Take refuge during Boston’s coldest months when you duck in to play at one of our favorite indoor spots

If there’s one thing Boston families can count on in winter, it’s super chilly days. And while we’re definitely fans of sledding and ice skating during Boston’s winter, we also know sometimes it’s nice to find a warm, cozy playspace indoors. So when your kids are bouncing off the walls, count on Boston’s best indoor playgrounds to come to the rescue. They’ve got everything kids need to stay entertained (and warm) on cold winter days.

Best Boston Indoor Playgrounds for Babies & Toddlers

1. The Children’s Piazza

Designed for the youngest players, ages 5 and under, this peaceful indoor playground is hard to beat on a cold day. Kids can frolic on the wooden climber, make tracks on the train table, and even swing on the swing set. Imaginative play takes center stage here with a stage for puppet shows, dress-up clothes, and a craft room. But the best part has to be the café where parents can grab a cup of hot coffee and something to eat while the kids play.

83 Pine St., Unit F
Peabody, MA
Online: thechildrenspiazza.com

2. Play Union

Let your kiddo’s imagination come alive at this playroom that caters to littles. Watch your creative cutie jump from one station to the next, building with Magnatiles, running a pretend restaurant, shopping at the “market”, or playing with trucks and trains. There’s even a craft station for budding artists. They’ll be ready for naptime after a few hours here.

378 Somerville Ave.
Somerville, MA
Online: playunionsomerville.com

3. VinKari Safari

We all know toddlers need room to roam, and that’s one of the best things about the VinKari Safari indoor playground. Kids can move from one colorfully decorated room to the next as they climb through tunnels, make their way down slides, bounce in the inflatables, and take off on a ride-along.

10 Micro Dr.
Woburn, MA
Online: vinkarisafari.com

4. Off the Wall Kidz

The multi-level climbing structure that’s a maze of bridges and tunnels, and has an interactive slide, is just part of the draw for toddlers here. They can also play in pretend city, a little town where they’ll find everything they need to dress up and imagine. The separate toddler play area is tops. Its soft toys, merry-go-round, and animal swings make it a great place for just-walkers to play. And the ball pit is always a hit, no matter what age.

160 N. Main St. D
Carver, MA
Online: offthewallkidz.com

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5. Boston Playground

This Chelsea play spot is a favorite for a reason. It’s got everything kids need to stay active when the weather isn’t cooperating, including a sporty bouncy house, climbing wall, and ninja course where kids can practice their stealth skills. If they’ve still got energy left to burn, a game of soccer pool followed by fort building should do the trick. Bring on naptime!

121 Webster Ave., #3
Chelsea, MA
Online: bostonplayground.com

6. Jam Time

Jam Time is an award-winning indoor playground that feels like your living room—only bigger. And it’s got the space you wish you had to house gorgeous wooden play structures and a bouncy house, alongside everyday playthings like train tables, kitchen sets, and climbing tubes. Remember to bring your socks to play here, and a snack (as long as it’s nut-free) to keep the kids fueled for playtime.

Locations in Maynard, Natick & Norwood.

Online: jamtime.com

7. KidSports

If you like a side of gaming with your indoor playspace, look no further than KidSports. It has got the requisite climbing walls, bouncy houses, and oversized slides. But kids will love adding on a game of laser tag, bowling, or plaster painting to switch up winter playtime. Just be warned, they’ve got flashy arcade games here that kids find hard to resist.

11 Evans Dr.
Stoughton, MA
Online: kidsportsfun.com

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8. Sky Zone Trampoline Park

The sky’s the limit on a cold winter day when you bring the kids to this trampoline park. Big kids will love the ninja warrior course, sky joust, and freestyle jump zones, plus the dodgeball and basketball courts where they can game. Our favorite part is the special jump times they offer each week, like Little Leapers, Frozen Leapers, and a Friday night Glow session for kids ages 5 and up. You’ll find fun for the whole fam here.

69 Norman St.
Everett, MA
Online: skyzone.com/Everett

9. BeanStalk Adventure Ropes Course

Adventure awaits at this two-story ropes course inside Jordan Furniture. As they make their way along the course (harnessed and tied off, of course), kids will encounter 30 different elements like zig-zag beams, rope ladders, spaghetti hand lines, and the exciting Sky Rail zip line. Whether you all climb together or you cheer your kids on from below, this is a can’t-miss adventure you’ve got to try.

Jordan’s Furniture
50 Walkers Brook Dr.
Reading, MA
Online: it.jordans.com

10. Launch Trampoline Park

If your kids are bouncing off the walls, why not lean in? Big kids will love the chance to burn energy as they bounce from one trampoline to the next, play dodgeball and basketball, attempt the ninja course, and maybe even play a round of laser tag or two. The on-site eats and arcade let families hole up here for as little or as long as they want on a blustery winter day.

570 Providence Hwy.
Norwood, MA
Online: launchtrampolinepark.com

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