Ask An Expert: Spring Break Staycation Activities For Kids In Las Vegas

March 13, 2015 5:00 AM

When the children of Las Vegas go on spring break, parents want them to be entertained without sitting in front of computer and playing games. Melissa Weiner is the owner (known as “The Mayor”) of Kidville, an indoor play space offering classes and programs for children from newborn to age 6. But with her Master’s Degree in early childhood education, she is aware of the need for healthy activities for children of all ages and offers her tips for a fun time for both kids and parents.
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Melissa Weiner (Courtesy of Melissa Weiner)


Melissa Weiner
Kidville Tivoli Village
420 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 130
Las Vegas, NV 89145
(702) 233-9253
www.kidville.com/tivolivillage

Melissa Weiner opened Kidville in Las Vegas, a private educational facility to help guide children and create a successful learning experience. Weiner attended the University of Arizona and completed her bachelor of science in psychology from City University of New York-Hunter College. She obtained her Master’s Degree while working part-time at Kidville in New York City. Weiner has experience as an assistant teacher and development childhood manager which helps her develop programs for children for all ages with a goal to keep them entertained while learning.

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

With childhood obesity rising and physical education programs being cut, Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park will get children moving. Jumping doesn’t require coordination and it is an activity in which almost all can participate. Children can experience bouncing and flipping while landing in a pit filled with 10,000 foam cubes. The facility is indoors which means climate control regardless of the hot Las Vegas temperatures.

The Putt Park Miniature Golf Course

The Putt Park Miniature Golf Course is the only outdoor, 18-hole, mini-golf course in Las Vegas. Miniature golf is an activity that children, parents and grandparents can participate in that is fun without physical stress. Golf helps develop coordination and team building and in this setting, helps children with these skills. Cosmic Mini-Golf is held Friday and Saturday nights with glow-in-the-dark balls and glowing cups.

Laser Quest

Laser Quest combines the classic games of tag along with hide and seek, adding a high-tech twist. Laser Quest was created as an activity for kids, teens and adults. The multi-level arena has swirling fog, specialty lighting and energetic music for 32 or more players in each game. Laser Quest is appropriate for children age 5 and older. While the packs are most comfortable on a child at least 48 inches tall, parents of smaller children have worn the packs and allowed their child to play tag with the laser.

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Color Me Mine

Color Me Mine is a place to create pottery, choosing from hundreds of designs. With art programs being cut in schools, this is the perfect opportunity to share creativity with children. After selecting a design, the participants paint it, it is fired and then it is ready to take home. A Kids Night Out is offered as a children-only event with activities including painting, playing games and watching a movie with pizza for dinner. Classes and instruction is also available.

Kidville Tivoli Village

Kidville Tivoli Village offers activities along with art, music, dance and gym classes for children from birth to age 6. The Kidville Playspace offers a space for children to climb, run, slide and tumble indoors. Class themes for art include Construction Junction and My Big Messy Art Class. Ballet Tea Party and Hip Hop Dance party gets children moving. Kidville Sports and Big Muscle Builders classes teach kids that working out and continuing physical activity is fun.

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Debbie Hall is practically a Las Vegas native (37 years and counting) and loves experiencing everything in Southern Nevada from the Las Vegas Strip to the surrounding mountains and Lake Mead. She also teaches at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and loves sharing her knowledge. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.