Indy is home to three Sky Zone trampoline parks
Indianapolis is already home to three trampoline parks and is on the verge of getting a fourth.
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The hot and sticky season is upon us, but the kids don’t care. They still have to get out of the house and are more than happy to drag the family into the sauna.
It is therefore useful to have indoor leisure options during the summer – places that provide fun for all and, above all, opportunities for children to burn off energy.
Here are some bouncing, riding, skating, climbing and general running options for the season, all indoors.
Sky Zone Trampoline Park
4150 Kildeer Drive, Indianapolis, skyzone.com/indysouth
Opening hours: noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, noon to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday
This trampoline park features wall-to-wall bouncing in addition to a ninja warrior-style obstacle course and trendy versions of volleyball, basketball, and dodgeball. General admission is $20 for one hour, $25 for 90 minutes, and $30 for 120 minutes. Special socks are required and cost $4.
Sky Zone also offers $12 “Little Leapers” classes for kids 5 and under and a glow-in-the-dark event at 9:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Another Sky Zone is located in Plainfield, 851 S. Columbia Rd., Suite 172.
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Indoor Karting Speedway
1067 Main St. Hwy, sikindy.com
Opening hours: 11am-10pm Sunday-Thursday, 11am-11pm Friday and Saturday
If your kids (or you, without judgment) feel the need for speed, why not indulge in it less than a block from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway?
The road course costs $20 for one run, $37 for two, and $50 for three. Shorter races on the slick track are $15 for one, $28 for two, and $40 for three. A $10 annual license fee is required to race.
Children 14 and older can use adult karts, while junior karts are available for children 8-13. A two-seater kart can accommodate children ages 4-7, but requires a Speedway Indoor Karting manager behind the wheel.
Speedway Indoor Karting also offers mini bowling and a golf simulator.
The Indianapolis Escape Room
200 S. Meridian St., Suite 220, Indianapolis (just above Old Spaghetti Factory), escaperoomusa.com/indy
Opening hours: Monday 1pm-10pm, Tuesday-Thursday 10.30am-10pm, Friday 10.30am-1.30am, Saturday 8.30am-1.30am and Sunday 12.40pm-10pm
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The Escape Room Indianapolis offers seven puzzle-filled versions of the escape room trend. Each room must be booked by time slot and for a set rate, so costs will vary depending on group size. They can accommodate from 2 to 10 people depending on the puzzle.
Children under 15 are allowed to participate alongside an adult, but the more advanced puzzles can be tricky for young children. And adults.
The Escape Room USA also operates Fishers and Westfield locations.
Roller City Indy
6445 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, rollercityindy.com
Hours: Open for private events Monday through Friday. Public skating sessions available from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and from 4 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Sunday
If your kids are open to a more old-school night out, roller skating is hard to beat — especially on price, at just $5 per 150-minute afternoon session with a $4 skate rental. Evening sessions are $8.
Roller City also has mini-golf, arcade games and an inflatable area for the youngest.
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6650 Bluff Rd, Indianapoliszipcityusa.com/indianapolis
Hours: check the website as they vary from day to day
Zip City offers a wide variety of indoor recreation options: a zip line, trampoline area, rock climbing wall, laser tag and soccer field.
Attractions are available a la carte starting at $3.50, but $29.95 will get you unlimited use of everything except the soccer field for the whole day.
Urban Aerial Adventure Park
14450 Mundy Drive, Noblesville, urbanair.com
Opening hours: 10am-8pm Monday-Thursday, Friday-Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 11am-7pm
Urban Air Adventure Park offers a ton of trampoline-related activities, from basketball and dodgeball to multiple obstacle course-style areas. It also includes a tube playground with slides, climbing walls, virtual reality video games, and bumper cars.
Ticket packages range from $22.99 to $36.49, depending on the attractions you wish to access, and $11.99 for children under 5.
617 Third Avenue SW, Carmel, laser-flash.com
Opening hours: 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday
Laser Flash features a 7,000 square foot multi-level laser tag arena that can accommodate up to 42 players at a time, as well as an on-site pizza joint and Noble Roman arcade.
During the summer, Laser Flash offers an exceptional offer: $20 will allow you to obtain a one-month pass valid for a game of laser tag each day (up to 30 games, if you are regular), 20% off arcade games, discounted food and beverages and other perks.
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Rory Appleton is the pop culture reporter at IndyStar. Reach him at 317-552-9044 and [email protected], or follow him on Twitter at @RoryDoesPhonics.