Winter, spring, summer or fall, it’s always a good season to play! No matter what the weather looks like outdoors, indoor playspaces are perfect for keeping little ones entertained, and exercised. Here’s a list of great spots you can visit with your kiddos, even when the climate’s not working in your favor.
NEST - Center City and Chestnut Hill
This children’s enrichment center, ideal for newborn babies to 7 year olds, was founded by three couples looking to keep their kids entertained in the city. It offers a nature themed indoor playground with a tree house, costumes, a toy market, building blocks and a pre walker area. This is a one stop shop for everything from art and music classes, to haircuts, birthday parties, and more. There’s even a snack cafe where parents can sip on coffee and watch their children play. They also offer a monthly membership that includes discounted parking, unlimited access to the play space and free coffee and wifi.
My Gym - Springfield
Kids will learn that exercising is fun with ninja training, gymnastics, and karate classes sure to keep them on their toes. You can pay a lifetime membership fee and enroll in a wide variety of classes. They also offer punch passes, so you can drop in and play. The first class is always free.
Kids At Play - Philadelphia
A child’s main job is to play and learn, and that’s just what they’ll do at this indoor, multi-sensory playground appropriate for toddlers to 12 year olds. A zip-line, roller coaster car and ball pit are just some of the fun attractions your kids will enjoy. They also offer classes, and you can book a space for birthday parties as well. Pre-crawlers are free with a paid admission, and adults are free with a paying child.
PlayArts - Philadelphia
Arts and play come together in this 4,500 square foot facility in Fishtown ideal for infants, toddlers, and older kids. Dance, music, theater, and art classes are offered, and parents can pay an annual or quarterly membership to enjoy more perks.
Lulu’s Casita- Ardmore
This playspace was opened 4 years ago by a Paraguayan couple. It’s a fun place for kids 0-5 years old to play and explore. They have a cafe, so parents can have a cup of joe while watching their youngsters playing in a relaxed atmosphere. They also have bilingual story time for those who want to practice their Spanish.
We Rock the Spectrum- Northeast Philadelphia
1-12 year olds will enjoy this 3,300 square foot playspace that includes trampolines, a zip line, a rock wall, and an imaginary play area. You can pay for 2 hours of play or for an all-day pass.
Philly InMovement - Philadelphia
This space provides gymnastics and movement education classes, but also has an open gym option for 10 month old - school aged children.
Oasis Family Fun Center - Glen Mills
There’s a soft playground area with obstacles and tunnels that will entertain kids up to 12 years old. There’s also a soft ball arena with over 5,000 soft foam balls to play with, as well as jumpshot trampoline basketball.
Giggleberry Fair- Peddler’s Village
Kids will have a blast in Giggleberry Mountain, a large indoor obstacle course that is sure to keep them entertained. There’s also a game room and a children’s discovery area for those 6 and under.
Chatter Splatter - Conshohocken
This is a pay and play playgroup, so kids will make new friends and parents can also socialize as they watch over their kids. Every child gets a juice, fruit and cookies, and adults get free coffee.
The Little Pod- North Wales
Children can play, climb, explore, and learn through interactive play.You can also reserve for birthday parties.
Splash Lab Arts- East Falls
This is an awesome place to let the kids get messy and not have to clean up the wreckage! Splash Lab has open play hours daily from 9 AM - 1 PM. Kids will love painting on the walls and building on the LEGO wall.