Indoor Playspaces to Get the Winter Wiggles Out

Looking to burn off some energy with the kids during our rainy months? Take a trip to one of our favorite indoor playgrounds Portland kids love

Kids need to run, jump, explore, and play even when the weather doesn’t cooperate. Turns out winter weather doesn’t have to keep your crew indoors. In fact, the city has a bunch of awesome indoor play spaces for your family to frequent when the weather is less than ideal…or you just want to give them a reason to squeal! The next time your wiggles worms need to move, take them to an indoor playground Portland kids love.


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PlayDate PDX

Bring a date of your own, and catch up on some much-needed grown-up time as your kids jump in the foam pit. There’s Stumptown Coffee (or wine) for you, Wi-Fi, and plenty to keep the kids busy (climbing a castle, shooting foam balls) long enough to catch up with a friend or some work. It can get crowded, especially on weekends, so head there first thing in the morning for more peaceful play.

1434 N.W. 17th Ave.
Portland
Online: playdatepdx.com

Play Boutique

When it come to indoor playgrounds Portland families come back to again and again, Play Boutique is one of them. Upscale, without being too fancy, it’s a great play spot no matter what the weather’s doing. Sure, kids can enjoy “fruity fondue,” but there are also whole wheat corn dogs on the menu. The wide-open, safe, indoor playspace gives children the freedom to run, play at a discovery station, or venture wherever their imaginations take them. Check the schedule for “stay and play” times, which offer open play on a drop-in basis. They also offer “drop and shop” services, where you can leave the kids in their hands for a few hours if you need to get some errands done.

Note: the Play Boutique is currently closed, but has plans to reopen. Check the website for more information.

464 First St.
Lake Oswego, OR

12345 S.W. Horizon Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
Online: playboutique.com

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Mittleman Jewish Community Center

Sometimes parents want a playground of their own, and the MJCC has amenities that appeal to everyone from infants to seniors. Enjoy the indoor soccer field, pool, gym and a lot more. Club J offers supervised play time for ages 6-12, while mom and dad go do their own thing. Three times weekly, parents and kids up to 5 can drop in for indoor playground play.

6651 S.W. Capitol Hwy.
Portland
Online: oregonjcc.org

Portland Parks & Recreation Indoor Parks

Portland is home to a wealth of community centers, and each one has several indoor play options for children. From baby gym and family park to indoor parks geared toward homeschooling families, there is truly something for everyone. Check the catalog of your neighborhood center for hours and themes, and don’t be afraid to try out a new location a bit further from home. All community centers are accessible by public transit. Portland Parks & Recreation community centers are open for limited activities. Schedules are subject to change to meet public health guidelines, so make sure to check websites or call in advance.

Locations, ages, and hours vary
Fee: Generally $1-$2 drop-in
Online: portlandoregon.gov/parks

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Oaks Park

The appeal of indoor skating rinks did not die off in the 90s. Let your kids skate out their wiggles and one of Portland families most beloved parks . Oaks Park has brought the fun since 1905 and it is the the oldest skating facility in the US with the largest skating floor in the west! You can rent your skates on site and then let the kids roll away their wiggles all afternoon long. There are even classes available if you need some regular entertainment for your busy bodies.
 
7805 S.E. Oaks Park Way
Portland
Online: oakspark.com
 

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