The 7 Best Kids’ Play Centers in New Mexico!

Liven up your child’s day with a trip to one of New Mexico’s many vibrant and fun-filled play centers. Whether your little one wants to race through an inflatable obstacle course or if they want to dig for gemstones, there’s so much to explore. Here are the best kids’ play centers in the state! 

Cima Live, Laugh, Play: A Sensory Gym, Albuquerque, NM

Playful experiences are some of the best ways to help children learn and grow and thrive. Young people can explore body movement experiences from swings to a zip-line to a ball pit at this sensory gym. Imaginations are inspired with access to a puppet theater, costumes, puzzles and trains and an arts and crafts area. Workshops for parents and professionals conducted on sensory integration, trauma and attachment, all to benefit children.

Twirl, Taos, NM

There’s a reason this child-focused facility was named one of the top 15 best spots for kids in the US by CNN Travel, it’s an indoor and outdoor play zone that fulfills most children’s wildest dreams. Outdoors, kids can ramble through a hand-crafted timber hobbit house … when does that ever happen, climb on oversized musical instruments, check themselves out in crazy mirrors, play in the sand or color with chalk. Inside, interactive play includes a magnet, marble and LEGO play wall. Hands-on exploration and discovery are encouraged and promoted.

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Cool Springz Trampoline Park, Albuquerque, NM

An hour of bouncing and jumping on the thousands of square feet of trampoline space is a child’s dream come true! Get out there with your kids, too, for some invigorating exercise. There’s a dodge ball zone, an area for shooting hoops, foam pits for jumping into soft landings, and a special section just for toddlers. Price is based on height not age.

Santa Fe Climbing Center, Santa Fe, NM

Kids who love to climb will have a blast at this indoor climbing gym. They can scamper their way to the top up colored routes that boast special games the way. With 6,000 square-feet of climbing surface, there is a challenge for kids of all ages. Check it out for an afternoon or after school, a birthday party, family day or sign up for a youth class or camp adventure. With on-site experts to help, kids will learn to love to climb.

Rockin’ Jump Las Cruces, Las Cruces, NM

Where else can you soar, dive, bounce or flip all in one place except at a trampoline park! This park is dedicated to creating safe, clean fun in a 17,000-square-foot jumping jamboree of joy. Pools of soft foam cubes soften landings. Play trampoline dodgeball in open jump arenas. When you can’t bounce any higher, take a break in the arcade or at the snack bar. Party rooms and group packages available.

All Out Zone, Santa Fe, NM

This is truly family fun at its finest. Nerf dart tag, soft tip archery, nerf blasters, giant bubble battles and a virtual reality arcade, all done with an emphasis on sportsmanship, brings the whole family together in an all-out battle to see who can have the best time. Host a birthday party, a graduation or any special celebration and have a designated area all to yourself.

Pillow’s Funtrackers, Ruidoso, NM

This park has been around long enough for two generations of families to enjoy what is has to offfer—three Gokart tracks, an 18-hole miniature golf course, arcade and, seasonally, bumper boats, a mountain maze and panning for gemstones. Open year-round. Plenty to experience for kids from seven to 70.

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