As the weather gets colder, it’s great to have a few fun activities in your back pocket to keep the kids busy and let them burn off some energy. There’s nothing better than an indoor playground with climbing structures, slides, and entertaining obstacles to keep the kids entertained. You can let the kids run, climb, jump, and play to their hearts’ content with the peace of mind knowing that your kids are safe.
If you’re in Durham region, we’ve rounded up the best of the best indoor playgrounds in the area. Remember, it’s important to always call ahead to be sure that the centre is open. Some will close for private birthday parties, and they often reach capacity, so it’s better to check in before you cart the kids there. Also, don’t forget to bring socks! All play centres require socks to be worn.
All prices are rounded to the nearest dollar amount.
With all kinds of fun for all ages, Neb’s Funworld is the perfect place for the whole family. With everything from bowling, bumper cars, an arcade and a play centre, you know your kids will have a blast. The playcentre is designed for kids 12 and under and has everything you’d expect—climbing structures, slides, and fun obstacles for your kids to tackle.
1300 Wilson Rd N, Oshawa
$10.00 day pass
Monday to Thursday 9:30 am-8:00 pm | Friday 9:30 am-9:00 pm | Saturday 9:00 am-9:00 pm | Sunday 10:00 am-8:00 pm
With over 10,000 square feet of fun for toddlers, kids and adults, Endless Fun has an amazing 3-level play structure with slides, mazes, spider climbs, and so much more. They also have a fully padded toddler area so you can be sure your extra little ones are safe.
400 Monarch Ave. Unit #14, Ajax
1 & under – $7.00 | 2-3 years – $9 | 4-14 years – $11 | Kids under 1 with a paid sibling – FREE | Kids over 15 – FREE
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday – 10:00 am-7:00 pm
If ball pits, climbing gyms, and slides sound like a dream to your kids, than Fun Factory is the place to be. With areas tailored to all age groups, you can be sure that there is something fun and safe for every kid in your household.
1420 Bayly St. Unit #15, Pickering
1 & under (with paying sibling) – FREE | Under 3 – $8.00 | 4-13 years – $12.00 | 14-17 years (with a paid sibling) FREE
Hours are variable. Be sure to call or visit their website before planning your visit.
Laugh Out Loud
With fun, engaging play areas for kids of all ages, Laugh Out Loud offers up a great alternative when you are faced with bad weather. They also have a great cafe area where you can sit with a coffee and keep your eyes on the kiddos.
Unit 5, 50 Innovator Ave., Stouffville
1 year and under – FREE with a paid sibling or $7.00 | 1-3 years – $10.00 | 4-13 years – $13.00 | 14-17 years – $9.00
Sunday to Thursday – 10:00 am-7:00 pm | Friday & Saturday – 10:00 am-7:30 pm
What’s better than an indoor play centre? An indoor play centre that specializes in delicious made-in-house pizza. Your kids, 2 to 12 years, can enjoy a large climbing structure with multiple levels of tubes, bridges and slides to explore. If you’ve got toddlers, they can enjoy a specially designed toddler structure. Kid Zone also has an assortment of arcade redemption games and prizes and a variety of kiddie rides.
12 Stanley Crt., Whitby
Under 1 year – $5.00 (free with paid admission) | 1-3 years – $7.00 | 3+ years – $9.00
Tuesday to Sunday – 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Monkey Business Play & Party Centre
The perfect place for your littler littles, Monkey Business specializes in the entertainment and development of kids 0-7 and those with special needs. The jungle-themed, within arm’s reach play centre focuses on learning through play with an emphasis on building motor and social skills. You can join the fun with the kids, or enjoy a cup of coffee while you kids go bananas!
1121 Dundas St E, Unit B5, Whitby
All ages – $7.00 | Additional siblings – $5.00 | Crawlers FREE with a paying sibling
Monday to Friday – 9:00 am-4:30 pm | Saturday & Sundays are TBD, be sure to check in beforehand
With a custom play space designed to promote social interaction, creativity and physical fitness, Treehouse Clubhouse is a great place to bring the kids. The space is 10,000 square feet meaning there is tons for you kids to enjoy. They also have a zero-tolerance policy for electronic devices and video games, so you can be sure your kids won’t be glued to a screen.
1095 Kingston Rd, Unit #1, Pickering
Under 1 year – $8.00 (free with paid admission) | 1-3 years – $10.00 | 4-13 years – $15.00 | 14-17 years – $10.00
Monday to Thursday – 10:00 am-7:00 pm | Friday & Saturday – 10:00 am-8:00 pm | Sunday 10:00 am-7:00 pm
This might be the most jammed-pack with fun indoor playground in all of Durham region. Not only does Joey’s World have an amazing, huge play area, they also have Ontario’s first indoor high ropes course, rock climbing, and archery. Their toddler area and parents’ lounge mean there is fun (and coffee!) for everyone.
380 Lake Road, Bowmanville
Single-pass – $11.00 | Sibling pass – $10.00 | Kids that crawl – $7.00
NOTE: Joey’s World is temporarily closed for a move to a bigger space. Be sure to check in beforehand.