Staring down the barrel of cold winter weather can feel pretty daunting – especially when you have kids at home. The days are cold and dark, and even excursions to the neighbourhood park can be thwarted by undesirable weather. Home can start to look pretty good – until you realize you’re recycling ideas to keep the kids occupied. We’ve put together some of the best indoor play gyms in the area to cure your cabin fever and combat those winter blues. Bonus: many of them serve coffee!
212 Earl Stewart Drive, Aurora
UrbanPark Indoor Playland is a 6,500 sq. ft. facility in the heart of Aurora. No matter what your age, UrbanPark is an awesome time. Spend the day in their 1,500 sq. ft. play structure, video game room and ball pit. For the adults they have Starbucks coffee, Tazo teas, charging stations and cable TV’s in every room. Whether it’s a birthday party for 10 or a special event in their upstairs function room, they have the perfect venue to entertain your guests. Allowing outside peanut safe foods makes it easy to satisfy your fussy eater.
Kid’s Cuckoos Nest
155 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora
With 10,000 sq. ft. of play space, they offer two different age-specified play structures, a Kangaroo Jumper, arcade games, car track, sports area, and lots of fun toys for your children to let loose with and get active! They promise a safe and care-free environment. Celebrate life’s special moments in your own private party room. You will definitely find a party package that’s perfect for your event! Choose a package with tasty pizza and cake. They even come with free party invitations!
611 Steven Court, Newmarket
Parents sit in an elegant café setting, enjoying a smooth, satisfying drink and a healthy, handmade treat, while their children laugh and play for hours on their state-of-the art playground! Their gated and guarded entrance/exit has a security sign-in.. You’ll appreciate the affordable ‘pay-one-time-and-play-all-day’ admission rates, including special rates for siblings. In-and-out privileges are included with your day pass. There’s also a separate and secure toddler area filled with soft play features and educational wall mounts and a wrap-around bar where parents can watch. Enjoy a full calendar of exciting events and educational offerings, free WIFI and no time limits.
Air Riderz Trampoline Park
250 Don Hillock Drive, Unit #1, Aurora
Their 15,000 square foot facility includes wall-to-wall trampolines, a one-of-a-kind Climb Zone, slam dunk trampoline lanes, a dodgeball court, foam pit, and more. They have something for everyone. Parents will love it as a birthday party venue; the parents can get in on the fun too if they have the energy. Or you can simply kick back and relax on their comfy couches and enjoy complimentary WiFi while the little ones tucker
In Play Inc.
18075 Leslie Street, Newmarket
This entertainment centre has rock climbing, indoor mini golf, a huge indoor playground, coin operated rides, Webkinz and Minecraft toys, arcade and redemption ticket games, prizes, great food and is perfect for kids’ birthday parties! Whether you are looking to have a party, have a family dinner out or play for a few hours, you’ll find a lot to do. The entrance price now includes unlimited use of the playground, rock climbing, and mini golf!
These types of facilities have evolved a great deal in the last 10 years and are now much more than just padded climbing structures and slides. The bar has been raised in terms of quality and service, and with so much variety available you and the kids will be equally entertained!