It's Cathy from My Book a Day. What do you do with a 5-year-old when the winter has been so long and spring won’t come?
You take a trip to Kangaroo Zoo and everyone is so much happier! I normally have all of my kids in tow (18, 13 and 5), but with school in session, it was just me and my 5 year old. Kangaroo Zoo is a perfect place for preschoolers!
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 is everything you need to know before you go.
What is Kangaroo Zoo?
Kangaroo Zoo is an indoor play area filled with large inflatable toys. Depending on the location, you may find slides of various heights, bounce houses, bouncing basketball, obstacle courses, arcade an indoor playground and more. For an additional fee, black light mini golf and blast cannons are also available at some locations.
Kangaroo Zoo is large enough for hours of play, but small enough that it is easy to keep track of your children.
I love the way Kangaroo Zoo has a mixture of bounce toys and indoor playground equipment. There were fixed slides, as well as blow up slides. There was also a big indoor playground. My little guy spent hours here and he had the best time!
Where is Kangaroo Zoo?
Kangaroo Zoo has three Utah locations. They are in Ogden, North Salt Lake and Pleasant Grove.
Related: 12 Tips for Trampoline Parks
What does Kangaroo Zoo cost?
It's $10 for a full day for everyone over age 2. Kids ages 2 and under cost $5, if they are going to play.
There is no charge for anyone who is just watching. 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.
Is there an age limit?
Kangaroo Zoo is for children, up to age 17. A couple of the inflatables are reserved for children under the age of four.
What should we wear?
Dress your kids in comfortable clothes that will stay put while they bounce, somersault and slide.
Socks are required on the equipment. If you do not bring socks, you can purchase them at Kangaroo Zoo.
What can adults do?
Kangaroo Zoo makes it easy for parents to hang out with free WiFi, tables, chairs, couches, magazines, and even massage chairs. You are required to supervise your child. Anyone who is just watching pays nothing.
Is Kangaroo Zoo safe?
A liability waiver is required with admission. You can complete it online at kangaroozoo.com/waivers.
Some of the slides are three stories tall and when kids act like kids, injuries are possible.
Can I bring or buy food?
Pizza is available at the North Salt Lake location only. You cannot bring in your own food unless you have reserved a party room. Water bottles are okay.
How long can we stay?
Your admission is good for the whole day. You can leave Kangaroo Zoo and return on the same day. We stayed for about two hours and left when we were ready for lunch.
My son left with a flushed, happy face after running and jumping non-stop for two hours. Kangaroo Zoo a good option for active family fun.
Good to Know
Where: Ogden, North Salt Lake, Pleasant Grove
When: Open Monday-Saturday, starting at 10 AM til 8 or 9 PM, depending on the day. Closed on Sundays.
How Much: $10 per person over age 2. $5 for kids under age 2.
How Long: 1-3 hours, depending on how much energy your kids have to burn
This is a great post about Kangaroo Zoo! I just wanted to comment on tip #5: Socks are only required for participants and are only recommended for spectators. Shoes are not permitted on the arena floor including for adults who are just watching. This helps to keep the floor clean for the children, especially on those rainy/ snowy days!
Thanks again for such a great review!
Thanks for the clarification on the rule! And you’re welcome. We had a great time!
Just wanted to update—admission prices are now $12 for age 4+, $6 for toddlers up to age 3, and still free for supervising adults.
Thanks so much!