Monkey Island Melrose Park
Where are we going today?
Kids, if you LOVE indoor play, where you can spend the day bouncing, playing, climbing, hiding, and having a great time, then you might want to check out the LARGEST indoor playground in the entire city of Chicago!
That's right - Monkey Island is 100,000 sq ft of FUN! All of the activities in there were designed to just kids the best time they can, whilst getting active and making friends. Beats sitting in front of the TV doesn't it!
Monkey Island let kids spend time bouncing on those colorful jumpies, as well as challenging themselves on the three story climbing structure. Do you think you can take it on!
For those sporting kiddies, there are a host of activities there too, including a basketball court where they can try and get those slam dunks, as well as a soccer field! GOAL!
When the kids need a break, Monkey Island has a video arcade just waiting to them to try and get those high scores on. Did we mention they have new activities throughout the year too?
The other great thing about indoor play, is that it's indoors! Which means that no matter what the weather, you can still have a great time. After all, why should playtime stop just because the sun does!
If you want to take your friends to Monkey Island, why not celebrate a birthday with them? You can choose from the great packages to make sure you have the best time possible. Sounds great!
So grab those bouncing beans in the family and head on over to Monkey Island - it's a jungle in there!
How much does it cost?
When can we go?
10am - 8pm Tues - Thurs / 10am - 9pm Fri - Sun / 12pm - 8pm Mon
All year round
They have a counter where they sell snacks such as hot dogs, as well as drinks. No outside food or drink allowed.
Any Top Tips?
The arcade hours vary from the play center opening hours listed, so call ahead if you want to use it.
Doing our bit
They know what parents want out of an indoor play center for kids, so they have created a safe and clean environment perfect for those little ones!.
Need a little extra help?
Speak to staff if you have any disabilities or require assistance. They will be happy to help!.
Admission gets you in for the entire day - stay as long as you want!.
What people are saying?
by Gretchen LaCivita
For what this place is, you can't beat it. Some of the equipment could use a little TLC but that is to be expected with the use it gets. My kids ran themselves silly in this place and they took 3 hour naps after they got home. A great place to let your kids get exercise and burn off energy.
by Eva Kuklo
Horrible Customer Service! I had my daughter's birthday party there, they brought wrong wings than i ordered, and when i wanted to exchange them they told me it's too late? Really? Like it was my fault… The managers there have no respect for costumers.. The started to clean up our stuff 20 minutes before our time was up… it was just a horrible experience and each time i go there it gets worse and worse… so yeah it was the last time that i went to this place!
by Jason Wightman
Place is a total dump but what else are you going to do in the Chicago winter. My 3 and 6 year olds love it.
by J. Sanchez
Had my son's 4th birthday party there, the kids under 8 had fun...BUT poor customer service: only saw the hostess 3 times the whole party, at the begining just to sign contract, when they brought the food and to charge me (service nothing compared to ChuckECheeses) - asked her to put away ice cream I had brought, never did.(it melted) Had reserved a party for 30 guests, according to them I had 7 extra so I paid for the extra guests $6 each. Once I counted all my guests I only had 32. (They counted the birthday boy and 3 babies under 2.)when they...Read More
by Patrick Trotta
Kid's love it. Its showing its age. No place else like it around me. More thing's for my 2 and 4 yr old to do than "jump zone"
Needs a refurb.
by J. Sanchez
Had my son's 4th birthday party there, the kids under 8 had fun...BUT poor customer service: only saw the hostess 3 times the whole party, at the begining just to sign contract, when they brought the food and to charge me (service nothing compared to ChuckECheeses) - asked her to put away ice cream I had brought, never did.(it melted) Had reserved a party for 30 guests, according to them I had 7 extra so I paid for the extra guests $6 each. Once I counted all my guests I only had 32. (They counted the birthday boy and 3 babies under 2.)when they had mentiioned they were in for free. When I went to dispute the extra people they accounted for they could not do anything because I had paid already and it was final & in the contract it states clearly "final guest count provided by Monkey Island may not be disputed". Oh WOW... I guess they just add to the list and I gotta pay. $348.70 for this party and experience. First and Last...Never making birthday party here again!