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Play: CLE Summer 2023 Hours

Summer hours begin the week of June 12, 2023.  Please follow our social pages for updates and changes.

Play: CLE Spring Break 2023 Hours (March + April)

Hours are subject to change.  Please check our Instagram or Facebook page for any up-to-date changes that may occur.

Play: CLE Winter Break 2022 Hours and Specials

Winter Break is nearly upon us and we’ve got all the information you need for the rest of this year.

Join us this month for a day of fun, food and adventure.  We are open starting Monday December 19th at 11am so check the calendar for the day that Santa suits you best.

Our Family New Year’s Eve party is back and as popular as ever.  Join us for the perfectly timed event from 5-8pm with a zipline ball drop at 7pm.  We’ll have the family home with plenty of time for another party or to head out again!

And there’s still time to take advantage of our great holiday deals whether buying for friends, loved ones or yourself.


Holiday Deals

Holiday Specials are LIVE!  Get them while you can, these are the best deals we’ll offer all year.

Buy now by choosing Play: NOW and look for the Holiday Specials tab.

  • Memberships can be purchased choosing any date. This deal is below the cost of 1 visit per month and entitles you to $$$ in savings on admission, food and parties.  The annual pass allows the user to hold 1 birthday party in 2023 for 50% off, saving you hundreds.


  • Play: is consistently rated one of the top birthday party spots and these holiday specials allow you to save up to $200 for any party booked in 2023. Make sure you choose the calendar date of the day you want the party to book it online.


  • Gift cards – physical or eGift cards – are available at 20% for all card amounts. Choose your amount, use code: Play20 and enjoy!  Gift cards can be redeemed for admission, food and beverage, merchandise and parties/events.  Example, buy a $200 card for just $160!


Augmented Reality Climbing (A.R.C.)

Augmented Reality Climbing launches at Play: CLE

From destroying asteroids with a flick of the wrist to challenging friends with custom routes, the new Augmented Reality Climbing Wall (A.R.C) at Play: CLE in Avon creates a new style of climbing using technology.  One of the few augmented climbing walls in the country, and the first in NEO, the A.R.C. can introduce climbers of all skill levels to the cutting-edge technology.

“We have been watching this technology develop the last few years and have been thrilled with the response from guests this summer and the beta-testers that we have been working with,” said owner Greg Carlin.  Carlin believes that the addition of the A.R.C. will allow for guests to have even more adventures within the facility. “One of our core values is that guests should be able to Choose Their Own Adventure, and this is just another exciting entry into that concept,” remarked Carlin.  “We want to insure that Play: is accessible to all, and this new element has a ton of versatility to achieve that.”

The A.R.C. features a dozen climbing games that can be adjusted for the skill level of the climbers.  They will have the ability to compete head-to-head and solo.  Experienced climbers will enjoy the ability to create custom routes on the wall to test their skills and the skills of their fellow climbers.  Once the climb is finished, every climber will be able to enter their contact information and will receive via email a video of their climb.   Being able to post their videos on their social channels and compete against climbers in other locations is just an added benefit of the A.R.C. being installed at Play:.

Programming and hardware for the A.R.C. was developed by Valo Motion, an active entertainment company based in Espoo, Finland.  Valo Motion is the world leader in mixed reality equipment for athletes and entertainment.

The climbing wall will be available for individuals or small groups to reserve throughout the day at Play: CLE.  It will also be a featured add-on for their Corporate Team Building packages and their Birthday and Event packages.

Play: CLE, open in 2017, is a 25,000 square foot Indoor Adventure Park located in Avon, OH off of Chester Rd.  The brainchild of Greg and Bridget Carlin, the facility has had over 250,000 visitors since opening, and hosted over 1500 birthday parties for local children.

Holiday Hours 2021

November 2021 schedule

Holiday Hours 2021

December 2021

Holiday hours for December 2021

Check out our social pages to make sure you stay up-to-date with any additional changes or modification.  We will also be updating our social pages with holiday deals and promos for the remainder of the year.  If you are looking to book a party of event, contact us today to get booked!

Train To Be A Ninja at Play: Adventure Parks

Play: offers everything you need and more in equipment to train to be a ninja. Ninja consists of 4 main elements:

  1. Grip strength
  2. Swinging
  3. Lacheing
  4. Balance/agility

Want to learn how to be a ninja and accomplish all the obstacles at Play: CLE and Play: CBUS? Here is how to train all of those at Play: Adventure Parks.

1. Grip strength

Having good grip strength is the foundation to all upper body obstacles. Just by doing the obstacles at Play: you will be training grip, but here are 2 that will really take your grip strength to the next level.


  • Grab onto a bar and hang from it as long as you can. Once you can hang comfortably for a long period of time you can make this more challenging by using one arm, adding weight, or switching from a bar to a more challenging grip like a cliffhanger or climbing rope.

Bouldering traverse:

  • On the bouldering wall start on one end and go back and forth as many times as you can without taking a break.

2. Swinging

Picture Tarzan swinging from vine to vine, this is what I mean by swinging. The best way to train this movement is by doing the sea of rings.

Sea of rings:

  1. Start with both hands on a ring
  2. take a step back and lift your feet to let your momentum carry you forward
  3. Grab the next ring
  4. Pull with your back arm and release like you’re shooting an arrow
  5. For beginners, match your back hand to the same ring as your front hand while you glide to the next ring to repeat steps 3 & 4. For more advanced, hang just from your front arm and have your back arm go directly to the next ring.

Once you’ve mastered the rings you can increase the difficulty by using a more challenging grip or by going back and forth as many times as you can without getting off.

3. Lache

A lache is when a ninja throws themself through the air from one element to the next. It is one of the more challenging movements in ninja so here is how to progress to land your first lache:


  • Get comfortable swinging yourself back and forth on a monkey bar so that your body is slightly above parallel to the ground on both your back and front swing.


  • Once you’re comfortable swinging the next step is to get comfortable launching yourself. It can be intimidating to go from one bar to another right away so start by placing a distance or a marker on the ground that you’re aiming to land on or past; once you’re confident with that you can start to attempt jumps from bar to bar.


  • When attempting a bar to bar jump for the first time here are some tips. Start your swing by kicking your feet up and forward, then use the momentum back to generate a big backswing. Direct your momentum and release at an angle slightly above the bar where you want to land. When releasing, “throw” the bar behind you to keep your body upright. Try to land high on the bar with your arms bent to absorb the shock of when you land.

4. Balance/Agility

To do well in ninja you have to have good balance, as well as the precision and agility to do the balance obstacles quickly. There are many options to choose from when training balance at Play: The best way to train is to pick a challenging obstacle from the ninja or ropes course and do it slowly to fine tune the muscles required for balance. After doing a few rounds at a slow pace, switch it up by doing it as fast as possible to work on agility, and then do that for a few rounds.

Play: has all you need to train to become a ninja; actual ninja courses, a bouldering wall, parkour, auto-belayed climbing walls, and a ropes course, plus a knowledgeable staff to help give tips or answer any questions you might have. We look forward to helping you reach your ninja goals.



Climbing Fun at Play: Adventure Parks

The same-old, same-old date ideas get played out so many times; for most couples they start to become bland and routine. And for someone planning and trying to impress on a first date; you can run the risk of falling flat and blending into the mediocrity that your date has been used to. You don’t want that. You want to stand out. You want to shoot for the moon for incredible. Right? The classic, easy, can’t miss formula for a great date is really simple.

(Food + Drinks) + Fun Activity = Memorable Date Night

For most however, the trick is hitting on all 3; falling short at one can kill the whole vibe of the night. If the fun activity isn’t actually fun, you run the risk of forgetting the experience and/or having nothing to talk about over drinks later (remember the intro to Hitch please). If you have a horrible dining experience, the fun will be drowned out by the bad food, or awful atmosphere for having a drink. So how do you overcome all this? Sure, there are some savvy planners out there that are pretty apt to finding all 3 in our city. But what about the rest? Wouldn’t it be nice and convenient if there existed a venue that hits on all three components?

There is. (You’re welcome)

First component = Food. Play: CLE offers a unique, from-scratch fun menu of food options for all ages. The #1 complement we hear from guest feedback is: “I cannot believe how awesome the food is here!”. There are food options for people of all ages. Hell, even if you’re a big kid at heart try our chicken tenders, we make the batter in house; none of that pre-made frozen crap here!

Second component = Drinks. I mean what can we say besides we absolutely nailed this one. Pick something adventurous off our rotating seasonal fun cocktail menu. Pick from any number of craft beers we have on draft and in cans. If the whole craft beer thing isn’t your scene, help yourself to a Busch Light ON DRAFT. (Say what???) Yes, ON DRAFT. I bet the last time you had Busch Light from a keg, you had to pump for it in college. Not into beer or liquor? That’s cool we have a hand-picked selection of good wines plus the incredible Bartles & Jaymes wine coolers. Not familiar? Say that name to your mom, and watch her reminisce about college in the 80s.


Food and Beverage at Play: CBUS

Last, and arguably the most important component = Fun Activity. Do I need to say more than we are PLAY FREAKING CLE?!?! Is it your first date? Build a memory by learning about each while conquering our ropes course together. Married for 15 years and need to spice it up? Get those stagnant, routine-loving tickers going with a heart-pounding run down one of the longest indoor zip lines in the country. Need a change-of-pace venue for a wedding rehearsal dinner? Watch Uncle Bill have a spiritual experience (or possibly a biological one) standing on the top of our Leap of Faith contemplating jumping off!

So if you’re ready for a memorable date, whether it’s your first, or 100th, the only real question is: WHAT THE F(UN) ARE YOU WAITING ON?!?

Start Your Adventure!