It seems like we can’t catch a break from this dreary weather. It has been one yucky day after the next. I have learned over the years it is important for us to get out of the house, even if the weather isn’t cooperating.
Indianapolis is full of indoor places just waiting to be explored. Just because the rain, snow or cold weather isn’t going away – that doesn’t mean you still can’t have a great time.
This past weekend, we took the kids for a little indoor play-time fun. I have found it breaks up the day and helps with the kids overall moods (Who am I kidding? All of our moods.) if they are able to expend some energy – instead of being stuck in the house all day.
The only problem with trying to do something fun is the cost can quickly add up. I know personally, just coming off of the holidays, we need to pick and choose carefully how we are going to spend our money. Thankfully, there are quite a few free (exceptional) indoor play options around Indianapolis to choose from.
This weekend we found ourselves venturing to Cornerstone Lutheran Church in Fishers.
It was the first time we had been there and it most definitely will not be the last. Within seconds of walking in, the kids had removed their coats and shoes and were running toward the play equipment with reckless abandon.
This newly-opened, brightly-colored play space is a kid’s dream come true.
There is a large play area for the bigger kids and a smaller, enclosed area for children ages three and under. I remember how much I loved those enclosed spaces when my children were that age. The big kids can get pretty wild and crazy and it’s nice to be able to put your little one in a space where you don’t have to worry about them being stepped-on.
While we were there, our kids had an incredible time running, climbing and sliding. The rock wall located on one-side of the equipment was a huge hit
They ran and played the entire time and were disappointed when we gave them the standard five-minute warning (which is honestly always more like 15 minutes, even though I still say five every time.)
Like I mentioned previously – this was our first time at this facility, but it will most definitely not be our last. I am very excited we have found this gem and look forward to coming back again soon. And one of the great things about a free location, is that you can come and play for the day or for just a little bit. It really doesn’t matter. Just be sure you always give the five-minute warning before you go.
Cornerstone Lutheran Church is located at 13450 East 116th Street, Fishers. They are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am-1:00 pm and on Sunday from noon- 2:00 pm. They are closed on Saturday.
Jennifer Thompson is a stay-at-home mom of four spunky, sweet, kind and sometimes a bit wild children. She has a passion for the written word and thinks that libraries and bookstores are the coolest places ever. When not hanging out with family or writing, she can be found enjoying a good cup of coffee, running, spending quality time with friends, working on some type of project around the house, planning the family’s next trip to her favorite destination – Walloon Lake, Michigan, or very possibly – reading a book.
Jennifer enjoys writing about her parenting experience and outings with her children for Indy’s Child as a freelance writer and blogger and also keeps a personal blog, www.trulyyoursjen.com, that she has fun writing when time allows.