Find a Fun Play Place: 40 Amazing Indoor Playgrounds with Hours and Prices

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An indoor play place can save the day when it’s rainy, chilly, too hot . . . or if everyone is just bouncing off the walls. Chicagoland’s suburbs are bursting with options for every age, activity, and price.

Some of my favorite memories of when my kids were little are meeting up with friends at a play cafe, where we could grab a much-needed latte and watch the kids play safely from the couch. Now, we’re more likely to take an indoor climber by storm on a day when my kids can’t get their wiggles out in the backyard!

Check out the list below and join us for some indoor fun. Don’t forget the extra socks!

This guide is sponsored by DuPage Children’s Museum and Waterlemon.

DuPage Children’s Museum

DuPage Children’s Museum
301 N Washington Street
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 637-8000
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Every visit to DuPage Children’s Museum (DCM) is an adventure that will spark curiosity, inspire creativity, and lead to new discoveries. Guests can make a splash in AWEsome Water, engulf the entire family in a giant bubble, build with real tools in the Construction House, refuel in Bean Sprouts Café, and so much more. Play leads the way to building confidence, practicing important problem-solving skills, learning to cooperate, and strengthening the bond between child and caregiver. Plan a visit to DuPage Children’s Museum, where you and your family will laugh, learn, and love spending time together.

Waterlemon

A bright, airy play space with a small climber with slides, train table, dress-up costumes, play kitchen, and other toys for toddlers and preschoolers.

Waterlemon
25 S. La Grange Road
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 286-6747
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Waterlemon is a safe, stylish and engaging indoor play space where imaginations come to life, parents and caregivers can relax + lifelong memories will be made.  A cozy alternative to the bigger play cafès around Chicagoland, Waterlemon’s beautiful, intimate play space was created for small children + their parents to play and spend quality time together. Whether that’s making a meal in the play kitchen, having a tea party, building at the construction table, conducting the train table or serving soft serve at the ice cream stand.  Waterlemon is also a gathering place for new moms and dads, nannies and friends, for busy parents to get a little work done and for children to play safely and meaningfully. 

Waterlemon is also a party venue and hosts weekly character storytimes. Family owned and operated. Best suited for children under 5. 

Map of Indoor Play Areas

Park District Play Areas

Park District of La Grange Recreation Center Indoor Playground

536 East Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 352-1762

  • Price: $4 for residents ages 2+, $6 for non-residents ages 2+, free for residents under 2 years, $3 for non-residents under 2 years
  • Hours: See website, then scroll down to “Indoor Playground” and click the link to see this month’s schedule

Bloomingdale Park District- The Clubhouse

172 South Circle Avenue
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
(630) 529-3650

  • Closed for the end of the 2023 season.

Jumps n’ Jiggles

Elk Grove Village Park District
1000 Wellington
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
(847) 437-9494

  • Price: $6/ages 2–13, free for children under 2 and adults 14+; includes admission to Jumps n’ Jiggles and the Pavilion Carousel.
  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 2 pm
  • Ages: Recommended for ages 8 and under

The Cubhouse

Park District of Oak Park
49 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 383-6910

  • Price: $8/child, free for adults. Membership passes available. Purchase online.
  • Dates: Open October 3, 2023 – April 19, 2024
  • Hours: Tuesdays – Saturdays, 9am – 1pm, as well as 5pm – 7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Ages: 8 months – 5 years

The Fort Indoor Playground at Fort Hill Activity Center

20 Fort Hill Drive
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 995-8900

  • Price: $5/resident, $7.50/non-residents.
  • Hours:12:30pm – 3:30pm Monday through Friday, and 8:30am – 12:00pm on Sundays.
  • Ages: 5–11

TreeTop Escape

Located in the West Chicago Park District ARC Center
201 W National Street
West Chicago, IL 60185
(630) 231-9474

  • Price: $10/child. One free adult per paying kid.
  • Hours (check Rainout Line for updates):
    • Mondays – Thursdays: 12pm – 3pm and 7:30pm – 9pm
    • Fridays: 12pm – 6pm
    • Sundays: 8am – 5pm
  • Ages: Designed for ages 4–12 years old
  • Read Katie’s review of TreeTop Escape for more details and photos

Forest the Fox’s Playbox

Mayfair Recreation Center
10835 Wakefield Street
Westchester, IL 60154
(708) 562-6410

  • Price: $2/child, under 2 years old free
  • Usual walk-in play hours (but call ahead to ensure there is no private rental, especially on weekends):
    • Mondays – Fridays: 5:30am – 8pm
    • Saturdays: 7am – 5pm
    • Sundays: 7am – 3pm

Zoom Zone

Hodgkins Park District
8997 Lyons Street
Hodgkins, IL 60525
(708) 354-6563

  • Price: Free for residents, $3/child for non-residents. Punch passes available.
  • Hours:
    • Supervised by staff Mondays – Thursdays 3pm –6pm, Fridays 3pm – 9pm, and Saturdays 10am – 4pm
    • Unsupervised (children must be accompanied by adult) Mondays – Thursdays 8am – 3pm and 6pm –9pm and Fridays 8am –3pm
  • Ages: Children above 6th grade are not allowed in Zoom Zone

Free Mall Play Areas

PLAY at Yorktown Center

203 Yorktown Shopping Center
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 629-7330

Free play space in the middle of the mall, on the first floor.

Fox Valley Mall Play Space

195 Fox Valley Center 
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 851-7200

Free play space in the lower level near JCPenney.

Indoor Playgrounds and Play Places

Jump Town Addison

520 W. Lake Street
Addison, IL 60101
(630) 501-1055

  • Price: $13/weekdays, $15/weekends. Two free adults per child. Passes available.
  • Hours:
    • Mondays – Wednesdays: 10am – 3pm
    • Thursdays – Sundays: 10am – 3pm
  • Ages: 1–12

Bright Futures Play Place

914 S. Arthur Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(847) 220-4924

  • Price: $18 per child with sibling discounts available
  • Hours: Wednesdays and Sundays from 9am –12:30pm for open play
  • Ages: Recommended age is from walkers to about 6/7 years old

Kiddy Club Playground & Sandbox

4314 E New York Street
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 229-6247

  • Price:
    • Free for infants 0–6 months, as well as 6–12 months with paying sibling
    • 6–12 months without paying sibling: $7 Mondays – Thursdays, $8 Fridays – Sundays
    • 1–7 years: $14 Mondays – Thursdays, $16 Fridays – Sundays
    • 8 – 13 years: $7 (sandbox and interactive floor game only)
  • Hours (see Facebook for updates):
    • Mondays – Fridays: 10am – 8pm
    • Saturdays and Sundays: 10am – 4pm
  • Ages: Geared towards ages 1–7. Limited access for kids 8–13.

Kids Town at Fox Valley Mall

2116 Fox Valley Center D1B,
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 907-7700

  • Price: $13/playground admission; half-price for infants under 12 months. See website for current specials.
  • Hours (call to confirm on weekends due to private parties):
    • Mondays – Thursdays: 10am – 8pm
    • Fridays – Saturdays (call to confirm): 10am – 9pm
    • Sundays (call to confirm): 11am – 6pm

Kids Town 2 at Stratford Square Mall

212 Stratford Square Drive
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
(630) 980-3000

  • Price: $13/playground admission; $7 for infants 6–12 months. $1 discount for second or third child admitted. See website for current specials.
  • Hours (call to confirm on weekends due to private parties):
    • Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 12pm – 7pm
    • Closed Tuesdays
    • Saturdays (call to confirm): 12pm – 7pm
    • Sundays (call to confirm): 12pm – 6pm

Funflatables

Locations in Bolingbrook, Chicago Ridge, Lombard, Norridge, North Riverside, Vernon Hills, and more. See all locations.

Bumblebee Play Cafe

1015 N. Randall Road
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 742-3000

  • Price: $16/child. Maximum of two adults per family.
  • Hours (admission ends one hour before closing; see website for holiday hours):
    • Mondays Thursdays: 10am – 3pm
    • Fridays: 10am – 5pm
    • Saturdays and Sundays: 10am – 6pm
  • Ages: Special play areas for babies, children 4 and younger, and kids 5–10

Marshmallow Play

572 N. Michigan Street
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(312) 731-4799

Let’s Play Work

7228 Circle Avenue
Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 303-8430

  • Price: $16/first child, $12/second, and $8/additional child. Punch passes available.
  • Hours:
    • Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 8:30am – 4:30pm
    • Tuesdays: 8:30am – 6pm
    • Saturdays and Sundays: 10am – 4pm

We Rock the Spectrum: Franklin Park

10123 Grand Avenue
Franklin Park, IL 60131
(708) 716-3063

  • Price: $14/child, $12/siblings for open play. Memberships available.
  • Hours: Vary regularly, but are posted on their Facebook page each week.
  • Ages: Infants through 13 years
  • Kidlist Tip: This kids’ gym is designed to be inclusive and sensory-friendly. Visit the website for information on respite and break time care, as well as one-to-one attendant care.

We Rock the Spectrum: Naperville

5019 Ace Lane, #167
Naperville, IL 60564
(331) 472-0764

The Playpen

501 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(847) 531-9566

Waterlemon

25 South La Grange Road, Unit A
La Grange, IL, 60525
(708) 286-6747

  • Price: $12/first child, $10/additional children. $6/child for groups of 8 or more kids. $6/child for the last two hours of play. 3 months and under are free. Memberships available.
  • Hours:
    • Mondays – Fridays, 9am – 4:30pm
    • Saturdays and Sundays: Check social media for weekend hours, which are only offered if there are no birthday parties
  • Ages: 5 years old and younger
  • Kidlist Tip: Socks are required for both kids and adults.

The Treehouse Play Cafe

985 S Rand Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
(224) 662-6040

  • Price: $16/child; children 12 months and under are free. Memberships available.
  • Hours:
    • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays: 10am – 6pm
    • Fridays: 10am – 5pm
  • Ages: Toddler play space for children up to 3; main treehouse for children 3–10.

Ball Factory

864 Illinois Route 59
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 640-2020

1042 South Elmhurst Road
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(224) 244-9580

  • Price: $20/weekdays, $25/weekends and holidays. Infants under 1 are free.
    • First two adults are free. Additional adults (13+) are $5.
    • 50% off for the last hour.
  • Hours:
    • Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays: 9:30am – 3pm
    • Fridays – Sundays: 10am – 6pm
  • Ages: Crawlers through 12 years old

Funtopia

2639 Aurora Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 718-4327

  • Price: $25/all-day, all-inclusive pass; $10/toddler area. Food packages, participating parent passes, and Friday/Saturday specials available; see pricing.
  • Hours:
    • Mondays – Thursdays: 4pm – 8pm
    • Fridays: 4pm – 9pm
    • Saturdays: 10am – 9pm
    • Sundays: 10am – 7pm
  • Ages: Toddlers through adults
  • Check out Annie’s review from the grand opening of Funtopia.

Playroom Cafe

141 Randhurst Village Drive
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
224-318-2108

  • Price: $16/child; babies 6 months and younger are free.
  • Hours:
    • Mondays – Thursdays: 9:30am – 6pm
    • Fridays: 9:30am – 5pm
    • Saturdays and Sundays: 10am – 4pm
  • Ages: Infants through six years old (or 48″ tall).

Playroom Café Two

2075 Calamos Court
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 946-6879

  • Price: $16/child; babies 6 months and younger are free.
  • Hours:
    • Mondays – Thursdays: 9:30am – 6pm
    • Fridays: 9:30am – 5pm
    • Saturdays and Sundays: 10am – 4pm
  • Ages: Infants through six years old (or 48″ tall).
  • Check out our full review of Playroom Café Two.

Rainbow Playsets Showroom Open Play

127 Ambassador Drive
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 672-3604

  • Price: $10/child for two hours; kids under 1 year old are free. No cash accepted.
  • Hours: 10am – 4pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
  • Kidlist Tip: No food or drink is allowed in the facility (except for water).

Naperville Yard

1607 Legacy Circle
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 245-1100

  • Price: $10/child. Infants under 1 are free with paid admission. Punch cards available.
  • Hours: Mondays – Fridays, 10am – 2pm. See website for holiday closures.

Next Level Play Center

4167 N Harlem Ave
Norridge, IL 60706
(847) 261-2838

  • Price: $15/all-day pass
  • Hours: 11am – 8pm daily; closed on Mondays during the summer.

Discovery Center at Christ Church

Please note that The Discover Center is closed for construction from November 6, 2023 through February 15, 2024.

501 Oak Brook Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 654-1882

Kids Art & Cafe Playground and Birthday Parties

710 E. Schaumburg Road
Schaumburg, IL 60194
(630) 523-1101

  • Price: $14/child and up
  • Hours:
    • Mondays – Wednesdays: 9am – 7:30pm
    • Thursdays – Sundays: 9am – 8:30pm. Call ahead to check availability on weekends due to parties.
  • Kidlist Tip: Socks required; no outside food or drink allowed.

Yu Kids Island

5 Woodfield Mall G-143
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 969-9000

  • Price: Unlimited play starts at $20 on weekdays, and $22 on weekends, with sibling discounts available; check website for specials.
  • Hours:
    • Mondays – Thursdays: 10am – 8pm
    • Fridays – Saturdays: 10am – 9pm
    • Sundays: 12pm – 6pm
  • Designed for kids 48″ and under.

Kids Empire

619 E. Dundee Road
Palatine IL 60074
(847) 261-4930

270 W North Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 425-0555

1835 North Neltnor
West Chicago, IL 60185
(630) 517-9160

  • Price: $19.90/child. Two adults free per child; additional adults $5. Punch cards available.
  • Hours:
    • Mondays – Thursdays: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
    • Fridays – Sundays: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
    • Holidays: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Nelly’s Playground

338 Georgetown Square
Wood Dale, IL 60191
(630) 475-8941

  • Price: $15/child. Infants 6–12 months are $6 without sibling, or free with sibling. Infants under 6 months are free.
    • Two free adults per child.
    • Memberships available.
  • Hours: Mondays – Fridays, 9am – 8pm
  • Ages: 7 and under

Westmont Yard

233 West 63rd St.
Westmont, IL
(630) 737-1000

  • Price: $8/visit. Punch cards available.
  • Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am – 2pm

2 Hours of Freedom

1425 Busch Pkwy
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(847) 220-4385

  • Price: start at $18 per child for 90 minutes
  • Hours: daily from 9am-9pm

Fast Food Play Places

McDonald’s Play Places

McDonald’s lists indoor play places at the following locations:

  • 920 N York Rd, Elmhurst, IL 60126
  • 445 W Roosevelt Rd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
  • 7850 Ogden Ave, Lyons, IL 60534
  • 350 E St. Charles Rd, Villa Park, IL 60181
  • 11110 W 31 St, Westchester, IL 60154
  • 31 E 63rd St, Westmont, IL 60559
  • 2175 W Roosevelt Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187
  • 2401 63rd St, Woodridge, IL 60517
  • 2310 W 75th St, Woodridge, IL 60517

Chick-fil-A Play Places

Chick-fil-A indoor play places tend to be good for toddlers, preschoolers, and young elementary schoolers. The spaces have toddler activities on the ground and a small climbing structure with a slide. They list indoor play places at the following locations:

  • 4435 Fox River Center Drive, Aurora, IL 60504
  • 185 N. Randall Road, Batavia, IL 60510
  • 354 W. Army Trail Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
  • 245 N. Weber Road, Bolingbrook, IL 60490
  • 6007 S. La Grange Road, Countryside, IL 60525
  • 235 S. IL Route 83, Elmhurst, IL 60126
  • 717 E. Butterfield Road, Lombard, IL 60148
  • 2 Winston Plaza, Melrose Park, IL 60160
  • 950 N. Elmhurst Road, Mount Prospect, IL 60056
  • 7201 W. Cermak Road, North Riverside, IL 60546
  • 935 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173
  • 301 E. Loop Road, Wheaton, IL 60189
  • 7101 Kingery Highway, Willowbrook, IL 60527

Other Options for Indoor Fun

Places to Bounce

Looking for places to bounce on inflatables and indoor trampoline parks? We have all the details! Check out Jump Places, Bounce Houses, Inflatables, and Trampoline Parks That Will Have Kids Jumping for Joy.

Open Gyms

Many park districts and gymnastics gyms offer open gym for kids to run, jump, and play! Find out the locations and times in our guide to Local Open Gyms: Where Kids Can Bounce Off the Mats (Instead of the Walls).

Children’s Museums

Children’s Museums are full of opportunities for combining play and learning. And we have so many wonderful children’s museums in the Chicagoland area! Our roundup of Chicago Area Children’s Museums highlights what you can expect at each one as well as recommended ages.

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