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MOM'S LITTLE BLACK BOOK | Flying High Sports & Rec Center


Where to begin with all the fun to be had at Flying High Sports & Rec Center? A facility truly meant for all ages to have fun bouncing, flipping, climbing, racing, or hosting a fundraiser. On the surface it looks like every other gymnastic facility, but with a location in Countryside and another in Hickory Hills, the possibilities are endless for toddlers through adults. For someone like me who still thinks she is a high school gymnast, I can still pretend to strut my stuff on the trampoline or gymnastics equipment during an Adult Only Open Gym or showoff with my kids during the All Ages Open Gym held weekly at each location.

If you are a bit intimated by rope climbing and inflatable obstacle courses, no problem, send the kids in and watch from the viewing room while enjoying the free Wi-Fi and a soda from the Cosmic Cafe. Worried about your little ones being trampled by flying forty-year-old-moms? No problem, come to Little Tykes Time every Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Countryside location. But here’s what makes this place a big score for all parents – Pizza Fun Nights for $15/kid when you register online, allows you to drop off your child (ages 5 and up) one Friday a month from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. to enjoy inflatables, open gym, games, pizza, and lemonade, while you enjoy a much needed date night, girls night out, or simply a break from the kids!

The added bonus is a Pizza FUNdraiser night. If you are tired of selling wrapping paper and candy for fundraisers, for the same $15/kid you can book a Pizza FUNdraiser Night and $7/kid goes back to your organization – AND you still drop the kids off and enjoy a quiet night out!


State-of-the-art facility offering Gymnastics, Cheerleading, Martial Arts and Dance, as well as Birthday Parties, Open Gyms, and Special Events.

Flying High Sports & Rec Center

5400 East Avenue, Countryside and 7711 W. 99th Street, Hickory Hills


Hours: Classes, Open Gyms, Little Tykes Time, and Special Events vary by day/time

Prices: Little Tykes Time $5; Inflatable All Ages Open Gym $10 non-member; Pizza Fun Nights $15 advanced registration, non-member; Pizza FUNdraiser Nights $15 advanced registration, non-member; Adult Open Gym $8/adult.

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