Do cold, wet days have you down?

There’s no need to sing, “Rain, rain go away come again another day,” when greater Grand Rapids abounds with fun, indoor play options!

Pro parents know that you always need to have a few indoor play options up your sleeve for those dreary days when your kids (and you) are getting antsy while stuck at home. Thankfully, West Michigan has quite a few venues ready to entertain you and your kids with hours of fun!

Indoor Play Guide for Grand Rapids Kids

R-Athletics

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R-Athletics is Grand Rapids’ premier Gymnastics, Cheer, and Ninja Zone facility! We are now proud to announce our newest program, which is a physical prep class for ALL sports…RUSH Athletics!  Check out our new gym which includes a life-size tree-house, fire truck, slides, rock climbing, trampolines and foam pits! R-Athletics offers programs starting at crawlers improving their coordination all the way through level 10 national champions earning college scholarships!

Special events include: Fun Fridays, Camps, Open Gym, Date Night and Lunch Date Drop-Offs, Holiday Events, Field Trips and Birthday Parties! Our staff is highly trained, AED, CPR and Safety certified. After one trial class at R-Athletics you will see and believe in the difference we will make in your child’s life! Call 616.957.4900 to schedule a free trial class!

CONTACT INFORMATION:

2845 Thornhills Ave | Grand Rapids, MI
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“My girls have been a part of R-Athletics for 3 1/2 years. It has become part of our family! The coaches are so great, very approachable, fun for the kids, and dedicated to helping the athletes grow and learn. My girls have not only grown in skill, but also, and more importantly, self confidence. Overcoming ‘shyness’ and fear. We are getting ready to move to another state, and both of my girls are so sad to leave R-Athletics. My 5 year old’s first reaction to the move was that she didn’t want to leave her gym. R-Athletics has a great vision for growth. We truly wish that we could take R-Athletics with us on our move. We will really miss being a part of the gym. I highly recommend being a part of the R-Athletics family!” 

Jester's Court

Jester’s Court is West Michigan’s largest indoor child entertainment center, where kids can play and parents can relax!

Our indoor facility features action-packed fun for kids 12 years old and younger (during open play), teens (special teen nights), and all ages (during private parties). We offer open play 6 days a week as well as BIRTHDAY PARTIES, PRIVATE PARTIES, FUNDRAISERS, and FIELD TRIPS.

Featuring softplay (enclosed jungle gym), inflatable slides, obstacle courses, jumps, interactive games and more that will keep your kids happy, healthy, and active.

Treat your toddler to Toddler Court (for children 3 years and younger) where they will find a toddler-sized themed inflatable, safe play area, and friends their own age. Although both areas are monitored by our trained staff to ensure your child’s safety, we strongly encourage parents to monitor their children during play. Socks are required for everyone.

Admission is FREE for children 9 months and under, $5 for children 2 and under, $10 for children 12 and under, and $1.50 general admission for adults.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

3707 Northridge Dr NW | Grand Rapids, MI
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

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We offer a great family friendly skating environment with the best in sound, lights and a great selection of music. Clean and safe facility offering affordable fun to our skating patrons.

$7 for children includes free regular roller skate rental, $1 extra for rollerblade rental.
$3 for a parent with a child’s paid admission ticket, includes any skate rental needed.

Babies in strollers are welcome to be pushed on the floor free of charge during Saturday and Sunday sessions. We also rent skatemate helpers for kids ages 12 and younger for $5.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

3330 Fairlanes SW | Grandville, MI
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

grand rapids public library

Smart kids start here!

Grand Rapids Public Library offers families fun, interactive learning opportunities. Stop by any of our eight locations in Grand Rapid, each has a play area for children with items for creative play, puzzles, writing and art projects, and more. There are also plenty of cozy areas to sit a read a book together.

Little ones and their caregivers can also participate in our free pre-reading classes for babies, toddlers and kids and our fun Pajama Times, filled with stories, music and activities to get the wiggles out before bed.

Elementary aged kids can explore with STEAM-based workshops and classes, literacy-based programs, and more. Be sure to get a free library card to take books, movies and CDs home with you.

Everything at the library is free and open to the public. Learn more at grpl.org.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

111 Library St NE | Grand Rapids, MI
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

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Activities at Grand Rapids Gymnastics include: Preschool Gymnastics, Recreational Gymnastics, Tumbling classes, Cheerleading, Birthday Parties, Open Gym, and Competitive Gymnastics Teams for boys and girls Level 4 through optionals, plus many other special events throughout the year.

See website for full list of activities.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

1601 Galbraith Ave | Grand Rapids, MI
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

catch air

Catch Air is the very best indoor play area for children 10 and under! Catch Air can provide hours of fun for children and caretakers alike! From Tiny Town, for our younger guests, to a three story structure with slides and obstacle courses and even a Nerf ball shooting area! Additionally there is a bouncy house maze and a bouncy castle slide. We encourage parents to safely play with their children on most of the toys!

We have walk in hours from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Monday-Thursday, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM Friday and Saturday and 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM on Sundays. We also specialize in parties which can be held during business hours or after business hours for a private experience for you and your guests!

Walk in prices: Non walkers-free! Age two and under – $6, age three to ten – $9, two adults get in free for each child! Extra adults are $3 dollars each. Everyone must wear socks.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

2978 28th Street SE | Kentwood, MI
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

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The Kroc Center is a community center that offers fun activities for all ages! Take a ride down our 28-foot water slide or climb to the top of the rock wall. The Kroc Center also includes an art studio, a game room, and a two-court gymnasium. Program classes such as swim lessons, archery, ballet, and gymnastics are also available.

Be sure to visit us online for more info on Toddler Tuesdays, free family events, and birthday parties.

Cost for day passes: 11 & under: $5.50, 12 & up: $7.50. Day passes are good for one day of access to the pool, gym, climbing wall and game room. Memberships are also available. Visit our website for a full list of rates and benefits.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

2500 S Division | Grand Rapids, MI
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

gr children's museum

Grand Rapids Children’s Museum celebrates childhood and the joy of learning through play with hands-on, self-guided exhibits, programs, and performances.

$8.50 per person ages 1 and up, Thursday Night Family Night $1.75 per person after 5 PM. Military and School faculty discounts. Memberships start at $60.

GRCM hours are Tuesday-Saturday 9:30-5:00, Sundays noon-5:00, and Thursdays 9:30-8:00. Closed on Mondays.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

11 Sheldon Ave NE | Grand Rapids, MI
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

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GYMCO IS SO MUCH MORE than an awesome place to play. Gymco has been part of the Grand Rapids community for 36 years. Our goal is to help kids develop their bodies, their self-confidence and their character, and establish a positive attitude about physical activity that will influence their whole lives.

COME PLAY WITH US at Open Gym! Jump on our trampolines, climb our rock wall, swing on our rope swing and more! Drop in for active fun at Open Gym, every MondaySaturday, 12 PM – 1 PM, $10 admission, $5 for members (parents & infants play for free).

LEARN & GROW, build coordination, increase fitness & learn new ways to move, with gymnastics classes for all ages. Flip for our ninja classes, for kids age 6 and up.

TAKE YOUR SKILLS to the next level at our clinics: cartwheel clinics, back handspring clinics, cheer clinics (and private lessons for individuals and small groups).

GET MOVING at Gymco’s awesome events. We make fitness fun at our birthday parties, holiday events and field trips.

PARENTS RELAX WHILE KIDS PLAY at our year-round programs for active kids: lunch bunch or kids’ night out, day camps & summer camps.

You don’t have to be a Gymco member to join our open gym, lunch bunch, day camp, clinics or events (but our members get discounted rates!) Ask about our sibling and friend discounts. Give us a call at:616.956.0586 or check out our website at gymco.com.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

2306 Camelot Ridge Court SE | Grand Rapids, MI
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

skyzone

Sky Zone is a indoor trampoline park!

We offer open jump, birthday parties, group events & special activities such as Toddler Time & GLOW! Toddler Time is every Tuesday and Friday morning from 10 AM – 12 PM for children five and younger. GLOW is held on Friday nights from 8 PM – 10 PM for children eight and up! Each jumper must have a waiver completed by their parent or legal guardian. SkySocks are required and are $2 per pair.

Please visit our website or our Facebook page for special dress up days, offers & announcements!

Open Jump:
30 min – $10
60 min – $14
90 min – $18
120 min – $21

Toddler Time – $7
GLOW – $25 (includes T-shirt)
Sky Socks – $2

CONTACT INFORMATION:

3636 29th Street SE | Kentwood, MI
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

 for-the-kidz

For the Kidz provides gymnastics and trampoline lessons for all ages and abilities.

We also have dance and taekwondo classes, Ninja Kidz, Artistic and Trampoline & Tumbling competitive teams, open gyms, and birthday parties!

Come in and enjoy our family friendly, fun atmosphere.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

1391 Gezon Parkway | Wyoming, MI
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

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Radiant Sportz offers weekly classes as well as drop in play Tuesdays 12 – 1 PM, Wednesdays 9:30 – 10:30 AM, Friday nights 7:30 – 9 PM, and Saturday afternoons 1:30 – 3 PM. Also welcoming mom’s groups and field trips for children of all ages.

The weather outside is getting frightful but it is always perfect in the gym! Come join us for play time – just $5 members and $8 non-members.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

2356 Turner Ave NW | Grand Rapids, MI
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

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Family Swim times are offered every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday throughout the year to everyone in the community, not just our enrolled members. This time is meant to give children and their families an opportunity to spend a fun afternoon or evening in the pool together.

Goldfish Swim School is a state-of-the art swimming facility dedicated to teaching children as early as 4 months how to swim. Enjoy swimming in the warm 90-degree pool!

CONTACT INFORMATION:

2845 Thornhills Ave, Suite S | Grand Rapids, MI
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

art engage

The Art Engage Creation Station is where creativity rules! Paint on canvas, make a craft, build with 65,000 LEGOs and more! We are Michigan’s premier STEAM focused creativity center. Dig for dinosaur bones, crawl through caves, shoot a giant Angry Birds slingshot, construct marble runs and make glow in the dark art. We also have gears, hex bugs, funhouse mirrors, optical illusions and more! The creativity never ends! Come make something cool.

Costs: Open paint plus Creation Station play $20, Creation Station play $8/child and $6/adult. Military, teacher and field trip group discounts available. Ages 0-1 free.

We take party and field trip reservations.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

3150 Plainfield Ave NE | Suite B3 | Grand Rapids, MI 49525
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

AMF Bowling at Eastbrook | 3500 Lake Eastbrook Blvd., Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Phone: 616.949.7650

AMF Lincoln Lanes | 3485 Lake Michigan Dr. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544. Phone: 616.453.6348

AJ’s Family Fun Center | 4400 Ball Park Dr NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321. Phone: 616.785.0077

BAM! Entertainment Center | 478 E 16th St‎., Holland, MI 49423. Phone: 616.392.7086

Chuck E Cheese | Grand Rapids Location: 3671 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512. Phone: 616. 942.7993. Muskegon Location: 5600 Harvey Street, Muskegon, MI 49444. Phone: 231.798.8121. Walker Location: 3108 Alpine Ave, Walker, MI 49544. Phone: 616.647.3011

Clique Lanes | 533 Stocking Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504. Phone: 616.456.6123

Craig’s Cruisers | Grand Rapids location: 5730 Clyde Park SW, Wyoming, MI 49509. Phone: 616.530.2900. Holland location: 651 Chicago Dr., Holland, MI 49423. Phone: 616.392.7300. Muskegon location: 1551 Pontaluna Rd, Norton Shores, MI ‎49456. Phone: 231.798.4936

Crazy Bounce | 12255 Felch St., Holland, MI, 49424. Phone: 616.399.8150

Dave and Busters | 3660 28th St SE, Kentwood, MI 49512. Phone: 616.224.8800

Grand Rapids Art Museum | 101 Monroe Center Street Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Phone: 616.831.2912

Grand Rapids Public Museum | 272 Pearl Street Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49504. Phone: 616.456.3977

Gymco | 2306 Camelot Ridge Court SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Phone: 616.956.0586

Holland Aquatic Center | 550 Maple Avenue, Holland, MI 49423. Phone: 616.393.7595

Jumpin Jupiter Skate and Fun Center | 1775 Evanston Ave, Muskegon, MI 49442. Phone: 231.773.5538

Kent District Library | Various locations around Kent County. Phone: 616.784.2007

Koetsier’s Greenhouse (seasonal) | 1601 Spaulding Avenue Southeast  Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Phone: 616.949.7299

Meg’s Playhouse716 Chicago Dr #430, Holland, MI 49423. Phone: 616.796.8989

Northland Lanes | 308 N. River Ave., Holland, MI 49424. Phone: 616.392.7146

Northway Lanes | 1751 Evanston Ave, Muskegon, MI 49442. Phone: 231.773.9181

Park Center Lanes | 2222 28th St. SW, Wyoming, MI, 49519. Phone: 616.532.2313

Playworld | 3478 Fairlanes Avenue Southwest  Grandville, MI 49418. Phone: 616.949.7299

Rebounderz | 7500 Cottonwood Dr, Jenison, MI 49428. Phone: 616.455.5600

Rockford Lanes117 East Bridge St, Rockford, MI 49341. Phone: 616.866.0200

Roller Fox | 12189 Apple Ave, Ravenna, MI 49451. Phone: 231.853.2971

Wengers Bowling | 629 Leonard Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504. Phone: 616.454.4482

  • Burger King | 5488 Northland Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
  • Burger King | 920 W 44th St, Wyoming, MI 49509
  • McDonald’s | 3814 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
  • McDonald’s | 531 68th St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49548
  • McDonald’s | 160 Chicago Dr, Jenison, MI 49428-9357
  • McDonald’s | 1300 W Main St, Lowell, MI 49331
  • McDonald’s | 1221 28th St SW, Wyoming, MI 49509-2701
  • McDonald’s 3873 S Division St, Wyoming, MI 49548-3251
  • Rivertown Crossings Mall | Soft play structures, near kids clothing stores & pretzel shop. 3700 Rivertown Pkwy, Grandville, MI 49418
  • Woodland MallSoft play structures, high visibility. 3195 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512

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