Indoor Play Spaces in Connecticut Open Now
When chilly weather keeps kids inside in Connecticut, they don't necessarily need to stay home. Many indoor play spaces have reopened under state guidelines and will keep little ones climbing, bouncing, jumping, and giggling on cold or wet days. For 2021, facilities have implemented enhanced cleaning procedures, social distancing protocols, and advance registration requirements, ensuring not only a fun day trip but increased safety.
Look to our Connecticut Winter Fun Guide for more cabin fever cures, from snow tubing outings to dozens of outdoor winter activities to keep kids busy at home.
2021 note: Note that all facilities require guests to wear masks. While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always maintaining appropriate distance, too. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the see all locations in this article or “nearby” search feature on our event calendar to find something else to do.
Indoor Play Spaces in Fairfield County Open Now
Skyzone Trampoline Park—Norwalk
Kids will enjoy conquering the Ninja Warrior Course and exploring the free-climb area, trapeze, warped climbing wall, foam pit, and skyline. There are open jump times and "glow" jump times to sign up for in advance. A private play experience (reservation required) is available for up to 10 guests.
Kidz Klub—Milford, Danbury, and Trumbull
Kidz Klub is a fun, brightly lit, and super-cushioned play and climbing area, featuring slides, ball pit, mini-trampoline, obstacle course, and more. There's even an area for the littlest climbers and players. Kids ages 1 to 10 are welcome to play, but bring a pair of socks. Up to two adults are free with each child. Temperature screenings and face masks are required for all guests.
Climb, jump, and soar through the air at one of the ultimate trampoline parks in Fairfield County. Join a game of dodgeball or practice somersaults at the indoor Trumbull facility. It's closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Chelsea Piers CT—Stamford
Massive yet easily navigable, Chelsea Piers CT is all about active playtime with its two indoor ice skating rinks, an adventure center, indoor water slides, a pool, batting cages, tennis, soccer, and basketball courts. Bring the kids to the Adventure Center where they can exhaust themselves jumping from square to square in their wall-to-wall trampoline room, and then by climbing the rock climbing wall or slide down the numerous slides into their indoor splash zone pool. If you still have energy, take them to the batting cages afterwards to practice their swing. Ice skating and swimming required advanced reservations.
Ropes Course. Photo courtesy of Urban Air Trampoline Park
Indoor Play Spaces in New Haven County Open Now
IT Adventure Ropes Course—New Haven
Zip, jump, and climb at the largest indoor rope course in the world. Some of the top-rated experiences include the liquid firework show (water show), double catwalk, crisscross angled rope ladders, zig-zag swinging beams, cargo nets, and suspense bridges. Open seven days a week, the facility is operating at reduced capacity and all experiences are available by reservation only. Social distancing protocols are in effect and masks are mandated for all users and guests.
Whippersnappers Play Gym—Cheshire
Unlike many indoor play spaces, this one isn't full of inflatables. There is, quite literally, an indoor playground with slides and wooden climbing structures. The gym offers classes as well as open play times . Check their website for schedule and pricing. Adults and staff must wear masks, and only one adult is may accompany each child. At this time, unregistered siblings or additional observers are now allowed.
Bounce Town USA—Milford
This place boasts the title of largest indoor inflatable adventure zone and arcade. No reservations are required for open bounce time (available seven days a week, beginning at noon or 11am on weekends), but be sure your kids wear socks. Masks required.
Urban Air Trampoline Park—Orange
There's a lot to do at this trampoline park beyond bouncing. Have a spin on their go-karts, the sky-rider zip-line, virtual reality experience, ropes course, and go bowling too. If that's not enough, check out the variety of trampoline experiences, including the foam pit, the battle beam and the tubes course. You may also stop by the cafe for a slice of pizza (touchless ordering and food service is available). There is a special area for kids ages 7 and under with wall-to-wall trampolines so that younger ones can bounce around without worrying about bumping into adults. Expect temperature screenings, enforced social distancing, and reduced capacity.
There's plenty of space to social distance at Central Rock. Photo courtesy of Central Rock Gym
Indoor Play Spaces in Hartford County Open Now
Central Rock Gym—Glastonbury
The walls here reach 40 feet in height and CRG offers daily beginner classes that introduce climbers to basic technique and cover topics such as proper use of holds, correct footwork, and effective warm-ups. The facility offers a variety of programs and classes for member and non-member kids, including team climbing and camps that emphasize problem-solving and team-building initiatives. In response to the pandemic, the gym has increased air flow throughout the facility, made free liquid chalk available for guests, and rearranged stations to optimize social distance. Face coverings are required.
Romp n' Roll—Wethersfield
The bright and colorful gym for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers offers little ones a safe space to run around, jump, swing, slide, and play. Enjoy open playtime or Kids Night Out. Expect reduced class sizes and temperature checks. Reservations are required.