When you have an energetic kiddo needing to expel some energy on a cold or rainy day, indoor play spaces are a great solution! It can be tough to find the best and safest ones in the Pittsburgh area, but don’t worry about that. We got you covered with the top thirteen best indoor play spaces perfect for every kid out there!
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Check out Scene75 for a fun arcade experience and more with your kids! Image courtesy of Instagram.
1775 S. Braddock Avenue | Edgewood | scene75.com
Rain or shine, this 90,000 sq foot entertainment center offers fun-filled activities for kids of all ages. The space houses over 12 indoor attractions from Go Karts, Laser Tag, Glow Mini Golf, bumper cars, mini bowling, and 120 + arcade games.
They have food and drinks on site and host unforgettable birthday parties! Scene 75 is truly a cure to the boredom blues for your kiddos!
“Overall a very fun place full of activities.The central space is a giant arcade. There are a ton of games. Most ranged $1-3 each. In the back were other awesome activities.” - Yelp Review
Take your kids to Kidzville to blow off some steam and check out the coffee shop for adults! Image courtesy of Instagram.
262 Mt. Nebo Pointe Drive | North Hills | kidzvillepa.com
Educational and fun — this simple yet lovely concept offers young children a chance at imaginary play in a village of playhouses. At Kidzville, kids pretend to be bankers, vets and a number of other professions. Unlimited play is only $12!
While the kids learn and play, parents can lounge on benches in the center of the village and enjoy the coffee and snacks available. If you’re seeking a unique play experience that fosters your child’s imagination, Kidzville is the place to be!
“Kidzville is the best place ever! It's a great place for your kids and what it is is a city for your child. It looks like a mint Pittsburgh kid sized and there are so many things that they could do.” - Yelp Review
Stop by The Landing, a community center with a kitchen, gymnasium, basketball courts, and much more! Image courtesy of Instagram.
330 Hookstown Grade Road | Moon | Impactthelanding.com
The Landing is a membership-free community center, a perfect spot to burn off energy on a cold or rainy day. Inside this modern facility hosts a top notch indoor park with soccer pitch and Foamnasium play area for kids 6 and under. There’s also a gymnasium with basketball court, and state of the art auditorium.
The Café at The Landing is a comfy lounge for parents to relax while the kids play, featuring delicious fare and free wifi. There are frequently great community events, exercise classes, and pick up basketball games. There are also various meeting rooms available for rent.
“Great, FREE, clean space to let kids run around and play. A bonus that they have a cafe to eat so you don’t have to leave when everyone gets hungry.” - Facebook Review
Fun Slides Park features dodgeball, ramps, hockey games, and more in an all new activity, carpet sliding! Image courtesy of Instagram.
1130 Perry Highway | North Hills | Funslidespark.com
If you’re looking for fun indoor activities like none other, head to Fun Slides and have the kids try out carpet skating. With a modified “carpet skate” that attaches to their shoes, kids of any level can explore the park's ramps, slides and features for non-stop fun!
The park also includes a glowing bounce and slide area, super ninja challenge course, blacklight dodgeball and carpet hockey games — there’s plenty of non-stop fun to be had.
Admission is $12.99 for 2 hours of skating, you can also gain unlimited access to the extra activities for only $4. Skate rentals are only $2.99 and helmets are also available to rent. Parents can pay a nominal $1.49 for a spectators pass.
“This is one of my and my five year old son's favorite spots. We've been here several times already and he always has a blast. The staff seem to be all teenagers but very well trained. ” - Yelp Review
Go bowling or play over 45 arcade games when you come to Zone 28! Image courtesy of Instagram.
2525 Freeport Road | Harmar | Zone28.com
Zone 28 isn’t just a fun destination for kids — there’s plenty of fun for people of all ages! The main bowling alley features 33 lanes, and the Game Zone Arcade has over 45 games to play.
The fun doesn’t stop there, there’s also a laser tag arena and escape room. When you work up an appetite, there are two restaurants onsite for a quality meal.
“I went here for maybe the second time tonight and, I gotta say, I loved it. There are a decent amount of bowling lanes all lit up, a restaurant, two bars, laser tag and an escape room.” - Yelp Review
Take your kids to The Lightning Bug in Mars where they have a rock climbing wall, arcade games, a jungle gym, and more! Image courtesy of Instagram.
170 Scharberry Lane | Mars | Thelightningbug.com
The Lightning Bug offers indoor AND outdoor fun for all ages. Take a spin on their unique Spin Bumper Cars, play a round of laser tag or indoor golf, or play on the climbing wall or indoor playground. The playground is always free!
The space also features a full arcade and outdoor miniature golf course. They are proud of the quality concessions and treats, beyond what you expect from a typical arcade, including gluten free options.
“The Lightning Bug was AWESOME! Drove past many times, I finally had to go in... I am so glad I did. Way cooler than I had pictured.” - Yelp Review
Fun Fore All is the place to go for go-karting, arcade games, mini golf, and so much more! Image courtesy of Instagram.
8 Progress Avenue | Cranberry | Funforeall.com
Fun Fore All Family Fun Park is the perfect place for you and your family with countless activities to suit any interest, both indoor and out.
The amenities include the Dark Ride 3D game, an arcade featuring 25 games, and the ultimate four story Ballocity play space with over 30 activities. Ballocity only costs $5 for unlimited play, but adults can join in for free. There’s also a separate space for smaller tots.
Outdoors, you can also explore kiddie rides like roller coasters and a balloon ride, Go Kart racing, climbing wall, batting cages, miniature golf, and bumper boats.
“The kids love this place and truly, I love it too. So much neat stuff to do and more fun everyday as they expand. It's clean and welcoming and they have lots of things to entertain the whole family, inside and out.” - Yelp Review
Take your kids on a journey to Highmark Sportsworks to try out various obstacles and more! Image courtesy of Instagram.
1 Allegheny Avenue | Northside | Carnegiesciencecenter.org
This special exhibit next door to the Carnegie Science Center combines the fun experience of sports with learning the laws of science that impact sports. The highlight is the multi-level ropes course featuring a tethered walk across various obstacles. There’s also a mini version below for toddlers to enjoy.
Kids can become a human yo-yo with a special cable ethered pulley ride, test out their batting in the batting cage, scale the 25 foot climbing wall, and more. While the main Science Center next door offers plenty of fun learning play activities, Sportworks is a great place for kids of all ages to burn some extra energy.
“Little kids seem to enjoy the bungee trampoline and human yo-yo activities, while I personally love the roller coaster simulator and rock climbing wall.” - Yelp Review
Take your kids to Wildwood Highlands, a place known for arcade games, mini-golf, and so much more! Image courtesy of Instagram.
2330 Wildwood Road | North Hills | Wildwoodsportscomplex.com
Wildwood is home to an arcade, laser tag run, spin bumper cars, and Kiddie City 4 level indoor playground. Outside is a mini golf course, bumper boats, and next door is a covered Sports Complex hosting youth sports leagues.
Of all the “fun center” options, Wildwood gives you the most bang for your buck!
“There are SO many options at Wildwood, there's something for all ages of kids. In addition to the outdoor activities -- go-karts, bumper boats, mini golf, etc. -- there's an indoor play structure, arcade games, and more. ” - Yelp Review
Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library is a great place to take kids of all ages to help expand their creativity and imagination! Image courtesy of Instagram.
5401 Centre Avenue | Shadyside | Pghtoys.org
This unique club allows members to borrow from their library of toys, but the space itself offers so much more. Don’t worry — you don’t have to be a member to get in on the fun. Their mission is to promote early childhood development through creative play.
The featured toys are wholesome and enriching, from ride ons, a bounce tube, play kitchen and dress up space, toy cars and trains, blocks and large playhouse structures to explore. There’s also a separate space for smaller tots to play safely.
“What a wonderful resource for families in Pittsburgh! There are lots of toys and play structures for babies, toddlers, and older kids -there's even an arts and crafts room! ” - Yelp Review
Get your kids involved by playing with other kids at E2 Toys2Try where their imagination can run free! Image courtesy of Instagram.
426 James Street | Bridgeville | Toys2try.com
This unique, fun-filled toys store allows kids to play indoors and out, for a fun rainy day activity or a birthday party. Kids can play and party in a clean, safe environment with a variety of toys and play structures, from sandboxes to rides, to play kitchens and imaginary play.
“ E2 had a number of things my daughter could do. There were also activities for older children. It's a homey atmosphere and we felt very comfortable.” - Yelp Review
Check out Giggles & Smiles with lots of fun activities, like jumping in ball pits, going through tunnels, slides, and more! Image courtesy of Instagram.
200 Mall Circle Drive | Monroeville | Gigglesandsmiles.net
Driven to provide a children’s recreational center focused on movement based activities, rather than stationary electronic entertainment. Their indoor play structures feature ball pits, tunnels and slides. They offer a variety of other movement based play as well!
What makes them unique is their drop off services; you can leave your kids aged 3-10 for up to 3 hours with the interactive staff. It’s a fun, affordable way to get your kids moving!
“Great place to play. Fun even as a family activity. Always clean!” - Facebook Review
Jump around at Sky Zone on multiple trampolines, and try out the many obstacles, and even dodgeball! Image courtesy of Instagram.
160 Levin Way | Monroeville | Skyzone.com
Do your kids desperately wish that they had a trampoline or keep bugging you for one? Here’s a simple solution, why not take them to Sky Zone in Monroeville for a super fun time jumping around from one trampoline to the next and playing with other kids!
Active play is exactly what your kid will be getting at Sky Zone. Being able to jump around, go through obstacle courses, and for them to be able to practice their basketball dunking skills at SkySlam, your kids will absolutely love everything about Sky Zone and all of the fun times they can have meeting and playing with other kids too!
“The kids have about 6 play areas to pick from, and can alternate at whim. Good safety netting system, and room for parents to safely monitor.” - Yelp Review
The Seesaw Center is a place that is perfect for kids of all ages to learn and play with other kids! Image courtesy of Instagram.
935 Pine Avenue | Castle Shannon | theseesawcenter.org
Looking to take your kids somewhere to play with other kids no matter how young they are? Make sure to take them to The Seesaw Center, a non-profit organization in Castle Shannon that is perfect for kids anywhere from an infant through the age where they would start kindergarten.
The Seesaw Center is open to all communities and they even provide family memberships to be able to take your kids there whenever, or you can just pay an admission fee for the day so your kid can explore, learn, and play. Make sure to consider taking your kids to The Seesaw Center in Castle Shannon today!
“Friendly staff and a great place to take your kids when the weather isn’t great." - Google Review
424 Play Factory is the best place to go to let your kids run around and play in a soft play area! Image courtesy of Instagram.
424 Gold Way | Oakland | 424playfactory.com
Do you want your child to play in an area where everything is soft to prevent them from hurting themselves? If you have an accident-prone child, make sure to take them to the fun and exciting 424 Play Factory in Oakland today for some good times, or even plan their next birthday party here!
Each room in the 424 Play Factory helps kids to focus on and learn many different things. From touching up on their socialization skills, mobility, flexibility, agility, creativity, and even their imagination, each room is designed to help kids learn and even help the parents learn more about their child. Make sure to consider taking your kid to the 424 Play Factory to learn and have fun at the same time!
“My 2.5 year old daughter had an absolute blast at this indoor play space, and my friend (whose children also loved it) and I agreed that there were so many thoughtful touches by the woman who owns this business.” - Yelp Review
When Pittsburgh’s weather gets you down, and your kiddos need to burn off some extra energy, get out of the house to one of these indoor play spaces. There are options for every age range and neighborhood around town.