Tired of the Cold Weather – and the indoors.

December 20, 2011

Having a 1 year old and a 3 year old, it’s practically impossible to stay indoors all winter. We’ve been trying to find some fun things to do, that aren’t outside.

We’ve found a few nearby indoor parks, and have joined some preschool play date type things for the weekdays.. but our favorite place to go is Chuck E. Cheese.


I love that I don’t have to cook – and the cheap entertainment, Dad loves to play the games, Ethan loves the space to just run around, and Andrew loves all of it.

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The cool part, is that we don’t even need to spend that much money!  I usually print off a coupon before we go – and for $20 we can spend the evening eating pizza, and playing games.  I also print off some charts periodically for Andrew so he can earn more tokens and a trip to Chuck E Cheese.


All the games and rides only require one token – so we can play for quite a long time.  When the tokens are gone, there is still the slide and climbing areas that the kids love.

Andrews Favorite things? He loves the kiddie rides – especially Clifford the Big Red Dog and the School Bus.  He’s terrified of the moving/live Chuck E. – but likes his pictures!


Ethan also loves the kiddie rides, and likes to sing and dance to the ‘wheels on the bus’ song that one of the rides sings.


It’s one of those places that we’ll be visiting often over the next several months, and years.

This winter when you’re looking for some indoor fun – find the nearest Chuck E Cheese and let the kids run and play!!

Do you Love Chuck E Cheese’s as much as we do?

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  1. Hayden LOVES going there! We haven’t taken Noah yet but this is an awesome giveaway, thanks!

  2. priscilla l says:

    Our favorite thing about going to Chuck e Cheese is playing all the games. My boys go crazy-happy! And they love the pizza too!!

  3. I am one of the few parents who loves Chuck E Cheese myself – lol! I haven’t yet taken my little ones, but think that would be a good idea while my brother and sister are on Christmas break! I’m sure they would go nuts. I’m excited – love their pizza and all the games. And beating my husband at Skeeball… 😉

  4. I’ve never been to Chuck E. Cheese. (Horrible, I know!)
    I can’t believe you could do all that for only $20!!

  5. Christina Gould says:

    My favorite thing about going to Chuck E. Cheese is watching the kids having a blast. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. i love the games and activities!

  7. My kids love the climbing tubes.
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  8. I love playing the car racing games and watching the kids have fun!

  9. My favorite thing about Chuck E. Cheese is playing Skee Ball

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  10. Patty White says:

    Playing games for tickets!!

  11. We like to play skeeball.

  12. Carla Garcia says:

    fave thing is that the kids get to burn off some energy abnd get out of my hair!

  13. Tari Lawson says:

    I like that all the games are only $.25 each.

  14. My favorite part? I think after its over and the kids are all nodding off from exhaustion – LOL

  15. I love giving my boys a place to run around and be loud and crazy!

  16. Stephanie V. says:

    whack a mole game!!!

  17. I love going to Chuckie Cheese because it is super easy to keep track of all my kiddos inside!

  18. Ron Larson says:

    Hey, the pizza isn’t bad either…

  19. Ashley Hatten says:

    our favorite thing about Chuck-E-Cheese is the pizza!!! and of course it’s indoors so when the weather isn’t great we take the kids there!

  20. Favorite thing about CeC is not having to worry about the kids. We can go, they can run around, and we just need to be ‘nearby’.

  21. My favorite thing about going to Chuck E. Cheese is watching the kids having a blast

  22. love the games

  23. twitt this

  24. pizza and prize hehe

  25. I’m still in love w/ the skeeball game. It’s hard for me to give the kids their tokens and not to just use them all myself.

  26. I like the Skeeball game best.

  27. I like putting my kids on the rides and watching them have fun.

  28. I love their pizza-yum!
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  29. the skeeball!

  30. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I love that I don’t have to cook and clean up the kitchen! 🙂

  31. Nicole Larsen says:

    Skeeball and their pizza!

  32. Shelly Peterson says:

    my favorite thing is the games and that it’s still just one token per game


  33. nicole barr says:

    I love taking my daughter there cause she has so much fun running around playing all the games and then she gets to cash in her tickets

  34. The game is my favorite.

  35. The pizza and being able to relax and let all the kids burn off some energy so they will sleep good.

  36. I love that my kids can be kids and enjoy themselves and I can relax and have fun too

  37. Sarah Hirsch says:

    playing skee ball with my kids

  38. dausyphylis says:

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  39. My favorite is playing Skee-ball.

  40. The pizza.

  41. Angela Cisco says:

    I like playing the games just as much as the kids.

  42. Susan Smith says:

    I like playing games, especially Skee Ball

  43. twitt this today

  44. My favorite part is that it tires my kiddo out! LOL

  45. The fun arcade games! 🙂

  46. My favorite is playing Skee Ball and Air Hockey.

  47. Laura Jacobson says:

    Oh we love going to play some games and just the fun atmosphere. So much going on and good food.

  48. nannypanpan says:

    i love my sons reaction
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  49. William Pope says:

    We love getting the pizza!

  50. I like the games for my grandkids

  51. i love the pizza and pinball

  52. My favorite time was taking my 3yr old cousin to chuck-E_Cheese for the first time. I have never seen a child so happy. He played for hours, and called everyone his friend.

  53. Pizza!!!

  54. I love the quarter photo booths


  55. melissa miller says:

    skee ball my favorite

  56. twitter this today

  57. Nancy Meyer says:

    Their pizza! It’s so yummy!

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  58. Janna Johnson says:

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  59. i love helping my kids get extra tickets on games 🙂

  60. We love to play skeeball:)

  61. My favorite thing is that the pizza is delicious AND my daughter can have a lot of fun there.

  62. pizza

  63. My favorite thing is playing Skeeball.

  64. Richard Morris says:

    My favorite thing is Deal or no deal b/c it’s a somewhat adult game

  65. I love to watch my boys play the games!!! They have a ball!

  66. I love the look on my kids’ faces

  67. I love that it’s afforadble and that they stamp our hands and make sure kids are safe!

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  69. talisha sturms says:

    I love chuck e cheese for everything the pizza is delicious, the games and prizes are fantastic. I have not yet taken my daughters as where we use to live a chuck e cheese wasnt close but since we have moved there is one closer and i am ready to show them how awesome chuck e cheese is.

  70. The skee ball!

  71. I love going to watch the kids but I also love playing too!!!

  72. I love watching my hubby and son play together.

  73. watching my kids play games and getting tickets to redeem for prizes

  74. crystle tellerday says:

    the games

  75. Skee-ball!! We love it!!

  76. The ball pit is the best!

  77. their games are so fun

  78. Jessica Rose says:

    Love the games!

  79. I twitt this

  80. Michelle Beggs Delgado says:

    the smile on the kids faces

  81. Lisa Baker says:

    Pizza and skeeball. Love Chuck E. Cheese!

  82. Missy Lynnh says:

    Watching my kids enjoy the games is my favorite part

  83. Ruthie Madewell says:

    I love playing the games with my kids at Chuck E Cheese!

  84. i love the crust on their pizza!

  85. I love playing the games.

  86. Gladys Parker says:

    Watching the children having so much fun! Leah could not talk yet talk but her smiles told the whole story and the other two smile, screech, scream and want to play more. We haven’t been in a long time, this would be a great treat!
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  87. i love their pizza!
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  88. Suzie Garcia says:

    I like their salad bar and that tokens are only a quarter and each thing only takes 1 token. That makes it affordable for us to to.

  89. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    Love watching the kids in the ball pit
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  90. richelle bowers says:

    favorite thing is turning the tickets in for prizes

  91. Angela Winesburg says:

    My favorite thing is the games, thanks

  92. I LOVE their BBQ chicken pizza & I love that both of my kids can find things they love to do there.

  93. i love playing skeeball

  94. Cassie Smith says:

    My favorite thing is seeing how excited the kids get when they first see Chuck!

  95. Ed Nemmers says:

    I like watching my nieces’ trepidation at the animatronics!

  96. My favorite thing is watching my kids have so much fun.

  97. The games of course!

  98. liliana standey says:

    all the fun games and the free tickets Chuck E Cheese throws to us sometimes!

  99. watching the kids be so happy… they love that place. I like salad bar.

  100. Watching my kids have a blast, although the pizza’s pretty good, too!

  101. tina reynolds says:

    my favorite thing is seeing the smile on my kids faces and here them laughing. eaglesforjack@gmail.com

  102. Jeffery Gawlikowski says:

    Our familys favorite thing about going to Chuck e Cheese is we can let the kids just go. They cant get out the door. They can do what they want.
    They have good pizza.
    I like the all u can eat salad bar.

  103. sheryl cullum says:

    We love taking the grandkids watching them climb around in the tubes playing the games and great food too.
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  104. Shane’s actually afraid of the rides but he LOVES to eat the pizza & watch the “show” when the curtain pulls back & Chuck E talks!

  105. My fave part of Chuck E Cheese’s is that both my son and I can play games together!

  106. I like that the kids can run around like crazy and it’s ok. They can have as much fun as they want and not worry about getting into trouble. Thank you!

  107. I like the fun my daughter has collecting tokens.

  108. Tiffany Hearn says:

    My favorite part is playing Skeeball with my daughters! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! My kids would love this!

  109. I haven’t been there before, but I can imagine that the games are fun 🙂

  110. I love seeing the kids get so excited.

  111. My favorite thing is seeing the joy in my sons face!

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  112. My favorite part is the photo booth, I love the photos my son & I take! So fun!

  113. Coriander Warren says:

    That it’s safe…my kids can run around and I can sit and relax (with all the noise). They cannot leave without me because the handstamps need to match. THAT IS FABULOUS!

  114. Melanie Dauterive says:

    I lov ethe pizza

  115. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I love watching the kids play and have fun!

  116. favorite thing is the salad bar!!!

  117. pizza!!! and salads!!!yummy 🙂

  118. My favorite thing about going to Chuck E Cheese is watching my daughter play on all the rides and games. She has a blast!

  119. Watching my 5 year old face light up while playing all the games

  120. we love the games

  121. I love playing all the games getting tickets for my 2 yr old and my Niece. Also my 2 yr old daughter can RUN all over and get tired out!!!!

  122. I havent took my little one yet.but he will be one in feb. And for wat i have observed the parties are the best i will have his first party at chuckee cheese..

  123. Barbara Hunt says:

    Thanks for the great contest!

  124. Jessica Anderson says:

    I love wining tickets and all of the games you can play to win them.


  125. Playing Skeeball is sooo fun!

  126. Amy DeLong says:

    skeet ball

  127. Ann Marie Walker says:

    I like the games and like that they are mostly just one token! Skeet ball is my favorite :).

  128. Beth Palacios says:

    My favorite is seeing the excitement in my kid’s eyes when we first walk in! Priceless!

  129. shirley pebbles says:

    Eating the pizza!!!

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  130. Rebecca Shockley says:

    The games!

  131. mary gardner says:

    that the kids have fun

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  132. I love watching my grandson be so excited about the rides.

  133. Nicole Thoresen says:

    I love the video games!

  134. The bicycle that peddles in the air is my favorite part of going to Chuck E Cheese.

  135. My favorite thing is playing games with the kids

  136. Their pizza is pretty good. That’s what I like.

  137. Deborah Wallin says:

    I like playing Skee Ball

  138. Skeeball!

  139. I love Check E Cheese’s because its a great family enviroment! Love it for parties or the occassional kiddie night out. I even celebrated my 16 th bday there! Love their classic pictures and their new black and white stensil pix!

  140. We like the games at Chuck E. Cheese!

  141. I don’t have a favorite thing because I’ve never been there!

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