Up A Creek: Hampton Cove’s Indoor Adventure Destination

EDITOR’S NOTE: We had heard about Hampton Cove’s indoor play area, Up A Creek Adventures, and sent RCM writer, Melika, to take her crew over to investigate. Be sure to read more Rocket City Mom Reviews of local attractions, playgrounds, and events before you take your family out for a treat!


Location: 5575 Highway 431 South, Brownsboro, AL
Phone: 256-270-8570
Website: www.upacreekadventures.com
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday walk-in play $7 from 10:00 AM – Noon.
Saturday open play 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM $9.50 for first child, siblings $6.
Various birthday party packages range from $235-$435.

What was your kids’ favorite features at Up A Creek?
My son and his friends (mainly second grade boys) love the climbing wall challenge and the snow board simulator (surf board in summer months). There is a playhouse with a slide that the kids also enjoyed. Air hockey and Foosball is also a huge hit with boys and girls alike. A separate area is available for toddlers and younger kids to keep them safe from the older ones. The younger kids really have fun in the bounce houses – one is a bus and the other has a forest theme.

Kids of all ages will love it!
Kids of all ages will love it!

Is the facility clean and well-maintained?
The play area is very clean. Kids must bring socks to play and shoes are not allowed on the equipment. Food is only allowed in the Creekside Cafe area. There are three bottles of Germex (magic soap) located for the staff and customers to use. The staff tells me the bathrooms are cleaned two to three times daily or more often if needed. Of course the playland equipment is new, so there is not much wear and tear and it is well maintained.

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Can you bring in outside food or are snacks available to purchase?
No outside food or drinks are allowed, but the Creekside Cafe has snacks, drinks and ice cream available for purchase ranging in price from .25 to $3.00. There’s also iced coffee for parents! Five high chairs are also available for use.

What else should you bring with you?
Make sure your kids have socks if you come to play. Also a camera is a great idea to capture memories.

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Would you visit again?
I would definitely recommend Up A Creek to parents and plan on visiting again. For me a huge draw is the Wifi option, this allows me to work while my kiddos are entertained.

I also look forward to trying Kids Night Out, with the movie theater and so many restaurant choices just over the mountain, it can help make Date Night possible! Kids Only Nights are bi-weekly Friday evenings from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM; they are $22 for first child, $15 for each additional sibling and includes games, prizes, pizza and a movie.

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Other Notes:
If you are in the GSES or Hampton Cove School district you should check out their private after school adventures. I think GSES is full, but Hampton Cove has a few more options for after school care. The kids get picked up in a van from the school and are given a snack upon arrival at Up a Creek. The counselors are available to assist with homework (mandatory 45 minutes) and then your kids are off for an afternoon of fun. This service is available from 2:30 until 6:00pm. Check their Facebook Page and website for updates and special events.