Indoor Fun at PlayLand in Sausalito - New Hours

March 4, 2013

PlayLandIf you haven't been to the PlayLand indoor bounce house experience in the MLK Gym in Sausalito, it's definitely worth a visit, especially if it's rainy or cold and you can't play outside. PlayLand is a full-sized gymnasium full of inflatable bounce houses, including a 40-by-20-foot sports arena, a 15-foot slide, a bounce house with basketball hoop, and a toddler bounce zone.

My kids always have a blast playing here—sliding, jumping, bouncing, and playing games in a warm, safe, indoor environment. PlayLand was started by Marin dad Jeremy Williams, who also runs Mt. Tam Adventure Camps. He's often on site with several coaches who make sure that everyone has fun. During our last visit, a coach was making balloon animals for the kids, and there was even a remote controlled flying giant clownfish roaming the room. It's a fun and cool place to play in Marin.

PlayLand at the MLK Gym in SausalitoPlayLand at the MLK Gym in Sausalito

Kids can power up with $1 snacks and drinks that are sold at the gym, and parents can relax and sip some complimentary coffee or tea. If the bounce houses are too wild for your kids, there's also a quieter arts and crafts room, train tables, and air hockey. Oh, and PlayLand was very clean and well kept up, too.

PlayLand at the MLK Gym in SausalitoPlayLand at the MLK Gym in Sausalito

If you think this sounds like a fantastic place to hold a birthday party, then you're in luck: PlayLand will host your child's birthday celebration, complete with balloons, Monday- Saturday, with prices ranging from $150–$375. You bring any number of children, cake, food, and decorations for the party room. Adults are welcome to bring their own snacks and enjoy the party too.

PlayLand Summer Camps

This summer PlayLand will offer two exciting summer camps: Fun Summer Camps for kids in kindergarten–2nd grade and Summer Adventure Camp for children in 3rd–8th grade. Fun Summer Camp offers art, music, and sports and takes place from 8:30 am–12:30 pm. Cost is $200 per week and space is limited to 10 kids for each grade. Contact the City of Sausalito at (415) 289-4152 for more information.

Summer Adventure camp is going strong in its sixth year, and will take kids to places like WaterWorld, Scandia, Stinson Beach, the Exploratorium, and Giants games. Cost is $360 for the first week and $320 for additional weeks. Space is limited to 10 children. Visit www.mttamadventurecamps.com for details.

If You Go

MLK Gym in SausalitoPlayLand is open for fun year-round Monday–Saturday, 9 am–noon, at the MLK Gym, 610 Coloma Street in Sausalito. Children can also enjoy a free class from Music Time with Megan at PlayLand Monday–Friday from 11:30 am–noon. PlayLand will be going to morning-only program from 9 am–noon every day starting Monday, April 29, 2013; they will no longer be open on afternoons after April 29.

Sessions at PlayLand cost $10 for Sausalito residents and $12 for non-residents. You can also buy a 10-visit pass for $80 for residents and $90 non-residents. PlayLand is for ages 6 and under. All times are provided for drop-in only. They do not charge for parents.

To get there, take Highway 101 to the Marin City/Sausalito exit, then head south on Bridgeway. Turn right onto Coloma Street and the right into the MLK Gym parking lot (follow the signs).

Cash and check are accepted. Kids must wear socks in the jumpy houses, and parents are not allowed in the bounce houses. Adults are not allowed in PlayLand without a child present.

For more information, call (415) 377-9678 or visit mttamadventurecamps.com/playland.html.