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The winter months in the Midwest can be a struggle. The temperatures drop, the landscape can be blanketed with snow or ice, yet the energy level of kids does not diminish. In fact, some would argue, it increases.

If you are looking for an indoor option to blow off some of that energy and have a blast, you might consider a trip to Defy Indianapolis.

Many Ways to Defy Boredom

Defy Indianapolis boasts 8 different ways to experience fun. Everything from open jumps to a pretty cool obstacle course (that will challenge your ninja abilities) to dodge ball to foam pits to even aerial silks.

As an added bonus, there is an allocated time for those with kids under the age of 6. Every day (except Sunday) from 9-10 am is exclusively for parents and kids. They even offer a special discount for kids 6 and under. Kids 2 and under jump for free. One parent per paid child jumps for free for that one hour. This is a fun time for the smaller kids to enjoy the park without the bigger kids (check location for specific details and availability).

How to Visit

You can purchase flight tickets online (or at the location) for 1, 1.5, or 2 hours. You can also fill out your waiver online or in person. Keep in mind, there are no refunds or exchanges once you have purchased tickets.

In addition to regular visits, they also host birthday parties or group events (see site for details).

What We Enjoyed

We enjoyed the variety of activities available for many different levels of athleticism. Just want to jump? There’s a spot. Want to swing into a giant pit of foam blocks? You can. Want to challenge your inner ninja? You can do that as well.

At the end of our hour and a half we were tired, but we had our fill of fun.

Creed Anthony is a husband, father of two, teacher, and writer. He enjoys quiet moments with his family – although quiet is actually a relative term. His children are 4 (the boy) and 8 (the girl) and his pride for them is without bounds. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Creed enjoys visiting new, fun, family friendly places in Indy. He is a Cleveland sports fanatic, comic book fan, avid movie watcher, and loves to write. In his spare time, he serves as the organizer for the Indy Dads Group.

You can find Creed online as “The Captain” at Tales From The Poop Deck, or on Twitter and Instagram. He is also a frequent contributor at and the only dad blogger “endorsed” by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. He would love to hear your suggestions of fun events with the kids – or dates with the wife! – around Indy. Send them to him at [email protected].

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