Kids will likely pick it up quicker than adults.
www.chickennpickle.com/oklahomacity/ 8400 N Oklahoma Ave. Oklahoma City
Pelican Bay Aquatic Center, under new management, is the best spot to stay cool this summer. Pelican Bay boasts of two 150 foot water slides, high and low diving boards, deep and shallow swimming options and a climbing wall. All ages and abilities will enjoy the splash playground. The cafe has new and improved food offerings. Watch for news about twilight hours and movie nights. www.pelicanbayaquatics.com 1034 S Bryant Ave. Edmond