Visiting Playhouse Fairfield with Kids

Always having a blast at Playhouse Fairfield. Photo provided by Kelly Patino
Always having a blast at Playhouse Fairfield. Photo provided by Kelly Patino
2/16/24 - By Kelly Patino

Playhouse Fairfield offers an amazing indoor playground option for younger children. Recently opened in Fall 2023, Playhouse Fairfield is the hidden gem parents need for winter months, rainy days, and even those afternoons that are too hot for the playground. For a fun spot where parents can relax while little ones let out some energy, Playhouse Fairfield is worth a visit!


For more indoor places to visit, check out our guide for Top Indoor Playgrounds and Play Spaces. If you need more ideas for weather changing days, head over to read our Indoor Play and Rainy Day Activity Guide

Image of slide and ball-pit at Playhouse Fairfield Slides, bridges, and a huge ball pit for kids to enjoy! Photo provided by Kelly Patino

Is Playhouse Fairfield Worth a Visit? Absolutely!

Located on Black Rock Turnpike, between the Merritt and I-95, Playhouse Fairfield is convenient for families all over Connecticut.

With three slides, climbing options, endless balls from the ball pit, and more, Playhouse Fairfield has plenty of space for kids to explore. The ball pit is one layer so it's very easy for even an 18-month-old to walk through. The sloth's safari zoo theme is inviting with bright colors and characters for a fun kid atmosphere. My preschooler thinks Playhouse Fairfield is paradise, never wanting to leave or always asking to go back. She loves the slides most. 

Worried about germs? Playhouse Fairfield's mission is cleanliness. Balls and equipment are cleaned daily to ensure the best environment for kids. It's always clean when I visit with my kids, which is important to me as a parent. 

While kids are playing on the indoor playground, parents have several comfy seating options for nearby viewing. Tables and outlets are available too. Don't forget, complimentary hot coffee is included!

Photo of child in ball pit at Playhouse Fairfield. Pretend play is endless, like being on a boat. Photo provided by Kelly Patino

Know Before You Go - Playhouse Fairfield 

Playhouse Fairfield is best for children under 7 years old. The average age is typically 3 to 4 years old, but there are often many children around 15 months. As long as a kid can walk, he or she will have a blast. Socks must be worn at all times. No reservation is needed—just drop-in!

There's plenty of parking at the Black Rock Shopping Plaza. Parking near the gold doors (left of the Old Navy) will get you the closest. Another option is the garage located in the back of the plaza. There's an elevator for stroller access which is the left gold door.

At the entrance, Playhouse Fairfield has a designated area for all personal belongings. Two bathrooms have changing stations and potty training seats. 

Restaurants Near Playhouse Fairfield 

Playhouse Fairfield offers complimentary hot coffee to guests. Additionally, snacks and kid-friendly drinks are available to purchase at the front desk. If you are looking for a meal before or after playtime, there are many nearby options. Family-friendly restaurants like Little Pub, Riko's Pizza, and Granola Bar are amazing sit-down options. If you're looking for a sweet treat before jumping back to the car, head to Blue and Berries for a yummy variety of snacks. 

Image of child in climbing space at Playhouse Fairfield Fun and challenging climbing obstacles. Photo by Kelly Patino

Visiting Playhouse Fairfield 

Playhouse Fairfield is located on Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, CT, in the Black Rock Shopping Center.

Indoor play hours are Sunday - Saturday from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm. Admission is $16 for one child and $12 each for additional children, with unlimited time. Members options are available. Ample parking is available at Black Rock Shopping Plaza. Be sure to check their website and social media for the latest details.

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