Indoor Places to Play in Central Indiana

Calm the cabin fever of being stuck indoors and go somewhere the kids can literally climb the walls, without the need to clean the house afterwards. Indiana is home to some incredible and innovative indoor play areas, and Indy With Kids has the best indoor play places for all year round.

Indoor Play Places in Indianapolis

Defy Indy Extreme Indoor Recreation Park

8356 Masters Road, Indianapolis

There is something for everyone to check out at Defy Indy. For my family, the aerial silks above a foam pit take the cake–allowing you to pretend you are a graceful circus performer, without the fear of falling. That isn’t the only awesome thing Defy offers, though. There are trampolines with netting enclosures for some extreme dodgeball, angled trampolines for flexing your flips, battle beams to duke it out like a gladiator, ginormous foam block pits to jump into, walled trampolines to practice parkour, swings, rock climbing, and a ninja-style obstacle course. | Info

Greatimes on the South Side of Indy

5341 Elmwood Avenue, Indianapolis

This place lives up to its name, offering a “Great Time” for everyone in the family. Indoor entertainment includes fun for the whole family with a two story arcade showcasing tons of games on both floors, as well as an indoor play land with slides, tubes, and climbing grounds for those under 54”. Greatimes also feature outdoor activities, like go-karts and mini-golf, weather permitting. For even more indoor fun, Expo Bowl is located nearby, offering bowling and laser tag.| Info

Punch Bowl Social

120 S. Meridian Street, Indianapolis

A little bit of everything in this Punch Bowl! Classic fun with skee-ball, teaching the kids shuffleboard, and all-around favorites, including bowling, karaoke, darts, foosball, and ping pong.  Plus, there’s an arcade! Add to this the incredible eats in their made-from-scratch kitchen, and Punch Bowl Social almost feels too good to be true. It’s a hit for families with children of all ages. | Info

Sky Zone Trampoline Park Indy South

4150 Kildeer Drive, Indianapolis

Sky Zone is a great place to jump around and burn some energy. They have some awesome attractions, like their Sky Ladder, where you climb a wobbly rope ladder stretched across a foam pit to try to reach the top and plant your flag, if you can. Sky Zone has Ultimate Dodgeball and Ultimate Volleyball, with both taking place on trampolines. Additionally, they have recently added an inflatable Air Park, featuring climbing areas, warped walls, a moon bounce, and a circular obstacle area with dual courses that allow you to race a friend. There is also now a separate, dedicated area for younger jumpers, called Little Leapers, which is also inflated and offers more play options than just jumping. | Info

Smiley Indoor Playland & VR Center

5729 E. 86th Street, Indianapolis

The massive ball pit at Smiley Indoor Playground is a show stealer, and you won’t find another ball pit of this magnitude on this list (or elsewhere in Indy, that we know of!). The ball pit features tons of obstacles and play features, making it a blast for littles. A jungle gym with climbers, slides, tunnels, games, and imaginative play areas and a separate sensory area, known as “the Rice Pit Playground, are also great for younger ages. Choose between several climbing features with a safety net of foam blocks to cushion your fall.

Originally geared toward ages 10 and under, Smiley’s have opened up options to include children of all ages. These items include an arcade, virtual reality spaces, ball pit with interactive gaming walls, a Lego room, and a café. Memberships and single-day tickets available. | Info

Zip City

6650 Bluff Road, Indianapolis

We love ziplining the full length of the building of Zip City and playing on the laser tag field below. The floor-to-ceiling climbing wall is another favorite, and the kids love watching soccer games from the second floor Sky Lounge area. Trampolines are everywhere with options like open jump, extreme dodgeball, and basketball. For the truly daring among us, there is a ropes course suspended from the ceiling with many obstacles to keep you challenged and get the adrenaline rushing. | Info

Noblesville

Urban Air Trampoline & Adventure Park

14450 Mundy Drive, Noblesville

Some of the adventures at Urban Air include a large ninja-style obstacle course, basketball goals, a dodgeball arena, a battle beam for gladiator-style competition, and separate trampoline areas for children under and over 7, plus a tumble track area called “The Runway.” While this location has all the typical amenities, there are definitely some additional ones you have to check out! Enjoy Spin Zone bumper cars, a virtual reality experience, a climbing tower where you take a literal “leap of faith”, and a Wipeout area, where you need to avoid a spinning arm at all costs, by jumping or ducking. It’s a blast for the whole family.| Info

Fishers

Adrenaline Family Adventure Park

10080 E. 121st Street, Suite 182, Fishers

Adrenaline Family Adventure Park is perfect for thrill-seekers of all ages and athletic abilities. There are so many amazing attractions, including an area for gladiator- style jousting, foam pits, basketball bounces, and a “Toddler Town” play area with multiple levels, soft surfaces, games, activities, and slides. Kids will love how to get down from the warped walls- they get to slide down a fireman’s pole! Adrenaline has a bouldering wall for rock climbing, and so many trampolines for jumping, including angled trampolines and a tumble track. Adding another layer of difficulty, give a go at “Climbing the Cube,” a stacked Rubix cube climbing structure. There are abundant seating options throughout the building, but the real kicker is the observation deck for parents, complete with massage chairs and free wi-fi. | Info

Discovery Station at Conner Prairie

13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers

From cozy comforts to creative outlets and more, the Discovery Station at Conner Prairie is great for infants through school-aged kids, with something for everyone. They can read a story in the Bookhive, create to their heart’s content in the craft corner, dress up as a forest animal, use stuffed animals or puppets to put on a theatre show, design and build a blanket fort, and so much more! Seating, restrooms, and a mother’s room are located nearby, making it easy to watch the play or get in on the action yourself. | Info

Fishers Play Area at CLC

13450 E. 116th Street, Fishers

This free play space is located inside Cornerstone Lutheran Church and available to the public during designated hours. The area offers spaces designed for the kids 12 and under, including an area designated just for toddlers. There are lots of soft surfaces within the multilevel play area, with several activities, as well as slides and a climbing wall. Make a day of it and pack a lunch you can eat right outside of the play area, before you head back over for more fun. | Info

Brownsburg

Kid’s Planet in Brownsburg

499 Southpoint Circle, Brownsburg

Kid’s Planet is a well-loved indoor playground option for many families in Central Indiana. The playground here is several levels high (almost to the ceiling) and accommodates all ages, from toddlers to age 14. The playground features climbing structures, tubes, slides, Lego blocks, a trampoline, and a large ball pit with cannons. A nice feature for parents is all the seating and counter space that runs the length of the playground area, for a place to rest while the kids climb and play. They have an in-house café and arcade, too.| Info

Plainfield

Sky Zone Trampoline Park

851 Columbia Road, Suite 172, Plainfield

Sky Zone Plainfield has tons of the same options as their Indy South sister location, including the new inflatable AirPark and Little Leapers options. They also have a unique attraction called “Wipe Out”, which accommodates up to 8 players in a test of agility. While jumping on the trampolines, you will need to avoid the dual sweeping arms trying to knock you out of the game. Plainfield also offers a “$10 til 12” deal, which gives you two hours of play on Saturday mornings. Take advantage and get your jump on! | Info

The Treehouse Indoor Playground

800 Dan Jones Road, Plainfield

This free and fun, tree-shaped play structure is located in the Plainfield Christian Church and open to the public twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The floor-to-ceiling windows let in a ton of natural light, seating surrounding the structure is abundant, and the space also offers free coffee to enjoy while you watch your littles play. The Treehouse Indoor Playground is best suited for ages toddler through 12, and features several slides and climbing features, as well as other free-standing toys in the area for additional play. | Info

Franklin

Urban Air Trampoline & Adventure Park in Franklin

1172 N. Main Street, Franklin

The kids can practice your flips, tricks, and gymnastics in the Drop Zone area to safely land on a giant inflatable mat, literally bounce off the walls on the ProZone Performance Trampolines, and attempt the high ropes course. The Skyrider coaster is easily a favorite for my kiddos, there are seven different climbing walls for the kids to harness in and try to reach the top, and a multi-level play area with tubes, tunnels, and slides for younger jumpers. They have a small café for refreshments and a water fountain located near the restrooms, several tables with chairs and picnic-style tables to take a rest or enjoy snack, and massaging chairs, if you need a really good rest after all that playing.| Info

Greenwood

Kid City Indoor Play Space at the Greenwood Community Center

100 Surina Way, Greenwood

The main focal point of Kid City is the two-story floor-to-ceiling Lucky Climber, a three-dimensional netting enclosed climbing sculpture. The upper floor of Kid City has imaginative play areas, like a grocery store and kitchen, as well as a life-sized Light-Brite wall, and the lower floor has tons of space to climb, build, and play. All throughout the space you will find STEAM-focused activities for the kids to get their hands on. | Info

Shelbyville

Senses Sensory Playground Gym

1110 Amos Road, Suite A, Shelbyville
This parent-led gym offers more sensory play than seems possible, and is best suited for children ages 1 to 6 years old. The walls at Senses Sensory Playground Gym are completely covered in “busy board” types of toys, moveable pieces, and musical instruments, meaning there are tons of things to discover and play with! There are also pod-style swings, sit-n-spins, play tables, climbing structure, tunnel, and even more free-standing play equipment to enjoy. | Info

Looking for even more indoor fun? Check out our list of indoor pools and nature centers around Indy.

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