My son’s preschool class recently visited Kangaroo Zoo in Ogden, Utah to celebrate the end of the school year. If your kids love bouncy houses and inflatable slides as much as mine – and that’s a lot of love – then Kangaroo Zoo will send them into a state of euphoria, because it’s a warehouse full of them. Here are ten things you’ll want to know before visiting this Utah attraction:
1. Kangaroo Zoo is an indoor play area filled with large inflatable toys. There are about a dozen inflatables at the Ogden location, including slides of various heights, bounce houses, bouncing basketball, and obstacle courses. For an additional fee, black light mini golf and blast cannons are also available at some locations.
2. Anyone of any age can play at Kangaroo Zoo, though about half of the inflatables have a 150 pound weight limit. A couple of the inflatables are reserved for children under the age of four. Any parent who has ever watched their toddler nearly get nearly crushed by an older child on one on of these toys is grateful for that.
3. Anyone who is just watching pays nothing. It always bugs me when I have to pay admission when I’m only there to watch my kids play. That’s not a problem at Kangaroo Zoo. Weekend admission for anyone over the age of 2 is $9. Weekday admission is a little less. Children under 2 are $5.
5. Socks are required, even of spectators. If you are playing, this is a no-brainer, but this rule was not enforced for the spectators while we were there. I saw that some moms wore socks and others, including me, kept their shoes on.
6. Kangaroo Zoo is large enough for hours of play, but small enough that it isn’t difficult to keep track of your children. I couldn’t see my son every minute unless I followed him around, but I was confident that we could find each other at any time.
7. There is no time limit for play, but you cannot leave and come back in. We stayed for about two hours and left when everyone was hungry for lunch.
8. Kangaroo Zoo makes it easy for parents to hang out with free wi-fi, tables, chairs, couches, magazines, and even massage chairs. However, there is little supervision from Kangaroo Zoo employees and signs clearly state that you are responsible for supervising your child.
9. Pizza, drinks and snacks are available for purchase. You cannot bring in your own food unless you have reserved a party room. Water bottles are okay.
10. There are three Kangaroo Zoo locations between Ogden and Provo. Find Kangaroo Zoo in Pleasant Grove, North Salt Lake, and now in Ogden.
Our children left with flushed, happy faces after running and jumping non-stop for two hours. Kangaroo Zoo a good option for active family fun.