Best Indoor Play Spaces for Long Island Toddlers

Preschool Age and Toddlers: Jump, Bounce, and Play at these Long Island Kid Gyms

While most indoor play places cater to a range of ages, some parents feel more comfortable when there are areas designated for younger children. At most of these locations, children ages 5 and younger are the primary focus and can play freely without being knocked down or bumped into by an older crowd.

We've rounded up a list of play spaces on Long Island that are geared toward little ones.

And for more indoor ideas, check our our Inside Activity Guide.

Bounce! Trampoline Sports — Syosset
310 Michael Drive
516-762-1300
This facility features a separate toddler area with small bounce houses. At twice-a-week Toddler Time little ones ages 2-6 can jump and play without worry. Be sure to wear or bring socks.

Cup O' Fun Cafe — Valley Stream
6 Rockaway Avenue
516-872-2600
The open-play indoor area includes a multilevel climbing unit with slides, tunnels, and miniature rock wall, a multisection block table, dress-up area, train table, baby doll house, infant area, and more. During open-play hours, the cafe is open for adults to enjoy a cup of coffee or for children to enjoy a snack break. Also available for private parties.


Imagine yourself as an astronaut at Junior Jet Club.

Junior Jet Club — Garden City
Cradle of Aviation, Charles Lindbergh Boulevard
516-572-4111
Check it out: Mommy Poppins review
This is an interactive play area for children up to age 6. Young aviators can build, explore and even settle down for a story in their book corner. The Junior Jet Club is included with museum admission or you can enjoy it minus the museum for a nominal fee per person. 

Unfortunately, this location closed unexpectedly in late June 2017.
Le Play Cafe — Bellmore

2473 B  Merrick Road
516-308-7053
Preschoolers, toddlers and infants can play in this space that offers dress-up, train tables, soft gym cubes, a climbable plastic play structure, kitchen play and more. Parents can relax on the other side of the half wall and enjoy coffee, snacks and more. Classes and parties are offered; no shoes are allowed in the play area, children must wear socks.

Liddle Bites Play Cafe — Long Beach
132 East Park Avenue
516-442-3131
Check it out: Mommy Poppins review
You'll feel like you're inside a life-sized doll house at Liddle Bites. This indoor play space offers imaginative play houses and shops. Pre-packaged snacks are available as are merchandise and gifts. In addition to daily pricing, it offers a 20-visit season pass. 


Lolli Bop has plenty of different play stations where kids of all ages can keep busy.

Lolli Bop Cafe & Play — Lawrence
398 Central Avenue
516-341-7777
This enormous play space boasts interactive and imaginative play, oversized Connect 4, a sand table, American Girl Doll vanity area, dress-up clothes station, a musical instrument section, a gigantic Lego wall, reading nook, separate baby crawl area, and more. It also offers a menu of salads, sandwiches, pizzas and more, including gluten-free options.

Once Upon a Treetop — Plainview
151 Dupont Street
516-349-1140
Check it out: Mommy Poppins review
This interactive city is designed for toddlers and preschoolers. Along the back wall is a multilevel indoor playground/climbing area for adventurous kids. Walkers and crawlers pay different prices. There is a specific area just for crawlers. No shoes are allowed; everyone must wear socks. Parties, classes, sports, and more are offered here as well. 


Sandbox is a low-key space where imaginative play takes precedence.

Sandbox Playspace — Huntington
51 Gibson Avenue
631-421-1600
This indoor play space is designed for infants to age 5. Parents will find handcrafted toys made of natural materials, including wood, silk and wool, to nourish little senses and inspire the play experience. It also offers private parties and concerts.

Tots on Track — Massapequa Park
4871 Merrick Road
516-795-5726
Bubbles and parachute play accompany each visit, as well as gym time and other imaginative play. Check its schedule for weekly open-play times. It offers drop-in events such as Princess Day, painting, and holiday-themed parties. Classes are age-specific from 3 months to 6 years.

Top photo: Little kids can dress up and play a game of gigantic Connect 4. Photos courtesy of the play spaces.

Area/Neighborhood: 
location: 
Cup O' Fun Cafe
6 Rockaway Ave.
Valley Stream , NY
Phone: 516-872-2600
40° 39' 52.5456" N, 73° 41' 53.9952" W
New York
Le Play Cafe
2465 Merrick Road
Bellmore , NY
Phone: 516-308-7053
40° 39' 44.082" N, 73° 32' 4.2468" W
New York
Tots on Track
4871 Merrick Road
Massapequa , NY
Phone: 516-795-5726
40° 40' 0.2208" N, 73° 27' 20.2428" W
New York
Once Upon a Treetop
151 Dupont St
Plainview , NY
Phone: 516-349-1140
40° 47' 50.8452" N, 73° 27' 45.7524" W
New York
Sandbox Playspace
51 Gibson Ave.
Huntington , NY
Phone: 631-421-1600
40° 52' 28.236" N, 73° 25' 27.3648" W
New York
Bounce!
310 Michael Road
11791 Syosset , NY
Phone: 516-762-1300
40° 47' 27.3732" N, 73° 30' 17.0064" W
New York
Liddle Bites Play Cafe
132 E Park Ave.
Long Beach , NY
Phone: 516-442-3131
40° 35' 17.4048" N, 73° 39' 36.0216" W
New York
Junior Jet Club
Charles Lindberg Blvd. Cradle of Aviation
Garden City , NY
Phone: 516-572-4111
40° 43' 32.88" N, 73° 35' 33.2808" W
New York
Lolli Bop Cafe & Play
398 Central Ave.
Lawrence , NY
Phone: 516-341-7777
40° 37' 9.7716" N, 73° 43' 37.0596" W
New York