Indoor play spaces have a bunch of benefits – they provide fun out of the sun or rain or cold and offer a variety of activities, including those that wouldn’t be as safe or accessible outside like rock climbing. Take the kids to one of these great places to burn some energy whether they want to bounce, climb, or play sports. For play places specifically for toddlers and preschoolers, check here for Montgomery, Bucks, and Delaware counties.
BounceU – Horsham and Exton
BounceU is an inflatables playground which focuses on parties, but holds open bounce and special events specficially for different ages and groups including families, preschoolers and kindergarteners, and all ages. Check the website for details.
Bouncing Off the Walls – Levittown
Along with large inflatable moonbounces, this facility also has a small climbing gym with two slides, a creative play area, and some games. Children over 6 probably won’t be as entertained here as younger kids.
SkyZone – Oaks and Glen Mills
This trampoline park is for children of all ages who love to jump. With different zones like the Main Court where they can free jump, the Foam Zone where they can freestyle jump into a foam pit, Ultimate Dodgeball with a trampoline wall for playing against, and SkySlam, the perfect spot for high-jumping basketball slams, there’s plenty of space to expend all that energy. If you have smaller kids, reserve a slot during Toddler Time where little ones can bounce off their energy on trampolines or the foam cube pit. Adults can jump alongside their kiddos during toddler time, as well.
Jumpers – Newtown Square
With multiple large inflatable slides, an obstacles course, moonbounces, and a multi-level climbing gym, Jumpers provides plenty of space for indoor exercise. One bounce house is specifically for the youngest visitors, those 3 and under. Open play is offered daily, but call for weekend times.
Pump It Up – Springfield
This inflatables facility has open bounce and special events for all ages. Older kids love Glow Jump where the lights are turned down and the place starts to glow with fun light effects. Little Tyke Jump is reserved just for kids under age 6.
Philadelphia Rock Gym – Oaks, Valley, East Falls, Wyncote
PRG is an excellent place to get the kids introduced to rock climbing. Its youth programs—including Kinder Climb for ages 3-5, Kids Climb for ages 5 and up, and Club Team for kids 7 and up—teach children of all ages how to safely climb indoors.
Doylestown Rock Gym – Doylestown
The Doylestown Rock Gym features over 12,000 feet of indoor rock climbing surfaces, featuring youth rock courses for children ages 2 and up. This isn’t a place to just decide to go one day, but if the kids want to learn how to climb, there are course and climbing club for every age level.
Giggleberry Fair – Lahaska
Located in Peddler's Village, Giggleberry Fair has a large, multi-story climbing structure for the older kids and a separate area geared towards little kids. Giggles Discovers, for 6 and under, has a large water table, fire station play section, puppet theatre, mini kiddie rides, and other areas to explore.
Kehler's Gymnastics Center – Broomall
The Kids Fun Factory at Kehler's provides a huge soft playground for kids up to age 11. Open play includes access to the tunnels, cargo nets, slides, ball pits and more. Other activities for older kids such as rock climbing, Survival Island Challenge and mini golf are separate admission. A designated toddler area for kids under 4 gives little ones their own chance to climb and explore.
Oasis Family Fun Center – Glen Mills
Oasis Family Fun Center is a large entertainment center geared primarily to older kids, but preschoolers have lots of play options here as well. Within the multi-level soft playground is a toddler area for ages 3 and under.
Bette's Family Fun Center – Aston
A large open play facility, Bette's is designed for children ages 10 and younger. There is a sectioned zone just for kids under age 5, with climbers, slide and a mini-moonbounce. Video games, mechanical rides, large inflatables and a snack bar area are also available.
The Sports Zone – Southampton
A huge indoor space, The Sports Zone boasts batting cages, an arcade, trampolines, a basketball court, and a rock wall. Little kids, age 7 and under, have their own space where they can explore the moonbounce, climbing structure and ball pit, junior rock climbing wall, and mini arcade games.
Grand Slam – Malvern
In addition to batting cages and basketball, Grand Slam offers laser tag, miniature golf, a ninja obstacle course, and a full arcade to keep the little ones and the older ones busy.
Downingtown Playdium – Downingtown
The Playdium offers family fun for kids of all ages. With a toddler play area for those 3 and under, a soft play area with a multi-level climbing structure with slides, trampolines and tunnels for those under 12, and an arcade and the only laser maze in the area, there is plenty to keep every kid in the family busy.
Marple Sports Arena – Broomall
Marple Sports Arena has a wide variety of activities, including inline roller skating, inflatables, an arcade, rock wall, and the most impressive Marple Mountain—the largest jungle gym structure in the area at 5 stories. Check the website for availability, some times change depending on the season.
Photo courtesy of Jumpers.