With winter break stretching out as far as the eye can see, I took two very active boys to The Treehouse at Plainfield Christian Church to burn off some energy. This is one of those indoor playgrounds that has been on our radar for a long time, but we haven\u2019t been able to visit because it\u2019s only open for very specific slivers of time: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. But break time (whether it\u2019s winter, spring, or summer break) is the perfect time to visit. When we walked in, all I could hear from the kids was \u201cWow!\u201d and \u201cWhoa!\u201d The treehouse \u2013 which is a play structure complete with slides, ladders and lookouts \u2013 is massive and very impressive. It\u2019s designed for ages 2 to 12, with the top part of the treehouse reserved for older kids (ages 5 and up). The Treehouse includes lots of opportunities to climb, slide, explore, hide and jump to your heart\u2019s content. The giant treehouse is just one aspect of the fun playspace. There are several riding toys \u2013 including Big Wheels and PlasmaCars -- to ride around the huge, open, natural-light-filled room. There are also several play stations set up with different manipulatives, including Duplo blocks, LEGO, cars and a racetrack, hula hoops, and traffic cones. The best part (from this tired mom\u2019s perspective) is that there are lots of gloriously soft and comfortable couches all throughout the play area. The seating at the Treehouse is set up really well, so you can pretty much pick any spot, kick back, and you\u2019ll be able to see your little one run around from wherever you\u2019re sitting. Three cheers for supervising while not moving a muscle! This indoor playground differs from other indoor playgrounds in two very important ways. First, you do not take off your shoes to play. Every keeps their shoes on at all times because even though this is an indoor playground, the equipment is similar to the kind that you\u2019d find at an outdoor playground. Second, The Treehouse is pretty casual about bringing in your own snacks, so eating is permitted in the lounge area, but not while playing in the treehouse, for safety\u2019s sake. Another aspect that parents will enjoy is the kitchen that sits adjacent to the playspace. In the kitchen, you can find free coffee and water, as well as those other wintertime necessities: tissues and copious bottles of hand sanitizer. One of the best things of all about The Treehouse at Plainfield Christian Church is that it\u2019s free and open to the community. You don\u2019t have to be a member of the church to visit. A clean, fun, and free place to burn off energy when the weather is cold? You can bet we will be back many times! More Info: The Treehouse at Plainfield Christian Church is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 -11 am and 1 -3 pm. Enter at door #5, which is located at the back of the church. Adult supervision is required, and shoes must be worn at all times. For more information, visit plainfieldchristian.com\u00a0or call (317) 839-2384.