Indoor Play and Kids Clubs at Local Malls
Many of our local malls have indoor and/or outdoor kiddie play areas. A stop at one of these play areas can be a great reward for good behavior while you are trying to shop, and can also help your tike burn off some steam. Keep in mind they can get crowded especially when cold weather sets in, so bring your hand sanitizer and make sure your child is steady on his or her feet before entering! Remember: The use of these play areas is at your own risk, so keep a close eye on your children.
Sign up for the different kids clubs in each mall and you will have the opportunity to get your little one to a lot of fun activities. Some (like the Short Pump Mall) require you to come into guest services to pick up the calendar – others are more advanced and use email or a website calendar to keep you up to date. These mall clubs are generally free, or have a small cost.
Short Pump Town Center
11800 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23233 Phone: 804.364.9500
Kids Club: Short Pump Pals – register at Guest Services (under the escalators that lead to the food court off the main plaza) or online.
Play Areas: Short Pump Mall has a small outdo r kiddie play area on the lawn. This play area is also home to the Short Pump Express, a mini train that children (and parents) can ride for a short trip around the mall main plaza. The Short Pump Express tickets are available at Guest Services. Visit the website for current train hours and prices.
Chesterfield Towne Center
11500 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23235 Phone: 804.794.4662
Kids Club: Club Mom – register at Guest Services (in the Food Court). For more details on events visit the mall website and click on “Events”.
Play Areas: Chesterfield Towne Center has two indoor kiddie play areas, Creek Crawl and River Romp. There are also coin operated kiddie rides in the food court. Creek Crawl is located in the main corridor outside Dillard’s. It is designed specifically for children 36 inches or less (although there is no gate in the entrance). There is a bench for parents to sit, however strollers and shoes are not permitted. Designed for older kids (42 inch height restriction), River Romp is located by the Spinnaker’s/Pearle Vision Express entrance (Carrabba’s Italian Grill is outside). This play area is very roomy – kids can climb in, out, and through big structures like a big tree, teepee, canoe, log, frog and bridge.
Virginia Center Commons
10101 Brook Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059 Phone: 804.266.9000
Kids Club: The Simon Kidgits Club® – register at any Simon Kidgits Club event, Customer Service location, or online. There is a membership fee.
Play Area: Virginia Center Commons has an indoor kiddie play area. It is located in the main corridor in front of the Sears entrance. It has soft climbing structures in an enclosed area (although there is no gate in the entrance). There is a bench for parents to sit, but bringing strollers into the play area can be difficult, so they are generally parked around the perimeter. There is a children’s height limitation and they must take off their shoes. VCC also has coin operated kiddie rides in the food court.
1601 Willow Lawn Drive, Richmond, VA 23230 Phone: 804.282.5198
Kids Club: Mommy & Me and Daddies Too – register online for info about fun events.
Play Area: Willow Lawn has a train themed outdoor play area.
Stony Point Fashion Park
9200 Stony Point Parkway, Richmond, VA 23235 Phone: 804.560.SHOP
Kids Club: Stony Point does not have a kids club.
Play Area: Stony Point has outdoor seasonal play areas for kids. In the winter time there is an ice skating rink and in the summertime there is a walk-in water spout fountain.
Regency Square Mall
1420 Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23229 Phone: 804.740.7467
Kids Club: Regency Mall does not have a kids club.
Play Area: The indoor play area is located beside the food court and has soft climbing structures in an enclosed area (although there is no gate in the entrance). There is a bench for parents to sit, but bringing strollers into the play area can be difficult, so they are generally parked around the perimeter. There is a children’s height limitation and they must take off their shoes. Regency also has coin operated kiddie rides next to the play area.