25+ Indoor Playgrounds Near Grand Rapids for Toddlers, Big Kids and maybe even Grownups

Kids play places Grand Rapids

Indoor Playgrounds are a Year-Round Haven for Families

Living in West Michigan, we experience everything from sub-zero wind chills to excessive heat warnings, which means as parents, we have to get creative when it comes to planning activities for our families. Enter the Indoor Playground.

While Michigan weather can make outdoor play a challenge at times (or also super fun), it doesn’t have to affect your family’s ability to spend time together.

Kids play places are a great option for:
the rainy days of spring
the hot humid days of summer where you  want air-conditioned kids play places
the bitter cold days of winter where you just want to burn off some energy

Favorite Indoor Play Places Near Grand Rapids

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Craigs Cruisers

Kids Indoor Play Place in Wyoming

Ages: -
Admission Fee:
Play Place Offers: Indoor Trampoline Park, Indoor Rock Climbing, Arcade, Birthday Parties, Food Available, Laser tag

"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
• Ninja Course
• 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!

BattleGR 1

Kids Indoor Play Place in Comstock Park

Ages: 5+-
Admission Fee: Rates Vary
Play Place Offers: Indoor Gym, Arcade, Birthday Parties, e-sports, Field Trips, Food Available, Laser tag

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

With over 30 different games to choose from we are not your typical laser tag. BattleGR is the 1st E-Sports Gaming facility in Grand Rapids!

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.

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

Allegan Event

Kids Indoor Play Place in Allegan

Ages: 18 months-101
Admission Fee: $25 Premier Combo, $20 Premier Tykes Combo, $15 Sky Trail® with Sky Rail®, $10 Clip ‘n Climb® (5 climbs), $10 Vertical Drop Slide (2 rides), $10 Sky Tykes® with Sky Rail®.
Play Place Offers: Toddler Play Area, Indoor Gym, Indoor Playground, Indoor Zipline, Indoor Rock Climbing, Arcade, Birthday Parties, Field Trips, Food Available

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

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

Attractions include the heart-pumping bi-level Sky Trail® ropes course with Sky Rail® zip rails, Sky Tykes® course for small children, QUICKjump free-fall simulation, Vertical Drop Slide, Clip ‘n Climb® walls, arcade, and food and beverage area.

During the summer season, soar through open air on our 600-foot outdoor zip lines spanning the Kalamazoo River.

“Highly recommended and so fun! Fun for kids of all ages and adults. The staff was very friendly. Clean environment. Excellent pizza and ice cream! We'll be back!" -Toni K

Air Zoo

Kids Indoor Play Place in Portage

Ages: 0-18
Admission Fee: $0-$15.95
Play Place Offers: Birthday Parties, Field Trips, Food Available

There's always something new to discover at the Air Zoo!

This world-class, Smithsonian-affiliated aerospace and science museum, has more than 100 air and space artifacts, inspiring interactive exhibits, full-motion flight simulators, indoor amusement park-style rides, hands-on STEM stations, an array of science-based education programming, and exciting restoration center.

Kids and adults of all ages will create lasting memories and find hours of inspiration at the Air Zoo. A great place for birthday parties, family outings, education programs and gloomy-day adventures, the Air Zoo is open 7 days a week.

Come imagine, explore and discover with us!

Tarry Hall Roller Rink

Kids Indoor Play Place in Grandville

Ages: 0-150
Admission Fee: $8 Admission, $2 roller skate rental, $3 Rollerblade rental, $5 Admission for parents including free rental!
Play Place Offers: Arcade, Birthday Parties, Field Trips, Food Available

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!

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."

Altitude trampoline park 1

Kids Indoor Play Place in Walker

Ages: -
Admission Fee:
Play Place Offers: Indoor Trampoline Park, Birthday Parties, Food Available

With 23,000 square feet of indoor trampolines and 9 epic attractions, this place is jumping!

Channel your energy, cut loose with your best flips and tricks, and prepare for the Jump Life℠!

Now you can jump any day, any time with our new $10 membership program! Learn more by visiting our website or visiting us in-park.

Pinball Land

Kids Indoor Play Place in Rockford

Ages: 6-106
Admission Fee: $7 for 1 hour, $12 for 2 hours, $15 for all day
Play Place Offers: Arcade, Birthday Parties, Field Trips

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

We have beautifully maintained pinball machines as well as classic video arcade games like Pac Man, Galaga, Donkey Kong and many more! Birthday parties and field trips are also available.

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

The Critter Barn
9275 Adams St, Zeeland, MI 49464
Indoor play area offers Animals, Birthday Parties, Field Trips. Good for ages 0 to 18.

Zeeland Recreation Aquatic Center
320 E Main, Zeeland, MI 49464
Indoor play area offers Aquatic Center. Good for ages 0 to 18.

Forest Hills Public Schools Community and Aquatic Center
660 Forest Hill Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Indoor play area offers Aquatic Center. Good for ages 0 to 18.

Grand Rapids Art Museum
101 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Indoor play area offers Birthday Parties, Field Trips. Good for ages 0 to 18.

Grand Rapids Public Museum
272 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Indoor play area offers Field Trips, Food Available. Good for ages 0 to 18.

Grand Rapids Public Library
Multiple Locations, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Indoor play area offers . Good for ages 0 to 18.

Rivertown Crossings
3700 Rivertown Pkwy, Grandville, MI 49418
Indoor play area offers Indoor Playground, Food Available. Good for ages 0 to 18.

Woodland Mall
3195 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Indoor play area offers Indoor Playground, Food Available. Good for ages 0 to 18.

Clique Lanes
533 Stocking Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Indoor play area offers Birthday Parties, Food Available. Good for ages 0 to 18.

Kent District Library
Multiple Locations, Kent County, MI 49321
Indoor play area offers Toddler Play Area. Good for ages 0 to 18.

AMF Eastbrook Lanes
3500 Lake Eastbrook Blvd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Indoor play area offers Arcade, Birthday Parties, Food Available. Good for ages 0 to 18.

Rockford Lanes
117 E Bridge St NE, Rockford, MI 49341
Indoor play area offers Birthday Parties, Food Available. Good for ages 0 to 18.

Wengers Bowling Center
629 Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Indoor play area offers Birthday Parties, Food Available. Good for ages 0 to 18.

Spectrum Entertainment Complex
5656 Clyde Park Avenue Southwest, Wyoming, MI 49509
Indoor play area offers Arcade, Birthday Parties, Food Available. Good for ages 0 to 18.

For the Kidz Gymnastics
1391 Gezon Pkwy SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
Indoor play area offers Birthday Parties. Good for ages 0 to 18.

Gymco
2306 Camelot Ridge Ct SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Indoor play area offers Birthday Parties, Field Trips. Good for ages 0 to 18.

Dave & Buster's
3660 28th St SE, Kentwood, MI 49512
Indoor play area offers Arcade, Birthday Parties, Food Available. Good for ages 0 to 18.

Walker Ice & Fitness Center
4151 Remembrance Rd NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534
Indoor play area offers Birthday Parties, Food Available. Good for ages 0 to 18.

  INDOOR PLAY PLACES – WHOLE FAMILY FUN 

Having indoor play areas on your radar is a must! A room filled with inflatables and trampolines are what dreams are made of for most kids. (And even some moms and dads…)

Spend hours climbing, jumping, and sliding on inflatables at Catch Air, one of the largest indoor playgrounds in Grand Rapids.

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

Arcade games are a classic kids indoor play option.   Visit Chuck E. Cheese or AJ’s Fun Center for arcade games. Step it up a notch at Craig’s Cruisers to race each other on go-karts or head over to Great Lakes Glow Golf to putt the ball under black lights for a unique miniature golf experience.

Do it all, virtually, at Amped Virtual Reality.  At this indoor play area for kids, they can explore the ocean and ride a roller coaster, all in one spot.

High Action Kids Indoor Playgrounds

Nothing beats cabin fever better than some action-packed indoor play areas for kids.

If your kids like to tumble, jump or swing, try out R-Athletics, Gymco or For the Kidz for unending open gym fun.

Check out Tarry Hall, Jumpin Jupiter Skate Center, Kentwood Fun Spot or Roller Fox Skating Center for some roller-skating fun. Or if you feel like cooling down on a hot summer day, stop in at Walker Ice and Fitness, Southside Ice Arena or Griff’s Icehouse and practice your ice-skating skills.

When you need to include some adventure in your indoor playground, climb the rock wall at Grand Rapids Salvation Army Kroc Center or try an indoor ropes course at Allegan Event Center.

kids rock climbing at allegan event

Be active and have a little friendly competition playing laser tag at Battle GR .

If winter weather has you dreaming of summer, you can relive some of those summer memories at an indoor swim facility. Holland Community Aquatic Center will keep kids entertained with their splash pad, zip line and water slide. Or splash around at Goldfish Swim School’s family swim time, Kentwood Public Schools Aquatic Center, Salvation Army Kroc Center or Forest Hills Public School Community and Aquatic Center.

PLAY & LEARN KIDS PLAY PLACES 

Yes, you can find an indoor play area for kids that combines fun and play with a little bit of learning! It’s a win-win for both kids and parents.

Sneak in some learning at the Grand Rapids Public Museum where kids can learn in a fresh and interactive way. Add some fun with a carousel ride and prepare to be amazed by our galaxy after a stop at the planetarium.

Admire the exhibits at the Grand Rapids Art Museum or create art yourself at one of the GRAM studio’s drop-in programs — it’s a kids indoor play option most people don’t know about.

Then, spend a whole day at another place known for kids indoor play — the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum (temporarily closed). Build forts, learn about bees, or play at the bubble station.

Grand Rapids Children's Museum - Kids Indoor Play inside of giant bubble
Kids indoor play at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum includes creating a giant bubble around yourself

Libraries offer so much more than just books. Storytimes, arts and crafts, and kids indoor play stations will keep everyone busy on a rainy day. Plan a trip to the Georgetown Township Library, or one of the many branches of the Kent District Library.

Curious about wildlife and plants? There is a kids indoor play area for that! View educational displays at the Bunker Interpretive Center at Calvin University’s Ecosystem Preserve and Native Gardens or enjoy kids indoor play and learning at the Critter Barn’s big red barn.

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

KIDS PLAY PLACES – Great for Toddlers 

Toddlers bring energy and excitement to playtime, but they also have different needs in an indoor play area than preschool and elementary-aged kids. Luckily, many kids play places have areas that cater specifically to toddlers.

Grand Rapids Children’s Museum’s (temporarily closed) Wee Discover exhibit is made just for kids ages five and under. If you have a baby tagging along with your toddler, there is even a tummy time space for those who aren’t crawling yet.

Catch Air also offers Tiny Town, a special place for those 3 1/2 feet and under. This special indoor play area features a smaller-scale inflatable, slides with a ball pit and more.

Catch Air Field Trips - overview of Tiny Town the castle
Catch Air is an indoor play area for kids featuring an enclosed Tiny Town to keep toddlers safe.

Splash around in the pool or get the wiggles out during open gym at The Salvation Army Kroc Center during special toddler hours.

Take your tumbling toddler to one of For The Kidz Gymnastics open gyms specifically for kids five and under.

KIDS PLAY PLACES – Great for Big Kids 

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.

Kids of all ages love bowling, making it a great choice for kids indoor play. But bowling is an especially big hit with the older kids. Bowl a few frames at one of these many bowling centers: AMF Eastbrook Lanes, AMF Lincoln Lanes, Clique Lanes, Hudsonville Lanes, Rockford Lanes, Spectrum Lanes or Wengers Bowling Center.

Hudsonville Lanes - collage of kids bowling
Hudsonville Lanes is a great indoor play area for kids of all ages.

Dave and Busters boasts a variety of games that appeal to both little and big kids and yes, even adults. Follow it up with the love language of many big kids – delicious food.

Big kids have endless options for kids indoor play at Bam! Entertainment Center in Holland. Play arcade games, bowl, complete the high ropes course, and try your skills in an escape room.

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! What big kid wouldn’t love that?

FREE KIDS PLAY PLACES

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

Several restaurant chains include a free indoor play area for kids, like Chick-Fil-A, Burger King and McDonald’s. (Not all locations have a kids play place, and many are closed right now, so call ahead first.)

Stay warm and dry playing at one of our local malls. Try the Magic Tree House at Rivertown Crossings Mall or the new forest-themed play area at Woodland Mall.

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

Wyoming KDL - indoor play area for kids
The indoor play area for kids at Wyoming KDL is a favorite of many families

And don’t forget, many favorite indoor playgrounds offer free admission on special days or with special promotions. For example, the Grand Rapids Art Museum offers free general admission one day and one evening a week and the Grand Rapids Public Museum offers free admission for kids who live in Kent County. Check their websites for more details.

Woodland Mall Indoor kids play places
The indoor play area for kids at Woodland Mall includes friendly monsters to climb on

FIND INDOOR PLAYGROUND NEAR ME

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Kids Indoor Play Places in Grand Rapids, Michigan

2 thoughts on “25+ Indoor Playgrounds Near Grand Rapids for Toddlers, Big Kids and maybe even Grownups”

  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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