When the summer heat starts to take a toll, and the thought of another sand-covered car ride home from the beach makes you shudder — consider taking the kids to an indoor bounce park.
Metro Detroit has a wide selection of inflatable and trampoline parks. If there are little ones in tow, know that many parks have sectioned off areas for younger kids to safely play. For older kids, there are a number of local adventure parks offering zip lines, intense drops, climbing walls and much more.
Ditch the layers of sunscreen and waterlogged sandals for air conditioned fun at one of the parks on the list below.
Airborne Adventure Park
Address: 8151 Movie Drive, Brighton and 23261 Eureka Road, Taylor
There are more than just floor to ceiling trampolines at this park. Fly high on the trapeze or try to run up the warped wall. Dodgeball, basketball hoops and parkour training, too.
AirTime Trampoline and Game Park
Address: 800 W. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor, 44255 12 Mile Road, Novi, 44855 Hayes Road, Sterling Heights and 36901 Warren Road, Westland
Climbing walls, obstacle courses and trampoline dodgeball awaits visitors at this park. There’s a dedicated play spot for little kids, too.
Address: 39080 Van Dyke Ave., Sterling Heights
Inflatables abound at this bouncing spot. Visit for inflatable racing slides, bounce castles, an arcade and more.
Bounce it Up
Address: 30276 Plymouth Road, Livonia
This bouncing spot offers a separate area for kids under 3 years. Dueling slides, arcade games, obstacle courses and more, too.
Address: 2737 Union Lake Road, Commerce Township and 3450 Miller Road, Flint
DEFY offers wall-to-wall trampolines, ninja warrior courses and aerial silks suspended over a foam pit. Kids also have access to an intense stunt fall monitored by staff.
Address: 6140 Bishop Lake Road, Brighton
Michigan’s first outdoor inflatable water park is here to liven up your summer day. Kids can climb huge floating rock walls and more at this unique attraction. Life jackets are required.
Pump It Up
Address: 1720 Opdyke Court, Auburn Hills, 15117 Commercial Drive, Shelby Township and 28373 Beck Road, Unit H, Wixom
Pump it Up offers a large number of inflatable bounce houses, obstacle courses and slides. It’s a popular spot for birthday parties, but kids can also be dropped off. Call ahead for reservations.
Address: 50810 Sabrina Drive, Shelby Township and 42550 Executive Drive, Canton
This trampoline spot boasts two locations and more than enough bouncy attractions to keep even the most thrill-seeking of kids entertained for hours. Both locations have foam pits, climbing zones and trampolines.
Address: 31506 Grand River Ave., Farmington, 936 E. Mall Drive, Lansing, 43680 Van Dyke Ave., Sterling Heights and 9751 Telegraph Road, Taylor
Wall-to-wall trampolines, laser tag, bumper cars and many more attractions are available at most Springz locations, which are located inside Zap Zone. Trampolines are at every location but other attractions vary by site.
Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park
Address: 30090 Plymouth Road, Livonia, 925 N. Lapeer Road, Oxford, 12050 Hall Road, Sterling Heights
Stop by for trampolines on the walls, and stay for the new-age bumper cars, ropes course, climbing walls, zip line, slam dunk zone and virtual reality sets.
This post was originally published in 2021 and is updated regularly.
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