Best Indoor Play Spaces and Indoor Playgrounds near Philadelphia
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.
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.
After more than a decade, Nest's sought-after play space has become a favorite among Philly parents of kids ages zero through six.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
The fun never ends at BounceU. Photo courtesy of BounceU
Indoor Play Spaces with Multiple Locations Near Philly
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