Staff Size: 11?25 people
Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours
Pro Tip: Socks are required for both kids and adults to help keep the play area clean.
Parking: Parking lot
Recommended Age Group: Kids
The Big Backyard's owners each have two children of their own and struggled for a long time to find all-weather activities to please their own kids of different ages. They finally decided to create their own playground to address all their needs, building an indoor space with slides, climbing structures, and climate control. "I enjoy that various ages of children can have fun at our playground," says co-owner Christine. "Infants, toddlers, and school-age children all can find things to do."
Of course, they didn't just design the place with kids in mind?they also wanted to make the experience enjoyable for families. An open floor design provides clear sight lines for parents, in addition to plenty of room for kids to run, crawl, or pretend to be late to a meeting. Christine adds: "Parents with multiple children tell us they love the visibility of the play area, as they can watch more than one child at once."
The laws of gravity are a bit more flexible at Helium Trampoline Park, where visitors can launch themselves skyward while bouncing atop the facility's 130 spring-loaded trampolines. During open-jump times, guests can hop across a padded expanse with each bounce sending them soaring to new heights. They can also hurl themselves into a massive pit of blue foam blocks that provides a soft and safe landing place. Dodgeball matches let players to test their throwing and ducking skills while acrobatically jumping between trampolines on one of the separate court areas. The center also features two basketball hoops with their own trampolines, allowing aspiring all-stars to showcase their most highlight-worthy slam dunk. Helium Trampoline Park's climbing wall tempts harness-clad visitors with its crag-like surface, which provides a challenge as they strive to reach the top before safely teleporting back down to the ground.
In more than two decades spent teaching golf, PGA instructor Kevin Crusan has found that being dogmatic about a particular method or a model swing can be counterproductive. Instead, Kevin uses what he calls a "student-centered" swing model, tailoring his teaching approach to the strengths and abilities of each individual pupil—while still drawing inspiration from the numerous successful techniques used by the world's best golfers. This approach has proven effective, as Kevin has helped coach golfers who have won state championships and competed at the collegiate and professional level.
Everybody's welcome to learn to turn, twirl, and trip the light fantastic at Dance Defined Studio. The studio offers classes in hip-hop, ballet, lyrical, jazz, tap, and pointe for women, men, and kids of all ages. Small-group classes ensure each dancer receives ample individual attention.