Indoor playgrounds and play spaces have long been the stuff of winter fun for Westchester kids. These local play spaces are ready to meet the moment for the times when you need a change of scenery to beat the winter blues.
If you're looking for other ways to keep kids busy indoors this winter, check out our Westchester & Hudson Valley Winter Activities Guide, and bookmark our Family Activity calendar for more resources.
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Indoor Play Spaces in Westchester Where Kids Can Bounce and Play
BounceU regularly offers open bounce, preschool play dates, sensory bounce sessions, and more. Parents are admitted free, and reservations are a must.
The Play Place in Elmsford has plenty of space to play, plus tennis courts, an indoor sports field, and a climbing structure. The Play Place offers open play daily with walk-ins available. Times vary, so check before heading over.
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Toddlers can safely play on the equipment at My Gym.
Play Spaces in Westchester for Babies and Toddlers
My Gym – Dobbs Ferry and Yorktown Heights
These play spaces have classes for children from 1 month old through age 10, with offerings that include gym classes, gymnastics, and "ninja training." If you're unsure about committing to a class, they offer a "2-week guest experience" to try it out first.
Pop In! is ideal for kids 6 and younger, and toddlers and preschoolers will have fun doing everything from pretend play to arranging letters on a giant chalkboard, to coloring, building, and more. Bonus for parents: There's a cafe serving snacks and coffee. There are drop-off playtime slots available, too.
This adorable play space, which has a new location in Rye, offers lots of fun for the 6-and-younger set. Kids can climb and slide on the custom-designed playground, hide out in the wooden tent, play with the gigantic magnet wall, and more. Plus, it offers toddler classes and has on-site and online shops.
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Indoor rock-climbing gym The Cliffs at Valhalla offers weekend meetups for kids.
Sports and Indoor Amusement Centers in Westchester
This indoor rock-climbing facility offers day passes (rentals are additional) as well as a Sunday morning "Kids Weekend Meetup." The weekend meetup, for kids between 6 and 10 years old, runs from 10am-12pm and gives kids a chance to learn the ropes from instructors. If your kid is into it, there's no shortage of programs to try—from school break camps to competitive teams.
For another indoor rock climbing experience, head to Hapik in Ridge Hill, which is open for kids who weigh at least 35 pounds. Along with a ropes course, there are plenty of climbing walls to try—many of which have creative themes, like a wall made of Crocs and another of soccer balls.
ROAM is a specialized athletic training facility located within Mount Kisco's Grand Prix Racing. The facility features customizable age-appropriate obstacles, training equipment, a trampoline, and more—with classes for kids starting at 10 months old. Other rainy-day activities at Grand Prix include bowling, go-karts, and arcade games. There’s also on-premises dining.
This indoor play center offers laser tag, a rock-climbing wall, a bowling alley, an arcade, and a soft play center for kids starting at age 6. There’s also a café on-site. “Family Fun” visits are offered on weekends from 11am to 6pm (7pm on weekends), but check the website or call ahead to confirm it isn’t closed for a private event.
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Monster Mini Golf offers an arcade, bowling, and, of course, mini-golf for little ones.
Also located in the Ridge Hill shopping center, this relative newcomer offers mini-golf, an arcade, and mini-bowling for little ones (featuring lighter balls, 40-foot lanes, and street shoes) in a glow-in-the-dark setting. Pricing allows for either a la carte purchases or discounts for activity combos. Spots can be reserved in advance, and walk-ins are accommodated as space permits.
Sportime USA—which is now in Ardsley—has arcade games, laser tag, a rock-climbing wall, bumper cars, amusement rides, and an indoor playground and restaurant. It's open every day except Monday, with times varying depending on the day.
Photos courtesy of the venues
A version of this post was originally published in 2021 and was updated in January 2024. Photos courtesy of the venues.