17 Best Queens Play Spaces and Indoor Playgrounds For Kids

Peek-A-Booo indoor play space has a unique ball pit with interactive games.
Peek-A-Booo indoor play space has a unique ball pit with interactive games.
1/8/24 - By Kelly O

Queens families have plenty of choices for indoor playgrounds on days when you need to get out of the apartment and it's too cold, rainy, or hot for a traditional playground. From the formerly industrial waterfront in Long Island City to locations deep in the borough, there are many family-friendly indoor play spaces in Queens.

These indoor play spaces are perfect for kids to jump, play, run, and get physical. Another great perk—most are much more affordable than Manhattan's top indoor playgrounds. Read on for our top indoor play spaces in Queens and find plenty more places to play citywide in our Guide to Indoor Play.


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Indoor playgrounds in Queens: Bounce 'N Play
Kids can take a flying leap into the ball pit at Bounce 'N Play during a session at this active indoor playground. 

Top Indoor Playgrounds in Queens for Kids

1. Bounce 'N Play – Astoria

Reservations recommended; call to book: 718-777-7529.
Visit the website for current hours.
Ages 1 and up
Opened by a local mom in spring 2014, this Queens play space has bouncy houses and giant inflatable slides in addition to standard play space attractions—playsets, a jungle gym with tubes, a rock-climbing wall, toys, and arcade games. That makes it a great choice for children of all ages. In fact, the "big playground" caters to kids up to age 13.

2. Jungle Adventure – Whitestone

Reservations recommended though a few walk-in spots are available; call to book: 917-622-1279
Visit the website for current hours.
Ages 12 and younger
This indoor playground invites little ones to jump on the trampoline and crawl, climb, slide, and wriggle through a colorful maze of play equipment.

3. Dream City – Forest Hills

Reservations required. Book online before visiting.
Visit the website for current hours.
Ages 1-6
Dream City is a 6,200-square-foot indoor play space filled with plenty of attractions for kids to climb, jump, and slide. The play space also incorporates sensory and imaginative play areas, including a wood cube pit with shovels and toy dump trucks, a ball travel machine, a costume dress-up room, and more.

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Indoor playgrounds in Queens: Kanga's Indoor Playcenter
Kanga's Indoor Playcenter offers plenty of fun for all ages.

4. Kanga’s Indoor Playcenter – Long Island City

No reservations required.
Visit its website for current hours.
Ages 1-11
This Long Island City hot spot includes a multi-level indoor playground, a merry-go-round, inflatable bouncy attractions, plastic ball pools, and a dedicated toddler play area. It also hosts birthday parties. Children are given wristbands that correspond with their guardian's ticket number for added security.

5. Peek-A-Booo – Long Island City

No reservations required.
Visit its website for current hours.
Ages 7 and under
Peek-A-Booo is an indoor play space, indoor playground, and entertainment center for children ages 7 and under. Its owner, Queens parent EJ Wang, designed the space to be safe, fun, and interactive. It offers fun climbing equipment, ball pits, interactive games, a castle-shaped jungle gym, trampoline, toys, and more.

6. Joyful Palace – Ridgewood

No reservations are required.
Visit its Facebook page for current hours.
Ages 5 and up
Made for kids who love to bounce, slide, and climb for hours, Joyful Palace doubles as an indoor playground and an arcade, where kids can score tickets and prizes. This massive, stimulating space is best for kids who can play independently.

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Indoor playgrounds in Queens: Kids Play World Kids
Kids can share a pretend meal at Kids Play World.

7. Kids Play World – Middle Village

No reservations required.
Visit its Facebook page for current hours.
Ages 1-7
This popular space brings kids on a trip around the globe. Each play area represents a different destination—from the Middle East to Europe, Asia, and the Americas. There’s a handcrafted Lego table and wall, where older ones can keep busy making different creations, as well as a climbing wall and a slide. To get to the slide, kids must pass through a glow-in-the-dark ocean-themed tunnel. Little visitors can ride around the space in toy cars, go shopping in a well-stocked supermarket, and make pretend food in an Italian pizza shop.

8. Kidz Fun Palace – Corona

No reservations required.
Visit its website for current hours.
Ages 1-12
This large indoor play space keeps kids running around all day. The indoor playground features a massive ball pit, a merry-go-round and toddler section for little ones, an obstacle course, an enclosed trampoline, and an arcade with machines for the little ones as well as for the older kids.

9. Funtopia USA – Ridgewood

No reservations required.
Visit its website for current hours.
All ages
This is a one-stop fun spot for all ages, but be warned: It's more Chuck E. Cheese's than bespoke indoor play space. If you have tweens or young teens, there are many activities here, including laser tag, bumper cars, and a video game arcade. The younger set gets a three-story indoor playground, plus a separate toddler area.

10. Kids Fun House – Ridgewood

Reservations can be booked online.
Visit its website for current hours.
Ages 6 months-12 years
Older kids can romp in the multi-level maze, swoosh down the triple slide, and even play a few arcade games. There's a separate socks-only toddler area for little ones ages 6 months to 4 years with a tree to climb through, a playhouse, and a small slide. Adults can grab a seat and a snack at the cafe.

11. Fun Galaxy – Elmhurst

No reservations required.
Visit the Instagram account for updates on hours.
Ages 1-12
If you're looking to entertain kids of different ages, this is the place to visit. Its two-level play space offers age-appropriate play for kids at different development stages, including a section for little ones, with a cushioned floor, small slides, and ride-on toys. Older visitors can slide into the ball pit or test out their building skills at the Lego wall.

RELATED: Brooklyn's Best Indoor Play Spaces and Kiddie Gyms

Indoor playgrounds in Queens: Launch Trampoline Park
The trampoline courts take center stage at Launch Trampoline Park. Photo by Ros Muggeridge

12. Launch Trampoline Park – Howard Beach

Reservations highly recommended.
Visit the website for current hours.
Ages 4 and older
This trampoline park (and much more) boasts sparkling clean attractions, super friendly staff, and lots of ways for kids of all ages to jump out their wiggles. Safety is the top priority here, with plenty of staff who discreetly keep an eye on jumpers (especially little ones) to ensure everyone is following the rules and staying safe. For an extra fee, there are a few arcade machines along with Paradox VR headsets featuring 100 virtual reality games.

13. Kids 'N Shape – Howard Beach

Reservations are required and can be booked online.
Visit the website for current hours.
Ages 5-12
Founded in 1989 by a local family, this indoor play gym includes a bouncy castle, zip line, obstacle course, basketball/soccer court, ball and foam pits, air hockey, and more. Play sessions at last for two hours.

14. Preschool Place at NYSCI – Corona

Timed-entry tickets are recommended and can be booked online in advance.
Visit the NYSCI website for current hours.
There are tons of hands-on attractions at the New York Hall of Science, one of our favorite kid-friendly museums in NYC, but the wonderful multi-sensory play area within the science museum is a highlight for young children. It's equipped with a play kitchen and a wide array of toys. Be sure to visit the Big Bubble Experiment while you're there, too.

15. Sabrina's Play Studio – Sunnyside

Reservations not required.
Visit its Facebook page for current hours.
Ages 0-9
This play space for children was opened by a local mom who ran a neighborhood daycare for 11 years. Attractions include a two-level maze, a small bounce house, and a play area with a kitchen, toys, and dress-up clothes, plus a gated baby zone for tiny tots.

16. Laser Bounce – Glendale

Reservations not required.
Visit its website for current hours.
Ages 5 and older
This sensory explosion in Glendale has a little bit of everything—old-school arcade games like air hockey, car racing, and whack-a-mole, a virtual reality attraction, laser tag, and a floor of bounce houses and obstacle courses. Because of the lights, dark areas, noise, and crowds at Laser Bounce, this indoor mini-amusement park is best for school-age kids. Planning a party: There are private party rooms for pizza and cake, exclusive use of the laser tag arena, and plenty of add-ons.

17. Kidz Klub – Jamaica

Reservations not required.
Visit its website for current hours.
Ages 1-12
This brand-new indoor playground in Queens is home to a wide variety of play areas sure to impress kids of all ages. Both mini and mega playgrounds are available, so kids little and big can romp with their own age groups. There are jungle gyms, soft-play areas, and plenty of arcade games, too.

Unless noted, photos courtesy of the play spaces

Originally published in November 2010; Diana Kim contributed additional reporting.

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