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Bellaboos Childrens Play and Discovery Center Lake Station

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Bellaboos Childrens Play and Discovery Center
2800 Colorado Street
Lake Station
Tel: 219 963 2070


Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center at Three Rivers County Park is located at the intersection of 28th Avenue and Colorado Street in Lake Station, Indiana. Since Bellaboo's is within Three Rivers County Park there are various addresses for other areas on the park site.

Where are we going today?

Kids LOVE playing, so isn't it great when you find a place that allows kids to enjoy unstructured and imaginative creative play - as much as they like!?

Bellaboo's Children's Play and Discovery Center is a self-directed play center which gives kids fun, colorful and secure areas where they can interact, explore, create and imagine.

Perfect for those kids from infants to nine, this indoor AND outdoor play center is all about allowing kids to learn through play. (And the great thing is, they'll never realize they are learning!)

The center not only has fun daily play for the kids, but they also have super fun activities and workshops which are actually included in the admission - we LOVE that! Want to hear some of the fun things that the kids can get up to at Bellaboo's Children's Play and Discovery Center? Yes? GREAT, because we'd love to tell you!

The Play Challenges are all about GAMES! These happen daily at 11am, and feature fun songs and games for the kids to enjoy - both indoors and outdoors. The themes change seasonally, and the games themselves are structured to give kids a chance to work with other kids and develop their skills.

Mmmm...what's that we smell? Must be the Children's Cooking, where three times a day kids can get together and make a tasty snack which they can eat when it's finished!  They can take pride in creating something that they can then enjoy (then they might be able to help the family in the kitchen and be excited about it!)

The Creative Discovery classes happen daily at 1:30pm and let kids learn and create something new...after all, creativity is a great way for kids to express themselves!

Then of course there is the 3:30pm story-time. This fun interactive activity is great for the kids who love to lose themselves in the magic of words! What adventures will they be going on next? 

Bellaboo's is a safe, and fun place for the kids to spend a day. It's designed to be child friendly, so you can reset assured your kids are in good, and creative, hands!

Have fun now! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$3.95 weekdays. $4.95 weekends. (Over 10 years)
  • Children$5.95 ages 12 - 23 months. $7.95 ages 7 - 9
  • Free Under: 1 year

When can we go?

Daily 10am - 6pm

Open all year round, 7 days a week. Closed Easter, 4th July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day

Teachers corner

They offer field trip options for schools, so give them a call to find out all about them! .

I'm Hungry!

There is a tasty Bellaboo's Cafe where you can stop and grab lunch! Outside food and drink isn't allowed..

Healthy Eating!

If kids have a special diet, you can bring outside food in if you let the staff know when you arrive..

Any Top Tips?

Socks are essential for play, so make sure you bring some along! .

Doing our bit

They are ALL about creating a safe environment for the kids! They don't allow sick children, and the center has security and fences for all the play areas. They have even silenced the center from the traffic noise. Amazing! .

Need a little extra help?

The building is designed for all people with disabilities, so come join the fun! .

Baby Facilities

There are baby changing stations available in the restrooms, and there is also a family restroom. .

Can I get one of those?

Of course there's a Toy Shop! Stop by to pick up some fun paints, toys, crayons and shirts! .

More information

The play center is also shut the Tuesday to Friday after Labor Day, but is actually open Labor Day. .

What people are saying?

  • "Its Wonderful!"

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    I took my 3 and 5 year olds here skeptical of wether I should bring them here by myself, I have a hard time keeping them together so I usually bring someone, anyways I was very pleased with the set up. My kids had a blast and I was able to relax.

  • "Its OK"

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    I arrived there with my 7 year old and 5 year old sons. They were WAY older then all the kids there. My 7 year old did not have fun since most activities are geared toward the younger crowd. We ended up only staying around 45 min. Ages

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