Indoor Play Spaces and Activities on Long Island

Indoor Play Spaces and Activities on Long Island

UPDATED JANUARY 2018: If your kids are looking for a fun place to get the sillies out, don’t let the cold weather keep you home. There are plenty of enjoyable ways to keep children amused during the winter months. Check out our handy guide to boredom-busting indoor play spaces, bounce houses, and sports centers for kids in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

When you're looking to get out of the house but still stay warm, you can drop in at these places on a moment's notice, no reservation or membership required (but do check for their hours of open play!).

See our indoor play space guides for Rockland, Westchester, Bergen, and Fairfield counties, and New York City.
 

Indoor Play Spaces in Nassau County

Active Kidz Long Island
200 Robbins Lane, Jericho
516-621-6600

This indoor play space includes mazes, laser tag, inflatables, and a ball pit and cannon area, which are sure to keep the kiddies entertained. For littler ones, the toddler center is a safe play space.  Check the calendar for open play times, which occur almost daily.


BounceU of Oceanside
3495 Lawson Blvd., Oceanside
516-593-5867

There are bouncy houses galore at this indoor play space. Open bounce is offered, as well as family night and preschool events for littler ones.


Dreamnastics
Waldbaums Shopping Center, 38 Great Neck Road, Great Neck
516-918-9060

You little tumbler will love the open gym access, which includes play time on the balance beam, tunnels, trampolines, and slides. Open play is offered whenever there is no class. Check schedule online for more information.


Fun Station USA
40 Rocklyn Ave., Lynbrook
516-599-7757

Fun Station USA offers video games, laser tag, bumper cars, a carousel, helicopter, turtle train, and a multi-level play maze to keep your child entertained. All-day play passes are available.
 

Long Island Children's Museum
11 Davis Ave., Garden City
516-224-5800

Admission to the museum includes the indoor play areas, Tot Spot and Climb It. At Tot Spot, kids can play pretend in the train, grocery store, or construction site.
 

Long Island’s Laser Bounce
2710 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown
516-342-1330

Toddlers to tweens will enjoy this indoor play area. There are rooms filled with bouncers, a big ball-filled climbing area with ball cannons, a laser-tag arena, a full-size game arcade, and a stuff-a-bear station. Open play times are available on the website.


Once Upon a Treetop
151 Dupont St., Plainview
516-349-1140 

Let your imagination run wild at this pretend play space. Imaginative play areas such as a grocery store, a bakery, and a construction zone will surely captivate your kids. Along the back wall is a multi-tiered climbing structure for your little gymnast to explore. Admission is $12 for walkers, $6 for crawlers. Open play is Monday-Friday; check website for times.


Pump It Up
225 Community Drive, Suite 250, Great Neck
516-466-7867

135 Dupont St., Plainview
516-575-2300

This bouncy center franchise offers Pop-in Playtimes as well as bounce-and-art camps and structured play classes. With so many open play sessions, there’s sure to be one that’s a perfect fit for your family. Check the website for days and times.


Tots on Track
4290 Hicksville Road, Bethpage
516-795-5726

An indoor interactive playspace catering to a younger crowd, they have a multilevel clubhouse with slide and ball pit. A food shopping center and tool center is included all in a soft floored space. Make sure to call for the latest open play times.


Wood Kingdom
111 Milbar Blvd., Farmingdale
631-845-3804

Wood Kingdom is a huge indoor and outdoor yard-play and gardening store at which children can play on showroom samples. It also has rooms with inflatable bouncers and laser-tag areas down the block. Open play is Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm.
 

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Indoor Play Spaces in Suffolk County

Air Trampoline
1850 Lakeland Ave., Ronkonkoma
631-619-6000

Kids can jump on trampolines and play dodgeball, basketball slam dunk games, or dive into the foam pit. Open Jump times can be reserved by purchasing tickets online for either 1-, 1½-, or 2-hour play times. Adults and/or legal guardians must sign an online liability waiver before their children can participate, and must purchase Air Grip Socks for safety and hygiene precautions.
 

AtPlay Amusements
229 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale
631-815-5355

Featuring laser tag, bumper cars, arcade games, inflatables, and an indoor roller coaster, reserve packages for unlimited play for access to all attractions.
 

BounceU
Farmingdale: 101 Carolyn Blvd., Farmingdale
631-777-5867

Smithtown: 62 Lake Ave. S., Nesconset
631-265-5867

Open Bounce is offered to children of all ages; days and times vary. You can reserve a spot online to play games and jump around. There are even Cosmic Open Bounces throughout the year, where kids can wear glow-in-the-dark accessories and jump under the colorful lights.

Kangaroo Kids Inflatable Party Center
1015 Grand Blvd., Deer Park
631-871-8762

Call ahead to set up 2 hours of open play time with you and your child in the Fun Zone, which includes a bouncy obstacle course and slides, mini cars, a basketball shooting competition, and air hockey.
 

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Lazerland of Long Island
54A Motor Parkway, Commack
631-543-8300

Play laser tag, dodgeball on the indoor courts, and arcade games during Lazerland’s open play sessions. Call ahead to find out the days and times of open play, as they are based on the private event schedule.
 

Lyrical Children
4492 Middle Country Road, Calverton
631-208-4003

Every Wednesday from 1:45-3pm, children between 18 months and 5 years can come in for drop-in play times at the Play and Discovery Club, which includes exploring a sensory station, creating artwork, and other themed activities that change.
 

Safari Adventure
1074 Pulaski St., Riverhead
631-727-4386

Open Play features a four-level, 20-foot-tall soft playground, giant bouncy houses, climbing, slides, a hands-on sensory area, and more than 30 video games for children ages 1-10. The activity center has a trading post for kids to trade in tickets from the games for prizes. Open Play is offered every day from 10am-7pm.
 

Sandbox Playspace
51 Gibson Ave., Huntington
631-421-1600

Handcrafted toys will be available for kids to play with Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm, and Saturdays, 10am-1pm for drop-in playtime. Adults and children must wear socks in the predominantly wooden playspace and is recommended for ages 5 and younger.
 

StrikeForce Sports
450 Commack Road, Deer Park
631-242-1197

Kids ages 10 and older can play airsoft indoors during one of StrikeForce Sport’s public sessions, available every week. These range from 3-6 hours. The indoor arena has large overhead lights, a surround sound system for music, and realistic sound effects during the games.
 

Tumbling Tunes
212 Laurel Road, East Northport
631-697-0140

Children ages 6 months-8 years old are invited for Open Play, when they can hone in on gymnastics skills and learn music fundamentals through rhythm, songs, chants, and finger plays. Kids will also have access to the Book Nook, Pretend Play area, baby corner, and craft table.
 

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Main image: Children play with leather bricks at an indoor play space.
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