he Texas heat that seems to reign until mid-October can lead parents of small, energetic children searching for indoor places to play. First Baptist Church of Grapevine has the answer for those parents, which they have conveniently named “paradise.”
Paradise Pond is an indoor play area for young children. Open only on Thursdays and Fridays from 9-11 am it provides an excellent end-of-the-week retreat for both parents and children. Situated in the church’s former sanctuary (they built a new one in 1995), this play area hosts a bounce house with slide, a two story climbing structure, and a ten different centers for hands-on play. Children can enjoy shopping in a pint-sized grocery store, stick magnets on a magnetic wall, dress-up in a variety of costumes (including great boy gear as well), zoom around an assortment of cars and trucks, and construct a city out of Legos. There is also a rock wall to scale and various cars to ride upon.
Costing only one dollar per person, Paradise Pond is also an economical choice for parents looking for inexpensive entertainment. When planning a trip
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to this indoor play place, parents need to keep in mind that fire code regulations only allow 125 individuals inside at a time. Once the daily quota of 125 people has been met, no other participants are allowed to go in and play on that day. Also, no strollers are allowed inside due to space limitations.
See you there!