The Magic Ground is an incredible indoor playground that became extremely popular almost immediately after opening. Before describing what The Magic Ground is all about, I want to emphasize that it not just a great place for families to go to play together and for birthday parties but they also offer a drop-off option for parents who want to get some work done, shop, or go out to eat.
The centerpiece of The Magic Ground is the elaborate floor-to-ceiling climbing structure that spans nearly the entire wall of the play area. The climbing structure goes up and up and up and along the way there is plenty to do, like crawl through tunnels, walk over a swaying bridge, shoot soft balls, and more.
Getting down is just as fun as kids (and grown-ups) can choose one of a few slides to take them back down to the ground – including one that will land you in a ball pit. The structure also has a trampoline a couple of swings, and a climbing wall incorporated into it.
The Magic Ground also has other things for kids to do. There is a cute salon room with pretend hair dryers and curling irons as well as a face painting station that is staffed on weekends. For the little ones, or kids who need a break from climbing, there is a room with a dollhouse and pretend kitchen among other toys. There are plans to add some videogame stations as well but those are not yet installed.
The Magic Ground also houses an upstairs restaurant with WiFi. There is a bird’s-eye view of the play area for parents who want to sit upstairs while keeping an eye on their kids. Of course, kids are very welcome to stay and eat as well and the restaurant has plenty of high-chairs and coloring pages available. For those interested in birthday parties, a few private rooms are available.
My kids (5 and 8) had so much fun at The Magic Ground. I went expecting it to be the kind of place I might keep in mind as a back-up for bad weather days but left deciding that it was somewhere we would keep in our regular rotation of places to visit. We stayed for about two hours and I think my kids could have stayed much longer.
I had a lot of fun playing with my kids there as well. Overall, I was really impressed with how clean everything was as well as how there didn’t seem to be a lot of chaos despite being packed with kids on a cold weekend day.
Good to Know
- There are many pricing options, including $10.00 for one hour and $15.00 for a full day. Siblings are 20% off. Only children need to pay – not adults. Children who are not yet walking are not charged. Drop-off passes start at $20.00 for two hours.
- Note that with all day passes, you are not permitted to come and go. If you need a lunch break The Magic Ground restaurant is available.
- There are high chairs and changing tables.
- There is street parking as well as a garage in the complex where The Magic Ground is located.
- There is stroller parking just outside of The Magic Ground but it is unattended.
- No shoes are allowed and socks are required.
- In our opinion, The Magic Ground is good for ages 3-10. Younger children may enjoy the room designed for them but be aware it’s not that big.
Photos by Jamie Davis Smith.