Monday, May 29, 2023

Forecast Filled with Play: Indoor Fun for Everyone in Southlake

Rainy days and heat waves can’t limit family fun in Southlake. With numerous indoor entertainment options available—from escape rooms to adventure parks, cooking classes and play worlds—kids (and kids at heart) are making exciting memories, no matter the forecast.

Confinement is the name of the game at Red Door Escape in Southlake. With fully-immersive team-based experiences using technology and creativity, teams actually attempt to escape from trapped rooms in less than an hour by solving puzzles and looking for hidden clues. With a variety of “episodes” available, from Prison Break to the fairy-tale themed Once Upon a Time, there are experiences for everyone’s taste, age and desired level of difficulty. From having fun with family and friends to team building with co-workers, Red Door Escape is the place to unleash your imagination. Red Door Escape is located at 280 Commerce Street, Suite 285.

From jumping to climbing and racing to riding, Urban Air Adventure Park offers guests numerous gravity-defying adventures. The indoor amusement park features multiple types of trampolines and jumping activities, indoor go-karts, bumper cars, virtual reality, climbing walls, ropes course and more. Urban Air also offers a designated trampoline area for children seven and under, a pizza café, weekly activities, birthday and special event bookings, and various membership levels. Urban Air Adventure Park is located at 2201 W. Southlake Boulevard.

Sharpen your culinary skills at Taste Buds Kitchen. Offering adult cooking classes (with BYOB), family cooking classes and exciting events for kids, everyone has a place in the kitchen, regardless of age or skill level. If the kids can’t handle the heat this summer, get them in the kitchen for summer camp. With week-long camps and single-day adventures, these opportunities offer budding chefs as young as four-years-old a look into how dough rises and ice cream freezes, allows kids to participate in cooking games, contests and more. Available for birthday parties, private cooking lessons and corporate events as well, Taste Buds Kitchen is located at 2140 E. Southlake Boulevard, Suite V.

Hungry for hands-on? For self-proclaimed gourmands and people who are “really into food,” Central Market also offers cooking classes. From tapas to American classics, cupcake decorating to seafood, the ever-updating cooking calendar is filled with a variety of flavors to satisfy multiple food cravings and appetites for learning culinary techniques. Although most classes are for adults, some classes are open to children. Central Market is located at 1425 E. Southlake Boulevard.

Sparking imaginations for children through dramatic play, Small World Big Imagination allows kids to simply be kids. The play facility is targeted to children ten and younger, and offers hands-on activities, crafts, and free-play in a miniature grocery market, fire house, doctor’s office, house, barn, mechanic station, puppet theater, camp site and more. Small World Big Imagination is available for open play, birthday parties, private events, and offers special events (holiday parties, summer activities, firefighter day and more), and is located at 280 Commerce Street, Suite 125.

Rain or shine, exciting indoor activities in Southlake offer fun-seekers plenty of opportunities for keeping busy.