Top Indoor Play Spaces in Westchester for Kids

Jump and play at The Play Place in Elmsford.
Jump and play at The Play Place in Elmsford.

Indoor play spaces have long been the stuff of winter fun for Westchester kids. For those times when you need a change of scenery to beat the winter blues, and these local play spaces are ready to meet the moment with safety top of mind.

If you're looking for other ways to keep kids busy indoors this winter, try our list of 30 at-home activities, visit a cultural institution like DIA Beacon, and bookmark our Family Activity calendar for more resources.

Be sure to check with each venue for its COVID guidelines and requirements before heading out to any event, and read more about local public safety protocols here.

Indoor Play Spaces in Westchester Where Kids Can Bounce and Play

BounceU — Elmsford

BounceU regularly offers open bounce, preschool play dates, sensory bounce sessions, and more. Parents are FREE and reservations are a must.

The Play Place — Elmsford

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. Masks are required, and it also offer camps on holidays. 

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My Gym Little girl with bubbles Top Indoor Play Spaces for Kids in Westchester That Are Open Now
Kids will love the wide open play space at My Gym in Yorktown Heights.

Play Spaces in Westchester for Babies and Toddlers

My Gym — Dobbs Ferry, Yorktown Heights

These play spaces cater to children from merely 1 month old through age 10, with offerings that include preschool prep, gym classes, gymnastics, and open-gym time. Currently, masks are required for kids 2 and older and only one adult is admitted per child. 

Pop In! Play Space & Cafe — Larchmont

One of the newest additions to the Westchester play space scene, Pop In! is ideal for kids 6 and younger. Toddlers and preschoolers can 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. Masks are required and additional cleaning protocols are in place, including rotating toys and additional time between sessions for cleaning. 

Tig & Peach — Pelham

This adorable play space 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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The Cliffs at Valhalla kids learn to rock climb with teacher Top Indoor Play Spaces for Kids in Westchester That Are Open Now
Scale the walls at The Cliffs at Valhalla.

Sports and Indoor Amusement Centers in Westchester

The Cliffs at Valhalla — Valhalla

The Cliffs at Valhalla, an indoor rock-climbing facility, offers open-climb hours daily. No experience is necessary, and all necessary equipment is available on-site. Wear comfortable clothes for climbing and moving. Day passes are available, and can include climbing shoes, harnesses, and chalk. Kids can scale walls in their sneakers or rent climbing shoes; harness rentals are mandatory for kids participating in open climb. Pricing is the same for kids and adults. Recommended for ages 5 and older.

ROAM Further Athletics at Grand Prix — Mount Kisco

ROAM is a specialized athletic training facility located within Mount Kisco's Grand Prix Racing. ROAM offers coach-led classes, camps, parties for kids and adults in the practices of parkour, ninja warrior, and obstacle-based training. The facility features customizable age-appropriate obstacles, training equipment, a trampoline, and more. Other rainy day activities at Grand Prix include bowling, go-karts, and arcade games. There’s also on-premises dining. Adult supervision is required.

Life: The Place to Be — Ardsley

This indoor play center offers laser tag, a rock-climbing wall, bowling alley, arcade, and a soft play center for kids ages 9 and younger. There’s also a café on-site. “Family Fun” visits are offered on weekends from 11am to 6pm, but check the website or call ahead to confirm it isn’t closed for a private event.

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Monster mini Golf indoor shot Top Indoor Play Spaces for Kids in Westchester That Are Open Now
Monster Mini Golf offers an arcade, bowling, and, of course, mini-golf for little ones​.

Monster Mini Golf — Yonkers

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 — Elmsford

Sportime USA has arcade games, laser tag, a rock-climbing wall, bumper cars, amusement rides, batting cages, and an indoor playground and restaurant. Some areas, including the Kiddie Zone, have time restrictions. Masks are required for guests 2 and older and the venue is open every day, with times varying depending on the day. 

A version of this post was originally published in 2021. It was updated by writer Marisa Iallonardo in January 2022. Photos courtesy of the venues

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