Staten Island Play Spaces: 8 Spots for Drop-in Fun

Kids never run out of ways to play at Kids N' Shape.
Kids never run out of ways to play at Kids N' Shape.
1/30/20 - By Katie Nave

NYC parents know you've got to have a go-to indoor play space. Brooklyn and Queens have tons of indoor play options, and Manhattan isn't far behind, but Staten Island is also well-stocked with indoor play spaces, too. If you can’t face another freezing day at the playground and rue being stuck inside, gather some socks and your overjoyed children, and plan a visit to one of these Staten Island play spaces to jump, climb, slide, and bounce out all their energy.

Whether you have to hop on the ferry or you already reside on the Island, these spots are sure to please families looking for a change of scenery. Visit our Indoor Play Spaces Guide for more fun places to play.

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Host a glow-in-the-dark birthday party at Boom Kidz.


Boom Kidz — Richmond Valley

4878 Arthur Kill Road
Drop-in play: Hours vary; visit the website for current schedule
This newly constructed, 3,000-square-foot, play space with a three-tier playground impresses kiddos of all ages. The space also features Lego stations, Xbox One stations, a foam ball shooter area, sensory activities for toddlers, and a disco room, plus a private party room for hosting customized birthday parties.

Chelsea Playground — Chelsea

400 Chelsea Road
Drop-in play: Monday-Thursday, 10am-6pm; Friday-Saturday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 11am-7pm
Ages 1-9
This indoor playground features a climbing wall, a pint-sized town with a schoolhouse, fire station, and even a '50s diner. For more raucous play, there's also an indoor jungle gym with plenty of places to climb, slide, and scamper. There's even a concession area for when the little ones work up an appetite.

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Fly into a foam cube pit at Fly High.

Fly High Trampoline Park — Chelsea

501 Industry Road
Drop-in play: Wednesday-Thursday, 3-7pm; Friday, 4-9pm; Saturday, 11am-10pm; Sunday, 11am-7pm
All-ages, but children under age 5 are discouraged from jumping on the weekends when the facility is crowded with big kids
Families can experience the weightlessness of bouncing, flipping, and landing in a foam cube pit at this indoor trampoline park. Special "Fly High" socks are required to jump and are sold at the facility. Storage lockers are available for rent if you'd like to join in on the fun. Walk-ins are welcome, but buying tickets in advance on weekends or holidays is encouraged.

Fun Station USA is an arcade and family entertainment center that offers a full-service entertainment extravaganza under one roof.

Fun Station USA — Travis

3555 Victory Boulevard
Drop-in play: Monday-Thursday, 10am-11pm; Friday-Saturday, 10am-12am; Sunday, 10am-10pm
Ages 2-12
This action-packed kiddie fun park features an arcade, toddler and kid rides, bumper cars, a batting cage, laser tag, and more. Walk-ins are welcome for open play daily, but check the website for deals, including a teen-friendly Friday night special, which includes unlimited rides and laser tag for $24.95.

Kiddie Wonderland Party Center — Dongan Hills

298 Naughton Avenue
Drop-in play: Hours vary; visit the website for the current schedule.
Ages 1-7
This themed children's entertainment center offers open play, parties, interactive classes, and special events. The center's jungle gym and soft play unit were custom made to fit the space and feature a castle theme, dragon head look-out and wonderland tower to climb. Toddler classes here are multilingual and enable children to learn words in several different languages. It also hosts special events celebrating holidays around the globe. Pay-as-you-go classes are affordable at $15 per visit.

Kids N' Shape offers physical activities for kids up to 12 years old.

Kids N' Shape — Tottenville

153 Main Street 
Drop-in play: Hours vary; visit the website for the current schedule.
Ages 1-12
This recreation spot offers plenty of room to roam and run. You'll find balls to bounce and castles to bounce on, plus there's a zip line, wheeled toys, a basketball court, obstacle course, foam pits, and more fun.

Kidz Rock — Rossville

8 Johnson Street
Drop-in play: Monday-Thursday, 10am-6pm; Friday-Saturday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 10am-6pm
Ages 1-9
Kidz Rock features 5,000 square feet of space for kids to romp. The play space includes a multilevel jungle gym, interactive floor games, a tiny village, arcade games, and a rock-climbing wall.

RELATED: The Top 15 Indoor Playspaces in NYC

Kids of all abilities play and grow together at We Rock the Spectrum.

We Rock the Spectrum — Charleston

639 Veterans Road West
Drop-in play: Monday-Friday, 10am-7pm; visit its Facebook page for weekend hours.
Ages 3-10
The indoor sensory gym is a local franchise of a much larger chain founded to provide a place for children of all abilities to play and grow together. The space offers a full inclusion program with sensory-based equipment, a zip line, and a trampoline. There is also an arts and crafts section. Memberships are available, and it can be booked for your child's next birthday party.

Find more fun places to play in our Indoor Fun Guide.

All photos courtesy of the venues. Originally published in March 2019