UPDATE: Bobo’s is now closed. (My nephew and I are sad.) If you’re looking for a similar kind of place, check out Funtagious in Tyngsboro or Funworld off Exit 1.
Is there anything more joyful than a child squealing as she speeds down a slide? Or the giggles that emanate from inside a bouncy house? I guess at some point you go from being the child having fun to the adult that feels so happy from just watching. That’s how I felt with a giggly, wiggly, little nugget of delight, my nephew Dominic, at Bobo’s Indoor Playground. (Although to be fair, I also went down the slide…)
Where: Bobo’s Indoor Playground, 522 Amherst St, Nashua, NH 03063
It’s a very narrow space, with colorful umbrellas hanging from the tall warehouse like ceilings. I guess the narrowness makes it easier for parents or babysitters to keep an eye on their tot from the benches along the side. BRING SOCKS! It’s a no shoe area. If you forget they also have some for sale at the front desk. No snacks allowed either.
- Walkers are $8
- Crawlers are $4
- Infants are $2, unless they are the sibling of another child you’re with, in which case it’s free
- Adults are free with the paid admission of a child (up to 2 adults)
There is one bounce house with a smaller slide attached, and then another bouncy slide that’s wide enough for an adult to go down with a child. So if you’re like me, you’ll convince the child you’re with that they want to go down the slide a million times, so you can go with them, because it’s so. much. fun. And surprisingly fast.
There’s also a little rocking climbing area, because children are like spider monkeys.
For those under 3 years old, there’s a small super padded area for crawling and exploring.
Bobo’s is a no frills playground, where a kid can hop on a bouncy horse, then grab a scooter, then jump off to throw a ball in a basketball hoop. And isn’t that the best part of being a kid? Everything is an adventure. Anything can be made a toy.
And even an adult can have fun, crawling along with them, sliding down the slide. Or maybe the fun is having a little break on the side while they run around the open gym. I’m not a parent, but I bet this place is a lifesaver in the winter.
Bobo’s is also available for private birthday parties. Check their website because their hours vary and they’re sometimes closed for private events.