40+ Exciting Indoor Playgrounds and Kids Play Places – for Teens to Toddlers!

Craig's Cruisers trampoline foam pit

Indoor Playgrounds are a Hit All Year Long

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Living in West Michigan means hot days, cold days, rainy days, and more, making it harder to find things to do with kids in Grand Rapids.

As parents, we have to get creative when it comes to planning activities for our families. Enter the Indoor Playground.

Indoor playgrounds are also just great places to interact and have fun with friends and family.

Some of these places even have outdoor options if the weather is great so you can enjoy the sunshine. (Think Craig’s Cruisers or Allegan Event.)

Below you’ll find the premier indoor playgrounds around West Michigan.

Indoor Playgrounds Menu

These indoor play centers deliver fun

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Indoor Playground in Grand Rapids

Mud Room

Play Place at THE MUD ROOM @ KNAPP'S CORNER

1971 E Beltline Ave NE STE 103,Grand Rapids, MI 49548

If you’re looking for a creative day in, visit this popular studio!

The Mud Room is a local favorite and has been voted the BEST for multiple Grandtastic Awards.

All ages are welcome, and no experience is necessary. Their helpful staff will help anyone feel like an artist!

Stop in during open studio hours to paint pottery, make handprint keepsakes or paint your own wood sign.

For a truly unique experience, sign up ages 7-adult for a potter's wheel class!

Be sure to follow them on social media or sign up for their newsletter to hear about other artful happenings, like glass fusing classes, Story Time (for ages 3-6) and other seasonal events.

If a visit to the studio is not an option, get some take-home projects to create at home instead! Choose your projects at the studio or visit their website for easy and convenient online ordering.

"Have an hour or more and want to do something fun and creative? This is the place. Nice staff. Wonderful pottery to select from... Friendly and safe and clean." -Laura

Indoor Playground in Comstock Park

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Play Place at BattleGR

284 Dodge NE Suite 100,Comstock Park, MI 49321

Looking for a fun & memorable time? At BattleGR we have many options to fit your needs & ages: Laser Tag, Archery Tag, Sports, Axe Throwing, Corn Hole, Throw Bowling & Esports.

With over 30 different games to choose from we are not your typical laser tag.

Not sure about axe throwing? That is ok because we will teach you the correct and safe way to throw.

We can also bring the entertainment to you & set up at your location.

Our goal is for you to enjoy the memories instead of scrambling.

1st and 3rd Fridays 7-10PM is Teen-ish Night for 10 and older.

"Great place to take friends & family. Friendly & helpful staff. We rented the court for two hours & an hour for archery and laser tag."

Indoor Playground in Grand Rapids

GR Childrens museum

Play Place at Grand Rapids Children's Museum

11 Sheldon Ave NE,Grand Rapids, MI 49503

GRCM is two floors of hands-on interactive exhibits and daily drop-in programs that encourage discovery & learning through play.

The philosophy of GRCM is based on the principle that children learn best when they direct their own learning.

GRCM's programs are designed with the purpose of educating the whole child - encompassing all subject areas as well as the individual learning styles of children preschool through elementary school age.

GRCM's exhibits and programs consist of materials and activities that are hands-on.

GRCM is an environment for play, advocates for the value of play, and builds minds through play.

Visit www.grcm.org for the most up to date hours and visiting information.

"Today was our first day at the children’s museum and it was absolutely amazing. My almost 2 year old had the best time and we spent nearly 2 hours there."

Indoor Playground in Grandville

Tarry Hall Roller Rink

Play Place at Tarry Hall Roller Rink

3330 Fairlanes Ave SW,Grandville, MI 49418

Come roller skating with us to get the kids off the screens and have some good family fun!

We provide 17,000 square feet of indoor entertainment with a DJ/state of the art sound system, fully stocked snack bar, arcade, light shows, roller skates & Rollerblades & Fisher price skates & Skate-mate helpers available to rent.

We have birthday packages available during public sessions or for private parties.

You can also rent our venue for engagement parties, school/church/work parties, family reunions, Christmas parties, fundraisers, you name it!

Check out our website for our current public skating sessions.

Beginner skating lessons are held on Saturday mornings and Adult Skate every Thursday night!

"Staff was amazing! Very helpful and quick to take care of their customers. The roller rink was fun with bright lights and music! Options for all ages and skill levels."

Indoor Playground in Rockford

pinball land indoor play

Play Place at Pinball Land

114 Courtland St,Rockford, MI 49341

Pinball Land is a retro arcade with a twist! Here, you don't need any quarters – just pay admission and the games are free to play!

There's 7 rooms of fun to explore!

We have tons of awesome pinball machines and all your favorite classic video arcade games - Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Galaga plus many more.

There's even a DDR machine and head-to-head racing games.

We have something for gamers of all ages and skill levels!

Birthday parties and educational field trips also available.

Relive your favorite arcade memories and make new ones with your kids at Pinball Land!

Indoor Playground in Walker

altitude indoor play

Play Place at Altitude Trampoline Park Grand Rapids

3495 Alpine Ave NW,Walker, MI 49544

Altitude Trampoline Park is a 23,000 square foot trampoline park that features a range of exciting attractions!

Our climate-controlled facility is perfect for chillier days and our friendly staff will help keep your kiddos safe.

Don't get stuck in the house this winter - come let your kiddos have happy and healthy fun right here at Altitude!

"We love going to Altitude to let our kids play! It is always perfect for wearing them out!"

Indoor Playground in Auburn Hills

legoland discovery center

Play Place at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan

4240 Baldwin Road,Auburn Hills, MI 48326

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center is the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground where families with young kids can build, create and play together!

You’ll enjoy two interactive LEGO rides, the 4D cinema showing different movie shorts, MINILAND Detroit—where dozens of local landmarks are built entirely out of LEGO bricks, the Creative Workshop where you can take a class from an expert builder, Build & Test play zones, and more!

"I took my grandchildren here. It is a cute place and they really enjoyed it. They spent 5 hours there and were disappointed when we had to leave." -Joann B.

Indoor Playground in Auburn Hills

Peppa Pig World Indoor Play

Play Place at Peppa Pig World of Play Michigan

4362 Baldwin Road,Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Peppa Pig World of Play is an indoor play center that's perfect for families with preschool-aged children!

You and your little piggies will enjoy exploring (and playing in!) more than a dozen free-roaming play areas, all lovingly inspired by the cherished TV series.

You'll discover Peppa's Treehouse, Rebecca Rabbit's Underground Adventure, George's Fort, Granddad Dog's Garage, Madame Gazelle's School Bus, and more!

This indoor attraction is designed for children ages 1-8 years old.

"My 3yr old STILL talks about this place 3 weeks later! So much to do here, so much fun." -Rachel M. (Google Reviews)

Indoor Playground in Wyoming

Indoor Guide Craigs Cruisers

Play Place at Craig's Cruisers

5730 Clyde Park Ave SW,Wyoming, MI 49509

"Where the fun never ends!"

Craig's Cruisers is West Michigan's largest family fun center with 120,000 square feet of indoor fun!

Attractions and offerings include:
• Indoor Go-Karts
• Laser Tag
• Bumper Cars
• Trampoline Park
• Huge Arcade
• Buffet with menu featuring salad, pasta, pizza, dessert, and beverages

Craig's Cruisers offers fun for all ages. Contact us or visit our website to learn about our specials and packages!

Indoor Playground in Portage

air zoo

Play Place at Air Zoo

6151 Portage Rd,Portage, MI 49002

Everyone is invited to imagine, explore and discover at the Air Zoo!

Looking for kid-friendly things to do in Kalamazoo? The Air Zoo is the perfect place to bring your family for a day full of interactive exhibits and exciting experiences.

Easily accessible in Southwest Michigan, the Air Zoo proudly offers a collection of family-friendly activities, including hands-on learning exhibits, rides and flight simulators.

Indoor Playground in Holland

holland aquatic center

Play Place at Holland Aquatic Center

550 Maple Ave,Holland, MI 49423

Holland Aquatic Center is a world-class facility committed to indoor fun in the heart of West Michigan.

Our family-friendly Splash Zone features a massive indoor water slide, lazy river, zero-entry wading pool, water playplace, individual and family changing rooms, private showers, and free day-use lockers.

For adults, there's a spa and sauna, too. Visit us soon for a splashing good time!

Indoor Playground in Allegan

Allegan Event Indoor

Play Place at Allegan Event

439 River Street,Allegan, MI 49010

Looking for an indoor fun destination with a major "wow!" factor?!

Conveniently located 30-minutes from Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Holland, Allegan Event is home to Michigan’s largest indoor ropes course and offers endless adventurous activities for guests of all ages to connect, get active, and make lasting memories.

Award Winning Indoor Playgrounds

Families voted on the best places for indoor fun in our annual Grandtastic Awards.

One spot was the clear winner:

#1 Indoor Playground: Craig’s Cruisers

Full List of Indoor Playgrounds

All the amazing places to get moving and have a blast around West Michigan!

THE MUD ROOM @ KNAPP'S CORNER

1971 E Beltline Ave NE STE 103, Grand Rapids, MI 49548

Indoor play area offers: Birthday Parties, Field Trips

BattleGR

284 Dodge NE Suite 100, Comstock Park, MI 49321

Indoor play area offers: Indoor Gym, Arcade, Birthday Parties, e-sports, Field Trips, Food Available, Laser tag

Grand Rapids Children's Museum

11 Sheldon Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Indoor play area offers: Toddler Play Area, Indoor Playground, Birthday Parties, Field Trips

Tarry Hall Roller Rink

3330 Fairlanes Ave SW, Grandville, MI 49418

Indoor play area offers: Arcade, Birthday Parties, Field Trips, Food Available

Pinball Land

114 Courtland St, Rockford, MI 49341

Indoor play area offers: Arcade, Birthday Parties, Field Trips

Altitude Trampoline Park Grand Rapids

3495 Alpine Ave NW, Walker, MI 49544

Indoor play area offers: Indoor Gym, Indoor Playground, Indoor Trampoline Park, Birthday Parties, Field Trips, Food Available

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan

4240 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Indoor play area offers: Toddler Play Area, Indoor Playground, Birthday Parties, Field Trips, Food Available

Peppa Pig World of Play Michigan

4362 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Indoor play area offers: Toddler Play Area, Indoor Playground, Birthday Parties, Field Trips, Food Available

Craig's Cruisers

5730 Clyde Park Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49509

Indoor play area offers: Indoor Trampoline Park, Indoor Rock Climbing, Arcade, Birthday Parties, Food Available, Laser tag

Air Zoo

6151 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002

Indoor play area offers: Toddler Play Area, Birthday Parties, Field Trips, Food Available

Holland Aquatic Center

550 Maple Ave, Holland, MI 49423

Indoor play area offers: Toddler Play Area, Aquatic Center, Birthday Parties

Allegan Event

439 River Street, Allegan, MI 49010

Indoor play area offers: Indoor Gym, Indoor Playground, Indoor Zipline, Indoor Rock Climbing, Arcade, Birthday Parties, Field Trips, Food Available

The Critter Barn

9275 Adams St, Zeeland, MI 49464

Indoor play area offers: Animals, Birthday Parties, Field Trips

Zeeland Recreation Aquatic Center

320 E Main, Zeeland, MI 49464

Indoor play area offers: Aquatic Center, Birthday Parties

Forest Hills Public Schools Community and Aquatic Center

660 Forest Hill Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Indoor play area offers: Aquatic Center

Grand Rapids Art Museum

101 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Indoor play area offers: Field Trips

Grand Rapids Public Museum

272 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Indoor play area offers: Field Trips, Food Available

Grand Rapids Public Library

Multiple Locations, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Indoor play area offers:

Rivertown Crossings

3700 Rivertown Pkwy, Grandville, MI 49418

Indoor play area offers: Indoor Playground, Food Available

Woodland Mall

3195 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Indoor play area offers: Indoor Playground, Food Available

Clique Lanes

533 Stocking Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Indoor play area offers: Birthday Parties, Food Available

Kent District Library

Multiple Locations, Kent County, MI 49321

Indoor play area offers: Toddler Play Area

AMF Eastbrook Lanes

3500 Lake Eastbrook Blvd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Indoor play area offers: Arcade, Birthday Parties, Food Available

Rockford Lanes

117 E Bridge St NE, Rockford, MI 49341

Indoor play area offers: Birthday Parties

Wengers Bowling Center

629 Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Indoor play area offers: Birthday Parties, Food Available

Spectrum Entertainment Complex

5656 Clyde Park Avenue Southwest, Wyoming, MI 49509

Indoor play area offers: Arcade, Birthday Parties, Food Available

For the Kidz Gymnastics

1391 Gezon Pkwy SW, Wyoming, MI 49509

Indoor play area offers: Birthday Parties

Gymco

2306 Camelot Ridge Ct SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Indoor play area offers: Birthday Parties, Field Trips

Dave & Buster's

3660 28th St SE, Kentwood, MI 49512

Indoor play area offers: Arcade, Birthday Parties, Food Available

Walker Ice & Fitness Center

4151 Remembrance Rd NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534

Indoor play area offers: Birthday Parties, Food Available

Southside Ice Arena

566 100th St. SW, Byron Center, MI 49315

Indoor play area offers: Birthday Parties

Bam!

478 E 16th Street, Holland, MI 49423

Indoor play area offers: Indoor Rock Climbing, Arcade, Birthday Parties, Food Available, Laser tag

Sky Zone

3636 29th St SE, Kentwood, MI 49512

Indoor play area offers: Toddler Play Area, Indoor Playground, Indoor Trampoline Park, Indoor Zipline, Indoor Rock Climbing, Birthday Parties, Food Available

Chuck E Cheese

3671 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Indoor play area offers: Arcade, Birthday Parties, Food Available

Chuck E Cheese

3108 Alpine Ave, Walker, MI 49544

Indoor play area offers: Arcade, Birthday Parties, Food Available

Goldfish Swim School

2845 Thornhills Ave., Ste S, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Indoor play area offers: Aquatic Center, Birthday Parties

R-Athletics

2845 Thornhills Ave SE STE A, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Indoor play area offers: Birthday Parties

Rebounderz Grand Rapids

7500 Cottonwood Dr, Jenison, MI 49428

Indoor play area offers: Indoor Playground, Indoor Trampoline Park, Arcade, Birthday Parties, Food Available, Laser tag

Salvation Army Kroc Center

2500 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Indoor play area offers: Indoor Gym, Indoor Rock Climbing, Aquatic Center

Jumpin' Jupiter Skate and Fun Center

1775 Evanston Ave, Muskegon, MI 49442

Indoor play area offers: Indoor Playground, Arcade, Birthday Parties, Field Trips, Food Available

GR Skate and Event Center

3651 84th St. SW, Byron Center, MI 49315

Indoor play area offers: Birthday Parties, Field Trips, Food Available

GR Skate and Event Center

14 52nd St. SE, Kentwood, MI 49548

Indoor play area offers: Birthday Parties, Field Trips, Food Available

Amped Virtual Reality

2923 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Indoor play area offers: Birthday Parties

Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park

12331 James Street, Holland, MI 49424

Indoor play area offers: Indoor Playground, Indoor Trampoline Park, Indoor Rock Climbing, Birthday Parties, Field Trips, Food Available

Total Reality Gaming Center

2350 Belmont Center Dr NE Suite 200, Belmont, MI 49306

Indoor play area offers: e-sports

The Regent Arcade

128 Locust St, Allegan, MI 49010

Indoor play area offers: Arcade, Birthday Parties

Retro Electric Arcade

2163 W Main St Suite 150, Lowell, MI 49331

Indoor play area offers: Arcade, Birthday Parties, Food Available

Stop, Drop and Play Arcade

739 S Main St, Wayland, MI 49348

Indoor play area offers: Arcade, Birthday Parties

Griff's IceHouse

30 Coldbrook St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Indoor play area offers: Birthday Parties

Terra Firma Bouldering Company

1555 Marshall Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Indoor play area offers: Indoor Rock Climbing

Holland Playground

446. W. 40th St., Holland, MI 49423

Indoor play area offers: Indoor Playground

East Kentwood Aquatics Center

6230 Kalamazoo Ave. SE., Kentwood, MI 49508

Indoor play area offers: Aquatic Center

Byron Center Community Pool

8500 Burlingame Ave SW, Byron Center, MI 49315

Indoor play area offers: Aquatic Center

East Grand Rapids Wealthy Pool

1961 Lake Dr SE, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Indoor play area offers: Aquatic Center

Grand Rapids Community College Pool

111 Lyon St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Indoor play area offers: Aquatic Center

North Rockford Middle School Pool

397 E Division St NE, Rockford, MI 49341

Indoor play area offers: Aquatic Center

Jenison High School Aquatics Center

2140 Bauer Rd, Jenison, MI 49428

Indoor play area offers: Aquatic Center

Community Aquatic Center

17001 Ferris St., Grand Haven, MI 49417

Indoor play area offers: Aquatic Center

Paint A Pot

390 E 8th St #6, Holland, MI 49423

Indoor play area offers: Birthday Parties

Fowling Warehouse Grand Rapids

6797 Cascade Road SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Indoor play area offers: Birthday Parties

Events & Deals At Indoor Play Places

Free Kids Play Places

Looking for some kid indoor play options that won’t break the bank?

When the weather is cold and wet, try one of the playscapes at the mall. There’s a Magic Tree House at Rivertown Crossings Mall and the forest-themed play area at Woodland Mall.

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Woodland Mall Play Area

Have fun playing and learning at one or several of the amazing libraries on this list.

KDL Cascade library kids area
KDL Cascade Branch

And don’t forget, many favorite indoor playgrounds offer free admission on special days or with special promotions.

Grand Rapids Art Museum offers free general admission one day and one evening a week, and Grand Rapids Public Museum offers free admission for Kent County kids up to age 17.

Indoor Playground Map

Use this Google Map to find indoor play areas near you.

Indoor Fun for The Whole Family

Having indoor play areas on your radar is a must!

Space to run, jump, create, and compete is what dreams are made of for most kids, but how do you do that when your kids span several age ranges ?

Here’s where you can take the whole family to play:

1. Defy gravity at Altitude Trampoline Park, Sky Zone Trampoline Park or Rebounderz Adventure Park.

2. Paint, design and create at The Mud Room. Kids of all ages can select from a variety of pottery pieces and wood signs to paint and express their creative side during open studio hours.

3. Kids can try a favorite outdoor summertime activity inside! Great Lakes Glow Golf features 18 holes of indoor miniature golf played under black lights.

4. Do it all, virtually, at Amped Virtual Reality. Kids can become a space pirate, soar over the Grand Canyon, or follow a Velociraptor as she tries to survive on her island.

Amped Reality Feature Image Hunt

5. Head to Pinball Land or Retro Electric Arcade and play cool 80s and 90s games on open play, all day long.

6. Get active and boogie down at Tarry Hall, Jumpin’ Jupiter Skate Center, or GR Skate and Event Center for some roller-skating fun.

7. Allegan Event Center brings adventure to the indoor playground. Try a climbing wall or an indoor ropes course.

8. If your kids love water play, Holland Aquatic Center will keep kids entertained with their splash pad, vortex pool and 150 foot water slide. Or splash around at Goldfish Swim School’s family swim time.

9. Explore one of the many engaging exhibits at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Extend your visit with a stop at the planetarium and learn about constellations and distant planets.

10. Spend a whole day at a popular indoor play place — the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. Make some noise on a whale drum, play at the train table, or steer a fire truck.

11. Hop in the car and head to Portage to visit the Air Zoo Aerospace and Science Experience. Explore their hands-on learning opportunities and engaging exhibits.

12. Admire the exhibits at the Grand Rapids Art Museum or create art yourself at one of the GRAM studio’s drop-in programs.

Toddler Play Places

Toddlers bring energy and excitement to playtime, but they also have different needs in an indoor play area than preschool and elementary-aged kids.

There are libraries, activity centers, gymnastics facilities and more that understand how to give toddlers a great experience.

Grand Rapids Gymnastics
GR Gymnastics open gym.

Big Kids Play Places

If you are trying to find kids play places to get your big kid out of the house, there are plenty of options to keep them entertained.

Craig’s Cruisers is one of the few kids play places where they can ride electric go-karts inside, as well as a ROLLER COASTER!

And if that isn’t enough, there is laser tag, bumper cars and a ninja course to keep your big kid entertained.

Looking for a little competition? Then check out Battle GR, the first e-sports gaming facility in Grand Rapids. While you are there, continue your competitive spirit with a game of laser tag or archery tag.

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BattleGR Laser Tag

Kids of all ages love bowling. Bowl a few frames at one of these many local bowling centers: AMF Eastbrook Lanes, Clique Lanes, Hudsonville Lanes, Rockford Lanes, Spectrum Entertainment Complex, or Wengers Bowling Center.

Parents will enjoy a trip down memory lane at Pinball Land or Retro Electric Arcade, where you can challenge your kid to a video arcade game like Pac-Man or try your hand at one of several pinball machines.

Dave and Busters sports a variety of games that appeal to both little and big kids and yes, even adults.

Kids Indoor Play Places in Grand Rapids, Michigan

2 thoughts on “40+ Exciting Indoor Playgrounds and Kids Play Places – for Teens to Toddlers!”

  1. Love your site! EverPlay Cafe would be a great addition to the indoor play list. Just opened this week in Ada!

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