• Indoor Play Guide – Fun Stuff to do in Grand Rapids for Kids

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. It seems that no matter how many fun activities you can put together at home, cabin fever will still set in.

Thankfully, West Michigan has quite a few venues ready to entertain you and your kids with hours of fun. So put on those rain boots (or snow boots or sandals) and get your energy out at one of the exciting venues below!

Indoor Play Guide for Grand Rapids Kids

Kent District Library

KDLville, housed in each of Kent District Library’s 18 branches, offers an interactive early literacy learning center where young children and their caregivers can play, grow and read with a variety of fun, developmentally appropriate activities that focus on different skills to help children get ready to read. KDLville stations are changed regularly and different at every branch, but activities include magnet tables, dress up stations, kitchen sets and much more!

Come visit soon!


18 Branches throughout Kent County | 616-784-2007

“Libraries are more than community resource. The best libraries inspire people to be kind, responsible, and well-rounded human beings. And KDL has the best libraries on the planet. The programs are top-notch, in-touch, and incredibly rewarding. The staff are knowledgeable and helpful. And there isn’t a better selection of books, movies and music anywhere.”

-Josh, Grandville Branch patron

More Grand Rapids Indoor Play Options

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.

Socks are required for everyone.


3707 Northridge Dr NW | Grand Rapids, MI | 616-784-5437

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!


2978 28th St SE | Kentwood, MI 49512 | 616-200-6956

Family roller skating at an affordable price.

Clean, safe, family fun is what we are all about. Parents pay just $3.00 to skate with your kids.


3330 Fairlanes SW | Grandville, MI 49418 | 616-534-8235

grand rapids public library

Smart kids start here!

Grand Rapids Public Library offers families fun, interactive learning opportunities. Each branch has a play area for children with toys, puzzles, art projects, and more. There are plenty of cozy areas to sit a read a book together.

Little readers can participate in our free storytimes for babies, toddlers and kids and our fun Pajama Times, filled with stories, music and activities to get the wiggles out before bed.

Be sure to get a free library card to take books, movies and CDs home with you. Learn more at grpl.org.


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

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.


11 Sheldon Ave NE | Grand Rapids, MI | 616-235-4726

R-Athletics is Grand Rapids’ premier Gymnastics, Cheer, Ninja Zone and Rush Athletics’ facility!

R-Athletics offers programs starting at crawlers improving their coordination all the way through level 10 national champions earning college scholarships! We offer a variety of physical activities and weekly special events your child will love!

NEW: R VIP Membership! $15/Month-During the month of Oct. you can Try your first month FREE!

  • Unlimited Open Gyms for the whole family
  • FREE Monthly FUN Friday OR Little Ones Lunch and Learn
  • A VIP rate on all of our special events!
  • A NEW Perk each Month!

Call 616-957-4900 to schedule a free trial class!


2845 Thornhills Ave | Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | 616-957-4900


Family Swim times are offered every Monday, 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!


2845 Thornhills Ave, Suite S | Grand Rapids, MI | 616-259-0725

BattleGR Laser Tag uses army replica guns and we cater to kids of all ages. Where else can you suit up and battle your friends or random strangers in an arena filled with obstacles? Whether you book single play, a birthday party, a corporate event, or even a bachelor party; fun is in your future. We even rotate between 7 different games.

Our climate controlled facility provides hours of fun during the heat of Summer or the cold of Winter, plus all the days in between. Check out our website for specials and events.

$7 per game or check website for special days and discounts


4735 Lake Michigan Dr NW Suite E | Grand Rapids, MI 49534 | 616-345-0698

Altitude Trampoline Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan is NOW OPEN! Our park features high energy equipment such as trampolines, a foam pit, a rock climbing wall, and much more entertainment for families, groups, and individuals.

Altitude Trampoline Park Grand Rapids offers high-energy and exciting entertainment activities such as:
• Main Court
• Kids Court
• Foam Pit
• Performance Trampolines
• Dodgeball Court
• Basketball Dunking Lanes
• Trapeze Bar
• Tumble Track
• Battle Beam

With 14,000 square feet of indoor trampolines and other awesome amenities, this place is jumping!


3495 Alpine Avenue NW | Walker, Michigan 49544 | 616-419-3146

Airtime | 3681 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512 | 616-773-1563

AJ’s Family Fun Center | 4400 Ball Park Dr NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321 | 616-785-0077

AMF Bowling at Eastbrook | 3500 Lake Eastbrook Blvd., Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | 616-949-7650

AMF Lincoln Lanes | 3485 Lake Michigan Dr NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544 | 616-453-6348

BAM! Ultimate Entertainment Center | 478 E 16th St, Holland, MI 49423 | 616-392-7086

Chuck E Cheese | Grand Rapids Location: 3671 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512 | 616-942-7993. Walker Location: 3108 Alpine Ave, Walker, MI 49544 | 616-647-3011.

Clique Lanes | 533 Stocking Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 | 616-456-6123

Craig’s Cruisers | Grand Rapids location: 5730 Clyde Park SW, Wyoming, MI 49509 | 616-530-2900. Holland location: 651 Chicago Dr, Holland, MI 49423 | 616-392-7300. Muskegon location: 1551 Pontaluna Rd, Norton Shores, MI ‎49456 | 231-798-4936.

Crazy Bounce | 12255 Felch St, Holland, MI, 49424 | 616-399-8150

Dave and Buster’s | 3660 28th St SE, Kentwood, MI 49512 | 616-224-8800

For the Kidz Gymnastics and Trampoline | 1391 Gezon Parkway, Wyoming MI 49509 | 616-726-7979

Grand Rapids Art Museum | 101 Monroe Center Street Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | 616-831-1000

Grand Rapids Public Museum | 272 Pearl Street Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 | 616-929-1700

Grand Rapids Salvation Army Kroc Center | 2500 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 | 616-588-7200

Gymco | 2306 Camelot Ridge Court SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | 616-956-0586

Holland Aquatic Center | 550 Maple Avenue, Holland, MI 49423 | 616-393-7595

Jumpin Jupiter Skate and Fun Center | 1775 Evanston Ave, Muskegon, MI 49442 | 231-773-5538

Kent District Library | Various locations around Kent County | 616-784-2007

Koetsier’s Greenhouse (seasonal) | 1601 Spaulding Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | 616-949-7299

Northland Lanes | 308 N. River Ave, Holland, MI 49424 | 616-392-7146

Northway Lanes | 1751 Evanston Ave, Muskegon, MI 49442 | 231-773-9181

Park Center Lanes | 2222 28th St. SW, Wyoming, MI, 49519 | 616-532-2313

Playworld | 3478 Fairlanes Avenue SW, Grandville, MI 49418 | 616-530-9222

Radiant Sportz | 2356 Turner Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544 | 616-477-7841

Rebounderz | 7500 Cottonwood Dr, Jenison, MI 49428 | 616-455-5600

Rockford Lanes | 117 East Bridge St, Rockford, MI 49341 | 616-866-0200

Roller Fox Skating Center 12189 Apple Ave, Ravenna, MI 49451 | 231-853-2971

Sky Zone Trampoline Park | 3636 29th St SE, Kentwood, MI 49512 | 616-214-4221

Square Play Cafe | 436 Washington Ave, Holland, MI 49423 | 616-294-3997

Wengers Bowling Center | 629 Leonard Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 | 616-454-4482

  • Burger King | 5488 Northland Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
  • Chick-Fil-A | 1545 Edgeknoll Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508
  • Chick-Fil-A | 700 54th St SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
  • Holland Playland | Central Wesleyan Church, 446 W 40th St, Holland, MI  49423
  • 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 | 1221 28th St SW, Wyoming, MI 49509-2701
  • McDonald’s 3873 S Division St, Wyoming, MI 49548-3251
  • McDonald’s | 4315 Lake Michigan Dr. Walker, MI 49534
  • McDonald’s |1145 W Superior Wayland, MI 49348-1264
  • Rivertown Crossings Mall | Soft play structures, near kids clothing stores & pretzel shop | 3700 Rivertown Pkwy, Grandville, MI 49418
  • Woodland Mall | Soft play structures, high visibility | 3195 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512

By | 2018-06-13T07:13:21+00:00 January 6th, 2018|Categories: Babies & Infants, Elementary, Guides, Homeschool, Preschool, Toddler (12-36 months), Tween|0 Comments

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