There is something about indoor playgrounds, isn’t there? My kids love them. In fact, they beg for them. Luckily Toronto has a quite a few options and we recently added Just for Fun, a family-run business at Warden and St. Clair East in Scarborough, to our playlist. (You might remember them from All for Fun. They closed it last year to consolidate the energy and fun into one destination.)
The 13,000 square-feet play space is big, bright and clean. The main attraction is huge play structure with slides, tunnels and a couple of mini-trampolines. While kids three-and-up will find it pretty easy to navigate, a couple of toddler- and baby-friendly play areas and climbing structures (for kids three-and-under only) are near by. Older kids can switch gears with some mini-basketball and foosball. And for change of pace, the whole family can whoop it up in the dance room (with music and flashing lights), a nine-hole glow-in-the-dark mini golf and later tag, all in rooms off to the side.
This is straight up kid fun.
For adults and caregivers in TOw, there is free wifi and tables set up along side so you can keep an eye on your kids. For those who are used to bringing their own snacks, be warned and prepared, there is absolutely no outside food or drink. Eat before or outside. There are snacks for purchase (see photo.)
Getting there: Just for Fun is located in a little strip mall on Warden Ave just south of St. Clair Ave East in Scarborough. Lots of free parking out front. On TTC, walk south from Warden Subway Station on the Bloor-Danforth subway line. Stroller parking inside.
Low-Down: Open daily for drop in play from 10 a.m. to 7 pm. Monday to Thursday; until 8:30 p.m. on Friday; 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. $6.50 for kids four-years-old and up ($8 Friday-Sunday); $5 for kids (one to three years-old) and $2 for children under one years-old. (Children under one are free when accompanied by a sibling.) Caregivers are free and must supervise their children at all times.
Party party: Party packages.
Snacks: No outside food or drink. AT ALL.
Potty Time: Yes, with baby change tables.
More indoor fun: For all ages: Playground Paradise, Planet Fun, Extreme Fun and Kids Fun Town For littler kids: Sprouts, Monkey Magoo’s and Oaks n Acorns (there is also a Junction location.) For adults every day (and kids on Sundays) Pursuit OCR.
Just for Fun Party & Play Centre
689 Warden Avenue, Unit #1