Play Factory at Desert Ridge

The Play Factory at Desert Ridge has had its shares of ups and downs over the years. The first (and only) time we previously visited was in 2013 and the equipment was worn and dirty, and it wasn’t a fun experience for our daughter.

But in April 2018, Play Factory came under new management again and went through a huge renovation. The result? A fabulous indoor play area that kids and adults will want to return to!

The main area has two climbing walls (at which an employee will need to assist your child – they were always happy to do so!), a huge bouncy house with a slide and an amazing climbing structure. There was also a chalk wall and some smaller toys for quieter play. Our kids happily alternated between all of these. The chalk wall was unexpected but alot of fun, even for parents.

Restrooms are also nearby, as well as drinking fountains. Really appreciated this being easy to access!

There’s a separate gated area for ages 5 and under. The variety of toys and activities are fresh and fun – our three year old enjoyed the balls and play kitchen and mini tunnels. This area is right next to the snack area, so parents can keep an eye on children in both sections.

Speaking of the snack area, we brought our own and ended up trying some of the items on the menu. Don’t expect anything fancy, but for the price, it was decent. We tried the personal pizza, taquitos, and mac n cheese – the kids declared it yummy.

Also in this open area are some arcade type games, air hockey, and a few couches. There also appeared to be a candy shop still in the set up process, so we look forward to visiting again to see what developes.

Check out our YouTube video of The Play Factory:

Hours and admission prices vary, depending on week day or weekend, with the average price being $9/child. They also have a Toddler Tuesday and Thursday price for $5. See their website for more information. They are located inside the Desert Ridge complex.

Overall, we were very happy for this renovation and think the prime location at Desert Ridge will make this a favorite place for families.

The Play Factory
21001 N Tatum Blvd #38-1335
Phoenix, AZ 85050
(480) 473-7529

Jana is a wife and mother of two children, and lives in Scottsdale with her husband, Chris. Jana grew up in Illinois and Wisconsin, and moved to Arizona in 2010. Follow on Instagram @phoenixwithkids for daily photos around Phoenix.

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