List of Massachusetts Indoor Playgrounds

During various vacation weeks or rainy days, you are always looking for something to do. Here are some additional ideas and Massachusetts Indoor Playgrounds that may keep the ‘vacation agitation’ at bay. (You know, the ‘Mom, I’m bored!” or, “Dad, there is nothing to do!”)

ArtBeat in Arlington and Plaster Fun Time (in many locations such as Dedham, Framingham and Waltham) are super great places for all to get crafty. Another is Whimsy in Framingham. Prices vary, but most people find they can find a project in their price point.

Don’t forget about the local museums and zoos. Many have special kids activities with museum or zoo admission. Ones to note for kids is the Discovery Museum, the Stone Zoo, the Franklin Park Zoo, the Children’s Museum in Easton (Boston and Mashpee too).

Check your local libraries for story time events.

If the kids need to burn off some energy, there are a lot of indoor playgrounds.

Indoor Playgrounds Massachusetts

*Planet Gymnastics (Acton): Open Gym is offered Mon – Sat from Noon to 1:00. Cost is $5 for enrolled students and $10 for all others. Adults are free, but not allowed on the equipment. call ahead for availability.

*Jam Time (Maynard, Natick): A 4,000 square foot indoor playground for kids 7 and younger. Climbing structures, a full-size play house, ball pit, bouncy house, soft toys for infants and toddlers, kiddie gym equipment, and more! (Free wi-fi too!) Open 7-days a week to the public for open play. 9am-5:30pm Monday-Friday and 9:30am – 1:30pm on Saturday-Sunday. $10 per child.

*Mama & Me (Jamaica Plain): A 1250 square foot eco-friendly playspace with open play for kids 1-4 years old. See the website for the schedule and the cost is $10 per child.

*Kids Sports Fun: Kidsports is a family entertainment facility where children of all ages can play and have fun.

*The Klubhouse (Woburn): Super fun activities geared towards children newborn to 10 years of age. Hours are 9:30am-3pm, Monday through Friday. $9 per child over 2. Adults and kids under 2 are free.

*Together in Motion (Arlington): The Drop-in play sessions with special times for various ages. Cost is $7 for kids over 12 months.

*Kids Club Fun Land (Norwood): Large 2 story maze with tubes, tunnels, slides and even an air pillow! Video games, redemption games and kiddie rides. Adults are $1 and there are kids packages ranging from $10-$16.

*JumpTrax (Sharon): Come with your child and play on our giant, soft, fun-filled inflatables during Jump Trax Open Playtime. $10 per child and you must make reservations. Many spots sold out but several still available.

 

*Weymouth Club Kids Energy Center (Weymouth): The 12000 sq. foot facility is dedicated completely to children 8 weeks to 15 years old. Children can enjoy up to 2 hrs each day! Cost is $10 per child and it is a drop-off program.

Mamas Move Kid ExploraZone (Norwell): Cost is $8 for one child. $6 for subsequent children in the same family. A place for the kids to run around and there is even a drop-off program. Times vary so best check the website.

Jump Around (Framingham): Price ranges from $8.50 to $10.50 depending on when you go. They are always updating their schedule with the open play times.

GymFit (Natick): Great for kids 1-6 years old. Lots of activities and open gym time. $10 for non-members for the open gym time.

Kidville in Wellesley: Great for kids 1-6 years old. Lots of special events and open gym time.

Jump N’ Slide—Newton
Though this big, relatively new facility in Newton, adjacent to the Newton Childcare Academy, is getting known for its birthday parties, kids and families can also drop in during regular weekend hours to have some fun in its Jump Hall (full of extra-large inflatables and slides for big kids), Toddler Area (with more toys for littles), and exciting arcade.
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 9am-9pm; Fridays 5pm-9pm
Who: All ages are welcome, though it’s best for pre-teens and younger
How much: $15 “unlimited fun pass” is valid for the entire day, and includes $3 toward arcade games
Contact: http://www.jumpandslideboston.com

P.S. If you know of other spaces or places, please leave a comment so the list can grow. Thanks!

Originally posted in 2012; updated in 2018

  
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