Important COVID-19 Update: We understand each family has a different comfort level in regards to public spaces, even those that are allowed to be open. We support each family’s individual choices and will continue to be sure you are aware of all indoor play area offerings in the Fargo-Moorhead area, especially those that allow for limited contact and digital offerings.
Since many offerings may look different or not be available at this time, please contact each business to confirm open play details. Guidelines and program availability is changing regularly, so check back often for updates!
Stuck inside when it’s freezing out? Been raining all week? Just want to change up your play routine? No matter the reason, our indoor play guide 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!
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.
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.
Get some extra gym time in during an open gym! They offer Sensory Aware Open Gyms, $5 Open Gyms, Dodgeball Open Gyms, and Homeschool Open Gyms!
Join the fun at FBA’s open play events for toddlers. Bounce houses, scooters and sports equipment (including our mini hoop!) are available to create a fun, active morning. No pre-registration is required. Admission is $6 per child or $50 for 10 visits.
Fargo Park District
Check the Fargo Parks calendar for open gym times, open skate, and other indoor activities!
♦ Location varies
Drop in for an hour session of open gym. This is an open structure to work on the obstacles. See pricing information here.
After school program drop-off is between 4:00 – 4:30 p.m., and then pick them up by 6:00 p.m.! Instructors will provide on the wall programming, as well as off the wall activities like: games, coloring, homework help, arts and crafts projects, and much more! See website for cost.
Open gym is ages 4 and older, and includes a trampoline, tumbling equipment, and so much more! See more details here.
Check out the play structures here by setting up a play time (by appointment only) Tuesday-Thursday from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Cost is $8 per hour per child.
With a large indoor playground and family open gym time, there is plenty for indoor playtime here! The playground is open during facility hours, and check the calendar for family open gym time. Admission is $3.25 per active participant or punch cards are available for $25 and that includes 10 visits.
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 $5 for 2 hours. See website for hours and specials.
TAG is an indoor Nerf sports and laser tag arena. Best for ages 5 and up, it is great for families and kids, alike! Laser tag is $25 per person (plus tax), and Nerf tag is $12 per person (plus tax). Reservations aren’t required but are recommended. See website for hours.
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. Pricing is $8 for 10 minutes, and if you buy 5 rounds you get 1 round free.
Open gyms are available at TNT for preschoolers, school-aged kids, and kids with special needs. Please see their website for days and times. Preschool open gyms are $6 per child or $50 for 10 visits.
Open turf is available on deisgnated 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.
Open Family Time is available for families to crawl, climb, and play on the farm-themed play structures! During our family time, there may be YMCA program children joining in the fun. For families with children ages 8 and younger. Parents/Guardians must be present. Cost is free for YMCA members and included in a $25 facility day pass for non-members. See website for days and times.
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.
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.
A great place in south Fargo to throw some curveballs! See Facebook for details.
Eat & Play
With three great locations, delicious coffee, and a small toddler play area, Beans is great for coffee meet-ups with the littles in tow.
Burgers, fries, and slides! All of these locations have a kid’s play area for your little ones to enjoy.
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.
Both these locations have a kid’s play area for your little ones to enjoy.
Far out food and an aracade for the kiddos. Everyone’s happy!
Twenty Below Coffee Moorhead
A fun play area for kids + delicious coffee and baked goods. A win-win!
Gaming & Technology
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!
Located near the food court, Game On! is a fun arcade with a range of games for all ages.
An arcade that has thousands of titles to play across the major consoles from the last 40 years. Check out pricing here.
Section 9 is an eSports/Video Gaming Center for casual to competitive gamers. Check out pricing information here.
With a mini-bowling alley, arcade games, and a ferris wheel, Scheel’s has fun for the whole family!
The arcade is open anytime during normal business hours year-round. See what prize you can win!
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 (South Fargo)
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 $5, and 12+ (including adults) are $10. Please check the website for hours.
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), Kid Quest (free), and many classes for youth. Please check the website for hours.
Did you know the zoo has activities, even in the winter? Check out their website for a list of classes and activities!
Storytime & Books
Note: Most story time options are currently not available. Please contact each business to check on current calendars or online story time options.
Storytime is held every Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Enjoy a drink from the cafe while you browse!
Storytime for young children and a Baby Bounce class are available (please see website for details).
The library hosts a Wiggle Worms Baby Storytime and a Preschoolers Explorer 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.
Open swim is offered at both Amercinn locations on Sundays-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for $7/person. For more details, please visit each website below.
Day passes are available for $28 for a household, and can be used for their zero-depth pool whenever the pool is open (please check website for call for details).
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.
Family swim is held regularly, but the dates do change. Please call Foss at 701-809-7946 to find their most recent schedule.
Governor’s Inn Casselton
Open swim is available to the public for $9-$11. Please see their website for updated hours.
♦ 2050 Governor’s Drive (Casselton)
The YMCA of Cass-Clay offers Sunday Funday open swim from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. every Sunday at their Fercho location. Free for members, and $15 for non-members. Please see their calendar for details.