NYC Indoor Play Spaces, Sports Centers & Fun Zones
Too cold, rainy or hot to play outside? Don't sweat it. Our Indoor Activity Guide is jam-packed with ideas for where to go and what to do when the weather outside is frightful. You'll find loads of free places to play, storytimes all over the city and drop-in play spaces. Rainy days might just become your favorite days with all of these options. Also check our Museum Guide, which has reviews of current exhibits, tips for families visiting NYC's cultural institutions and more. And our WeeWork Activities Guide which has loads of ideas for things to do at home like crafts, indoor games and recipes kids can help with.
Search indoor play spots by neighborhood in our local business directory.
Free Indoor Play
Drop-In Indoor Fun
Indoor Sports and Play Gyms
Storytimes, Movies & Crafts
Indoor Day Trip Destinations
Mad Libs Live!, a zany family musical inspired by the popular fill-in-the-blank word game, opened in early November at Manhattan’s New World Stages.For the uninitiated, Mad Libs is a classic game invented in... read more
Finding a non-membership, drop-in play spot for your toddler or preschooler in your neighborhood is like gold to New York City parents—almost as good as scoring a deal on rent. Because when it gets too cold for the city's... read more
The charm and appeal of the new Peanuts movie spans generations, from the moms and dads who grew up reading the comics to the youngest who've only seen the TV specials. Sweet and entertaining, The Peanuts Movie (G) can be a great film for the whole family to see together—but does it... read more
There are few sights more satisfying than a quietly coloring, fully focused child. Entering the four-story Crayola Experience in Easton, Pennsylvania, does not exactly replicate that peaceful scenario, but there’s no doubt that it’s a kid doodler’s paradise.
Part creators’ studio, part... read more