Best Indoor Play Spaces for Entertaining Orange County Kids
Rain or shine, a list of indoor play spaces can be like a Golden Ticket in your pocket. On a rainy day, it can be the place to let your kids run (or jump) free and stay dry. Even on a sunny day, an indoor play space can be the answer to “What are we doing today?” If you’re in the Los Angeles area, there are plenty of indoor play spaces to choose from; but Orange County also has many play places that are fun to visit—and even worth the drive if you’re outside the area. And of course all of the indoor playgrounds below are great birthday party options, too.
Frogg’s Bounce House is a family-friendly bounce house, featuring inflatable jumpers for the kids and comfy couches and free Wifi for adults. Little ones can also join the fun in the special Toddler Gym. Unlimited monthly passes and party packages are available for birthday celebrations.
Open play Sunday – Thursday 10am – 7pm
Friday – Saturday 10am – 8pm
Walk-ins are always welcome.
(formerly My Giggle Place)
Under new ownership, this 17,000 square foot play space has eight separate activity rooms with an inflatable obstacle course, a game room, a library, a Little Builders zone, and a trampoline zone. There is also an infant area with seating for parents. Pumper Jumpers houses a café if you need to grab a sandwich, pizza, or salad between play sets. Parties include play time and even face painting or a Tae Kwon Do lesson for an additional fee.
Open play Monday - Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am – 7pm, Friday 10am – 8pm
Mission Viejo (additional locations in Arcadia, Moreno Valley, and West Covina)
Jump ‘n Jammin offers multi-level interactive structures in a huge playroom. The whole family can have fun since every activity is designed to accommodate parents and children. The spaciousness of this place offers numerous possibilities for after hour parties of all sizes. There are also locations in Arcadia and West Covina.
Open play Monday – Thursday 10am – 7pm
Friday – Saturday 10am – 8pm
Sunday 11am - 7pm
Photo courtesy of Playland Cafe
This play space and café collaboration boasts 25 learning features in its interactive learning structure, and a planned luxury café/tea lounge. The café is currently under a ‘soft opening’ with a very basic menu, but the plans are extra promising for parents needing a place to unwind. Birthday parties are popular at this facility, with elaborate decorations and fancy catering.
Open daily 10am – 6pm
Check the Playland Café Facebook page for the open play days and hours.
This 3 story play arena offers huge slides, an obstacle course and foam shooting ranges all with a bubbly ocean theme. Party packages include treasure, beach, island and even pajama party themes.
See the Seascape calendar for open play days and times.
6. Pump It Up
Pump It Up has various Orange County locations to choose from. You can make plans to play in Irvine, Anaheim Hills, Lake Forest or Huntington Beach. This inflatable jump house packs in the fun with multiple slides, attractions, rides and even features a Sensory Jump Night reserved for families on the autism spectrum. This is a prime spot for easy-peasy birthday parties, no stress necessary. Glow parties are a popular treat with disco lights and glow-in-the-dark necklaces.
Check the calendar for open play hours at your favorite location.
Photo courtesy of Pretend City Children's Museum
Pretend City is a bustling mini-metropolis full of little people pretending to be grown-ups. This adorable play land has a pretend restaurant, library, fire house, grocery store, an ATM that dispenses Pretend City money and much more. The Art Studio allows the children to create works of art to take home as a momento of their busy day. Pretend City also highlights special celebration days that coincide with holidays and educational themes. Birthday party packages are available to include party time and a day in the city.
Monday & Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – Saturday 10 am – noon and 1 pm – 4 pm
Sunday 11 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 5 pm
Don’t forget to check the calendar of events to see what’s going on each month.
Placentia (additional locations in El Segundo, Simi Valley, and Valencia)
This tropical-themed play space features custom-made inflatable jumpers and some of the tallest and longest inflatable slides around. The daily calendar also includes Toddler Time play times (ages 6 and under) to give the tiny ones some jump time too. Scooter’s Jungle is another popular birthday space offering sweat free planning for Mom and Dad. Leave the party to the arena staff and the kids will leave with happy memories.
Visit Scooter's website for open play days and times at the location of your choice.
9. Circus Trix
This ninja training ground is mostly for bigger kids, and rock walls, trampolines, and foam pits make it an excellent choice on a rainy day for extra-energetic kids. Read our full review to get a better picture of all the ways a kid can leap, swing, and fly at this Mission Hills Extreme Sports Park.
Find more ideas for indoor fun with OC and LA kids in our Indoor Activities Guide.