BellaBoo's Children's Play & Discovery Center

BellaBoo's Children's Play & Discovery Center Another GREAT Lake County Parks Facility! Bellaboo's is a self directed play facility providing colorful, fun and secure areas where children from infants through age eight can explore, create and interact.
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Room after room of PLAY for the kids and a comfortable Cafe' featuring great food and beverage for the entire family. Features:
-Water Room
-Train Room
-Construction Room
-Art Studio
-Soft Play Room
-Infant/Toddler Room
-Pretend Village
-Children's Cooking

Check out our website or give us a call for more information on Birthday Parties and Group rates!

Operating as usual

Be prepared for play today! New mask requirements have been put in place by the Lake County Commissioners. You can read ...
08/24/2021

Be prepared for play today! New mask requirements have been put in place by the Lake County Commissioners. You can read their full statement below, but as a Lake County Parks facility Bellaboo’s will be following this updated request.

Thanks for your patience and understanding!

Be prepared for play today! New mask requirements have been put in place by the Lake County Commissioners. You can read their full statement below, but as a Lake County Parks facility Bellaboo’s will be following this updated request.

Thanks for your patience and understanding!

If you saw any pesky “permanently closed” notifications about Bellaboo’s… don’t fret! We aren’t going anywhere, despite ...
08/09/2021

If you saw any pesky “permanently closed” notifications about Bellaboo’s… don’t fret! We aren’t going anywhere, despite Facebook’s attempts to say otherwise!

New back-to-school hours start tomorrow! Tuesday-Friday from 10-3 and weekends 10-4, open for play, party reservations, school groups, and more!

If you saw any pesky “permanently closed” notifications about Bellaboo’s… don’t fret! We aren’t going anywhere, despite Facebook’s attempts to say otherwise!

New back-to-school hours start tomorrow! Tuesday-Friday from 10-3 and weekends 10-4, open for play, party reservations, school groups, and more!

Let's hear it for our maintenance team! The water elements are back and ready for splashing! We'll see you this weekend ...
07/16/2021

Let's hear it for our maintenance team! The water elements are back and ready for splashing!

We'll see you this weekend every day from 10-4, or next week Tuesday-Sunday 10-4!

In the event of future water troubles (which, knock on wood we'll have none of!) we'll always post here first, but you're always welcome to call and ask for current conditions!

Have a great day and fun-in-the-sun filled weekend!

Let's hear it for our maintenance team! The water elements are back and ready for splashing!

We'll see you this weekend every day from 10-4, or next week Tuesday-Sunday 10-4!

In the event of future water troubles (which, knock on wood we'll have none of!) we'll always post here first, but you're always welcome to call and ask for current conditions!

Have a great day and fun-in-the-sun filled weekend!

Planning your holiday weekend? We'll be open Friday and Saturday from 10 AM - 4 PM and closed Sunday, July 4th and Monda...
07/01/2021

Planning your holiday weekend? We'll be open Friday and Saturday from 10 AM - 4 PM and closed Sunday, July 4th and Monday, July 5th. Have a safe and happy weekend of celebrations! 🎆

Planning your holiday weekend? We'll be open Friday and Saturday from 10 AM - 4 PM and closed Sunday, July 4th and Monday, July 5th. Have a safe and happy weekend of celebrations! 🎆

It may be wet outside, but today is a dry play day at Bellaboo's. Indoors, the water table is currently closed and outdo...
06/29/2021

It may be wet outside, but today is a dry play day at Bellaboo's. Indoors, the water table is currently closed and outdoors the water features are down. We've got crews scheduled to be back out today so hopefully, we'll have some elements back up and running soon, in the meantime we thank you for your patience and your kindness and hope you have a great day of play (and that your homes have faired well with all the rain and storms!)

It may be wet outside, but today is a dry play day at Bellaboo's. Indoors, the water table is currently closed and outdoors the water features are down. We've got crews scheduled to be back out today so hopefully, we'll have some elements back up and running soon, in the meantime we thank you for your patience and your kindness and hope you have a great day of play (and that your homes have faired well with all the rain and storms!)

We’re closed today (and most Mondays!), but we’ll be back this Wednesday and new summer hours will start Tuesday, June 8...
05/31/2021

We’re closed today (and most Mondays!), but we’ll be back this Wednesday and new summer hours will start Tuesday, June 8!

Looking for a family friendly way to honor our service men and women today? Head down to Stoney Run County Park at 2:30 for their Memorial Day Service.

We’re closed today (and most Mondays!), but we’ll be back this Wednesday and new summer hours will start Tuesday, June 8!

Looking for a family friendly way to honor our service men and women today? Head down to Stoney Run County Park at 2:30 for their Memorial Day Service.

05/13/2021

Power’s back on, but internet is still moody. If you’re able to still bring cash that is ideal.
Open 10-3 today, let’s play!

We have a partial power outage and have some limited experiences inside. Currently no water table and limited lights and...
05/12/2021

We have a partial power outage and have some limited experiences inside. Currently no water table and limited lights and cafe capabilities.
Pack a picnic, enjoy the sunshine, and plan to bring cash if you are able!
Hopefully we’ll be back to normal soon, but we’ll keep everyone updated here!

We have a partial power outage and have some limited experiences inside. Currently no water table and limited lights and cafe capabilities.
Pack a picnic, enjoy the sunshine, and plan to bring cash if you are able!
Hopefully we’ll be back to normal soon, but we’ll keep everyone updated here!

Time is running out to save big on Camp Bellaboo! Anyone who registers on or before May 1 will have their $25 supply fee...
04/29/2021

Time is running out to save big on Camp Bellaboo! Anyone who registers on or before May 1 will have their $25 supply fee waived! Fill out this form to lock in your spot (and your savings!) today!

https://lakecountyparks.com/FormCenter/Bellaboos-4/Camp-Bellaboo-Registration-Form-51

Time is running out to save big on Camp Bellaboo! Anyone who registers on or before May 1 will have their $25 supply fee waived! Fill out this form to lock in your spot (and your savings!) today!

https://lakecountyparks.com/FormCenter/Bellaboos-4/Camp-Bellaboo-Registration-Form-51

In order to get our Imagination Garden up and ready for summer fun, while also maintaining the cleaning protocols and st...
04/16/2021

In order to get our Imagination Garden up and ready for summer fun, while also maintaining the cleaning protocols and staff training required of us, we will be closed Monday and TUESDAY.

We pride ourselves in providing a safe, fun, and unique play experience for all our guests. Please be patient with this transition, and we hope to see you Wednesday through Sunday!

In order to get our Imagination Garden up and ready for summer fun, while also maintaining the cleaning protocols and staff training required of us, we will be closed Monday and TUESDAY.

We pride ourselves in providing a safe, fun, and unique play experience for all our guests. Please be patient with this transition, and we hope to see you Wednesday through Sunday!

03/17/2021
St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Hunt!

Happy St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Friends! Let's go hunt for some gold! Don't forget, visit Bellaboo's today with your GREEN on and be entered for a chance to win 4 tickets to come back and PLAY! See you at the end of the rainbow!

Calling all little leprechauns! Check out our latest moving storytime as we read and move together! (15 minutes too big ...
03/16/2021
Mini 4-H: Moving Storytime. March 2021

Calling all little leprechauns! Check out our latest moving storytime as we read and move together! (15 minutes too big for your little one's little attention span? Check back tomorrow morning for another video where we'll hunt for rainbows and pots of gold together!) AND if you visit us tomorrow, don't forget to put your green on and we'll enter you into a drawing to win 4 tickets to come back and play again! How lucky!?

Join us as we move along to a Leprechaun Tale in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. For more info on March's FREE Mini 4-H Program, visit https://lakecountypa...

Looking for a job where you get to PLAY as much as you work!? Fill out an application online or in person. Looking for i...
03/09/2021

Looking for a job where you get to PLAY as much as you work!? Fill out an application online or in person. Looking for immediate and summer help! Superstars ages 15+ encouraged to apply

Application Link: https://lakecountyparks.com/FormCenter/Human-Resources-7/Job-Application-52

Or visit us in person Tuesday-Sunday at 2800 Colorado St. to fill out a paper application.

Looking for a job where you get to PLAY as much as you work!? Fill out an application online or in person. Looking for immediate and summer help! Superstars ages 15+ encouraged to apply

Application Link: https://lakecountyparks.com/FormCenter/Human-Resources-7/Job-Application-52

Or visit us in person Tuesday-Sunday at 2800 Colorado St. to fill out a paper application.

Stay safe and warm, friends!  Hope to see you again soon!
02/16/2021

Stay safe and warm, friends! Hope to see you again soon!

Stay safe and warm, friends! Hope to see you again soon!

Thank you! Thank you! THANK YOU! to our friends at Whole Foods Market for their generous donation to our Pretend Village...
02/11/2021

Thank you! Thank you! THANK YOU! to our friends at Whole Foods Market for their generous donation to our Pretend Village Grocery Store! We'll have these boxes prepped and on shelves and ready for your little shoppers (and junior store managers) soon!

Thank you! Thank you! THANK YOU! to our friends at Whole Foods Market for their generous donation to our Pretend Village Grocery Store! We'll have these boxes prepped and on shelves and ready for your little shoppers (and junior store managers) soon!

Do you like hats? How about saving money? Come celebrate Hat Day tomorrow (Friday 1/15) at Bellaboo's! Toss on a hat (an...
01/14/2021

Do you like hats? How about saving money? Come celebrate Hat Day tomorrow (Friday 1/15) at Bellaboo's! Toss on a hat (any hat!) because every hat-wearer who visits Bellaboo's on National Hat Day gets $2 off their admission!

Do you like hats? How about saving money? Come celebrate Hat Day tomorrow (Friday 1/15) at Bellaboo's! Toss on a hat (any hat!) because every hat-wearer who visits Bellaboo's on National Hat Day gets $2 off their admission!

12/30/2020

Friends, Happy NYE Eve! Just a reminder, events are currently suspended. We will be open for general admission play on both 12/31 & 1/1. Thanks and see you in the New Year!

School’s out? Bellaboo’s is OPEN! Come out for a Monday full of fun today or plan another time for your winter break pla...
12/21/2020

School’s out? Bellaboo’s is OPEN! Come out for a Monday full of fun today or plan another time for your winter break play - HOORAY!

School’s out? Bellaboo’s is OPEN! Come out for a Monday full of fun today or plan another time for your winter break play - HOORAY!

Happy Thanksgiving! What are you eating today? Drop your favorite pie or side disk below! Bellaboo’s closed Thanksgiving...
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving! What are you eating today? Drop your favorite pie or side disk below!

Bellaboo’s closed Thanksgiving Day but will be back and ready for play on Friday!

Happy Thanksgiving! What are you eating today? Drop your favorite pie or side disk below!

Bellaboo’s closed Thanksgiving Day but will be back and ready for play on Friday!

We're back in business today and can't wait to see you! Let's play!
11/12/2020

We're back in business today and can't wait to see you! Let's play!

We're back in business today and can't wait to see you! Let's play!

We PROMISE we'll stop haunting your timeline with our Ghost Ship come Saturday, but until then... have you gotten your t...
10/29/2020

We PROMISE we'll stop haunting your timeline with our Ghost Ship come Saturday, but until then... have you gotten your tickets yet?! Time is running out!

https://cvcpl.us/eMGbB9T

Have you heard? Bellaboo's is having a spooktacular event this Halloween! We'll be indoors and outdoors with PLENTY of r...
10/27/2020

Have you heard? Bellaboo's is having a spooktacular event this Halloween! We'll be indoors and outdoors with PLENTY of room to spread out but you have to get tickets! Be sure to grab yours today https://bit.ly/31NFedI

Did you get your latest edition of the Play Patrol? We're getting ready for Halloween with a special one-day-only not-so...
10/15/2020
BOO! It's a Halloween Ghost Ship at Bellaboo's!

Did you get your latest edition of the Play Patrol? We're getting ready for Halloween with a special one-day-only not-so-spooky Treasure Hunt!

Will you be tricked? Or will you find the treats our ghostly pirates have hidden around Bellaboo's? There's only one way to find out! Throw on your costumes and join us for this one day only Halloween Pirate Adventure!Be sure you get your tickets for this spooktacular costume party to join in the h...

10/08/2020
Along the South Shore

Next time you see our best Natalie be sure to give her a big air-five!

She’s a rockstar deserving of all the awards and we’re so lucky to have her on our team!

We are so happy to bring you the 2020 R.O.S.E. and R.I.S.E. Awards Virtual Ceremony!

What is a R.O.S.E. Award? Many times when a guest visits a hotel, restaurant, bank, or gas station; they rarely meet the manager or owner of the establishment. It is up to the front-line employee to make the customer's visit enjoyable.

The R.O.S.E. Awards were created to recognize these "directors of first impressions" who consistently work hard to make our lives easier.

We continue to work on bringing back more programming, so now in addition to Wednesday's & Friday's Little Learning Labs...
09/25/2020

We continue to work on bringing back more programming, so now in addition to Wednesday's & Friday's Little Learning Labs we have Bonus Play Saturdays!
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Join us THIS SATURDAY for Pumpkin River Racing! Do pumpkins float or sink? Let's put the experiment to the test and race our pumpkins down the Imagination Garden River!
Bonus play days are first-come first-served as long as supplies last!

Bellaboo's is pleased to present Little Learning Labs to help expand your kiddos learning opportunities! Join us for cre...
09/14/2020
Play Patrol: Introducing Little Learning Labs

Bellaboo's is pleased to present Little Learning Labs to help expand your kiddos learning opportunities! Join us for creative movements, art, nature exploration, and scientific discovery on Wednesdays and Fridays throughout September!

Learning through play-- It's what Bellaboo's was built for and at the core of everything we do. As everyone's learning journey looks a little different this year we're pleased to introduce LITTLE LEARNING LABS to provide some playful learning fun for your day! These mini-classes are generally no lo...

08/31/2020

Ever wondered what the enhanced daily deep cleans at Bellaboo’s look like? Be curious no more, because we’re about to show you!

Cleanings like this one:

✅ Happen in EVERY ROOM, EVERY DAY during the play day. (Even more things are done after close and on weekly deep clean days!)
✅ Allow toys and surfaces to sanitize for at least 10 minutes to kill all the yuckies.
✅ Brings in a new rotation of dry toys, so that the freshly cleaned ones have time to dry themselves.
✅ Only closes the play room for around 20 minutes so you can get back to fun as soon as possible!

We hope this gives you some peace of mind, and maybe provides some helpful tips for germ-busting your home, classroom, or daycare the next time you need it!

Bellaboo’s is OPEN for play Tuesday-Friday from 10-3 and weekends from 10-4! See you soon!

Outage Update: Wednesday 8/12We are MOSTLY back online and opening as normal from 10-4 today!About 10% of our building i...
08/12/2020

Outage Update: Wednesday 8/12

We are MOSTLY back online and opening as normal from 10-4 today!

About 10% of our building is still out, including the cafe. So for ONE DAY ONLY we’re inviting you to pack a picnic to enjoy at Bellaboo’s.

Very few play areas are also impacted, along with some lights, but overall we’re set for a bright and breezy day of play indoors and out!

Final Update: We JUST lost power again. We’re chalking this one up to bad luck, and calling it for the day.Bellaboo’s is...
08/11/2020

Final Update: We JUST lost power again. We’re chalking this one up to bad luck, and calling it for the day.

Bellaboo’s is OFFICIALLY closed Tuesday, August 11, we’ll be back with an update on tomorrow as soon as we have one.

The day is finally here! Bellaboo’s is officially OPEN FOR PLAY Tuesday’s-Sunday’s from 10-4 STARTING TODAY!Here are som...
07/15/2020

The day is finally here! Bellaboo’s is officially OPEN FOR PLAY Tuesday’s-Sunday’s from 10-4 STARTING TODAY!

Here are some answers to our most commonly asked questions to help guide you as we return to play:

🧼 Cleaning and Sanitation- Thorough sanitation has ALWAYS been a top priority at bellaboo’s, and we’ve taken the last several weeks to enhance our procedures.
What you can expect: ccasional room closures for sanitation breaks.
New to the ‘Boo: clean it yourself sanitation stations in case you want to give anything a wipe before your child interacts with it.

😷 Masks- If you are able and older than 2, please plan to wear a mask. This is going to be especially important indoors and in play areas where social distancing is more difficult. If you are unable to wear a mask or face covering, please be extra diligent in keeping your distance from others.
What you can expect: staff will wear masks.

🤒 Sick- Again, something that we’ve always encouraged at Bellaboo’s is now more important than ever. If you’re sick, or have been in close contact with someone who is, please stay home.
What you can expect: staff will be screened daily before beginning their shift.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Capacity- In an effort to reduce capacity, we’ve temporarily suspended birthday parties and group trips. With those measures and based on historic attendance we believe we’ll be well below half capacity without needing to require preregistration. However, we will still monitor attendance and be sure to update if we begin to reach our capacity threshold.

‼️ New to the ‘Boo- Ball Pit and Face painting are closed indefinitely. Face paint has been replaced with a paint studio option.
Group gathering activities like children’s cooking and story time are paused until further notice.

🏴‍☠️ Is the outdoor area open? ABSOLUTELY! We’re so excited to give you literal ACRES to spread out and keep your distance. Keep in mind, you should plan to get wet outside (swimsuits optional) and the ground surfaces do get hot especially in the afternoon, so if your child will be in and out of the water shoes they can get wet are a great idea.

Reopening is going to be fluid. If state mandates change, we’ll change with them. In the meantime than you for your patience and kindness as we all get back to play together!

For more information http://www.mybellaboos.com/571/Bellaboos-COVID-19-Reopening-Information

Questions? Send us a message! Staff’s #1 focus is going to be keeping the play areas safe and clean, so reaching us digitally may be quicker than phone calls at least for a little while.

05/27/2020
The Day the Parties Stopped... I Didn't .

Did you miss our latest update? It included this special shout-out to our birthday party friends who had a different sort of celebration this year. Keep partying, keep playing, and keep staying safe and healthy. We can't wait to see you soon.

For the full update: https://cvcpl.us/EpyawFx

Address

2800 Colorado St
Lake Station, IN
46405

General information

Prices: Ages 1-100 : $8 every day Babies under 1: FREE See our website for discounts and specials available throughout the year!

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 3pm
Wednesday 10am - 3pm
Thursday 10am - 3pm
Friday 10am - 3pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

Telephone

(219) 963-2070

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Hi! Wondering if the imagination garden is opened? Looking to go next weekend 3/27/21
I love y’all to death, the place is amazing BUT can I suggest bringing back the mats for the ground in the water room? My daughter has fallen at least 3 or 4 times because of how wet it gets on the floor and she’s hurt her wrist and hit her head. Granted I’ve tried stopping her from walking or running too fast but something g to absorb the water instead of concrete. I’d hate to see her really get hurt badly! I’ve been told you guys don’t have mats anymore which is kind of odd. Thanks!
Hello, have you estimated a date for reopening yet?
Hello, any idea when you might be re opening?
Do you have any special discount days for the adults to get in with a child?
My son lost his favorite stuffy rocky at paw patrol and someone decided to take him home instead of turning it in, whoever did please return his stuffy to bellaboos it was his favorite and takes it everywhere with him
Is the outdoor area open?
Is the new outdoor area open yet?
When does the pirate ship open up for play?
Ivan Kovalenko
My grandsons loved visiting this week.
Thanks for a wonderful winter break.