The Vancouver area is home to tons of amazing and unique spaces to run around indoors, which comes in handy on those rainy days that plague us here on the mainland, or the smoky days of summer.
Some of these might be a small drive away, but over the years we've always found it's fun to try new places and shake things up! Here's a list of some of our favourite indoor play places in and around Greater Vancouver.
And... As any of you would know who have been to an indoor play place... Don't forget the socks!
This adventure playground is amazing, and right in the heart of one of Vancouver's main attractions. With a multi-level playground where kids can finish off racing down slides, ball pits, and a huge arcade area with fun prizes to be won- there's no end to the ways to keep the kids happy. Their newer features iWall and iFloor are really cool, they are interactive virtual games, and a huge hit for something new and exciting to add.
Granville Island, 2nd Floor of Kids Market
Open play from 10am- 6pm daily
Geared towards a younger audience, Circus is a wonderful place to play for 0-5 year olds. Their goal was a purposefully designed play space where children and their families can connect, learn and grow through play and imagination. In my opinion, they achieved just that! I love the design of the area, and it is accompanied with great coffee. They do offer classes and workshops on top of the open play.
1650 East 12th Ave
Open play from 9am- 5pm on weekdays and 9am- 12pm on weekends
This unique spin on "playground" is so cool. Kidtropolis is a actually a mini city so that your kids can have a realistic environment to do what comes naturally to them: role playing! Children can use their imaginations to run each of the businesses, whether it be making pizza in the parlour, delivering the mail, being a newscaster, or performing on their very own stage. There is a great cafe with delicious food, and small play areas around the seating. It can be a little on the pricier side for some families, but adult entry is free and you can stay as long as you'd like. It's worth checking out at least once!
Unit 110-5940 No. 2 Road, Richmond
Open play Tuesday to Thursday 10am- 5pm, and Friday to Sunday 10am - 6pm
The Funky Monkey Fun Park is Surrey’s largest indoor amusement park and features a giant indoor playcenter (including a 40 ft triple slide, 6 gun ballocity arena, plasma car track), full sized bumper cars, 3000 sf laser tag arena and PNE quality amusement park rides (Monkey Hopper & Pirate Ship). With easy access from all of Metro Vancouver, the Funky Monkey Fun Park is the region’s premier indoor amusement facility.
13853 104th Avenue, Surrey
Open play 10am- 6pm daily, and open till 7pm on Friday and Saturday evenings
Bearfoot’s interior is designed with one thing in mind: Your comfort and enjoyment. The staff has spent endless hours pouring over every little nook and cranny. From the spacious family-friendly bathrooms and changing rooms to the toddler and preschool area, Bearfoot Play Center wants to make sure you and your little ones can truly enjoy every part of BearFoot and take comfort in knowing that the safety and enjoyment of your family is paramount.
Unit 155, 1233 Lynn Valley Rd, North Vancouver
Science World at TELUS World of Science awaits you with popular, hands-on, interactive displays, inspirational feature exhibitions and awesome shows. Watch a giant-screen film in our OMNIMAX® Theatre, or engage in a live science demonstration. Spark your imagination in galleries that feature nature, physics and life sciences. When the weather is nice, explore the outdoor Ken Spencer Science Park.
In addition to the amazing False Creek facility, they offer outreach programs, teen and adult evenings, special presentations and resources for both teachers and parents.
Planning is well under way for the development of Wonder, the early-learner’s gallery dedicated to the youngest guests. The gallery will be filled with fun, tactile and interactive experiences to foster early development. Parents will be able to learn about their child’s development, by exploring research-based exhibits alongside their children.
7. Jungle Jac's
Come on down, or swing on by Jungle Jac's very own, adventure jungle for hours of fun and excitement. Whether it be sliding down the 21 ft. water effect slides, shooting your friends in the banana splat ball pit, climbing up through tubes into the huge tree house, or swinging off ropes on the fantastic pirate boat deck, you’re sure to have one great time…..
And don’t forget to try their glow in the dark Laser Tag and mini golf arena. Jungle Jac's even has a great café, to suit all taste buds!!
6Pack Indoor Beach Centre is the only indoor beach facility in Western Canada. Within this 18,000 Sqft facility there is over 700 metric tons of sand covering an area with 5 full sized volleyball courts. It initially started as a beach volleyball facility but over the last 3 years the range programs offered have expanded making this facility a truly multi-purpose space. From Birthday Parties for kids to Corporate events for adults there is always something for everyone.
Amenities include full showers, a foot wash station, meeting room, BBQ grills, HDTV with 50inch screen, 15 dynamic range stereo system with dual subs, free WiFi, a ping pong table and decorative themed lighting. 6Pack Beach offers some of the best indoor sand activities including Archery Tag, beach soccer, beach tennis and beach volleyball. Enjoy summer activities all year round rain-free, guaranteed.
Fun4Kidz Play Centre in Park Royal Shopping Mall is a Clean, Safe and Fun interactive, fun and safe indoor playground.
They offer a wide variety of challenging activities for kids of all ages that expands their learning process with physical activity. Fun4kidz Play Centre takes kids of all ages on an exciting adventure with challenging obstacle courses and they even have a toddler area for the little ones that are 3 years old and younger.
The main play area has a Ballocity Arena with air guns and Nerf balls, a large ball room, a suspension bridge, a web climb, an interactive obstacle course, and 2 large two storey high slides, and a 2 storey maze. They have a second location in Richmond as well.
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