Top Indoor Play Spaces Near Fairfield County, Connecticut
Is your house bursting with pent-up energy as winter drags on? Not a problem! Pack up the kids, round up a few friends, and head to one of these colorful, safe, and exciting indoor play places in Fairfield County.
Whether you're looking for a traditional indoor playground or something more specialized, like a trampoline park or climbing gym, there are many indoor play places and family fun centers offering interesting programs and well-trained, kid-friendly staff. For even more indoor fun, check out our Connecticut Indoor Play Guide.
Skyzone Trampoline Park - Norwalk
So much to do! Kids of all ages will love this place for its Ninja Warrior Course, free-climb area, trapeze, warped climbing wall, foam put, skyline, and so much more. Toddler Time is Thursdays and Friday mornings.
Kidz Klub - multiple locations
Located in Milford, Danbury, Trumbull Kidz Klub is a fun, brightly lit and super-cushioned play and climbing area, group games, slides, ball pit, mini-trampoline, obstacle course, and more. There's even an area for the littlest climbers and players. Kids ages one to 10 are welcome to play but bring a pair of socks. Up to two adults free with each child.
Chelsea Piers' batting cages will help get your Spring swing ready. Photo courtesy of Chelsea Piers CT
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. You can 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. You can then 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.
Ole - Fairfield, Monroe
The incredibly clean indoor jungle gym offered at both Ole locations is perfect for even your little toddlers to explore with a trampoline, bridges, obstacles, a climbing tower,and slides.
Rockin' Jump - Trumbull
Climb, jump and soar through the air at one of the ultimate trampoline parks in Fairfield County. Join a game of dodge-ball or practice your somersaults at the indoor Trumbull facility. Rockin' Tots is held on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 8 to 10am for kids six and younger. Or, bring the whole crew to family night on Saturday nights from 8 to 10 pm. Everyone will enjoy an ice cream sundae after an evening of bouncing.
Monster Mini Golf - Bethel/Danbury
Your kids will light up when they enter this glow-in-the-dark, monster-themed indoor mini-golf and laser tag emporium. Join the kids and battle in the laser tag mazes, or enjoy a round on the spooky links. The arcade is just the right size, too, for not losing the little ones. Dig the lazer maze, the arcade, and of course the ropes course. Open every day of the week, Sundays till 8.
Gymnastic Spectrum - Danbury
Gymnastic Spectrum in Danbury offers a weekly structured playtime called Preschool Open Play in a truly inspiring and invigorating environment built from bright gym mats, friendly, soft equipment, comfortably wide balance beams, trampolines, rings and bars, a safe, traverse climbing wall, and a giant tumbling pit filled to the brim with colorful foam blocks waiting for kids to dive in. Parents can watch from a comfortable sitting area. Kids Time action includes bounce time on inflatables, quiet movie time, snacks, and pizza. Check out their Ninja League too.
Kids climb the walls in Danbury. Photo courtesy of Gymnastic Spectrum
Pump It Up - Norwalk
Ocean Playplace, Maritime Aquarium - Norwalk
While it is not the main attraction of the wonderful Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, their cozy, well-cushioned little Ocean Playplace offers hours of fun for little preschoolers. This blue-and-green corner of the busy aquarium is neatly tucked away. The simple, no-fuss play area has reconfigurable cushioned panels that can be stacked and arranged for crawling, climbing, sliding or just simply huddling. Should they grow bored in their peaceful play corner, the youngsters can join older siblings and parents in exploring the many exhibits of the aquarium.
My Three Sons Family Fun Center - Norwalk
Newly renovated with bounce houses, laser tag, arcades and more, My Three Sons is a super-hot birthday spot. But no reservations are needed to enjoy a few hours bouncing and burning off steam. Check the website for hours and daily deals. It's open daily.
Who isn't excited and exhilarated by a giant foam pit? Photo courtesy of Tumble Jumble
Tumble Jungle - Norwalk
With mats, inflatables, and plenty of space to run around, your younger kids will enjoy some time at Tumble Jungle in Norwalk. In addition to scheduled classes for which you can register, they also offer several of their drop-in “Monkey Time” sessions. Utilize their Parents Night Out the last Friday night of every month.
Sono Field House - South Norwalk
Visit Sono Field House to try your hand at rock climbing. The walls are dotted with hundreds of 'holds'; little objects of various sizes and shapes that climbers grab and step onto to scale the walls, just like Spiderman. Children of all ages try and enjoy wall climbing. While some routes may be too challenging for younger children, there are plenty of appropriate wall routes. Staff members are there to advise and assist with the ropes.
Sports Center of CT - Shelton
Under one roof, you will find the world’s only double-decker ice skating facility with the added bonus of an arcade, batting cages, bowling, and laser tag. For those less inclined to sports, there is a full-service arcade and an arts and crafts studio. It is literally impossible to be bored at this place. Check their website for a full description of schedules and pricing.
Flight Fit N Fun - Stratford
More than just a trampoline park, Flight Fit N Fun (formerly named Jump Off) offers a fantastic play area that caters to preschoolers and toddlers with an expansive multi-level play-scape and to older kiddos with an impressive battle beam and dodge ball, video arcade and foam pit. Flight Fit N Fun takes your average bounce park to the next level with a huge three-level playground perfect for littles, extreme dodge-ball, a basketball dunk, and more. Drop the teens here for teen night, too.
Yanity Gymnasium - Ridgefield
Pre-schoolers are welcome at open gym time in the Yanity Gymnasium. No supervision is provided; this is an open space for parents and kids to enjoy together. Call ahead as they will occasionally be closed for a birthday party or other private event. The gym is part of the town of Ridgefield's recreation department, though you do not need to be a Ridgefield resident to use it.
.Originally published August 9, 2011