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Indoor Play Spaces in the New York Area

Indoor Play Spaces in the New York Area

Don't let cabin fever set in; visit one of these indoor play spaces in NYC, Long Island, Westchester County, and Rockland County.


UPDATED DECEMBER 2019: 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 Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester County, Rockland County, Bergen County, Nassau County, and Suffolk County. 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!).

Indoor Play Spaces in Manhattan

Apple Seeds
10 W. 25th St., Chelsea
212-792-7591
6 Stuyvesant Oval, Stuyvesant Town
212-792-7590
Apple Seeds is a family-operated play center with two locations in Manhattan. The play center boasts a sports playground with basketball nets, soft gym equipment, and nine permanent NYC-themed exhibits to ensure safe, age-appropriate activities for ages newborn to 5 years.

The Art Farm
431 E. 91st St., Upper East Side
212-410-3117
Are you a family of animal lovers? If so, be sure to head over to The Art Farm, a unique indoor petting zoo. Kids will be able to get close to all sorts of animals—including guinea pigs, lizards, turtles, and bunnies—learn about them, and have fun while doing it. The Art Farm also offers music, cooking, and art programs for children ages 6 months to 8 years.

Billy Beez
200 Baychester Ave., Unit 313-316, Bronx
718-514-6045
Billy Beez is a fantastic indoor adventure playground where your children can play safely and securely whatever the weather. The 25,000-square-foot play area complete with wave slides, obstacle courses, and more, will ensure that all their energy will be used up at the arena and not at home.

Chelsea Piers
62 Chelsea Piers, Chelsea
212-336-6500
Drop-in activities are available for children of all ages, including a Toddler Gym with open play equipment for ages 4 and younger; open hockey, soccer, rock climbing, basketball, and ice-skating; and a class for preschoolers called CP Champs with activities including gymnastics, trampoline, and foam pit play.

The Gaga Center
230 E. 93rd St., Upper East Side
212-920-7884
Gaga is a fast-paced, high-energy sport played in an octagonal pit. Dubbed a kinder, gentler version of dodgeball, the game is played with a soft foam ball and combines the skills of dodging, striking, running, and jumping, while trying to hit opponents with a ball below the knees. Open gaga sessions are here when you need them: holidays, conference days, days off, snow days, and other “what should we do today” days! Sessions are 1 hour.

The Playroom NYC
1439 First Ave., Upper East Side
212-729-6149
The 3,000-square-foot facility offers all-day open play hours Monday-Friday, with morning hours on weekends. The space features an indoor climbing structure, a toddler room, and a pretend play area. Kids 5 and younger are welcome.

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Indoor Play Spaces in Brooklyn

BounceU of Brooklyn
6722 Fort Hamilton Parkway, 2nd Floor, Bay Ridge
347-450-5867
Kids will love the numerous inflatables, while parents will love the early weekend hours. It also offers a Cosmic Open Bounce when kids can jump around in the dark. It’s a great way to burn off some much needed steam. Reservations are recommended.

Juguemos a Cantar
511 5th Ave., Park Slope
917-453-1187
Jueguemos a Cantar is a great place for budding bilinguists to learn and play in Spanish. Offers camp and after-school programs, as well as other services.

Kids N’ Action
1149 McDonald Ave., Midwood
718-377-1818
Drop by to play in the four-level playground, with activities geared toward younger kids at the lower level and older kids at the higher levels. There are also arcade games, a go-kart track, and an indoor roller coaster.

PLAY Greenpoint
33 Nassau Ave., Greenpoint
718-387-2071
This place has it all. The 3,000-square-foot space is full of imaginative toys, musical instruments, and books. Not to mention the playground structures and beautiful murals, which give the feeling of being outdoors. Drop-ins cost $22 for one child and $11 for additional siblings.

Prospect Gymnastics
1023 Church Ave., Ditmas Park
718-484-0911
Prospect Gymnastics is a developmental gymnastics program for children. Kids can walk on the balance beam, tumble, swing on the uneven bars, and bounce on the trampoline during open play sessions. They’ll feel like they scored a perfect 10! Birthday parties are offered.

Recess DUMBO
81 Washington St., Dumbo
347-987-3509
Recess is a unique play space that offers flexible hours. Its custom-made play structures are designed for curious minds and busy bodies to explore.

Twinkle Play Space
144 Frost St., Williamsburg
718-349-1300
Twinkle is a family-owned and -operated indoor play space. The 4,500-square-foot facility has innovative custom-made exhibits to cater to any child’s wildest imagination. The space is designed for kids ages 6 and younger.

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Indoor Play Spaces in Queens

Artistic Stitch Sports Complex
79-08 Cooper Ave., Glendale
718-416-1380
This sports complex offers drop-ins for older kids who want to spend the day playing sports. They can choose from baseball, soccer, basketball, and rock climbing.

Good Day Play Café
208-03 35th Ave., Bayside
929-381-1094
Part play space and part café, you can relax with a cup of Stumptown coffee, fresh juice, or finger foods while your child plays on an angled climbing wall, a ball pit, matted area with sensory toys, and a Hinoki cypress wood cube pit.

Dream City
108-48 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills
718-880-2352
Dream City opened recently in Forest Hills and offers open play, classes, special events and parties. It aims to create a fun and safe learning environment that sparks curiosity while encouraging social, emotional, physical and cognitive development.

Kids Fun House
6273 Fresh Pond Road, Ridgewood
718-418-5437
Kids Fun House is family-owned and -operated and has an awesome “triple slide,” as well as mazes and tunnels for kids to explore. There is also a separate toddler area for younger children.

Kids 'N Shape
162-26 Cross Bay Blvd., Howard Beach
718-848-2052
The open play sessions at Kids ‘N Shape feature an exclusive variety of interactive fitness attractions designed to improve your children’s motor skills and engage them in physical activity. Its uniquely unstructured open play is a healthy alternative to video games while providing a safe, clean, and supervised environment. Two-hour fitness play open sessions cost $12 per child.

Raising Astoria
26-11 23rd Ave., Astoria
347-669-3711
Raising Astoria is a local favorite and the facility is a great space for open play. The staff at Raising Astoria encourages kids to run, jump, and play. Activities are designed to engage and educate children.  

Sabrina’s Play Studio
52-07 Queens Blvd., Woodside
929-522-0104
Great for younger kids with tons of toys for imaginative play, music and story time, and special events.

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Indoor Play Spaces in Westchester County

A-Game Sports
856 Main St., New Rochelle
914-278-9477
An instructional and recreational youth sports facility, it offers camps, lessons, and customized programs for more than 10 sports.

BounceU of Elmsford
150 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford
914-874-5200
Let your little ones blow off some steam in a safe and controlled play area. BounceU is crammed full of slides, obstacle courses, and toys to keep kids entertained for hours. The huge inflatables are suitable for ages 2 and older.

FunFuzion at New Roc City
29 Lecount Place, New Rochelle
914-637-7575
FunFuzion is the place where you can create your own experience. Choose from video games, rides, LazerTag, glow-in-the-dark bowling, billiards, bumper cars, and glow mini golf.

Great Play of Scarsdale
969 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale
914-713-3470
Great Play's programs, each based on the center’s approach to youth physical development, give children a dramatically improved way to achieve physical success. Classes are just pure fun—each primarily consists of a series of specially designed games in the center’s patented Interactive Arena™.

Gymboree
450 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale
3631 Hill Blvd., Jefferson Valley
866-477-3700
Gymboree Play & Music has been fostering learning, creativity, and confidence in children from ages newborn to 5. Check the website for updated open play days and times.

Kids U
14 Waterfront Place, Port Chester
914-939-3520
175 Tompkins Ave., Pleasantville
914-747-7478
Let your child’s imagination run free at the PlayQuad: a large, multi-level jungle gym set in a 2,000-square-foot indoor play center. It features slides, swings, tunnels, and more to keep youngsters occupied and happy for hours. PlayQuad in Port Chester requires enrollment in a class.

Life The Place to Be
2 Lawrence St., Ardsley
914-591-4400
Life The Place to Be really is the place to be. The state-of-the-art indoor play area has everything from a mini-bowling center and rock climbing to laser tag and arcade games. Parents can relax close by with drinks at the bar or dine on food at the café.



Play at The Westchester
125 Westchester Ave., White Plains
914-683-8600
Located at The Westchester mall, the play area is a free activity center that offers families an appealing break while shopping.

Rockin’ Jump
333 N. Bedford Road, Mount Kisco
914-743-5730
Rockin’ Jump is an unbelievably fun trampoline park that has plenty to do for kids and adults. You don’t need any athletic experience to have fun—just an open mind and a little energy to burn. Attractions include Open Jump Arena, which is the main jump and fun zone; Slam Dunk Zone, an area dedicated to trampoline basketball; Foam Pit, a dodgeball area; and rock wall.

Sky Zone Trampoline Park
33 Lecount Place, New Rochelle
914-365-7370
Come in for open jump every day and reserve a 1-hour or 2-hour time slot with access to jump into the Foam Zone and games such as Ultimate dodgeball, Sky Slam, and Sky Joust. See website for times.

Sportime USA
380 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford
914-592-2111
Head on over to Sportime USA for indoor fun! With laser tag, a rock-climbing wall, arcade games, and bumper cars, this amusement center has something for everyone. A guaranteed great day for the entire family whatever the weather!

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Indoor Play Spaces in Rockland County

Billy Beez
1282 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack
845-535-9277
Billy Beez is an indoor adventure playground where your children can play safely and securely whatever the weather. The 25,000-square-foot play area complete with trampolines, wave slides, obstacle courses, and more, will ensure all their energy will be used up at the arena and not at home.

Bounce! Trampoline Sports
612 Corporate Way, Valley Cottage
845-268-4000
Bounce! offers the opportunity to play sports, have fun, and get fit on 10,000 square feet of interconnected trampolines. The facility offers open jump time, trampoline dodgeball, slam dunk basketball, and foam pit jumping.

BounceU of Nanuet
424 Market St., Nanuet Mall, South Nanuet
845-623-5400
Let your little ones blow off some steam in a safe and controlled play area. BounceU is crammed full of slides, obstacle courses, and toys to keep kids entertained for hours. The huge inflatables are suitable for ages 2 and older.

Joseph Lawrence Community Sports Center
115 Torne Valley Road, Hillburn
845-753-2324
Joseph Lawrence Community Sports Center offers indoor running track, cardio equipment, and racquetball and multi-sport courts. This facility has become a firm favorite with residents in and around the Rockland area.

Palisades Climb Adventure
4590 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack
845-727-3500
Palisades Climb Adventure boasts that it is the world’s tallest indoor ropes course, standing 85 feet tall, and featuring five levels with 75 unique challenge elements including the Sky Tykes kids’ ropes course, designed for children shorter than 48 inches.

Screamin’ Parties
111 Rockland Plaza, Nanuet
845-267-2022
Bring in the kids for open play to get some energy out at this facility. It has state-of-the-art inflatables and giant slides. Open play times change each week so be sure to call or check the website.

West Rock Indoor Sports & Entertainment Complex
21 Pralle Lane, Nanuet
845-623-3636
Along with sports clinics and birthday parties, the space offers open play during school recesses with weekly camp tournaments, relay races, and sports, including tennis, and soccer.

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Indoor Play Spaces in Bergen County, NJ

BounceU of Paramus
70 Eisenhower Drive, Paramus
201-843-5880m
Let your little ones blow off some steam in a safe and controlled play area. BounceU is crammed full of slides, obstacle courses, and toys to keep kids entertained for hours. The huge inflatables are suitable for ages 2 and older.

The Big Playhouse
316 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood
201-314-6341
At this indoor playground boasting “good olde-fashioned play,” meet several animated characters and let your imagination run wild. Open play booking available online.

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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. 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, 24 Great Neck Road, Great Neck
516-918-9060
Your little tumbler will love the open gym access, which includes play time on the balance beam, tunnels, trampolines, and slides. Open play is offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Check schedule online for more information.

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. Meanwhile, kids can ascend the two-story climbing sculpture that is Climb It.

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, and a full-size game arcade. 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, which offers open play and special events. Admission is $16 for walkers and $12 for crawlers. Check website for open play  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.

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 and 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.

@Play 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. The facility offers a new event space.

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

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.

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 Saturday, 10am-1pm, for drop-in playtime. Adults and children must wear socks in the predominantly wooden play space. It's 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 to 8 years are invited for Open Play, when they can hone in on gymnastics skills and learn music fundamentals through rhythm, songs, chants, and finger plays.

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