Indoor Play Areas in the Western Suburbs of Chicago

How wonderful that we have great indoor play areas to choose from when we need a break from the cold, rain, or heat. This is the perfect list to have bookmarked or in your back pocket for when you want to try something new or different!

This guide to indoor play includes indoor play areas, playgrounds, inflatable play areas, and restaurant play areas and is sponsored by Yorktown Center, Ball Factory Indoor Play & Cafe, Park District of La Grange, Westmont Yard, FunFlatables, and Bounce Around.

Indoor Play Areas, Playgrounds, and Inflatables

PLAY at Yorktown Center

Highland Avenue and Butterfield Road
Lombard, IL
(630) 629-7330

Free

PLAY is Yorktown Center’s 2,000 square foot free children’s activity area that combines art, technology, a playground and a sense of creativity! Located on the Lower Level of Center Court outside of Carson’s, PLAY offers all-inclusive interactive learning for every age of a child, from toddler to tween and everyone in between. The Toddler Corral (ages 1-4) offers sensory learning activities, the Duplo Lego Table (ages 2-5) develops fine motor skills, the Climbing Wall (ages 4-8) builds gross motor skills, an LED activity station offers a variety of learning software applications (ages 3+) and kids are encouraged to “Climb the Goop” (ages 4-11) for imaginative and physical play! From crawling and running to imagining and exploring, this space generates excitement for all of our families at Yorktown Center.

 

Ball Factory Indoor Play & Cafe

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

$11/child Monday–Friday, $14/child Saturday and Sunday; adults and infants under 6 months free

Ball Factory Indoor Play & Cafe is a place where kids and parents can play together in a fun, clean, and, safe environment. With a variety of themed areas for kids to explore and a designated toddler zone, this play place offers an exciting setting for kids of all ages to have a good time with their fellow playmates. Of course, they encourage parents to play with their little ones, too, allowing the family to create long-lasting memories while exploring, climbing, and sliding around our colorful play structures. Whether you are looking for a fun, safe place to celebrate a kids birthday or your family wants to enjoy a weekend activity together, everyone can expect to have a playfully jubilant time when you visit!

 

Park District of La Grange Recreation Center Indoor Playground

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

$3/child (resident), $4/child (non-resident), memberships available 

Come slide, climb, play, and explore at the indoor playground! It’s never too hot, rainy or snowy to come visit! All children must be accompanied by an adult, as no supervision is provided. Visit http://pdlg.org/parks-facilities/recreation-center for more info.

 

Westmont Yard

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

$7/person or $30/5-visit punchcard

Westmont Yard’s Playroom offers all kinds of fun things for active children to jump, run, and crawl on. From their 5 level Play Tower to inflatables there is something for every kid to do. They have an array of toys for young ones to slide, drive, and ride on. Their fields are also available for kids to play sports on. You can get it all and play all day for one low rate, and save even more with a punch card. Westmont Yard is the perfect place to bring your young ones for a day of fun. The Playroom is open M-F 10:00am – 3:00pm.

 

FunFlatables Lombard and FunFlatables Bloomingdale

Yorktown Shopping Center
273 Yorktown Shopping Center
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 629-3546
[email protected]

Stratford Square Mall
104 Stratford Square Mall
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
(630) 894-7777
[email protected]

$9/child, parents and non-crawling infants free. Train rides at Yorktown Center are $2/one ride, $5/three rides, and $8/six rides; free on Tuesdays.

FunFlatables’ Party-n-Play centers are your #1 family entertainment center for indoor, all-occasion parties and FUN. Visit one or ALL of their unique, soft inflatable playgrounds where the whole family can have continuous FUN Jumping, Bouncing, Climbing, Snaking through Obstacles and Soaring down Slides!

FunFlatables offers boundless inflatable play structures featuring bouncers, obstacle courses, climbers and slides, as well as toddler and arcade play. At FunFlatables, kids are physically and mentally engaged with age-appropriate play. There are plenty of twists and turns challenging kids’ bodies and minds! Keeping your kids active and fit has never been more FUN!

FunFlatables specializes in birthday parties, field trips, fundraisers, group events and open play.

Both of these mall locations have open play every day during mall hours!

 

Bounce Around

286 E Geneva Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 480-0273
[email protected]

$12/ages 3+, $7/ages 2 and under

Bounce Around is a Family Fun Center for families looking to have a day filled with fun, play and party. The 20,000 sqft space is filled with bounce houses, arcade games, jungle gym, and an area designated for toddlers with a restaurant as well. Their open play pass is good for all day! There are comfortable chairs for you to be near while your children play and also seating just outside the play area in the cafe. Your kids can bounce and explore for hours! Bounce Around has four spacious birthday party rooms and also hosts private events and field trips. Their pizzas are freshly baked in their restaurant and you are welcome to bring cake.

Naperville Yard

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

$8/person

Forest the Fox’s Playbox

Westchester Park District
10835 Wakefield Street
Westchester, IL 60154
(708) 562-6410

$3/child

Pleasantdale Park District Open Gym

Walker Rec Center
7425 S. Wolf Road
Burr Ridge, IL
(630) 662-6220

$3 residents/$5 non-residents

Christ Church of Oak Brook Discovery Center

Thirty-First and York Road
501 Oak Brook Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 654-1882

Free, but open for limited hours, so check the website or call before you go

Kidstreet at Grounds for Hope Cafe

Trinity Lutheran Church
2701 Maple Ave
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 857-3355

$6/child or $50 for a 6-month membership for a family with up to 4 kids; Saturdays and Sundays free

The Cubhouse

Park District of Oak Park
49 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

$5/child or $50/seasonal pass ($12 for additional kids)

Designed for ages 8 months–5 years.

Peekaboo Playroom

7007 W. North Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 848-4815

Prices start at $6/child for a one-hour pass, day passes and memberships available 

Fun Republic

731 N 17th St #16
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 549-6313

Open play prices range from $7–$14 based on age and day of the week; there are also membership and multi-pass options. Kids under one and adults are free.

Kiddy Club Playground & Sandbox

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

$12-$14/child with sibling rates and punchcards available.

Monkey Island

2100 15th Avenue
Melrose Park, IL 60160
(708) 344-4803

$4.70/adult, $8.90/child; arcade games take quarters

My Gym River Forest and My Gym Wheaton

7625 W. Lake St.
River Forest, IL 60305
(708) 209-1600

35 Danada Sq. East
Wheaton, IL 60189
(630) 221-0555

You must pay a one-time $75 family membership fee plus enroll in a class

Kids Town

1141 E Butterfield Rd
Wheaton, Illinois
(630) 260-8545

Note: when this article was published, Kids Town was closed and planning to reopen at a nearby location in the same shopping plaza. Check the website for updates and details.

The Max

4750 South Vernon Avenue
McCook, IL 60525
(708) 485-9900

$6/child or $50/10-visit punchcard

Call ahead at the number above to ensure open gym and/or open bounce is available

Pump It Up Elmhurst and Pump It Up Lisle

684 W. Lake St.
Elmhurst, Illinois
(630) 941-7867

4995 Varsity Dr.
Lisle, Illinois
(630) 435-5867

$8/child (infants under one are free)

Mouse over “Other Ways to Play,” then select “Open Jump” to view calendar

Jump!Zone Bolingbrook

490 W. North Frontage Road
Bolingbrook, IL 60440

$10/person, multi-pass options

See their calendar for the open play schedule.

Restaurant Indoor Play Areas

Chick-fil-A Indoor Playground

717 E Butterfield Rd
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 586-0830

Chick-fil-A Indoor Playground

301 E Loop Rd
Wheaton, IL 60189
(630) 668-8350

McDonalds Playplaces

  • 11110 West 31st Street
    Westchester, IL 60154
    (708) 531-1236
  • McDonald’s Playplace Broadview
    6000 Broadview Village Sq
    Broadview, IL 60155
    (708) 338-2523
  • 225 E Ogden Avenue
    Downers Grove, IL 60515
    (630) 969-6310
  • 2401 63rd Street (inside Thornton’s gas station)
    Woodridge, IL 60517
    (630) 241-3562
  • 31 E 63rd Street
    Westmont, IL 60559
    (630) 968-3868
  • 445 W Roosevelt Road
    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
    (630) 858-1114
  • 2310 W 75th Street
    Woodridge, IL 60517
    (630) 852-3546
  • 350 E Saint Charles Road
    Villa Park, IL 60181
    (708) 531-1236
  • 2175 W Roosevelt Road
    Wheaton, IL 60187
    (630) 665-6819
  • 5707 St Charles Road
    Berkeley, IL 60163
    (708) 544-9706
  • 892 W 75th Street
    Naperville, IL 60540
    (630) 527-8547

Play Areas Outside the Western Suburbs

Gizmos Fun Factory

66 Orland Square Drive
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 949-8948

Pricing options include both unlimited play bands and pay-as-you-play options; see the pricing and specials page

Carousel and Jumps N Jiggles

1000 Wellington Ave.
Elk Grove Village, Ill. 60007
(847) 437-9494

$4/residents kids $5/non-resident kids; infants 12 months and younger free

Recommended for ages 8 and younger.

FunTopia

2050 Tower Drive
Glenview, IL 60026
(224) 432-5435

Pricing varies per activity

Yu Kids Island

5 Woodfield Mall #G144
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 969-9000

Note: when this article was published, Yu Kids Island was closed for remodeling. Please check the website for updates and details.

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About the Author

Rachel Matuch

Rachel is a writer and new mom who lives in Woodridge. She recently moved from Downers Grove and grew up in Naperville, but she and her husband have been discovering new things to do now that they’ve got a baby boy in tow. In addition to scoping out baby-friendly spots around the ‘burbs, Rachel loves playing board games, hosting bonfire nights, and pillaging the Woodridge library. She also volunteers with teens at Four Corners Community Church, which makes her feel like an old geezer.

3 Comments on "Indoor Play Areas in the Western Suburbs of Chicago"

  1. would like to add the new Treehouse to your list. http://www.we-goparks.org/#!treehouse/czny

  2. Airtastic in Aurora. one of our favorites! http://www.airtastic.com/

  3. Treehouse- West Chicago Park District is great too!

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