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!
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Fargo All Stars for helping us to provide this great Guide to Indoor Play Spots in Fargo & Moorhead!
Fargo All Stars Open Gyms
Regular $5 Open Gyms are offered Sundays & Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Open gyms are open to anyone and include use of the entire gym and all of the equipment. Walk- ins welcome, no registration required.
Day Time Play Time (Preschool Open Gyms) are offered on Thursdays from 8:45-9:45 a.m. Daytime Play Time is open to all kiddos under 6 years of age and their adult helper. Walk-ins welcome, no registration required.
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American Gold Gymnastics
Open gym days are Thursdays from 11:15 – Noon and are limited to 15 children. Fee is $10 per person, per day. Register online!
♦ 2001 17th Ave S (South Fargo)
Conquer Ninja Gym
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.
♦ 3207 Main Ave Suite A (North Fargo)
Enjoy this 7-level indoor playground with two different play areas for ages 1-12 years old! Admission is $4 per child or punch cards are available for $30 and that includes 10 visits.
♦ 3491 University Drive South (South Fargo)
Get some extra gym time in during an open gym on select days! They offer Sensory Aware Open Gyms, $5 Open Gyms, Dodgeball Open Gyms, and Homeschool Open Gyms!
♦ 1601 33rd Ave South (South Fargo)
Fargo Basketball Academy
Join the fun at FBA’s open play events for toddlers. 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.
♦ 5409 53rd Ave S (South Fargo)
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!
♦ 2325 46th St S (South Fargo)
Check the Fargo Parks calendar for open gym times, open skate, and other indoor activities!
♦ Location varies
Four Star Ninja Academy
Drop in for an hour session of open gym. This is an open structure to work on the obstacles. See pricing information here.
♦ 4410 18th Ave S (South Fargo)
Open gym is ages 4 and older, and includes a trampoline, tumbling equipment, and so much more! See additional details here.
♦ 758 34th St N Suite K (Fargo)
Rustad Rec Center
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 calendar 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. See website for hours and specials.
♦ 3302 Interstate Blvd S (South Fargo)
This is a perfect place to let kids burn off some energy! Play dodgeball and jump on all the trampolines. See website for hours and see pricing here.
Tactical Action Gaming
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.
♦ 1702 4th Ave NW Suite # G (West Fargo, North of Fairgrounds)
Thunder Road Laser Tag
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!
♦ 2902 Thunder Rd S (South Fargo)
TNT Kid’s Fitness and Gymnastics
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.
♦ 2761 12TH Ave South (South Fargo)
YMCA Schlossman Play Loft & Open Gyms
Note: Only available to YMCA members at this time.
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.
♦ 4243 19th Ave S (South Fargo)
West Acres Caring for Kids Playland
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. Open during mall hours.
♦ 3902 13th Avenue South (South Fargo)
YMCA Sunday Funday
The YMCA offers day passes on Sundays at both locations. Cost is $15/family for non-members! Please contact 701-293-9622 to find the next Sunday Funday!
Red River Lanes
Roll on down to Red River Lanes for a fun family outing! Check website for pricing and hours.
A great spot in Moorhead to get your game on! They also have a great menu to pick from to get a bite. See website for pricing.
West Acres Bowl
A great place in south Fargo to throw some strikes! See their Facebook page for details.
Eat & Play
Beans Coffee Bar
With three great locations, delicious coffee, and a small toddler play area, Beans is great for coffee meet-ups with the littles in tow.
♦ 5675 26th Ave S. (West Fargo)
♦ 2550 S University Dr (South Fargo)
NOTE: Not all locations have their playgrounds open. Please contact each one to find updated hours.
Burgers, fries, and slides! All of these locations have a kid’s play area for your little ones to enjoy.
♦ 1212 36th St South (South Fargo)
♦ 2253 South University Dr (South Fargo)
Chuck E. Cheese
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.
♦ 4100 13th Ave S (South Fargo)
Both these locations have a kids play area for your little ones to enjoy.
♦ 2424 South University Dr. (South Fargo)
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!
♦ 4480 23rd Ave S Ste A (South Fargo)
Far out food and an arcade for the kiddos. Everyone’s happy!
♦ 1840 45th St S (South Fargo)
Twenty Below Coffee Moorhead
A fun play area for kids + delicious coffee and baked goods. A win-win!
Gaming & Technology
Clues & Keys Family Escape Room
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.
♦ 3120 25th St S (South Fargo)
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!
♦ 4480 23rd Ave S. (South Fargo)
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.
♦ 2701 9th Ave S, Suite E (Fargo)
Game On! (West Acres)
Located near the food court, Game On! is a fun arcade with a range of games for all ages.
♦ 3902 13th Ave S (South Fargo)
An arcade that has thousands of titles to play across the major consoles from the last 40 years. Check out pricing here.
♦ 109 Broadway N (Downtown Fargo)
With a mini-bowling alley, arcade games, and a ferris wheel, Scheels has fun for the whole family!
♦ 1551 45th St S (South Fargo)
Thunder Road Arcade
The arcade is open anytime during normal business hours year-round. See what prize you can win!
♦ 2902 Thunder Rd S (South Fargo)
Museums, Art, & Education
No reservations required to make an art project, and all ages are welcome! See the website for hours.
♦ 4600 17th Ave S, Ste J (South Fargo)
Fargo Air Museum
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 5 are free, 5 and older are $8, and 12+ (including adults) are $12. Please check the website for hours.
♦ 1609 19th Ave N (North Fargo)
KidCo Children’s Museum
This spot is such a FUN space for littles 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.
The store has Kids Club art projects on most Saturdays. Contact the store for more information and a class schedule.
Plains Art Museum
Not only does the museum host art exhibits (for free admission!) but they also host programs for kids and families, inlcuding Tuesdays for Toddlers ($5 per child for ages 2-5) and many classes for youth. Please check the website for hours.
♦ 704 First Avenue North (Downtown Fargo)
Red River Zoo
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.
Fargo Public Library
Storytime for toddlers and preschoolers is available throughout the week at each location, as well as Baby Rhyme Time. The Main Library also has the Wiggle Room play area for young children.
♦ Main Library and Wiggle Room | 102 3rd Street North (Downtown Fargo)
♦ Dr. James Carlson Library | 2801 32nd Avenue South (South Fargo)
♦ Northport Library | 2714 North Broadway (North Fargo)
Storytime for young children and a Baby Bounce class are available (please see website for details).
West Fargo Library
The library hosts a Baby Boost 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.
Amercinn Swimming Pools
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.
♦ 4325 23rd Ave S (South Fargo, near Sanford Medical Center)
♦ 1423 35th St S (South Fargo, near West Acres)
Day passes are available for $30 for a household, and can be used for their zero-depth pool whenever the pool is open (please check website or call for details).
♦ 2960 Seter Parkway (South Fargo)
Fargo South Pool
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.
♦ 1840 15th Avenue S (South Fargo)
Foss Swim School
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 $9 – $11. Please see their website for updated hours.
♦ 2050 Governor’s Drive (Casselton)
Hulbert Aquatic Center
The Hulbert Aquatic Center has open swim times available throughout the week. Daily rates, punch cards, and season passes are available. Please see their website for pricing and calendar.
YMCA Sunday Funday
The YMCA offers open swim time in the pool scheduled Sundays from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at both locations. Cost is $15/family for non-members and free for members! Please contact 701-293-9622 to find the next Sunday Funday!
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