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Guide to Indoor Fun for Grade School Kids

Indoor places to play for big kids are exactly what we need this week. Because this article was not written specifically with this week in mind, please be sure to check hours carefully before you drive off toward one of these great destinations for tweens and teens in the East Bay.

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Pinball Museum in Alameda, photo: Whitney Moss

Too old for ball pits and water play tables? There are plenty of indoor amusement centers in the East Bay to entertain older kids, ranging from mainstream quarter-guzzling chains to quirky, unique only-in-the-Bay Area destinations. Here are some choices:

Indoor Ice Skating in Oakland at Oakland Ice

children skating with parents and props
In downtown Oakland, where parking is abundant on weekends, the Oakland Ice Center offers public skating sessions for those who ...
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Kids Bowl Free & Cheap This Summer

Bowling with Kids and other weekend ideas
Kids bowl free at participating bowling alleys in the East Bay: Antioch, Concord, Dublin, and Livermore. Deals in Alameda & ...
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Go Full Tilt at Pacific Pinball Museum in Alameda

Pacific Pinball Museum in Alameda
On a school break with school-aged kids? Buy admission to this retro amusement hall for a pinball entertainment. It's open ...
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Silliman Aquatic Center: Crazy Fun Indoor Water Park

Silliman Aquatic Center in Newark
It is 72 degrees in Newark’s Indoor Silliman Water Park. Large slides, lazy river, and a spray structure, parents can ...
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Tour the Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield

kids and jelly belly car
The Jelly Belly jellybean company in the land offers free tours and will send you home with samples and fun ...
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Now Closed: Aloha Roller Skating Rink in Emeryville

Aloha Emeryville Roller Rink
On February 23, 2022, Aloha Fun roller rink abruptly closed, effective immediately ...
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Pacific Pipe Climbing Gym in Oakland

Pacific Pipe Bouldering Equipment
Pacific Pipe climbing gym offers membership benefits and classes, plus opportunities for drop-in experiences ...
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Kids Roller Skate Free at Paradise Skate in Antioch

Kids Skate Free at Antioch Paradise Skate
The Kids Skate Free program is nationwide, and our nearby independent roller skating rink in Antioch participates ...
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Fat Shafts Archery in Benicia: Fun for Nearly an Hour

Fat Shafts Archery in Benicia, fun for girls or boys older than 8
For $20 per hour (or pro-rated in half-hour chunks), people older than age eight can rent equipment and shoot at ...
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Indoor skydiving at iFly in Union City

Indoor skydiving at iFly in Union City
Who can go indoor skydiving and what does it feel like? We tried it out with family members from 5 ...
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teamLab: Continuity at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

teamLab: Continuity at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
teamLab: Continuity at the Asian Art Museum is totally awesome and your kids will love it. And kids under 12 ...
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My Tween & Teens Loved Trivium Escape Room in Emeryville

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Children as young as nine will enjoy the Trivium Games escape room with their families to solve the puzzles in ...
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Bay Area LEGOLAND Discovery Center is Incredible for LEGO Lovers

Bay Area LEGOLAND Discovery Center is Incredible for LEGO Lovers
The LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Milpitas is a really cool indoor playground for all LEGO builders and wannabes, especially those ...
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4 Bay Area Trampoline Parks Where Kids Can Drop In and Jump

4 Bay Area Trampoline Parks Where Kids Can Drop In and Jump
Trampoline parks are great because they are a ton of exercise and indoor fun. Perfect for a rainy day or ...
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Traverse Fitness: Biggest American Ninja Warrior Gym in California

Traverse-Fitness
Introducing the biggest Ninja Warrior gym in the Bay Area, welcoming kids 6 and up, plus adults, for classes, open ...
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