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Indoor Playgrounds in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

by Jane Rodda

Nestled along the Mississippi River, the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offers the best of Louisiana culture. As the capital city with a population of 230,058, according to the 2012 U.S. Census estimate, Red Stick has several indoor playground options. So when the weather isn't cooperating, you have a several places to let the kids burn off some energy.

Gymnasium Play Areas

You may or may not be interested in signing your child up for gymnastics classes, but gyms often offer open gym events and play time. CG's Gymnastics has foam pits, mats, bars, rope swings, trampolines and lots more. It hosts a lock-in event creating mazes and towers out of the mats and leading exciting games. Gymnasia is another option. It has Kids Fun Night open to ages 5 and up, featuring games, open gym time, food, movies and hide-and-seek.

Fun Centers

Family fun centers typically offer a wide range of activities, creating an exciting playground, even for the older kids. Skate Galaxy features a multi-level laser tag arena using the latest in technology, a roller skating rink for the speedsters and a rock-climbing wall sure to challenge even the most capable climbers. Another thrilling venue is Laser Tag of Baton Rouge. It has a 21,000 square foot laser tag arena with an observation deck for onlookers, as well as a large video arcade room.

Inflatable Playgrounds

Kids are always thrilled with the opportunity to jump around in a bounce house. Party Playground features a number of inflatables including slides, obstacle courses, bounce houses and sports games. You can bring the kids in for open play or reserve the facility for a party. It's My Party has a 70-foot long obstacle course, a giant Batman inflatable house, castles for the princesses, a 24-foot high slide, a volleyball arena and many other inflatables. It has summer camps, open play, party packages and plenty of food.

Playgrounds Just Outside of Baton Rouge

There are a few other options close to the city of Baton Rouge. In Denham Springs, which is just 12 miles to the east of Baton Rouge, you will find Pretend Play Party. It is a play center in the Livingston Square Shopping Center providing many events and fun programs for kids. It has offerings such as "Watermelon Wednesday," balloon animals and root beer float days on a regular basis. 15 miles from Baton Rouge in Prairieville is Jump-N-Jive. It has party packages, open play and food offerings in an large inflatable party center.

About the Author

Jane Rodda has been a writer since 2004, with articles featured in "Gameday Magazine" and "Urban Family Magazine." She is also the social media director and lead copywriter for a piano instruction website. Rodda holds a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies with a concentration in psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University.

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