Though parents are constantly admonishing children to go play outside, outside is where they're statistically most likely to be whisked away by foxes wearing top hats. Give your kid a safer alternative with today's Groupon. For $25, you get five drop-in playground passes to Wonderwild in the Heights (accompanying adults get free admission). Socks are required for children to play.
Created by Houston-area mothers seeking a safe, clean play space where their children could scamper without falling victim to bottomless pits or coming home covered in gravy, the WonderWild playground lets youths unleash their boisterous energy while still indulging their boundless curiosity. Bedtime-flouting bounders will get to jump on the largest bed ever with the 28-ft. wide Jumpoline, a giant inflatable mattress-like apparatus that European hotels use to accommodate the average-sized American. And on the kid-powered train chugging along an indoor track, Casey Juniors can play both the conductor and the engine as they work together to propel the train under their own steam. The facility also boasts a three-story playscape with slides and climbing areas, a dynamic zone where DIY can build their own dynamic play areas out of soft structures, and a space where infants can crawl through a landscape of floor-level delights. Once their excess energy has been expended, tote your budding bookworm to Story Time, which explores a different theme each month (November is "World Cultures"). Otherwise, get acquainted with a local guitar string strummer or admire a shredding cello solo during Meet the Musician.
Five Yelpers give WonderWild an average of four stars.
- My 3 year old daughter loves this place. She cannot get enough and it is a good way to keep them active during the raingy [¬_sic_] days or summer heat. – G S, Yelp
- Although they were PACKED on Sat- I was greeted at the door by 1 staffer- who was QUITE sweet and helped us navigate around to see the entire area. I was then greeted by a second staffer and asked if I needed any information or assistance. – Amydell B., Yelp
There’s only one thing the staff at Wonderwilder cares more about than fun: safety. That’s why its members have separated the indoor play place’s slides, bouncy zones, and rope obstacle course into two distinct areas; one for those under the age of 8 called Wonderwild, and one for more adventurous kids aged 5–11 called Wonderwilder. This allows younger kids to happily ride a 20-foot inflatable crocodile slide at a safe distance from their elders, while the older kids race on the go-kart bikes. Our birthday parties incorporate elements that both girls and boys enjoy, from Nerf battles and superheroes to pretty princesses and IRS audits.
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