For those of us who don’t go beyond our 3-5 city mile blocks, a little trek to Owasso might be just the fun you need. (Only 25-30 minutes from south Tulsa/Jenks and of course actually IN Owasso for our readers there). Their brand new 26,000 sq. ft. family entertainment center features a massive 150’ x 75’ hardwood maple skating floor, with state-of-the-art lighting, sound, and special effects. With a giant climbing area called the PlayZone, kids can enter for $5 plus tax in that area 11-1 on Fridays. Prices vary depending on the activity/day. During the toddler times, my 3 year old can climb for the entire time by herself without getting bored. She comes out fairly exhausted, while gaining climbing/coordination skills for life. On Tiny Tots Thursdays, there is a bouncy house, skating, fun little cars, bouncy balls, games, dance contests and more. Plus, the real scoop for moms–I can even sit here writing a review while she plays. It’s just incredible.
Wheels and Thrills is also the place for exciting multi-level, themed laser tag, with amazing special effects. They have free WiFi, pizza and other fun food, and free refills on the tea. For those wanting to skate, play a few games or enter the LAZER ZONE—there’s really something for all ages.
However, I must say my favorite thing about the whole facility is the staff. They have hired some of the most kid-focused, caring staff that I’ve met. They are constantly dancing and interacting with the kids. One employee, Harlie, dances and interacts with the kids every time I look up. She pulls out fun dance moves, tells a joke or just makes a silly face to make them laugh. If we had enough space, I’d walk through the whole staff, as we’ve had such positive interactions with them all. The owner, Tammy Johnson, is constantly right in the middle of the fun. She has a heart for kids. She even offers “Sensory Sundays” one weekend a month for kids with sensory sensitivities. With homeschool skates, Christian music skate nights, and Tiny Tots programs—it really is game on for some fun family time.
Tammy just loves to make a welcoming environment for all of the kids. We don’t have enough room to list it all—but check out www.wheelsandthrills.com for a list of events/costs. We hope you give it a try and tell them Community Spirit Magazine sent you!