When you are planning activities with your kids, the weather seems to play an important role! Let’s face it, there are days when as much as you want to let your kids burn off energy outside, it is too hot, rainy or cold. So, what’s a mom to do? Well, our Guide to Indoor Play places is here to save the day. Colorado Springs has some great options for indoor fun. No matter their age, there’s something your child is sure to enjoy.
From indoor playgrounds, to gyms, roller skating, to trampoline parks, we have it all! Be sure to bookmark this guide as it will quickly become your go-to list to keep your kids engaged and entertained all year long!
Jump, Bounce and Arcade
Your kids will love bouncing away at this trampoline park that boasts 40+ trampolines. There is even a Ninja Warrior Course for an additional fee. There are various open jump times, as well as Cosmic Jump for teenagers. For the younger crowd (6 and under), Toddler Jump & Play is recommended.
2512 Airport Road
At Sky Zone your kids can literally bounce off the walls. Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park is the creator of the world’s first all-trampoline, walled playing court. Along with trampoline fun, your kids can jump in the foam pit and play dodgeball, volleyball and basketball. There is also Toddler Time for the little ones.
1750 E Woodmen Road
Trampoline World Gymnastics facility was specifically designed as the premiere national training center for the Olympic sport of Trampoline. This means that at open gym time you get to enjoy trampolines that bounce higher and the largest foam pit in the country.
780 Vondelpark Dr
This inflatable play center is designed for kids ages 1 – 12. The Open Gym area includes inflatable slides, bounce houses, and obstacle courses. Jump-n-Jack’s also has a recharge area for parents with free wi-fi, comfortable seating, and a large screen TV.
563 N. Academy Blvd.
House of Bounce features over 9,000 sq. ft. of inflatable fun for children up to age 12. Your younger ones can enjoy a designated toddler area during all open play times. House of Bounce attractions include an obstacle course and slide, batter up inflatable, velcro wall, and more. For parents, there is free Wi-Fi and a big screen TV.
2360 Montebello Square Drive, Ste E
Little Monkey Bizness is the indoor playground for the active child. Their play area features inflatable obstacle course, slides, bouncers, toddler and infant areas, jungle gyms, play structures and more. This indoor play area is designed for little monkeys 8 and younger.
1015 Kelly Johnson Blvd
There’s tons of fun to be had at The Summit. There’s a 5,000 square foot game room, a two-story laser tag arena and bowling lanes. There’s even a full-service restaurant and sports bar. Fantastic food and fun await!
1180 Interquest Pkwy.
Dart Warz is the premier indoor foam dart battlefield. It is tailored to be fun for all age groups 5 and older. Ages 8 and up can come out for Glow Nights which feature gameplay with black lights and glow discs!
5850 Championship View, STE 110
Manitou Springs Penny Arcade in downtown Manitou Springs, CO is a magical time capsule of arcade games, skeeball, outdoor rides and more. While there are several indoor game rooms, some of the gameplay is outdoors. This isn’t a completely indoor activity, but it is definitely fun!
900 Block Manitou Avenue
Have a glowing good time at GlowGolf in Chapel Hills and Citadel Mall. Both locations feature a 36 hole course, Laser Maze and Glow Hockey.
750 Citadel Drive East, Suite 2072 / 1710 Briargate Blvd., Suite 717
While the waterpark is for hotel guests only, all other Great Wolf Lodge Attractions are open to the public. Your kids can enjoy the ropes course, arcade, mini-golf, mining. Magiquest and rock wall.
9494 Federal Drive
Overdrive Raceway is Colorado’s premier go-kart racing experience! Your children 13 years old and younger will love cruising down the Pepsi Jr. Track. With Arrive & Drive kart racing, you don’t need an appointment. Just pop in and join the next available heat!
196 Spectrum Loop
At Flipshack’s Open Gym, your kids can run, tumble, balance, swing, climb and bounce. They can even give parkour a try. For ages 6 – teen, open gym happens every Saturday afternoon. Teens can attend the open gym on Thursday evenings. Check website for times.
1789 S 8th St Ste E
Star Gymnastics hosts open gym on select days and times. Be sure to check out their website for details. Any child under the age of 18 is allowed to attend. No need to sign up beforehand, simply show up and play.
3870 Mallow Road
Your gymnast will love open gym time at Kinetic Gymnastics. This open gym is probably best for the older crowd, as it takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 8-9PM.
30 Widefield Blvd #E
Adventure Gym at Precizion 509 is designed for children to get some exercise during the daytime. Many preschoolers and homeschoolers use this event to break up their day. It is held every Wednesday and Thursday, 9-11AM.
7235 E U.S. Hwy 24
Come to the Springs Climbing Center for a day of indoor rock climbing. The Day Pass includes a full day of gym access, harness and ATC. Children 5 and under are free with a paying adult.
4642 Northpark Dr.
CityROCK CLIMBarium | Monday-Friday from 8am-3pm. This open gym time is for children 6 and under. $6 per child (Children under 18 months are free with a paying child or adult).
21 N Nevada Ave
Bowling and Skating
For fun for the entire family, their lanes come equipped with automatic bumpers, plus they have bowling ramps and lightweight balls so even the smallest bowlers can have a great time.
1180 Interquest Pkwy.
Enjoy an hour on the lanes at Harmony Bowl. Since open bowling times vary, it is recommended that you contact the center for availability.
A great source of family entertainment, bowling at King Pin Lanes brings the Colorado Springs community together. An arcade, snack bar, and lounge are only some of the amenities they offer all year round!
3410 N Academy Blvd
When it’s time to play, roll this way! Brunswick Zone Circle offers the very best in traditional bowling entertainment, with 32 all-star lanes, billiards, and a variety of interactive arcade games.
999 N Circle Dr
Located in Bass Pro Shops, Uncle Buck’s offers a unique underwater ocean experience! Kids will love the custom bowling balls that bear the likeness of octopus, mermaids, camouflage and more!
13012 Bass Pro Dr
Skate City is Colorado’s favorite rollerskating spot. With Saturday morning sessions, afternoon public skate, Icee Nights and Free Pizza Family Nights, there’s something for everyone.
1920 Academy Blvd N / 4575 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Sertich Ice Center offers multiple public skating sessions each month including Family Skate. Be sure to check the Sertich calendar for daily deals and times.
1705 East Pikes Peak Avenue
The fun happens downstairs in the welcome center where kids can enjoy a play area, explore an airplane, and race down A-Bend-A-Go, a three-story corkscrew slide that’s 76-feet long. There is also a playroom just for toddlers called Camp What-a-Nut. You will also want to be sure to check out The Discovery Emporium, complete with a puppet stage and reading area. Best part, it’s FREE!
8685 Explorer Dr.
Giggles is a parent supervised children’s indoor playland that can be enjoyed year round, regardless of the outdoor temperature. Home to an amazing array of clean, safe, educational and child-friendly play equipment designed for little ones.
251 Front St., Monument, CO
Located in Chapel Hills Mall, this indoor playground will have your kids running, exploring, climbing, and sliding.
1710 Briargate Blvd.
A children’s soft play area is located on the lower-level, in front of Sears. Kids enjoy sliding and crawling in the plush play area while parents relax on the soft seating area.
Combine a fun play area with fabulous Chick-fil-A food and free Wi-Fi and you’ve got yourself a fun outing.
Various locations across Colorado Springs
Your kids will have a blast exploring the Great Outdoors through Play Street’s interactive exhibits and educational play space. Adults are welcome to join in the fun or sit back and relax while their children discover a world that is just their size in this interactive children’s museum. Open play is Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM.
7075 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Whether you have half an hour or a free afternoon, the Space Foundation has a variety of fun, educational activities for your schedule. Take a scavenger hunt museum tour, check out the numerous space exhibits, program robotic Mars rovers, and view the Science On a Sphere® projection.
4425 Arrowswest Drive
CSPM is a free museum that collects, preserves and promotes the unique history of the Pikes Peak region. Kids will love the hands-on exhibits and playroom.
215 South Tejon Street
Michael Garman’s Magic Town is a 3,000 square-foot miniature city that combines hundreds of intricately detailed sculptures and cityscapes with magical elements to create one of the world’s truly unique attractions. Kids will love completing the Magic Town scavenger hunt with a prize at the end.
2418 W. Colorado Ave.
If you are up for an adventure, then Cave of the Winds is the spot for you. The Discovery Tour is about 60 minutes long and perfect for children. On this family-friendly tour, you will learn about the history and geology of the cave while being shown some of its most beautiful formations. Kids can also check out the nature center and pan for gemstones. Adventure awaits.
100 Cave of the Winds Rd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Step into the wild west at the Ghost Town Museum. Crank a butter churn, try your hand at the shooting gallery, and play antique arcade games. In the summertime, you can pan for real gold and it’s included with admission.
400 S 21st St
The Kids Zone at the Money Museum teaches kids about money the way they learn best: by doing and playing. Through fun activities, interactive exhibits and FREE classes, children can pick up basic and advanced concepts — from how to make change to understanding monetary systems.
818 N. Cascade Avenue
Located in beautiful downtown Woodland Park, only 15 miles west of Manitou Springs, the Dinosaur Resource Center will bring you back to a Prehistoric Paradise. After admiring the dinosaur exhibits, your little ones will have a blast in the Children’s Learning Center, filled with numerous hands-on activities.
201 S Fairview St, Woodland Park, CO 80866
The YMCA invites your family to Cottonwood Creek Family Center YMCA to spend some quality time together swimming, working out and playing together. The swimming facility features an indoor wave pool, spiral water slide with catch pool, vortex and lazy river.
3920 Dublin Boulevard
Splash and play in the 25 yard indoor pool. Check the website for open swim times.
202 Manitou Ave
Family Place Libraries
Family Place Libraries™ is a network of children’s libraries nationwide who believe that literacy begins at birth and that libraries can help build healthy communities by nourishing healthy families. Family Place Libraries feature specially designed spaces, programs for ages 0 – 5, materials and resources for parents and family support services.
The PPLD Family Place Libraries also offer extensive collections of toys that are developmentally appropriate for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.
The following PPLD branches are Family Place Libraries:
We love the children’s section at Library 21c. With a huge magnetic wall, tons of age-appropriate toys and even a game room, your kids will love playing for hours, while also spending time perusing an extensive selection of books. There are also Makerspace Studios that offer classes and projects for kids and teens.
While visiting, be sure to head to Wesley Owens Coffe and Cafe in the downstairs central open area. They serve coffee, breakfast and lunch.
1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
This branch has separate rooms carved out for kids and teens. There are fun play spaces, a recording studio and Makerspace Studio.
1821 South Academy Blvd.
This is a smaller branch with a play area. On nice days, your littles will enjoy the garden area and hopscotch outside.
230 S Main St
While these are the 3 branches designated as Family Libraries, all PPLD branches offer programs for babies, toddlers, kids and teens. See all locations here: https://ppld.org/
Restaurants and Coffee Shops
Chow down on their handmade pizza and salad bar, watch the player piano and play in the arcade. It’s fun for everyone.
2910 E Platte Ave.
What’s better than pizza and fun! Chuck E Cheese’s now offers All You Can Play, unlimited gameplay for a set amount of time. Unlimited games, no exceptions, no exclusions.
2925 Geyser Dr. | 5156 Academy Blvd N.
Your kids can eat and explore at The Airplane Restaurant, with tables housed inside a Boeing KC-97 tanker. While they wait for their meal to arrive, they can head to the cockpit and pretend to be a pilot. Just be sure to take advantage of the bottles of hand sanitizer at the back of the cockpit.
1665 Newport Rd
In the heart of downtown, Poor Richard’s serves up sandwiches and pizza. There are vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options to accommodate food sensitivities. Your littles will have fun exploring the adjacent toy store and playing at the Magic Garden Playspace.
320-324 1/2 N. Tejon Street
This is a great place for a coffee date with friends. Head to the basement where your kids can have fun at the play place while giving you ample time to chat and enjoy your coffee.
225 N Weber St
This is another great place to relax with your coffee while your kids have a bit of entertainment. The play area has a slide, toys and a TV with movies. It’s enough to keep the kids distracted to give you time to catch up with friends.
5670 Academy Blvd North