These indoor play spaces have trampolines, slides, climbing walls, and the best part? They’re open year-round
Rain or shine—indoor play spots are always a big hit with kids. Here’s you’ll find trampoline parks, art zones, dress-up corners and toddler territories that will help all the kids burn off steam and stay occupied particularly when the weather doesn’t cooperate. Find your kid’s next favorite indoor play space in the Bay Area.
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We love this location with its large play structure, a Ninja fitness course, and a toddler area. The three-level play structure features a variety of slides, obstacle courses, tunnels, bridges, swings, a zip line, a see saw, sit and spins, a trampoline, and more. The Ninja Fitness course is sure to keep your inner Ninja warriors entertained.
5411 Geary St.
House of Air
Move over, backyard trampoline! This huge warehouse is filled with trampolines, airbags, dodgeball courts, and a bounce house with an area dedicated to the youngest of jumpers, ages three to six. If your bouncers get hungry, stop at the House of Snacks and pick up a little something to munch on.
926 Mason St.
Created by two moms, Imagination Playhouse is a massive structure designed to help children overcome challenges and advance to the next level as they climb and learn. Every obstacle teaches kids how to safely climb with rubber flooring to catch any falls. Drop-off, date night options, and killer kid parties complete the whole package at this indoor play space.
5628 Geary Blvd.
STEMful inspires children to “sprout curiosity” in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. They are dedicated to turning science into kids' play through hands-on, engaging learning experiences in STEAM by encouraging curiosity, innovation, and self-expression. STEMful offers a daily play pass, after-school classes, movie nights, and birthday parties.
30 29th St. (between Mission St. & San Jose St.)
The large play structure at Little Oceanaut with multiple slides, a trampoline, tunnels, and a ball pit is everything every kid has ever wanted. A separate infant/toddler play area lets littles enjoy their own ball pit and soft foam area while a performing stage encourages children to channel their inner thespian. A snack bar means kids can stay and play with their new friends even longer.
1917 Ocean Ave.
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Instead of throwing a bunch of toys in different rooms (or even corners of the room), Twirl takes a much cleaner and more inventive approach to playtime for kids under 10 in the play gallery. There’s a super fun main play structure in the center of the room with creative learning spaces surrounding it on each wall and little wall nooks offer a variety of play spaces in the open floor plan. The paint studio offers kids of all ages different art activities at each table, as well as a reusable materials and art supply center for kids to try their hand at anything they come up with.
1424 Park St.
Habitot Children's Museum
We love this Berkeley spot for the wee ones as it offers hands-on activities for every interest under the sun. Learn about recycling, ride the fire engine, play vet in the animal hospital, and splash around in the waterworks. They often have drop-off events on Friday nights and their seasonal schedule is extra fun.
2065 Kittredge St.
Mod Kids Co
This indoor play space spot in Fremont has over 2,000 square feet of intentionally-curated play area, designed especially for infants, toddlers, and children. Kids can immerse themselves in a world of free and imaginative play, socialize with children, or connect with their parents in a fun, safe, and clean environment.
4938 Paseo Padre Pkwy.
East Bay's largest indoor play space, kids will love taking a mega jump into the ball pit and climbing the massive play structure. There are spots for pretend play like the salon and ice cream truck, as well as a great train table for little engineers. Wee ones enjoy their own secluded area away from the big kid fray. Every Tues. they offer a sensory-friendly environment with dimmed lighting, lowered music volume, and fewer crowds.
4620 Auto Mall Pkwy.
Kids 12 and under will not be bored when you bring them for an afternoon at this Hayward hot spot with a sweet ocean theme. Soft play structures for sliding, tumbling, and climbing are the main attractions for this spot. Little ones under age four can enjoy their own contained area.
Fairway Park Shopping Center
31169 Mission Blvd.
Lost Worlds Adventures
This massive play spot is great for kids of all ages, even teens! Enjoy laser tag, black light mini golf, an arcade, and the largest play structure in the area. Little ones who only want to play in the play structure can purchase a pass just for that. Check the calendar for discount days. Everyone is required to wear or purchase safety socks so bring ’em if you’ve got ’em.
6538 Patterson Pass Rd. Suite E
This spacious indoor play space is designed especially for the younger set—infants, toddlers, and preschoolers and will delight the littles with its art and light rooms, musical instruments, water and dramatic play areas, and more.
35500 Dumbarton Ct.
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Part science center, part wildlife center, and totally fun, CuriOdyssey is a great spot for both indoor and outdoor time. Indoor exhibits present different ways to relate to the world around us with outdoor animal exhibits. Check out their First Friday Family Nights for music, food, and frivolity with other families.
1651 Coyote Point Dr.
La Petite Playhouse
With an under-the-sea theme, older kids will love exploring the huge play structure and climbing wall, while little ones can stay in a separate under-threes area where parents can keep a close watch. Birthday parties are big business here (the playhouse is closed to the public on weekends, when the parties take over) with simple, all-inclusive packages make planning a snap.
1264 Oddstad Dr.
The sky's the limit at Rockin' Jump! The main attraction is a warehouse-sized trampoline room, but kids go bonkers over the slam dunk corner, somersault foam pit, and trampoline dodgeball. Both Bay Area locations offer Rockin' Tots jump times for children up to age 6, so your toddlers aren't bumping up against the big kids. Parents will enjoy the plentiful seating and WiFi while the kids bounce away the rainy day blues.
401 Quarry Rd.
1901 Monterey Rd.
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With two locations to choose from, Safari Run is a great spot for little monkeys who want to run around in a safe, contained, and clean environment. Older kids love the animal-themed climbing area and running track, while toddlers get their own separate play area. It does get crowded especially on school holidays so your best bet is to get there when it opens. Weekends are often reserved for birthday parties so check the online schedule before heading over.
1180 Kern Ave.
341 North Amphlett Blvd.
Silver Creek Sportsplex
For hours of non-stop bouncing fun, head to this spot for its enormous inflatables, obstacle courses, roller rink, and climbing walls! Open play runs pretty much all day (call first to check the hours) so pick your two hours and get bouncing. Take the sweaty kids over to High Five Pizza (also located within the sportsplex) to grab some pizza and burgers while watching hockey practice through the windows. Don't forget to wear socks.
800 Embedded Way
Lost Worlds Funtropolous
Trampolines, arcade, ninja agility course, laser tag...Funtropolis has it all, and more. Little guys and gals can hang in the toddler area while bigger kids take over in the rest of the zones. Climb in the giant play structure before you nosh on some eats from the on-site cafe.
5401 Camden Ave.
Whirlygig has four unique playrooms, each with a theme like farm or beach, and they offer open play sessions throughout the week. Kids can come and engage in an activity, take a break for a snack, and get to know some new friends.
919 The Alameda
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Bay Area Discovery Museum
One of the big draws for families in the Marin Headlands is the Bay Area Discovery Museum. This spot offers the under-eight crew plenty of hands-on opportunities to explore. Throughout the museum’s 7.5 acres, kids will find seven exhibition spaces and daily drop-in programs.
557 McReynolds Rd.
Play-Well Engineering Center
With access to an incredible array of bricks, Play-Well is a LEGO builder's paradise. Boxes Lego collections are stacked from floor to ceiling in every imaginable color and shape. In addition to drop-in play, Play-Well offers classes and camps for ages 5-12.
216 Greenfield Ave.
Classes are currently being offered through the Performing Arts Academy of Marin with acro, tumbling, and gymnastics classes for children ages 12 months-10 years. A toddler/preschool gymnastics apparatus is set up for use as an obstacle course, as well as tumbling mats, and props.
750 Redwood Hwy, Suite 1212