Stuck inside when it’s freezing out? Been raining all week? Just want to change up your play routine? No matter the reason, our guide to indoor play spots in Fargo has all the fun places in the area listed here for you! From indoor playgrounds to laser tag, it’s on this list. So get out there and start playing!
Thanks to our presenting sponsor, Fargo All Stars, for keeping us active and ready to play all year round! Check out their open gyms and daytime play time series to help your little ones stay active, all for just $5 per session!
$5 Open Gyms at Fargo All Stars
All Ages Open Gym: Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Open to anyone and includes use of the entire gym and all of the equipment. Walk-ins welcome!
Day Time Play Time: Thursdays 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Daytime Play Time is for kids under 6 years of age, their adult helper, and siblings. Walk-ins welcome!
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Open gym days for preschoolers are Fridays from 10:00 – 10:45 and are limited to 15 children. Fee is $10 per person, per day. Register online!
Open gyms are the perfect way to burn off some energy! Use any of the equipment you like, at your own pace, within the hour you are in the gym. Open Gyms are great for those not really interested in learning to be a Ninja, and who just want to come and play. Open gym is $16 per person, per hour and is for ages 5 and up only.
Enjoy this 7-level indoor playground with two different play areas for ages 1-12 years old! Admission is $5 per child or punch cards are available for $30 and that includes 10 visits.
Get some extra gym time in during an open gym on select days! They offer $5 Open Gyms on Wednesdays from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. and Thursdays for age 6 and under from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Join the fun at FBA’s open play events for toddlers, September through April. Bounce houses, scooters and sports equipment (including a mini hoop!) are available to create a fun, active morning. No pre-registration is required. Admission is $7 per child or $60 for 10 visits.
Check out Fargo’s newest climbing wall! They have 4,000+ square feet of climbing surface, 200+ linear feet of wall, 120+ routes, and 18” of heavy duty foam landing surface. It’s fun for all ages!
This new spot in south Fargo is a great space for littles to play! Play sessions can be booked in 60, 90, or 120 minute sessions, and their imaginative play stations will allow for so much fun play time!
Check the Fargo Parks calendar for open gym times, open skate, open swim, and other indoor activities!
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Drop in for an hour session of open gym for ages 4 and up. This is an open structure to work on the obstacles. See pricing information here.
This spot is such a FUN space for littles (ages 1-8 years old) to play! From crawlers to preschoolers, this play space is designed with the littlest players in mind. Play time can be booked in 90-minute sessions for a fee, and there is a separate are for babies and older kids to play.
Open gym is for ages 4 and older on Wednesdays and Sundays from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., and includes a trampoline, tumbling equipment, and so much more! See additional details here.
With a large indoor playground and family open gym time, there are plenty of opportunities for indoor playtime here! The playground is open during facility hours, and check the weekly facility schedule for family open gym time. Playground admission is $4 per active participant or punch cards are available.
Boasting the largest skating floor in North Dakota, they offer a fantastic skating experience, an arcade full of redemption games with a prize counter, and a snack bar with all of your favorite treats. Price is $8 for 2 hours (skate rentals are extra). See website for hours and specials.
TAG is an indoor Nerf sports and laser tag arena. Best for ages 5 and up, it is great for families and kids, alike! See website for hours and pricing information.
This 5,000 square foot multi-level Laser Tag arena is set in a post-apocalyptic world. Play against your friends and try to accumulate the highest score!
Open gyms are available at TNT for preschoolers, school-aged kids, and kids with special needs. Please see their website for days and times.
Open turf is available on designated days/times for $5 per person (children 2 and under are free. Open Turf Time is supervised but it is not an organized event. Participants should be prepared to play with others and share the turf. Please see their website for details.
Note: Only available to YMCA members at this time except on Sundays. Day passes are available for non-members for $30 per family on Sundays.
Open Family Time is available for families to crawl, climb, and play on the farm-themed play structures! For families with children ages 8 and younger.
Your little ones will love playing in this brightly colored playground with plenty to climb on. The soft-foam material makes them perfect for crawling in and on, with plenty of tunnels to explore and slide through. Note: For kids 42″ and under. Check their website for hours. Please note: playland closes briefly at 3:00-3:45pm for cleaning.
Open daily, this play space is for kids of all ages! Drop-in playtime is allowed, as well as day passes, private play, and even classes.
♦ 3051 25th Street South, Suite K-J1 (Fargo)
The YMCA offers day passes on Sundays at both locations. Cost is $30/family for non-members! Please contact 701-293-9622 to find the next Sunday Funday!
Roll on down to Red River Lanes for a fun family outing! Check website for pricing and hours.
A great place in south Fargo to throw some strikes! See their Facebook page for details.
Eat & Play
With two great locations, delicious coffee, and a small toddler play area, Beans is great for coffee meet-ups with the littles in tow.
Burgers, fries, and slides! All of these locations have a kid’s play area for your little ones to enjoy.
Enjoy some pizza while the kids play in the arcade area. A win for everyone!
Grab a bite to eat and let the kids play! The play area has a slide, climbing, and toddler play area. Note: they are closed Sundays.
Both these locations have a kids play area for your little ones to enjoy.
Pizza Ranch in Fargo now has a new arcade area. It’s the perfect place for all ages to grab some pizza and have fun!
Far out food and an arcade for the kiddos. Everyone’s happy!
A fun play area for kids + delicious coffee and baked goods. A win-win!
Gaming & Technology
Take the family on an adventure in one of their themed escape rooms! Clues and Keys escape rooms give kids a chance to work on communication, problem-solving, and collaboration, all while playing and having fun. Book your adventure here.
Kids learn to code through our engaging game-based curriculum that teaches teamwork, logic, math, and problem-solving. They gain vital skills while having a blast. Enrollment required, but the first 30 minute game-building session is free!
Please note: Escape, Jr. is closed at this time.
Take the kids on an adventure in one of their themed escape rooms! Adult participation not necessarily required. Note: Escape Jr. is currently closed due to relocation.
Located near the food court, Game On! is a fun arcade with a range of games for all ages.
An arcade that has thousands of titles to play across the major consoles from the last 40 years. Check out pricing here.
With a mini-bowling alley, arcade games, and a ferris wheel, Scheels has fun for the whole family!
The arcade is open anytime during normal business hours year-round. See what prize you can win!
Museums, Art, & Education
No reservations required to make an art project, and all ages are welcome! See the website for hours.
A non-profit museum that houses many aircraft, military memorabilia and exhibits, and a robust Aviation library. It’s a fun place for your plane-lover to spend a few hours! Children under 4 are free, 5 and older are $10, and 12+ (including adults) are $15. Please check the website for hours.
The store has Kids Club art projects on most Saturdays. Contact the store for more information and a class schedule.
Not only does the museum host art exhibits (for free admission!) but they also host Tuesdays for Toddlers and other programs for kids and families, and many classes for youth. Please check the website for hours.
Did you know the zoo has activities, even in the winter? Check out their website for a list of classes and events!
Storytime & Books
Note: Please contact each business to check on current calendars.
Offering Storytime for young children, Storytime + Craft, and a Baby Bounce class (please see website for details).
The library hosts a Baby Boost Storytime, Teeter Tots Storytime, and a Ready to Read Storytime. (See website for details).
Note: Please contact each business to check on open swim times/availability as days and times are subject to change.
Open swim is offered at both Amercinn locations on Sundays – Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for $7/person. For more details, please visit each website below.
The Fargo South Pool is open to the public during the winter months (December – March) on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pool schedule is subject to change for school functions/special events/swim meets/holidays. PLEASE CHECK WEBSITE TO ENSURE OPEN SWIM HOURS.
Family swim is held regularly, but the dates do change. Please call Foss at 701-809-7946 to find their most recent schedule.
Open swim is available to the public for $10 – $12. Please see their website for updated hours.
The YMCA offers open swim time in the pool scheduled Sundays from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at both locations. Cost is $30/family for non-members and free for members! Please contact 701-293-9622 to find the next Sunday Funday!