Cool in summer, warm in winter, offers indoor fun for kids & their families. For more indoor play ideas, also see sections Sports & Fitness: Gymnastics, Roller & Ice Skating, & Fitness Centers, Clubs & Sports Facilities.
Bricks 4 Kidz; Chico. Open play sessions for children of all ages in an imaginative hands-on learning environment. Preschool & after school classes too. 510 Walnut St. (530) 332-9172.
KidsPark Indoor Fun; Chico. Drop-in childcare center for ages 2-12yrs. Large, colorful indoor & outdoor area with lots of room to play. Games, crafts & fun group activities. Hourly rates. http://www.kidspark.com. 2477 Forest Ave. Ste. 190. (530) 894-6800.
Sunny Garden Montessori; Chico. Offer free-play for ages 0-5 & their parents in a Montessori-inspired environment full of hands-on fun & activities, including art & science themes. Hourly rates, sibling & class card discounts; infants under 10 mos free. sunnygardenmontessori.com. 2801 Godman Ave. Ste. 140. (530) 343-3101.
The Little Tumble Academy, Inc.; serving the Redding Area. This unique gymnastics & fun center for young children is housed in a converted school bus. The bus can be booked to come to your location for group play, for ages 18mos to 7rs. Contact the academy to learn about any upcoming public location events too. http://www.thelittletumbleacademy.com. (530) 276-8895.
Mt. Shasta Mall Turtle Bay Indoor Play Area; Redding. Kids will enjoy little slides for big fun at this play area for young children (& resting area for parents!). 900 Dana Dr. (530) 223-3575.
Rare Air Trampoline Park; Redding. Offers 10,000 sq. feet of trampoline space, plus a climbing wall, for all-ages indoor fun. http://www.rareairpark.com. 3625 Old 44 Dr. (530) 221-1206.
Turtle Bay Exploration Park; Redding.
Turtle Bay’s museum features indoor areas for children to play & learn. They can check out a teepee, watch fish, explore manipulatives, play with KEVA planks or another featured building set, & can investigate youth-orientated hands-on educational exhibits. Weekly “Little Explorers” preschool playgroup for children & their parents. http://www.turtlebay.org.
844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530) 243-8850.
Mt. Shasta Community Resource Center. Offers little ones with their parents a space to play with educational toys & to enjoy self-guided activities. Call for drop-in hours & info. 109 E. Lake St. (530) 926-1400.
Sisson Museum; Mt. Shasta. Offers a small area where children can play with vintage toys & step inside a child-sized cabin. They can check out a vintage fire truck, & start up a model train using an authentic locomotive engine control panel. Located at the Mt. Shasta Fish Hatchery site, they can feed hungry fish too. http://www.mtshastamuseum.com. 1 N. Old Stage Rd. (530) 926-5508.