Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Under the Sea Indoor Playground

Over the weekend we attended my niece’s birthday party at Under the Sea Indoor Playground located in the Mar Vista area. This was our first time here and the minute my son walked in he kicked off his shoes and ran to the play area.  Talk about a complete sensory overload, even for a parent.  There are so many play structures, bouncers, slides, ride on cars, balls, etc.  There’s also lots of random toys on the ground so tread carefully while avoiding being knocked over by kids running around. It took me a minute to look around and take everything in.  This is basically a large warehouse building with its walls playfully decorated with murals of the sea.  A quarter of it is dedicated to the birthday party space with bench seating and food/cake area plus two bathrooms.  The rest of the space is a ginormous playground and great for burning off energy.  They even had a non-enclosed baby area with smaller toys for the little ones.  My 1 year old didn’t care for this space as she’s more of a dare-devil and wanted to climb the larger structures.  There’s lots of padding and mats on the ground to keep the kids safe.  My niece’s 2 hour party included a visit from a mermaid as well as face painting both of which the kids loved.  Aside from hosting birthday parties on the weekends, they do offer open play during the week.

Know before you go:
Bring socks.  Everyone entering the play section must wear socks or you can simply observe from the bench area.
One of the two bathrooms does have a changing table.
Entrance is in the rear of the building.  Parking is in designated spaces and can be a challenge but there is also metered street parking.

About the business:
Open play is Mon-Fri 10am-6pm
$11/ child
Free/ adults
Membership also available

3871 Grand View Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066