Top Indoor Playgrounds in Ottawa

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Published Jan 20, 2017

Are you looking for a fun and place to bring your kids during the cold Ottawa winter? Here is are some great choices around the Ottawa area!

Top Indoor Playgrounds in Ottawa

Some of our favorite indoor play facitlities in our nation's capital have facilities that cater to kids of different age groups. The places below are fun combination of bouncy castles, jungle gyms, laser tag, and more!

A Gym Tale

A Gym Tale is an Indoor Playground located in Barrhaven that provides the most exciting birthday parties in children’s entertainment - making our special guest the Star of every Active Adventure.

They also host Camp programs for our guests over the Summer, Winter Holidays, March Break and PD Days.

The Kids Night Out drop-off program runs every Friday evening from 6 to 9 with Play, Snack and a Movie.

Visit A Gym Tale for more information about these activities or about Drop-In Play times,  Nursery School, and Before- and After School Care.

Pricing:  Drop-In Play: $3 - $10

Monkey Around Play & Learn Centre

Children need a variety of physical activities to stimulate them. Monkey Around is designed to promote fitness and overall well-being. Their facilities include: a play structure, roller rink, inflatable obstacle course, kids corner, and a snack bar. There is something for everyone at Monkey Around Play Centre (even adults!).

The Centre is also designed to accommodate large functions, such as holiday and group events, birthday parties and eventually other activities such as ball hockey, arts and crafts, and much more…

Pricing:  Kids: under 1 year old - $6 (free with a paid sibling) | 1-2 year old - $6 | 3-17 year old - $12 | Adults - Free

Kids Kingdom Daycare & Playcare

Kids Kingdom is a premium family entertainment complex. Their attractions are not only are they fun and exciting, they also help active minds and bodies learn and grow.  They are designed to build hand-eye coordination and motor skills for children of all ages, and to give little ones opportunities to engage in pretend and social play.

Kids Kingdom’s attractions include an infant play centre, an inflatable bounce area, the Kids Kingdom castle play structure, and a double-slide obstacle course. The castle play structure (the main attraction) is an expansive, multi-level play structure that includes a host of interesting, challenging, and super-fun features.

Pricing: $3 for adults | $5 for kids 2 years old and under (unless accompanying an older child-then admission is free! | $15 for kids aged 3-12 years old

Cosmic Adventures

Ottawa's largest and safest indoor playground encourages kids 0-12 to crawl, bounce, slide and explore in a clean and secure environment. Cosmic Adventures provides the ideal location for endless play in a multi-level structure which features over 20,000 sq. ft. of ball pits, slides, tunnels, mazes, obstacle courses and more. With plenty of padding to absorb all their energy, and no sharp corners and 2 designated areas for toddlers, this environment is ideal for active kids of any age.  Parents can relax in the"Cone of Silence" and enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the facility.

Cosmic Adventures is about safe, developmental play and this concept is followed right through to our skill testing games room. While they are challenging and fun, they are all non-violent and non-frustrating. They even have games for the really little ones to practice on (suitable for kids as young as 2 years old).

Pricing: 0-11 months - Free | 12-23 months - $13.99 | 2-3 years  - $16.99 | 4-17 years - $19.99 | Adults - $8.99 | annual memberships also available


Funhaven is Ottawa's premiere family entertainment centre destination with attractions and events for all ages. Combining the best interactive entertainment the industry has to offer with a passionate dedication to safety, cleanliness, and customer service, Funhaven delivers fun and family memories in an upscale and affordable environment just minutes away from your own home.

Designed for children of all ages, their facilities include a toddler play area, bumper cars, a climbing wall, jungle gym, the Laser Frenzy maze, laser tag, mini-bowling, the Typhoon motion theatre, video games, simulators, and more!

Pricing: varies depending on activities

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