The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Indoor Playgrounds (with Air Conditioning!)
707 N Shepherd Dr #500
In the same vein as Planet Wow is Wonderwild. It's definitely more centrally located,
but is a little less friendly towards open play if you're only time with your kids is on the
weekends. Even the expensive memberships you can buy are good only Monday through Friday. That said, if you have the option of a weekday out then Wonderwild is definitely the better choice. They have a lot more play options including a good sized bouncer, a train, small ball pit, and more. The same price that you'd pay at Planet Wow lets you enjoy all of them from open till close.
5. Monkey Bizness
9750 West Sam Houston Pkwy N
If possible, Monkey Bizness has even more restrictive open play options than Planet
Wow and Wonderwild. It's strictly from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday,
but luckily an open play date is good until close. They offer a really, really nice play
set up of bouncers, air hockey, and more, and it's one of the cheaper options to boot.
Kids can get in for as low as $5 if you get there early, and parents are absolutely free.
It's one of the best options for a stay-at-home parent on a budget, and the staff is super
nice. Germaphobes that may have been turned off from the first two entries will also be
pleased to know it's consistently super clean.
4. Stomping Grounds
15415 Southwest Fwy
It's all the way out in Sugarland, but Stomping Grounds is one of the few indoor play
facilities that has weekends hours, being open until 8 p.m. on Monday through Saturdays, and until 7 p.m. on Sundays. It's also super affordable. Kids pay as low as $4.25 and parents are free. There's 2,000 sq ft of play area for kids to climb and slide through, and they boast probably the best food options on this list with their café selection offering salads, paninis, and coffee. It can get insane on the weekends, and their toddler section is kind of a joke. If you have older kids that want to hurl themselves through mazes like rabid monkeys, though, it is absolutely tops.