Hendricks County fun is not limited to the outdoors. In fact, a visit to Hendricks County in the wintertime offers numerous options to keep you warm and well-entertained.
Here's a list of 8 of my favorite indoor places to take the kids with a few bonus options at the bottom.
1. Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park - Plainfield
Dubbed the "Ultimate 3-D Play Experience for almost any age, shape or ability," Sky Zone, 851 S. Columbia Road, Plainfield, boasts wall-to-wall trampoline fun. In fact, the trampolines are even on the walls here.
Whether you want to host a child's birthday, group outing or just burn some calories during open gym, a fun experience awaits.
You can play Sky Zone dodgeball, dunk a basketball at Sky Slam, show off your moves in their open trampoline area, leap over winding poles, test your ninja skills or even perfect your craft as you land in their foam pit area.
2. Kid's Planet - Brownsburg
One of the newest indoor additions to the Hendricks County lineup will wear any child out. Kid's Planet along Northfield Drive in motorsports row boasts a giant, four-story play structure designed for children ages 2 to 14.
The facility also offers a special area for kids 4 and under, so you don't have to worry about your toddler getting run over by bigger kids. The play structure features slides, a foam pit, tunnels, ball shooters and so much more.
A large party room upstairs, concession area and arcade area round out this kid's play land.
3. Press Play Gaming Lounge - Brownsburg
Press Play quite literally has something for every member of the family. This large indoor facility in a former grocery store has tons of room for the family to spread out including family pods with a television equipped with a gaming system and streamable channels.
This indoor experience has eight virtual reality stations with numerous games, a foam war area, three-point shootout, BEAM system for their really young visitors as well as food, a bar and much more.
4. Richard A. Carlucci Recreation & Aquatic Center - Plainfield
This facility, 651 Vestal Road, Plainfield, truly has something for every taste.
A running track, exercise equipment and fitness classes for ages 13 and older; multiple basketball courts and an indoor water park for all ages and an expansive play area for the kids.
Open swim in the indoor water park varies.
5. The Tie Dye Lab - Avon
Offering a fun, all-inclusive, do-it-yourself experience for individuals or groups, The Tie Dye Lab in Avon helps participants color T-shirts, hats, socks, bandanas and other attire.
You choose your design and colors, and the experts there guide you through the process. No prior experience is necessary. The tie-dye process is both easy and mess free and within an hour you get to leave with your creation.
I'm not sure what is more fun: actually working on your creation or the reveal at the end when the process is over. Go check it out and see for yourself.
6. Virtual Galaxy - Avon
Virtual Galaxy in Avon is a virtual reality experience located near the Regal Shiloh Crossing Cinemas at 291 Shiloh Crossing Drive. This experience truly is for everyone in the family by offering virtual reality play in a wide variety of genres.
Virtual reality allows you to actually immerse yourself in a video game. It’s like playing Mario, while actually being Mario. Virtual Galaxy provides more of an open concept room with tables and a cafe offering a selection of food, drinks and shakes.
Groups of friends and family can come, watch each other play, comment and laugh and share a bite to eat while they take turns participating.
Be sure to visit their website for more details.
7. Art Studios
These places combine arts and crafts with having fun and will leave you with a memento after you're finished, and you don't even have to clean up the mess.
- Brightly Art Studio in Brownsburg serves as a creative, educational outlet offering classes, camps and workshops focused on the process of art not necessarily the end result as it celebrates creativity and having fun
- uPaint Pottery Studio in Plainfield provides a kid-friendly, paint-your-own-experience with hands-on fun as visitors choose from hundreds of premade pottery figurines.
8. Xtreme Lazer Tag - Avon
This 4,000-square-foot facility offers multi-level family fun. Xtreme Lazer Tag located at 8131 Kingston St. in Avon is perfect to get that teen or tween in your household away from the television and into some physical activity, all in the name of fun, of course.
There is an arcade in the lobby and concessions for when you may need a break.
You can learn more about hours, private party rental and more by clicking on their website here.