Experts believe that because children’s minds are ripe for molding, it’s best to limit their exposure to the sun and other fungi-inducing stimuli. Keep young minds fresh and free of mildew with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get one safari play pass at Indoor Safari Park, valid at both the Southlake and Plano locations (a $10 value). Accompanying adults get in for $1. The safari play pass includes the following:
- Unlimited single-day access to play areas
- One safari train ride
- One robotic animal ride
- One game of mini golf
Jam-packed with hands-on play centers, rides, and activities, Indoor Safari Park stimulates creativity and learning while keeping kids active in a safe environment. Safari play passes give young adventurers free reign over a number of attractions within the park. Budding conductors can hop aboard the train for a thrilling ride through an exotic indoor jungle or take one of the park’s robotic animals for a spin, such as the spotted cheetah, the elephant, or the life-size T. rex with fire-breathing controls. After getting their wildlife fix, future adults can learn the importance of do-overs with one round of miniature golf on a tricky eight-hole course full of fun, dad-maddening obstacles.
Pass holders also earn unlimited access to the ball crawl, the slide, the netted trampoline, and other energy burners in the play-world area, as well as a number of hands-on educational activity stations, each with its own theme such as castles or Tinkertoy drumming techniques. The snack bar invites tots to spoil mom with juice shots while recounting tales of the morning’s expedition in an effort to bribe her for a shopping spree at the on-site toy store, packed with books and science kits.
Indoor Safari Park
Indoor Safari Park embodies childhood dreams of the Serengeti with a varicolored landscape of tropical murals, plush jungle creatures, and both educational and entertaining activities. Cerebral toys teach little tykes the basics of numbers and colors, and wooden train sets review the basic origins of interstate commerce. Around the facility, mechanical elephants and zebras trot through a safe indoor jungle beneath giggling children and a kid-size, primary-colored train chugs to life around a palm-flanked track. On an obstacle-flecked mini-golf course, prehistoric creatures guard the borders of each pin and avoid the ball pits that colorfully resemble the meteorites of their ancestors' demise. Age limits become obsolete with a specific play area for toddlers, and a huge retail area generously yields gift ideas to stumped shoppers.