Beat the heat, the rain, and any weather Texas can send this way in an indoor play area. From babies to teens, get the kids out of the house this summer with these local options.
- Stonebridge Church – Stonebridge Church hosts “Playdates” for kids and their parents to get to know each other at their large indoor playground.
- The Woodlands United Methodist Church – The play area at The Woodlands United Methodist Church is known as “Safari Stop” and is designed for children aged 3-9.
- The Woodlands Mall – Geared toward preschool and elementary aged kids, The Woodlands Mall has a play area open during mall hours for children under 42 inches tall.
- The Montgomery County Library System – From babies to teens, each library in the Montgomery County Library System hosts classes and activities.
- The Woodlands Church – The play structure at The Woodlands Church accommodates toddlers to 12 year-olds and spans from the floor to the ceiling of the 40-foot atrium.
- Kanga’s Playcenter – This play center located in Oak Ridge is in a large warehouse-sized venue and welcomes babies to 11 year-olds. Parents can watch their kids play from the adjoining café.
- Palava Family Entertainment Center – This locally owned and operated spot in Spring has laser tag, 3D black light mini golf, a 4-level play structure, toddler play area, café, and arcade to entertain a wide range of ages.
- Conroe’s Incredible Pizza – Conroe’s Incredible Pizza has many attractions all in one place. It boasts a designated toddler play area, mini bowling, blacklight mini golf, bumper cars, laser tag, go karts, video games, and more. When all the playing works up an appetite, Conroe’s Incredible Pizza has a large buffet, and of course, pizza.
- We Rock the Spectrum – A safe place for kids of all abilities, We Rock the Spectrum encourages young children to play without limits.
- Little Beakers – In addition to classes, Little Beakers has open lab hours for younger children to explore science in the Oak Ridge area. The facility is located next to another indoor option on this list: Kanga’s Playcenter.
- The Little Gym – The Little Gym offers classes for young children, but also has an open gym playtime for members.
- Play Street Museum – New to The Woodlands, Play Street Museum is a small-scale interactive children’s museum for children eight and under located in East Shore. Because of the small size, children are able to self navigate and caregivers can easily keep track of kids.
- The Woodlands Children’s Museum – The Woodlands Children’s Museum is designed for kids up to age 7. There is a dedicated supervised craft area, story book center, and the museum hosts fun themed-days such as Superhero Day.
- My Gym – Similar to The Little Gym, My Gym offers young children the chance to try out new skills in classes or in an open gym setting.
- Adventure Kids Playcare – While most of the choices in this list require parent supervision for younger children, this option is a drop-off play space. In addition to an indoor playscape, Adventure Kids Playcare has structured classes such as craft time throughout the day.
- IGi Playground – Located on 1488, IGi Playground has different play areas for kids aged 1 to 12, a gift store, candy store, café lounge area and frozen yogurt for the little ones and big ones to enjoy. The play area has slides, a ball pit, and tunnels. 10% of its profits are dedicated to provide education to children living in poverty-ridden countries and assistance to endangered animals.
- Urban Air – While this is another option for older kids, there is also a playscape for designed for kids aged 7 and under and a separate jumping area for younger children. Urban Air has a ropes course, a zipline, a warrior obstacle course, dodgeball, a tumble track, and a large array of trampolines. A new location in the Metropark business park in Shenandoah is scheduled to open in September of 2019.
- Pump It Up – Pump it Up offers different rooms of many different kinds of inflatables along with a few arcade games such as air hockey.
- Main Event – Main Event is another choice on the list geared more toward older kids. It offers bowling, billiards, video games, multi-level laser tag, karaoke, and more.
- The Game Preserve – Purchase a day or monthly membership pass to obtain access to every game, including classic arcade games, pinball, and ski-ball. Younger kids are allowed, but anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Sk8Town – Sk8Town is the only dedicated roller skating rink serving the area, complete with arcade games. It also offers skate trainers to help new and younger skaters.
- Swing Zone Golf– With 3D life-like graphics, instant feedback, driving range setting and various play modes, Sky Zone’s golf simulators are for both skilled and novice golfers.
- iFly – In addition to an indoor air tunnel, iFly offers virtual reality to simulate the experience of skydiving and a STEM program. iFly also offers All Abilities Night, for those with physical and cognitive challenges to create an environment of inclusion.
- Potteryland – Potteryland is a walk-in pottery studio where participants can paint on pottery as well as canvas.
- There are two local options for rock climbing:
- Obstacle Warrior Kids – Inspired by the hit television show American Ninja Warrior, Obstacle Warrior Kids offers a variety of obstacles, dodgeball, and a designated play area for smaller kids.
- Bouncin’ Bears – Bouncin’ Bears is an open jump facility with a variety of inflatables and a separate toddler section. Bouncin’ Bears also has a monthly Special Needs Family Night.
- Altitude – Trampoline parks aren’t just for big kids! Altitude has a special “Toddler Time” devoted just to the little ones.
- Bowlero – In addition to bowling, Bolero offers billiards and arcade games. Bowling ramp trainers are available for younger and novice bowlers.
- Shankz – Shankz is a large blacklight mini golf course that also has arcade games. The minimum recommended age to play is 4 years old.
- Chuck-E-Cheese – Chuck-E-Cheese does not charge admission; instead kids purchase a play pass to play games. Chuck-E-Cheese has a playscape in addition to a variety of games for younger kids.
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