Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Crew Review of "Incredi-Plex"!

Our family of six made our way into the Incredi-Plex for the first time today!  Located in Indianapolis on Sunnyside Road near Pendleton Pike, this gigantic sports and entertainment stop was the perfect spot for our crew to run off some steam.  We attended on a Sunday from 3-6PM and it was not crowded at all.  Our kids are ages 2-8 and there was something for everyone to enjoy.

There is no admission to get into the Incredi-Plex, but you do pay for wristbands which include the 4-story obstacle course and 2 bounce houses.  If you want to use the other activities, you can shop their ala carte menu for pricing per person on each of those.  

There are some ways to save some money!  Attending Monday-Thursday is lower pricing than on the weekends.  Additionally, they run monthly specials such as buy a $10 Player's Card and get a $10 Player's Card.  Other specials might also be half-off bowling, half-off wristbands, or double-your-fun Player's Cards.  Specials vary by night and run according to their monthly calendar, which can be found on their website. 

Attractions throughout include: bowling, rock climbing, bumper cars, laser tag, eurobungee, obstacle course and inflatables (included in the $5.99-$6.99 wristband price), party rooms, prize redemptions, and a well-stocked bar and concession area.

This place is great for fitness, too!  Memberships are available for $19-$39 for singles, couples, and families to enjoy soccer fields, volleyball courts, basketball courts, baseball, exercise machines, and free weights.  They also run the Lil' Kickers youth soccer program here as well.  Loving the affordable fitness options!  As we were leaving, the fields and courts were a buzz with athletic activity!

The place overall is very clean, open, and well-kept.  It's HUGE, but we felt comfortable being able to keep a good eye on our kids, despite the size.  When your crew is looking for something new to try, give this a whirl!!

This shot captures a lot!  Bungee jumper in action, 4-story obstacle course to the right, and inflatables to the left.

4-story obstacle course!  All 4 of my kids loved this space.  See the couch out front?  It's a great spot for the adults to sit and relax and observe while the littles play!  Great idea!

2 inflatables.....favorites of the kids again!
The inflatables and the obstacle course come with your wristband purchase.  Your kids could enjoy both of those for an unlimited time and not have to pay for anything extra while making this stop (if you're on a budget or watching costs).  Notice more comfy couches!

Quick video clip of the bungy and other action shots!

Gotta love some Skeeball!

The concession stand and bar were pretty impressive.  They have lots of options and some healthier fare as well.  Things are very reasonably priced, too.  We got some snacks for the six of us for $13...not too bad!  There are tons of tables for enjoying your eats!

Tons of arcades that are pay per game.  Load up a Player's Card and play until it runs dry.  Watch their weekly specials for deals on the Cards!  Collect your tickets for game winnings to cash in at the prize redemption center!  Want to save your ticket earnings or prize card balance for another trip?  No problem...just bring your card back next time!

A little bungee jumper in action!  Kids 40 pounds and heavier can jump.  She played it safe and just enjoyed the up and down.  Other kids were flipping away!

Bowling!  Pay per game per person, with shoes being extra.  Watch their weekly specials for bowling deals.  Notice more comfy couches!!

This is one of MANY sports courts/fields on the property.  See their site for info on sports and fitness classes and memberships.  Lil' Kickers® runs a youth soccer program here as well!

I always love to report what my kids had to say about our visits....they say it so well and to the point!  My eight-year-old gave it high remarks, was sweaty, and asked, "So when are we coming back?".....(hoping I'd say tomorrow!).  My three-year-old threw a tantrum when we had to leave.  Enough said!  Stop on by and enjoy this great find!  Wear them out and wind them down...Play on!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Calendar of Events for April 2012!

Events are organized by Dated, Service Projects, and Ongoing/Area Venue categories....so make sure to scroll all the way down!!

*Want to add an event in your area to our list? You can!
Email Mindy Here!

-Spring Break: Events, Camps, Activities-

Conner Prairie Spring Break Day Camp

Archaeology, Action and Art

April 5/6


$55/day; $50/day members

The SportZone Youth Day Camps

Various themed and sports camps offered

71st and Georgetown Road, Indy

$40/day; $145/week

-April Events-

Conner Prairie Outdoor Exhibits Opening weekend

March 31-April 1

Open all season long thru October!

April is “Animal Extravaganza Month”…come meet the baby animals!

Free spring movies at Hamilton 16 Imax, Noblesville

Saturdays and Sundays 9 and 10 AM

Thru April 29

See site for movie lists and rating

Demo Days and Free Boat Rides

Weekends for the month of April

Geist Marina

The leading dealers in Indianapolis will be spending weekends at Geist Marina. In-water demonstrations and boat rides available every weekend. Call (317)849-8455 for info!

Pacers Family Fun Nights

April 7 and April 21

Purchase a family ticket and each person gets game entrance, t-shirt, hot dog, chips and Pepsi

Second Round Consignments

April 6-7; April 13-14

Elwood location; Noblesville location in May

Vendors and shoppers welcome!

All details of times, pricing, and drop-offs on link below

“Rumpelstiltskin and the Springtime Cabaret” at Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio

April 5-29

Enjoy this classic fairytale as it is presented with our vintage marionettes; performed in a quaint old fashioned stage complete with velvet curtain and scenery

Tickets: $8/person; various show times; purchase your tickets online at link below

Downtown Indy

Free Children’s Museum Night

Thursday, April 5


Fishers Station Kiwanis 30th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 7

Ages 2nd grade and younger

Bring your own camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny at Noon

Hunt begins at 1PM

Rain or shine; Roy G. Holland Park

“Lights Up, Sound Down” Sensory Friendly Movies

Saturday, April 7


Movies for families and children with Autism and sensory issues

“Mirror Mirror”

Sesame Street Live, Elmo’s Super Heroes Show

April 13-15

Murat Theater

Get a $3-off coupon in the Hamilton County Family Magazine (at area Marsh, Kroger, and Super Walmarts) on page 20!

Indianapolis Indians Baseball Season Opener

Friday, April 13

7:15 PM

Visit their Daily Deal and Promotions pages HERE for Kids Eat Free, BOGO days, Fireworks Fridays, and the Knot Hole Kids’ Club!

34th Annual Hoosier Horse Fair and Expo

April 13-15

Rodeo, shows, and expo

Tickets: Adult $12-$15, Youth $7-$9, Ages 6 & under Free!

Rodeo General Admission: $5-$8

Indiana State Fairgrounds

USA Gymnastics

April 13-15

Marsh Blue Ribbon Pavilion, Indiana State Fairgrounds

Tickets: Adult $10, Youth 6+ $4, 5 and under Free!

Follow the North Star

Conner Prairie

April 13/14, 20/21, 27/28

6:30-9:30 staggered start times; 90-minute program

$20/person; $17 for members

Reservations required

Become a fugitive slave on the Underground Railroad, fleeing from captivity, risking everything for freedom.

Lowes Build and Grow Clinic

Saturday, April 14


“Game Show Chip Drop Game”

Kid Stuff Sale

Saturday, April 21


Church at the Crossing

9111 Haverstick Road, Indy 46240 (near 86th and Keystone)

Family Learn To Fish Day

Fort Harrison State Park

April 21; 9A-12P

Workshop for learning about fish biology, fishing skills, and get fishing practice!

SymFUNy Sunday

Sunday, April 22


Families can enjoy preconcert activities such as instrument petting zoo and interaction with the musicians.

Concert theme: “Imaginations Run Wild”

Children’s Tea at the Propylaeum

“Spring Flowers Tea”

Sunday, April 22


(Read our Crew Review!)

Monthly themed teas for parents and children

At the historic Propylaeum in the historic Old Northside District in Indy

INHP Night at Monkey Joe’s
(Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership)

Wednesday, April 25

$5 entry fee from 5-8P; All welcome and funds raised will support INHP programs

Castleton and Southport locations

Charlotte’s Web

Wednesday, April 25


Clowes Memorial Hall

Tickets: $13 adults, $8 children

Sky Zone Indy Toddler Jump Time
Friday, April 27 (and every Friday AM!)
Ages 5 and under
Price: $8 per child, parents jump for free!
The scoop: Toddler Time is a special program offered exclusively to parents and children up to age FIVE! It's a fun and unique event that allows kids to jump, roll, crawl, bounce and most importantly, have fun on Sky Zone's all-trampoline walled, playing court!

Get More Info Here!

Orchard in Bloom, Holliday Park in Indy

April 27-29

The Children’s Area features arts, crafts and entertainment.  Event organizers hope kids will discover their own inner bloom at this nationally recognized garden show.  Kids of all ages can create a flower pot with seedlings, craft projects as well as other fun and entertaining games.

Tickets: $10 advance at Marsh; $12 day of show; Kids 14 and under free!
Get More Info Here!

Lowes Build and Grow Clinic

Saturday, April 28



Earth Day Festival

Saturday, April 28

White River State Park, downtown Indy



Family-oriented festival promoting environmental awareness, conservation of natural resources, and sustainable living.  140+ exhibits, live music, children’s crafts and entertainment

Fishers YMCA “Healthy Kids Day”

Saturday, April 28


Bounce house, vendor fair, kids’ Zumba and Boot Camp; Make your own healthy snack; Visit with the Fire Department as well!

Mutt Strut

Saturday, April 28

Walk your pup around the track at the Indy 500!

Children's Museum Free Day celebrating El Dia de los ninos!
Sunday, April 29
Get More Info Here!

Greatest Hits for Kids by the Carmel Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, April 29


Tickets: $22.50

Interactive concert of the world’s favorite classics and instrument petting zoo

The Palladium, Carmel Center for Performing Arts

Lemonade Day

Saturday May 19

Get supplies now! Be an entrepreneur…set goals, make a biz plan, earn money
Get More Info Here!

-Service Projects and Charity Events-

Bottles for Babies

An operation of Life Centers

Fill baby bottles with loose change to raise money for mothers who have chosen life for their babies

Great fundraiser for any age, in your home, garage sales, parties, you name it!

Food Rescue

Food Rescue schedules and inspires more than 2,000 "food rescues" each month, turning millions of dollars in rescued food into hundreds of thousands of meals for children and families in need through a network of volunteers working to turn discarded food into changed lives.

Great service to do as a family!

Kids Against Hunger

(See our Crew Review!)

3rd Saturday of the Month

Food Packing

Shepherd Community Center

TONS of ways to get involved and give back: soup kitchen, youth sports, tutoring, medical clinic, pancake breakfasts.  Find your fit!

Wheeler Mission Thrift Store

By selling new and gently used clothing and household items to the community, the Thrift Store helps fund vital ministry programs and also offers training and work opportunities for program participants. Volunteers are needed throughout the week to sort, organize, and clean donations at the Thrift Store and Donation Center.

-Ongoing Activities-

Ben and Ari’s
(Read our Crew Review!)
Arcades, Bowling, Miniature Golf, Parties, Pizza
Fishers, 141st and SR 37

Blue Ribbon Carriage Rides
(Read our Crew Review!)
Tour the downtown streets of Indy by horse drawn carriage!
Open year round, 7 days per week
Rates start at $50 for 1-4 passengers for a 25-minute ride; Holds up to 6 for $5 more/person
Load at your choice of hotel or restaurant or starting point
They tell us little ones sitting on laps don't get charged as passengers, so you can squeeze more in!

*Cooper's Stardust Bowl, Noblesville
Smoke-Free Days: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays (select hours)
Play 9 holes of Putt Putt Golf for $5/person and get 8 arcade tokens free!
Coupons HERE!

*Pin Heads, Fishers
Arcade, Bowling, Parties
Thunder Bowl: $3/person per game; $4 Fri-Sun

Chicken Limo and The Hippo Party Bus
Rent the privately-driven Chicken Limo for your next fun occasion!
Seats 8; $85/hour
Rent the privately-driven Hippo Party Bus for an even bigger party!
Seats 18; $150/hour
Loaded iPod on each rental

Children’s Art Gallery
Recorded in the Guiness Book of World Records as the Smallest Children’s Gallery!
Downtown Carmel

Civil War Museum
Free; Observation Deck $1
10A-6P Wed-Sun

Climb Time Indy
Rock Wall Climbing
Wednesday Nights Kids’ Night after 5PM
$12/session; Free harness rental to all others

Conner Prairie Indoors Areas
Open Thursday-Sunday; Outdoor areas closed thru March.

Cool Creek Park Nature Center
(See our Crew Review!)
Nature Center and Ongoing Events
Bird Hikes and Activities, Wildflower Hikes, Special Programs
Get More Info Here!

Earth Discovery Center
Eagle Creek Park
(See our Crew Review!)
$5 Park admission/car; Discovery Center Free
9A-5P Mon-Sat; 1P-5P Sun

Fair Oaks Farm

Tours, milking barn, birthing barn

Near Winamac, IN

Farmers Markets

-Trader’s Point Creamery
Saturdays; 9A-Noon

Gymnastics Unlimited
Open Gyms, Teen Times, Classes, Adult Zumba
Brookschool Rd. Exit off of 465 East

Hamilton County Sports Complex
(See our Crew Review!)
Saturdays, "Community Appreciation Day"
Sundays, "Family Fun Day"
Open gym for all sports, bounce houses, tumbling, bungee trampoline, zip line
$25/Family; $10/individuals
Get More Info Here!

Indianapolis Indians Baseball Games
Season opens mid April
Visit their Daily Deals and Promotions page HERE!

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
(See our Crew Review!)
Open 9A-5P
Adults $5; ages 6-15 $3; Under 6 Free
Take a Track Lap (for additional costs) while you're there!

Indiana Transportation Museum
Train Rides and Events All Year Long
Dinner Trains; Caboose Rides; Holiday Trains….See the schedule link!

Indiana State Police Museum
(See our Crew Review!)
Police cars, artifacts, displays of all things law enforcement
Open 9A-3P, Monday thru Friday
Located near 21st and Post Road in Indianapolis

Indiana War Memorials
(See our Crew Review!)
Museums honoring all Indiana war veterans
Downtown Indy

John Deere Tractor Store at Reynolds Farm Equipment
Farm Figurine Toys and Tractors to (pretend) drive!
Fishers, 126th and SR 37

LEGO Store
Castleton Square; Center Court in front of Macy’s

Ongoing calendar of events
Story Time; Early Literacy Programs; Teen Movie Night; Art Classes and more!

Lucas Oil Stadium Tours
A behind the scenes, 1-hour tour visiting the playing field, NFL locker room, plaza, press box, and more
Every Tuesday/Wednesday
11A, 1P, 3P
Adults $7; Ages 4-12 $5; Ages 3 and under free

Monkey Joes
(See our Crew Review!)
Bounce Houses and Birthday Parties
Castleton/North Indy

Museum of Miniature Houses
(See our Crew Review!)
Open Wed-Sunday
$4 adults; $2 children under 10

My Gym
Open Play for ages 1-5
Tuesdays 11:45-12:45
$5 per player for 1 hour of play
Ball pits, climbing, balance beams, trampolines, gym equipment, and the famous Mr. Kendal!  Plus, it’s a clean, smaller gym so it’s just right for younger children! My Gym also does great birthday parties and structured classes as well!
E. 96th Street in Fishers

Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio
(See our Crew Review!)
Year-round puppet shows with holiday themes
Downtown Indy

Prairie Tykes at Conner Prairie
Adult/child class to engage using crafts, dance, and song
Ages 2–5
$11/member youth; $12/non-member youth
9:30–11am and 12:30-2pm on select Fridays
Classes all year long.....Schedule/Themes on link below
Get More Info Here!

Recreation Unlimited
(See our Crew Review!)
Indoor Playset Demo Showroom open for play!
$6 per child

Rhythm! Discovery Center
(See our Crew Review!)
Interactive exhibits and participatory opportunities using rhythm and its role in our society
Open: Mon-Sat, 10-5; Sun, 12-5
Admission: Adults: $8, Seniors: $7, Youth: $5, Free under age 5
Downtown Indy at Illinois and Washington Streets

Rita's Backyard
(See our Crew Review!)
Garden Center, Lunch & Tea Room.....you should see the small tea cups for little girls!
Open thru December 23
116th and Brooks School Road, Fishers
We small businesses!......(Tell her Mindy sent you!)

-Carmel Ice Skadium
Open Year Round
Fees: $5-6.50; Skate Rental $3

-Indiana/World Ice Skating Academy
Open Year Round
Fees: Children $3-$4, Adults $4-5; Skate Rental $3
Pan Am Plaza, Downtown Indy

-Pepsi Coliseum Public Ice Skating
Great for birthdays, youth events
$5 entry ages 13+; $4 entry under age 13
Skate rental extra
Indiana State Fairgrounds

-The Forum at Fishers, Ice Skating
Open Year Round
$6 entry; $4 skate rental; Ages 3 and under only pay skate rental

-Skateland Family Skate Events, Rollerskating
1st Wed of each month: Tiny Tot Skates
Character Skates; Saturdays; 11A-1:30P
West side of Indy

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park
(See our Crew Review!)
Individual Trampolines, runways, walls, dodgeball courts, basketball hoops, foam pits, and fitness classes
Fishers, 121st and Cumberland Road

Snapperz Family Fun & Sports
(See our Crew Review!)
30,000 sq ft of fun featuring bowling, themed inflatables, rock wall, 4-story kid center, laser tag, games, bumper cars, trampoline, and food
Great for parties and group outings
Free Admission on Mondays after 5PM!
Check link for hours, general admission and single activity pricing

Stony Creek Farm
(See our Crew Review!)
Noblesville SR 38
Very family-friendly seasonal events
Get More Info Here!

Sweet Treat Boutique
(See our Crew Review!)
Ice cream, cotton candy, loads of treats, gifts
Great for birthday parties
Oaklandon/Geist area

Trader’s Point Creamery
(See our Crew Review!)
Take a Creamery Self Guided or Guided Tour!
Observe cow milking, see pigs and chickens, enjoy a treat at the Dairy Bar or a great meal at the Lodge Restaurant!

"The Park" at Trader's Point Christian Church
Got kids with a lot of energy? How about a two-story indoor playground filled with mazes, slides, and a tree house?
Hours: Monday-Friday 8A-8P;  Saturdays 8A-6P; Sundays 12:30P-8P
Get More Info Here! (Scroll down the page on this link for the details)