Here's the place for parents to share tips and reviews for the best indoor playgrounds around Charlotte! These are parent-recommended places with an indoor play area for when the weather is rough or you want to switch it up from your go-to outdoor playgrounds.
Check the map to find an indoor playground near you, and come back to leave a review and share what you and your kids thought about it!
For more high-energy indoor play places, try local trampoline parks, too.
Romp n' Roll
Amanda Banta: Romp 'n' Roll offers babies and toddlers a safe place to play with age-appropriate toys and equipment while interacting with other children. Kids can enjoy slides, monkey bars, trampolines and a rock wall, among other fun features.
Ages: 3 months to 5 years.
Cost: Free for members; nonmembers should contact for current pricing.
Kristy Pepping: Davidson Playhouse is a great indoor play place designed for young children and their caregivers. It offers several toys, playhouses and little slides to promote sensory play. You can also host your child's birthday there. Also make sure to check their event calendar for upcoming specials. Finally, they offer mommy and me music classes.
Mallard Community Center
Kristy Pepping: The Mallard Community Center offers a fitness center, gymnasium and a play area. All children need to wear socks and be under 48 inches tall to use the play area. Please make sure to call ahead as sometimes it is rented out for private events. Note there is no food or drinks allowed inside the playroom.
Open Gym starts at $17
Sarah Calamita: Ninja Nation is filled with ninja obstacle courses and trampolines. Great for an active child.
Amanda Banta: Check out the monthly open gym times at Zenith Gymnastics where kids can jump on trampolines and practice their skills on the gym's equipment.
Ages: All ages. Kids 7 under must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost: $10 preregistration online; $15 at the door.
Amanda Banta: Kinetic Heights is a thrill-seeker's dream space. With high and low ropes courses, ninja warrior obstacles, parkour area and climbing features, the challenge center has a variety of features for everyone in your family. Kinetic Heights also offers open play time for teens (13+) and adults.
Ages: 5 and older; some activities have additional restrictions.
Cost: Starting at $15.
Berewick Recreation Center - Ray's Playhouse
Kristy Pepping: The Berewick Recreation Center offers an open play center called Ray's Playhouse. This play area includes games, toys and other activities to entertain kids for a morning or afternoon. They also have computers with kid-friendly games and activities for some STEM time. Please call or check website for operating hours.
Superior Play Systems
Amanda Banta: Superior Play Systems open its showroom floor to let kids swing and climb on the wooden playsets, bounce on trampolines and shoot basketballs on the hoops. Open play is available to the public, not just for those looking to test out and purchase equipment.
Cost: Starting at $6 per kid.
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