Searching for an indoor place where your kiddo can run, jump, climb and tumble their time (and wiggles) away without it costing you an arm and a leg? Of course you are! (And your multiple inquiries to our Inboxes searching for recommendations confirm this interest! 😉
The weekday Preschoolers Open Gym at Fairland Sports and Aquatics Complex is the perfect place for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers to burn off some energy and have some fun! And at only $5 per child for 60-minutes, it’s an affordable option! Hurry though, as the open gym ends at the end of May (resumes in September). More on this cool space and our travel tips, below.
Open Gym at Fairland Sports & Aquatic Complex
Suitable for children walking to 6-years old, this hour of open gym includes 2 trampolines (a long one and square one), hula hoops, balance beams, bouncy balls, ring-things, plush mats, balance beams and more!
By more…I mean there’s even a perfectly-sized foam pit for the kiddos to swing themselves (or jump) into!
Travel Tips for Your Visit
The drive to Fairland Sports and Aquatics Complex in Laurel takes about 20 minutes from the Hyattsville area. There’s free parking a-plenty so no need to worry about that. Speaking of, park by the tennis courts; it’s the easiest and most direct point of entry to the gym.
Make your way to the reception area on the ground level by the gym; that’s where you’ll purchase your ticket for entry. You can store your stuff in the cubbies outside the gym. We didn’t have much so just brought our stuff inside the gym and left it by one of the walls.
Schedule & Rules for Open Gym at Fairland
- Monday & Wednesday: 10:30am to 11:30am
- Tuesday & Thursday: 11:30am to 12:30pm
- For children ages walking to 6-years old
- $5 per child
- Parent must accompany and closely supervise child in the gymnasium
- Open Gym is an unstructured time
- Adults are not permitted on the equipment
These rates and dates are current as of the time of this post. As things do change, make sure to call ahead to confirm the schedule.
Swim, Playground: Make a Day Out of It!
Swim at Fairlands Aquatic Center
Know that there’s an AMAZING indoor pool at Fairlands. Huge pool, very clean dressing rooms. If swimming’s your thing, pack bathing suits, towels, etc., and go for a swim after open gym wraps up! Fee information here.
Walk to Imagination Archaeology Dig Playground
After open gym or swimming wraps up, walk to the nearby playground, where children can have fun digging for bones, searching for fossils and more!
Check out the Amazing Kids Room at the Laurel Library
We LOVE the Laurel Library. Somuchso that there’s a whole Route One Fun post about what to do and see at the Kids Room at the Laurel Library here.
More Open Gym and Indoor Fun Options
Seaching for more affordable, indoor, open gym options? Then check out our review of Open Gym at PG Sports & Learning Complex! It’s a great place to burn some energy and is suitable for children up to 12-years old (though hours can be erratic so definitely confirm this one before heading out the door).
Want even more ideas? Route One Fun’s got a whole category bursting with ideas for Indoor Fun Along Route 1 here!
Sarah Weber says
This sounds great, but I note there are no weekend options for those of us who work full time during the week 😞.
I hear you – and also wish there were more such options available on weekends. We happened to check this one out on a weekday when school was closed and I was thus off. Will keep eyes and everything peeled for more such weekend options and hopefully share some soon!