Best Place to Let the Kids Bounce Off the Walls - 2008
Need a place to let the kids run wild when it's too hot, too rainy, too whatever? Searching for a "bribe spot" that doesn't involve singing vermin? Since 2005, parents have been singing praises to Hullabaloos Clubhouse. There's a rock-climbing wall; an inflatable obstacle course; a giant clubhouse structure with a long, twisty tube slide; a puppet-show theater; air hockey and foosball tables; even a karaoke stage for the little rock stars. (There's also a toddler room open to kids of all ages.) If the kids need some energy-regeneration time, there are squishy bean bags to sink into and pizza to munch. Though the clubhouse is mainly used for birthday events, they have "open play" times on Mondays and Tuesdays (10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.), plus weekday times when there are no parties scheduled. (Just call in and check before loading up the brood.) By the time you leave Hullabaloos, those little demons should be transformed into sleepy angels. And now Mom and Dad can have some quiet time.