iFly Utah Ogden
Friends, we just LOVED this activity SOOOOO much! Read all about it here
If your kids love Nerf guns (and who's doesn't) they will have the time of their lives at Blaster Tag. You get to pick any gun you want and separate into teams and then they turn you loose in the game arena. They even have an announcer that sits above the action calling out the plays. "oh, the red team takes a hit and looses a player while a green sniper takes out another one!" Just so much fun.
The thing I loved the most about Blaster Tag was that it was just as much fun for adults as it was for kids. Sometimes we moms just sit back and watch but with this you really get to play alongside the kids which is just good for everyone. They have group rates and punch passes and family night specials so just check their website here for more details.
Momentum Climbing Millcreek
Momentum is Legit!! It's a state of the art climb gym in the Millcreek area. We all gasped when we walked in this building. It's really a climbers heaven. They have a training section, a bouldering section, a kids area and even a full workout gym so you can meet all your fitness goals in this one building.
The kids played in the kids section while I was able to get a training session on the basics of climbing. How to get my kids hooked up and how to tie the knots. Once I got the rhythm down the kids came out and I was able to belay them. They were all are crazy brave and strong and could zip up and down that 55 foot wall with no problem at all.
The Quarry Provo
For those of us in Utah County, The Quarry in Provo is your go to place for indoor climbing! It is incredible and extremely family friendly. This bouldering room is upstairs and is HUGE - with shorter walls for smaller climbers. It is a great place to start with your children to gain confidence of getting on the wall and get a "feel" of the holds. The Quarry offers a Monday Family Night special, too! For a family of six it is only $10 (including harnesses)!! So go!
All the employees are climbers and are always willing to help you tie your knots and teach basic climbing and belaying...they are about safety and fun.
Lulu's Crafty Corner Payson
I took my daughter here for a date and we had the very best time! Kathy and Shessann are sisters who opened it Lulu's Crafty Corner about 18 months ago. They grew up painting with their aunt (and continue to have a close relationship with her many years later) and loved it. So they decided to create a place for families to disconnect from technology and connect while painting.
They have over 140 different colors and glazes and there is no studio fee. The project price is all-inclusive (ceramic and paint and glaze and firing). Plus, they serve hot, from the oven cookies while you paint which is free! They also have take home projects (paint included), so your children can work at home while you get projects/cleaning done. Win/win!
They even do birthday parties - these ladies take care of everything - the balloons, the treats, the drinks and the children get to create what they want. You only pay for what the kids make - everything else is included.
The concentration while painting was so impressive and we had a great time chatting about her life (she rarely opens up, so this was just lovely).
They were also helpful in teaching her how to do details to make it look professional (which was so kind because small spaces are tricky).
Another fun thing is that they have these little "charms" for anyone to paint while you wait for the others in your group to finish. They are about 1.5" and just the cutest things!
They even have ceramic molds that are vintage from the 40s and 50s and they are just too darling!
One another amazing thing that they offer is Thursday afternoon kid time: you pay $20/per kid and drop them off! Kathy and Shessann teach a new technique and your kids get to craft and eat a treat while you run errands or take a nap and then you pick them up awhile later! How thoughtful and a game changer for busy moms!