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The Hood Magazine

Summer Family Fun: Fun for the Whole Family!

Apr 29, 2019 ● By The Hood Magazine
Fun for the Whole Family

605 Ninja Academy

-If your kids love Ninja Warrior, this is the place for them. From classes to open gym, there is something to keep all the kids (and even adults) active. 

All American Gymnastics Academy

- Open play for little ones up to age six on Wednesday mornings.  It is a great time for younger children and parents to enjoy inflatables, in-ground trampolines, safety foam pit, and much more.  They offer a variety of classes for the older kids too.

Air Madness Trampoline Park

-A place where your family will make great memories. With several attractions including a Battle Beam, trampolines, climbing wall, trapeze bar, dodgeball, laser tag and much more!

AR Workshop

-A boutique DIY studio that offers hands-on classes for creating custom décor. Fun for all ages—a great family outing!


-Play with a purpose at this facility designed with child development in mind. You’ll find an indoor gym and play center with unique toys, small tables to visit at, on-site specialists, and much more!

Butterfly House & Aquarium

- Tropical setting with many species of butterflies to walk amongst. Also offers the only public salt water aquarium in the Dakotas, and one of only a few, open year-round. You’ll find aquariums, unique gifts, and much more to keep your family entertained.

Child’s Play Toy Store

-A unique toy store for curious kids. Located in downtown Sioux Falls, this store offers several fun toys and even hands-on toy stations to explore, as well as clothing and books! Kids and parents will find plenty to spark their curiosity. The only trouble is LEAVING!

Color Me Mine: Paint Your Own Pottery Studio

-A place for all ages to get creative with painting. Choose your own creation, paint it however you desire and bring home a masterpiece.

County Fair, Brandon

- Located next to the Pizza Ranch of Brandon.  You will find arcade games, inflatables, and a play dome. This is sure to keep your family busy for hours.  Ask about their open play special.

D-Bat: Indoor Batting Cages

-Sioux Falls’ premier baseball and softball training facility has something for all ages! Many options open for rentals to help you keep you active this summer.

Eastway Bowl-Kids Bowl Free

-Fun for the entire family, check out the ‘Kids Bowl Free’ summer program they offer. Once kids 15 and under are signed up, they can bowl two free games each day all summer long!  Shoe rentals not included. Also look into their family passes.

EmBe: Aquatics, Recreation and Development for Youth

- Looking to have some fun swimming inside, check you the EmBe downtown location on the first Friday of the month. They will have free activities for the whole family.  Check out the schedule to see when they are playing movies in the pool.

Empire Mall

-At the Empire Mall, there is something for everyone. From shopping to dining and even a kid’s play area, there is sure to be hours of enjoyment for the whole family. 

Galaxy Gaming

-They just moved into their new location! A perfect spot for any gamer. You can choose from laser tag, virtual reality, or PC & console gaming.

Game Chest

-Game Chest is located in downtown Sioux Falls. You can find games to rent for your kids and family as well as gaming events around the Sioux Empire. Grab a cup of coffee while the kiddos enjoy themselves.

Giving Hope, Fundraising Events

-Gather for a fun time with family and friends and raise money for a good cause. Formerly Burnside Bingo, this organization now supports local children in need while offering Bingo Fun in a state-of-the-art facility.

Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History

-Home to more than 1,000 animals from 137 species, this is a great source of interactive family fun and education all year round.

Kidtopia Toy Stores

-Kidtopia is a store devoted to the wonder and excitement of youth. You’ll find educational toys, play stations, and games that help children discover and interact! Check out both locations.

Midco Aquatic Center

- The family will have fun swimming inside in the warm water pool, recreation pool, and the meter pool.  If you feel like playing outside for the day, the splash pad is fun for all ages.  Make sure to check the schedule to see when they are playing movies or having special events.

Museum of Visual Materials

-Check out the museum for free open play Monday-Wednesday. Get artsy, build an obstacle course, cozy up with books, build with Legos, or play in the giant Barbie house. If you are looking for something with more structure, check out all of the classes they offer for adults and kids.

Oh My Cupcakes
-They offer so many fun flavors, you will have a hard time choosing! Try out a couple flavors and share them as a family. 


-There is something for everyone. From the indoor Ferris wheel, to games and even a restaurant, you’ll keep you family entertained for hours!

Siouxland Public Libraries

-Keep your kids learning all year long! From books to puppet shows, storytime, and even summer tutoring, SiouxLand Libraries is dedicated to the education of our local children.

Skate City

-You can skate all summer for $1 and give back to your school at the same time! When you purchase a Skate City Summer Skate Card for $5, $1 will go back to your school. The card allows for you to skate for $1 every time you skate this summer. Skate rentals not included. Make sure to get your card before May 31st.

Sky Zone Trampoline Park

-This indoor trampoline park offers a variety of attractions and programs for all ages. You can choose from free jump, Sky Joust, Rockwall, Skyslam and many more.

Smallcakes Cupcakery

-Take a break this summer and try out some fresh made cupcakes with 250 varieties of flavors. You can also experience some cupcake infused ice cream! If you are on a walk with your furry friend, make sure ask about the PupCakes.

Stensland Family Farms Ice Cream and Country Store

-Enjoy farm fresh hand dipped ice cream and dairy products and several other treats on a hot summer night.

Stensland Family Farms Creamery, Larchwood

-This family-owned farm includes 200 dairy cows as well as a new farm creamery. If you would like a first-hand look at where dairy products come from, take a tour of the farm. 

Stockyards Ag Experience

-The Stockyard Ag is an interactive destination all families should experience. Learn about the history of Sioux Falls and agriculture, while enjoying interactive exhibits!
The Makers Nook, Harrisburg

-The Nook is a place for kiddos to hang out while being creative. They offer a space where there is less “screen-time” and more opportunity to let your creativity flow. They have classes for both adults and kids.
Washington Pavilion

-The Pavilion aims to inspire, educate, entertain and enrich the community through arts and science. Spend a day in the science museum, check out a show, or watch a movie in the Wells Fargo CineDome, opening early May 2019! Come see the newest additions to the Kirby Science Discovery Center: South Dakota-themed exhibits featuring roaring dinosaurs that roamed our state millions of years ago, a Jurassic Jeep, a quarry work-site, a fun quiz game, and so much more.

-Celebrating their 100th year in the community, the YMCA focuses on all thing’s community and kids. They have programs for the whole family to enjoy when it comes to getting healthy.
West Mall 7 Theaters

-All seats just $3.50 all day, every day! Enjoy a movie with your family at a discounted rate. Check out their website for movies and show times.