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Top Indoor Play Places in the Bay Area

Published Jan 21, 2020 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

Are you looking for a place to take the kids when the weather turns bad? If so, here are some of our favorite indoor play facilities in the Bay Area!

Top Indoor Play Places in The Bay Area

San Francisco

Peek-a-Boo Factory

Peek-a-Boo Factory is San Francisco’s premier indoor playground and birthday party place for children ages 0 to 10. Parents can let their children socialize, learn, and play in an environment that emphasizes physical exercise, mental stimulation, and collaborative activities. 

Also offered are stress-and-hassle-free birthday party packages. Peek-a-Boo Factory is quickly becoming San Francisco’s favorite spot to host parties.

Recess Urban Recreation

Recess is a hub for social development and early learning where families can play, explore, and learn together. There are two separate play spaces, one for toddlers and one for bigger kids. There are slides, a station to play with trains, swings, and many areas for kids to crawl through and explore.

Photo Credit: Recess Collective

Pump It Up of San Francisco

Pump It Up of San Francisco specializes in private indoor birthday parties for kids. The facility includes giant inflatables in a couple of play areas for kids to jump, pla,y and have enormous fun, but the fun is not limited to the kids! Adults can also participate and get some exercise. 

They also host every day great events, such as Open Jump where kids can play in a cool, indoor play area. 

Play Haven

Play Haven is San Francisco’s newest indoor play space and party venue, created by a preschool teacher of 12 years. Here you will find everything from art and sensory activities, to imaginative games and dramatic play areas, and even a rock climbing wall!

They also offer private parties, enrichment classes, a separate parent workspace, and a FREE parking lot and WiFi.


Diddalidoo (did-duh-lee-doo) is an indoor play center specifically created for kids ages 0 to 4 years old. Drop-in open play hours allow parents to conveniently plan playtime around naptime! Bond with your kids while exploring, learning, and socializing through interactive play in three distinct play areas: infant, toddler, and open play. Diddalidoo is great for a playdate or to exclusively host your little one's birthday party!

Photo Credit: Diddalidoo

Urban Putt

Willie Wonka meets the Exploratorium in this 14-hole mini-golf experience. Putt through an earthquake or guide your ball onto an 11-foot-high Archimedes screw and listen as it bounces off drums, cymbals, and bells. Kids are welcome until 8 p.m. After that, it's adults only, so don't be late!

SF Peninsula

Safari Run

Safari Run is the original indoor play space for kids on the Peninsula. Parents can use the free wifi and get some work done while kids run around and burn up all their energy. 

The play structure is big and fun, with slides, ropes, and a running track. They offer camps, fitness classes, and parties too!

La Petite Playhouse

La Petite Playhouse's 10,000-square-foot facility includes giant undersea-themed play structures, a separate baby/toddler structure, interactive “Eye Click” game, climbing wall, two sport courts, and private party rooms for birthday parties and special group events.

The Playhouse is suitable for children of all abilities ages 10 and under.


Hop-n-Play is a one-of-a-kind “socks only” indoor playground experience for children under 48 inches in the San Francisco Bay Area. They provide more than 2,000 square feet of pure fun in a clean, safe, and secure facility in the Tanforan Shopping mall, located at the heart of the Peninsula.

Hop-n-Play provides “open play” year round, so you can come in at any time during their business hours. They also have two large multi-function rooms for birthday parties, baby showers, or other events.

South Bay

Silver Creek Sportsplex

During LOL Parties and Open Play at Silver Creek Sportsplex, kids are sure to enjoy jumping on giant custom-designed inflatables. The Play zones are appropriate for kids ages 18 months to 12 years and are supervised by the Sportsplex staff during evening hours only. Sportsplex's capacity is fairly large, accommodating up to 50 children at once.

Safari Run

Another Safari Run location! The original indoor play-space for kids on the Peninsula. The play structure is big and fun with slides, ropes, and big animal heads for kids to hang out in.

A great place for kids to run around and expend energy. They offer open play, camps, and parties too!

The Jungle Island

A wild time can be had by all at at the Jungle Island in the giant play structure, toddler area, or in the arcade, complete with laser tag, bumper cars, and more! A variety of birthday party packages are available as well, including overnight parties for groups of 30 or more.

The Duck Pond

The Duck pond is an affordable, safe, clean indoor and outdoor play space for children under 5 years old. They also feature live entertainment for toddlers and host community events and private parties.

East Bay

Bladium’s Fun Zone indoor playground of inflatables is here to help your kids burn off lots of energy! Kids ages 18 months to 8 years old have a blast running, jumping, and sliding their way to fun. Why not let them go wild on the Bladium turf? Parents can enjoy free Wi-Fi while watching the kids play!

Kids Gym Berkeley

Kids Gym Berkeley is a full-inclusion educational fitness center for all kids and families of different abilities, typically developing kids with special needs.  

The 10,000-square-foot facility includes a zip line, spring-free trampolines, monkey climbing bars, rope wall, swings, arts and crafts facilities, a library, and a dance and movement studio. They also offer birthday parties and camps.

Are you looking for more things to do with kids in the San Francisco Bay Area? Then don't go anywhere! Search for more fun family-friendly activities on ChatterBlock's Things to Do page. You can filter by type of attraction or activity and location. Finding out about great kid-friendly businesses in your area is just a few clicks away!

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January 31, 2019, 2:58 p.m. Flag

We Rock the Spectrum Berkeley is not what it is called. It has been Kids Gym Berkeley since August 30th 2016!


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