The Big Box Review – Family Entertainment Hub – Calgary, Ab

Review of The Big Box – one of Calgary’s newest indoor play centres. All you need to know before you go. Photo and video reviews.

Panorama of the Big Box Indoor Playground

Address:  922 64th Ave NE #120
There is parking at the front and the back of the facility. There are also Big Box parking spots at the adjacent lot.

Exterior of the Big Box - Family Entertainment Hub

Gordie’s Review (9 years old) – “I liked the giant lego blocks, and the tube slide, that was fun.”
Nicky’s Review (6 years old)– “I liked the games, the building blocks and the slides”.
Robbie’s Review (3.5 years old) – “I liked the ducks and the balls” [the prizes from a couple of the arcade games]

Cost: Weekdays: (1-3 years) – $6.99, (4-14) – $12.99, (15+) – $14.99
Weekends: (1-3 years) – $9.99, (4-14) – $14.99, (14+) – $17.99.
Free for under 1 and up to two adult admissions included with 1 admission.
The also offer combo packages.

Signs pointing to the Waiver Counter and Reception

Age Range: Leisure Lagoon – 0-14 years, Additional activities all ages.
Footwear: Leisure Lagoon participants must wear grip socks. Grip/trampoline socks from other facilities are accepted. Socks available for purchase.

Interior of the Big Box

Safety Features/Concerns: Families receive bracelets for access to the leisure lagoon play area and hand stamps with matching numbers just inside the door. Numbers are checked by staff at the gate on exit.

Seating area near the concession

Play Area Features: Indoor Playground, Inflatable Space
Additional Cost features – Virtual Reality, Aerial Rope Course, Arcade, Happy Bumper

Birthday party area

Additional Services: Birthday parties.
Food Services: concession with pizza, snack and beverages.

Concession at the Big Box


  • You must fill out a waiver before entering the Leisure Lagoon (you can now do this online before you get there)
  • Grip socks are required
  • Bring a water bottle – there is a fountain but it is outside of the Leisure Lagoon space
  • There are cubbies and lockers for your belongings
  • If you have multiple younger children, you will probably find it difficult to keep visual track of them at all times
Panorama of the Big Box's Leisure lagoon

Video Review:

Leisure Lagoon

seating, cubbies and lockers at the entrance to the leisure lagoon

Inflatable Play Area

Outside of the inflatable play area

The inflatable area is huge,

Outside of the toddler area of the inflatable play area

with features for little kids,

inside of the toddler area - inflatable play area

and for big kids.

Inflatable play area - ninja course

Much of it is set up like a ninja course.

inflatable play area at the big box

With obstacles to jump off, climb over and jump across.

Slide and climbing area in the inflatable area
Big balancing balls at the inflatable play area

Building Area

One of the most unusual features was actually a building area. There are both larger and smaller bricks where kids can build and create with loose parts.

All my kids loved this spot.

Giant Lego building area

This is also where you can find bathrooms.

View of the bathroom at the back of the leisure lagoon

Toddler Area

Wide view of the play area

The toddler area is an enclosed area filled with balls, little play house and a beehive climbing structure.

Toddler area ball pit at the Big Box

The second component is this little behive climber. It seemed pretty popular with the really little kids and the set up generally kept big kids out.

Toddler climber at the Big Box

Since these photos were taken, the bee hive climber has been moved inside the toddler play area.

Current toddler play area
Central area of the Leisure Lagoon at the big box

The Indoor Playground

Wide angle view of the leisure lagoon

The climber is on the opposite side from the inflatable area and is also quite large.

Tube slide

There are tons of climbing features, lots of standard slides and tunnels as well as some really interesting features.

slides at the Big Box

My kids really enjoyed the ball blaster area,

Ball blasters at the Big Box

even though the balls really just go to the central area.

kids at the ball blaster area at the big box

The centerpiece is a net climber that kids can climb up inside with a ball area underneath. It is a really neat feature, however if you are looking for your kids don’t forget to check inside as it does not have good visibility.

Net climber with wide slide and ball pit
child peaking out of the net climber

Off to one side is a wide slide area that dumps into the ball pit and is really popular with preschoolers.

Kids climbing up the wide slide at the Big Box

The tall triple slide dumped into this area as well.

Triple slide into the ball pit at the Big Box

One of the coolest slides was this tube slide.

It must have been fun because hauling the tubes up the stairs seemed like a lot of effort.

Tube slide

The climbing ramp was also pretty cool. You try to run as high up the ramp as you can and then slide down.

Climbing ramp at the Big Box
view of the triple slide and twisty slide

Other Big Box Features

The other features can all be accessed without paying for admission to the leisure lagoon and are not included in the leisure lagoon admission price.


The arcade has a mix of redemption and arcade games, a couple of toddler ride/games and claw games where you are guaranteed to win.

Arcade at the Big Box

On-The-Fly – Indoor Aerial rope course

The indoor aerial rope course is aimed at teenagers and young adults – recommended for 10+. Kids 7-12 must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum height requirement of 55″ tall and must wear closed toe shoes.

Indoor Aerial Rope Course - at the Big Box

On our return visit, only my oldest (10) was tall enough for the rope course. He enjoyed it, but thought it would have been more fun with a friend.

Child climbing around the Indoor Aerial Rope Course - at the Big Box

You get strapped into a harness, (like a climbing harness) and can stay up on the aerial rope course as long as you like. But when you get off, your turn is over.

Indoor Aerial Rope Course - at the Big Box

Virtual Box

Virtual reality gaming- three kinds of VR equipment to choose from that cater to different age groups.

Virtual reality gaming

We haven’t tried any of the VR equipment yet but my kids really want to.

Virtual Rabbios

Happy Bumper Cars

Electric bumper cars – when we were there they had 4 cars operating at one time. Must be 5 years old to drive alone. Kids 3- 7 years can drive with an adult.

Happy Bumper Cars at the Big Box

We tried these on our last visit, we had a 4 year old, two 5 year olds, two 7 year olds and an 8 year old and nearly all of them said it was the best part of their visit.

The 4 year old did have to ride with an adult and my just turned 5 year old had a little trouble getting used to the controls at first, so that is something to keep in mind when planning your visit.

Kids in the Happy Bumper Cars at the Big Box with the Leisure Lagoon in the background

My kids all had a great time at The Big Box and can’t wait to go back. The facility can easily cater to a wide variety of ages from really little kids to big kids and entertainment for hours.

The Big Box Pinterest Graphic-

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11 thoughts on “The Big Box Review – Family Entertainment Hub – Calgary, Ab”

  1. I booked my daughters birthday party in here, they show in the website a beautiful party room, with lots of space to decorate closed space with a table an pillows around, super comfy. When I came I found just a table with stools, open space, no walls no room for decoratione. I talked with the manager and he said just “sorry “ I am not in charge of the pictures on the web site, this is the way it is. It’s misleading publicity, when I booked they never tell it’s not what they are showing in the website. WhereI can complain about this fake publicity????

  2. Do you guys have “birthday party packages”? about 10 to 20 kids. I mean about (1) price (2) Reserved area for party (3) party time limitation (4) Provide any drinks and snacks, or do not provide any food. (5) what is allowed to bring from outside?

    I guess these are major question among lots of customers. Please let me know about it.

  3. This family entertainment hub is terrific, and you should visit this place with your family more often. If you’re having troubles coming here with your family, then you should let me know. I’ll make some arrangements for you.


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