Best Indoor Play Spaces and Indoor Playgrounds near Philadelphia

Ride the carousel at the Please Touch Museum. Photo by the author
Ride the carousel at the Please Touch Museum. Photo by the author

When the temperatures outside keep active children inside, it's best to have a list of the best indoor activities for kids. To that end, we've compiled the best indoor playgrounds near Philadelphia and spots with indoor play spaces near Philly for kids to let off steam. From the most energetic trampoline parks to the calming nooks of Montessori-style hang-outs, Philly's got something for your family.

Need more ideas for great times indoors? Be sure and check out Free Indoor Play Spaces for Philly Kids and our Indoor Play Spaces & Fun Zones Guide.

Best Indoor Play Spaces in Philadelphia

Beehive at Bok—East Passyunk

This hip play space designed for kids 7 and under reflects the iconic BOK building's creative small businesses and makers. 

InMovement—Queen Village, Bella Vista, NoLibs

Kids will love tumbling in the open play sessions or classes at this hot spot for gymnastics. Classes start at 16-months old and run all the way through adulthood.

Kids at Play—Philadelphia 

Roller coaster cars, a sensory room, ball pits, and a zipline are just some Kids at Play highlights. Best for toddlers through twelve-year-olds.

Kith and Kin—Brewerytown 

Kids will love the playhouse and scarf launcher in this gathering spot, while grown-ups will love its cool, calm vibe.  The space was designed especially with kids ages zero through five in mind.

Nest—Center City

After more than a decade, Nest's sought-after play space has become a favorite among Philly parents of kids ages zero through six.

PlayArts—Fishtown

This artsy Montessori-style space is as beautiful to look at as it is fun to play in. The play space is designed for infants through age six, but classes are offered up through age twelve.  

Please Touch Museum—Fairmount Park

Ride the carousel or go down Alice's rabbit hole at Philly's premier children's museum. Best for kids ages 6-months through age eight.

Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse—Fairmount Park

Beloved and historic, Smith's newly renovated (and free!) playhouse now includes a brand new rotating interactive place space on the second floor. Recommended for ages ten and under.

We Rock the Spectrum—Northeast Philly

This kids' gym with an inclusive philosophy features sensory equipment designed for kids with sensory processing disorders.  Kids of all ages and abilities will love the zip lines, crash pads, trampolines, and more in this welcoming environment. 

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Arnold's Family Fun Center—Oaks

Go-carts, ropes courses, laser tag, bowling, mini-golf, and more make Arnold's a one-stop fun shop for kids ages four and up.

Chatter Splatter—Norristown

Ball pits, play kitchens, and pretend gardens will keep kids entertained at this indoor playground all day. Best for ages seven months through seven years.

The Factory at Reach—Bridgeport

The ninja area at this self-proclaimed ninja warrior facility is the perfect place to let off some steam. Kids' programming starts at age three.

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iFLY Best Indoor Play Spaces Near Philly
Kids get the simulated experience of jumping out of a plane at iFLY. Photo courtesy of iFLY

iFLY—King of Prussia

Kids three and up can realize their soaring superhero dreams at this indoor skydiving facility.

King of Prussia Mall—King of Prussia

Need to run errands? Get tasks crossed off of your to-do list and take a break in one of two play areas. Located on the upper level of The Plaza, the space features foam shapes, tunnels, and slides. In addition, there’s a second play area on the lower level of The Court. 

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LEGOLAND Discovery Center Best Indoor Play Spaces Near Philly
Race your LEGO creation down the track at LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Photo courtesy of the center

LEGOLAND Discovery Center—Plymouth Meeting

An interactive LEGO world, indoor playground, and even a theme park ride make this every kid's play paradise. Best for kids ages two and up.

The Little Pod—North Wales

Part indoor gym, part play space, part arcade, The Little Pod has a little of everything. Designed for kids ages seven and under.

Lulu's Casita—Ardmore and West Chester

The perfect play cafe where you can enjoy your coffee in a comfy chair as the kids romp. Suggested for kids under seven.

Mr. B's—Souderton

Formerly Mr. B’s Coffeehouse, the renamed Mr. B's removed the coffee part of its operation to focus efforts on its free Playzone, designed for kids up to 54 inches tall, with giant slides, twisting tunnels, and caverns to climb.

Plymouth Meeting Mall—Plymouth Meeting

Take a break from shopping at the Under the Sea play area. This mall's play space is right around the corner from a carousel, Jump Star Bungee, LEGOLAND Discovery Center, and Dave and Buster's, making this spot a little niche of kid heaven.

Rainbow Play Systems—King of Prussia

This playground equipment showroom and store offers open play sessions for just $7. 

Romp n' Roll—Willow Grove 

From open gym to a slew of classes, this place is true to its name for kiddos under five, with plenty of places to crawl, climb, romp, and roll.

Ship to Fun—Willow Grove 

Take a break from shopping in the Willow Grove mall and visit Ship to Fun, an indoor playground with lots of toddler play equipment and a soft play area.

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Giggleberry Fair  Best Indoor Play Spaces Near Philly
Atop Giggleberry Mountain at Giggleberry Fair. Photo courtesy of Giggleberry Fair

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Bucks County Children's Museum—New Hope

Ride in a virtual hot air balloon, search for fossils, design a race track, or play pretend in the Bucks County-themed exhibits designed for kids ages one through seven.

Giggleberry Fair—Peddler’s Village

Kids twelve and under will love climbing the six-level Giggleberry Mountain indoor obstacle course and playing in the arcade. Giggles Discovers, designed just for ages six and under, will entertain the littlest guests with its imaginative play area and fire station. Kids of all ages will love taking a spin on the carousel. 

Just Kidding Play Center—Bristol

Geared towards kids from infancy through age five, families can drop in for open play or register for a class like baby sign language or infant massage.

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Grand Slam —Malvern

Glow-in-the-dark mini-golf, batting cages, laser tag, a ninja obstacle course, and a full arcade--what more could any kid need? Best for ages four and up.

iCore Ninja —West Chester

Obstacle courses and fitness challenges make this giant gym a favorite for mini ninjas ages six and up.

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Charming Star Playroom—Newtown Square

This woodland-themed play space is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.

Doylestown Rock Gym—Doylestown

With more than 12,000 feet of indoor climbing surfaces, kids of all ages and abilities will love scaling the rock walls. Kids of all ages are invited to climb with adult supervision.

Bette's Family Fun Center—Aston 

Designed for kids ten and younger, this indoor playground features everything from bounce houses to video games and mechanical rides.

Jumpers—Newtown Square

Five thousand square feet of bouncy fun guarantee tired-out kiddos. Best for kids ages 18-months to ten years.

Oasis Family Fun Center—Glen Mills

Virtual reality, laser mazes, and rock climbing walls make this a true oasis of fun for kids up through age twelve. Some areas have height and weight limits.

BounceU Best Indoor Play Spaces Near Philly
The fun never ends at BounceU. Photo courtesy of BounceU

Indoor Play Spaces with Multiple Locations Near Philly

BounceU—Collegeville, Exton

Kids can jump the day away in the many bounce stadiums. Special events and toddler times are also offered. Suitable for kids ages two and up, though some areas have height limits.

Chuck E. Cheese's—Philadelphia, Springfield, and Warrington

Your classic indoor playground, Chuck E. Cheese is the old-school family favorite, with tunnels, video games, prizes, and of course pizza.

My Gym—Lionville/Exton, Springfield, Yardley 

In addition to classes like gymnastics and karate, you can also get a punch pass for some drop-in play. For six-week-olds through age ten. Free class trials are available.

Philadelphia Rock Gym—Oaks, Valley, Fishtown, East Falls, Wyncote

This is Philly's spot for climbers of all ages, from the smallest explorers all the way through adults looking for a unique workout. Check out their classes from kids' bouldering to summer camps.

Urban Air Adventure Park—Downingtown, Norristown, Willow Grove, Royersford, Springfield

From go-carts to virtual reality to indoor skydiving, kids can go wild at Urban Air.  Kids seven and under can enjoy a trampoline area just for them with a place for grown-ups to sit and watch.

Unless noted, photos courtesy of the venues

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