Where Grand Rapids Kids Love to Have Fun Inside

Recently West Michigan parents voted on their favorite places to play and live life in greater Grand Rapids in our GRANDTASTIC AWARDS. Our lists have become the go-to for parents looking for best of West Michigan for families.

Today we’re bringing you the top-voted spots to have fun inside, including libraries and other indoor play places that provide much-needed entertainment when the weather outside is frightful (or when you’re simply in the mood to hang out inside!).

See Full List of Grandtastic Awards Here


Libraries are more than just books these days. (Though I wouldn’t complain if they were just books!) In an effort to get readers starting young, many libraries have children’s areas stocked with toys and bookish fun. You can also find popular story times at certain area branches in addition to fun kid-friendly activities throughout the year.

See a detailed list of library play areas here.


East Grand Rapids Branch – KDL

More winners…

1- East Grand Rapids Branch – KDL

2- Cascade Township Branch – KDL

3 -Caledonia Township Branch – KDL

4- Grandville Branch – KDL

5- Wyoming Branch – KDL

6- Kentwood – KDL

7- Byron Township – KDL

8- Plainfield Township Branch- KDL

9- Main Library – GRPL

10- Herrick District Library (Holland)

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111 Library Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | 616-988-5400

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From 10 degrees below zero to 99 degrees and 100% humidity, Michigan’s weather runs the gamut. Which is probably why we so many wonderful indoor attractions around town for kids and families.

(You can find more indoor fun, including a list of free play places, in our Indoor Play Guide!)


Catch Air (Kentwood)

Catch Air can provide hours of fun for children and their caretakers with our slides, bounce houses, and soft play and spinning toys!

2978 28th Street Grand Rapids, MI 49512
616-200-6956 | FACEBOOK 

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More winners…

1- Catch Air (Kentwood)

2- Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

3- Rebounderz Indoor Trampoline Arena (Jenison)

4- Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park (Kentwood)

5- For the Kidz Gymnastics (Wyoming)

6- Dave & Busters

7- Goldfish Swim School

8- GR Kroc Center

9- Jester’s Court

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3707 Northridge Dr NW, Grand Rapids Charter Township, MI 49544 | 616-784-5437 | FACEBOOK 

“Perfect place for a day out! Ton of inflatables and a jungle gym. There was a baby/toddler area too, great for families with different aged kids! There was a room with a party happening and everyone seemed to love it! We will be back and we spent a lot less money than going to other indoor places.” Jester’s Court Customer

Come on over to Jester’s Court! Our indoor facility features approximately 20,000 sqft of action-packed fun for kids 12 years old and younger. Softplay, inflatable slides, obstacle courses, jumps, interactive games and more will keep your kids happy, healthy, and active. Follow us on Facebook for specials and events!

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Fun Daily Activities Make Spring Break Staycations Fun!

You can fly away for Spring Break, or you can stir up some fun in Grand Rapids and enjoy the mini summer vacation that’s coming our way in April. Businesses all around town are holding special hours or events just for your kids!

A fun way to get them involved is to show your family this list and have each child choose an activity that they’d love to do the most and then tackle each one over break. (Tip: if that’s more activities than your budget will allow, call for a family vote or draw their nominations from a hat.) […]

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