The GTA has many indoor play places where kids can run around on play structures with slides, ball pits, climbing walls, and so forth. In addition to being a lot for kids - and sometimes parents too! - indoor playgrounds are a great way for kids to explore a new environment, build confidence, develop motor skills, and socialize with kids of varying ages. For parents and caregivers, they're a great place to connect with other families in the community and possibly even arrange some playdates.
Whether you're trying to escape the harsh Toronto winters or the gruelling city heat, indoor playgrounds are a great year-round destination. Most (if not all) of the places listed below also also host birthday parties. It's also common for some places to change their drop-in hours, so it's a good idea to check their hours before dropping by.
So, if you're looking for something fun that will keep the kids' highly entertained, check out one of the play places below!
Kidville is a unique one-stop shop, where parents and newborns to kids eight years old can put creativity, fun and family-time first! They host kids' classes, camps, and birthday parties. But a few times each week Kidville's state-of-the-art gym is turned into a supervised play space where kids can run, climb, and jump around to their heart's content. Their play space is open for drop-ins for an hour three times a week.
Where: 3420 Yonge Street North of Lawrence, Toronto
Located in Etobicoke, this playground includes a two-level climber with slides, tunnels, ride-on toys, a ball pit, a climbing wall, and trampolines. It's an ideal place to bring kids ages 6 months to 6 years. Parents can supervise from the seating area while enjoying a coffee and free Wi-Fi. What's really neat is that Etobicoke Guardian readers voted Amazon Indoor Playground to receive a Readers’ Choice Diamond award for best Children’s Entertainment.
Where: 1500 Royal York Road, Toronto
Kids Fun City features amazing attractions, such as the award winning Atomic Rush, Train Themed Mini Bowling, Park Themed Mini Golf, Award Winning Laser Frenzy Maze and the playground area with two huge 13 feet tube slides and one wavy slide. They also have a gated toddler area with inflatables and many other toys.
Where: 150 Lesmill Road, Toronto
Kids Fun Town offers drop-in daily play and birthday parties in their colourful play gym. Their play space attractions include an inflatable bouncy castle with an attached slide, a climbing tower, a basketball game, ride-on toys, a ball pit, and other play structures best suited for children under 6 years old. They also offer a separate toddler area with play equipment perfect for little ones.
Where: 2071 Danforth Ave, Toronto
Planet Fun has a massive 10,000 square foot state-of-the-art playground featuring a multi-tier play structure, designated toddler area, and jumping castle. The facility also includes party rooms and a parents lounge with free Wi-Fi and HD TVs.
Where: 24 Lebovic ave, Scarborough
Hop Hop Jump, located in Vaughan, has two big and fun play structures with slides, ball pits, and climbing walls and lots of open space for kids to run around and be kids! It's best suited for kids ages 1 to 6 years old. The decor throughout the building is bright, colourful, and cheery. Hop Hop Jump is open five days per week for public drop-in playtime.
Where: 400 Spinnaker Way, Unit 11-12, Vaughan
Playtown is the ultimate interactive play centre where parents are encouraged to play along with their children. It's divided into playhouses, each with a different focus. Kids can "put out a fire" at the Firehouse, hammer and create at the Construction Site, checkout items at the grocery store, make a scrumptious meal at the Restaurant, and way more! The best part about it is that kids are exercising their brains while they're playing and they don't even realize it! You're going to have a hard time getting the kids to leave after they've spent an hour or more at Playtown.
Where: 2170 Dunwin Drive, Unit 6, Mississauga
Enchanted Castle features a large climbing structure, slides, ball pits, obstacles, suspension bridges, and more. They also have a toddler area where little ones are free to play without getting trampled by the big kids! While your children are having an outrageously fun time, you can chill out in the sitting area, watch your kids play through the CCTV, sip a coffee, or read the news. They welcome drop-ins Monday to Fridays from 10am to 12pm.
Where: 1500 O’Connor Drive #2A/2B, Toronto
Catering to children ages 1 to 12, Kidsports Indoor Playground is an 18,000-square-foot indoor playground paradise. The main play structure is a 3-level maze, full of brightly-coloured tunnels, tubes, slides and 3 large ball pits. They also offer a small structure, the Wee Challenge with a Wee Gym attached to it for the younger ones. A small restaurant, arcade area, party rooms, and a gymnasium complete this fun haven.
Where: 4500 Dixie Rd, Mississauga
Treehouse Play Centre is Richmond Hill’s only indoor playground with a café. This facility is designed for children aged 0–8, with two separate infant areas where babies can safely play while developing their fine and gross motor skills. Toddlers and older children will be entertained on the large play structure while parents sit and watch from comfortable couches.
Where: 9688 Leslie St, Richmond Hill
FUNtastic Forest is a 13,000 square foot comfortable, clean and spacious facility. Features include the three-storey play structure with various slides and multi-level climbers including creative mazes and tunnels to navigate through. The developmentally-rich toddler area includes activities for fine and gross motor skill development and imaginative play.
Where: 14 Connie Crescent unit 12, Vaughan
Located in Vaughan, Koala Kidz is filled with brightly coloured tubes, tunnels, jumping balls and six slides. This huge indoor play area gives kids the chance to climb, slide and throw themselves about for many action-packed hours. They also offer birthday party packages and a Drop & Play area for toddlers.
Where: 960 Edgeley Blvd., Unit 2, Vaughan
Mess For Fun is Toronto’s premier pottery studio with an indoor playground. You can paint your own pottery, play in our indoor playground or host a private party. They have it all! The staff at Mess For Fun provides exceptional customer service and laugh out loud fun. They welcome people of all ages so kids and adults can get their creative juices flowing.
Where: 73 Alness Street Unit # 3, North York
Bunch Of Fun Playland is a new family entertainment center in the heart of Toronto. It features two amazing indoor playgrounds, a pottery painting studio, party rooms and café. It's designed for all all ages. Kids will have the time of their lives playing in their one-of-a-kind indoor playground, and adults can enjoy painting pottery or just sitting back and relaxing on their comfortable couches while watching the kids have fun.
Where: 11 Kodiak Crescent, Suite B, Toronto
Kids big and small come to Balls of Fun in Mississauga to bounce around, kick and throw balls, and play thrilling obstacle games. Their facility is divided into two sections, one for babies and toddlers and the other for bigger kids. What's with their ball theme? Good question. Throwing and aiming balls helps develop kids' gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and other vital skills needed for sports in general. Kids are preparing themselves to excel at gym classes and sports teams without even realizing!
Where: 3615 Laird Rd - Units 15-16, Toronto
Let other parents and caregivers know how much fun your little one had at these indoor playgrounds by commenting below! Or if you know about another play gym that isn't on our list, we want to know about that too!
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