Local Indoor Play Spaces for Kids and Families Make Inside Play Amazing

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Summer is wrapping up and cooler temps are on the horizon, so we’re lucky to have a variety of indoor playplaces, indoor playgrounds, and other spots for inside fun in the western suburbs. Our guide is the best place to find your next rainy or chilly day activity. These also make for great spots to gather with friends. 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.

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.

Indoor Play Areas in the Western Suburbs

Indoor Play Spaces and Playgrounds

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

Walk-ins welcome for kids ages 1-12 years old. $13/each on weekdays, $15/each on weekends, two free adults per each paying child.

Kiddy Club Playground & Sandbox
4314 E New York Street
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 229-6247
An actual, giant sandbox lets baby beach bums head here for a sandcastle fix. Admission ranges from $7-$16/child (free for 6 months and under) based on day and age, with sibling rates and punch cards available. Call for private reservations.

Fox Valley Mall Play Space
195 Fox Valley Center 
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 851-7200
Free play space in the lower level near JCPenney.

Bloomingdale Park District- The Clubhouse
172 South Circle Avenue
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
(630) 529-3650
Open play season in 2022 is from August 23rd through December 28th, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00-11:00am, and Wednesday from 5:00-7:00pm. Admission is $4/person for residents, $6/person for non-residents. Adults are free. The Clubhouse is open for family private rental, too; check website for hourly rental rates.

Kids Town at Fox Valley Mall
2116 Fox Valley Center D1B,
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 907-7700
Kids Town 2 at Stratford Square Mall
212 Stratford Square Drive
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
(630) 980-3000

Day passes are $13 on weekdays and $15 on weekends at Fox Valley Mall and $13 at Stratford Square Mall; check website for seasonal discounts. Children under 12mo. are half-price. Private parties also available.

Downers Grove Recreation Center
4500 Belmont Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 960-7500
Youth Open Gyms are available for ages 7-17. See website for this month’s schedule.

Bumblebee Play Cafe
1015 N. Randall Road
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 742-3000
Open play is $16 per child with a maximum of 2 adults per family.

The Cubhouse
Park District of Oak Park
49 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 383-6910
Opening October 1st, 2022. Daily play time for kids ages 0-5. Hours are 9:00am – 1:00pm Tuesday through Sunday, and 5:00pm – 7:00pm on Tuesday and Thursday. Memberships available as well as daily story and craft times. Check website for more information.

Jumps n’ Jiggles
Elk Grove Village Park District
1000 Wellington
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
(847) 437-9494
I mean, there’s an indoor carousel. Need I say more? All merry-go-round fans report here for indoor fun. $6 for non-resident children ages 2-13, $5 for resident kids. Under 2 and adults are free. Open play sessions from 10:00am – 2:00pm Monday through Friday. Private rentals also available.

We Rock the Spectrum
10123 Grand Avenue
Franklin Park, IL 60131
(708) 716-3063
We Rock the Spectrum is a fun, sensory-safe environment with Open Play for kids ages 0-13 years. $14/child, and sibling discounts. Check their Facebook page for the most up-to-date information on hours and availability. Click here for more sensory-friendly places to go and events.

Park District of La Grange Recreation Center Indoor Playground
536 East Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 352-1762
Current website information being updated; call ahead for exact resident & non-resident pricing. Infant and toddler discounts available. Click the link above for general information, then scroll down for specific Indoor Play session calendars as well as Open Gym calendars, updated monthly. Available for private rentals, too.

25 South La Grange Road, Unit A
La Grange, IL, 60525
(708) 286-6747
Designed to cater to the five and under crowd, this is one stylish play space and shop. Open play is 10:00am – 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Check their social media for weekend hours, as they can vary. Click here to see photos of the space.

PLAY at Yorktown Center
203 Yorktown Shopping Center
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 629-7330
Free playspace in the middle of the mall, on the first floor.

Ball Factory: Playground | Party | Café

Ball Factory: Playground | Party | Café
864 S RT 59, Naperville, IL 60540: (630) 640-2020
1042 S. Elmhurst Road, Mount Prospect, IL 60056: (224) 244-9580
$20/child on weekdays and $25/child on weekends. Parents enter free. Book online and save.

Ball Factory Playground | Party | Café is a place where kids and parents can play together in a fun, clean, and, safe environment. With a variety of play areas for kids to explore, a gated toddler, and a baby zone, their play place offers an exciting setting for kids up to 12 years old. Of course, they encourage parents and older siblings to play with their little ones, too, allowing the family to create long-lasting memories while kids are riding, shooting softballs, climbing, jumping, and sliding around. Whether parents are looking for a fun, safe place to celebrate a kid’s birthday or the family wants to enjoy a weekend activity together, everyone can expect to have a playfully jubilant time when they visit Ball Factory!

Lombard – Yorktown Shopping Center
170 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 785-2538

The Promenade –
635 E. Boughton Road – Building 700
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 785-2535
$12/child under 18, includes unlimited play and free, same-day re-entry. Adults free, and check website for group and sibling discounts.

2639 Aurora Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 718-4327
Advance reservations recommended because of capacity limits. Prices vary depending on zones and areas utilized/chosen, as well as day and time of visit. Toddler area is $10/child aged 0-4 years. Click here for our review.

The Fort Indoor Playground at Fort Hill Activity Center
20 Fort Hill Drive
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 995-8900
$5 resident, $7.50 nonresident
The indoor playground is open to kids ages 5-11. Open play hours are 12:30pm – 3:30pm Monday through Friday, and 8:30am – 12:00pm on Sundays.

Playroom Café Two
2075 Calamos Court
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 946-6879
This great space is designed for kids up to 6 years old (or 48″ tall). There’s an onsite cafe with coffee bar and smoothies, plus free-Wifi! No reservations are needed for open play, which is $16/child; babies 6 months and younger are free. Click here for an inside look. Offers semi-private and private birthday party options.

Kids Art & Cafe
710 E. Schaumburg Road
Schaumburg, IL 60194
(630) 523-1101
Open play hours are 9:00am – 7:30pm Monday through Wednesday, and 9:00am – 8:30pm on Thursday through Sunday. Prices begin at $14/child, adults are free. Call ahead to check availability.

Rainbow Playsets Showroom Open Play
127 Ambassador Drive
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 672-3604
Open play is $10 per child for 2 hours. Kids under 1 year old are free. No cash accepted, no food or drink allowed (water only).

Yu Kids Island
5 Woodfield Mall G-143
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 969-9000
Unlimited play starts at $20 on weekdays, and $22 on weekends; specials available so check website for details. Designed for kids 48″ and under.

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

1835 North Neltnor
West Chicago, IL 60185
(630) 517-9160
All day play pass is $17.90 per child with up to two adults are free per child. Each additional adult is $5. A ten-admission punch card is $159. Click here to read more about Kids Empire. No outside food or drink permitted, but there is a snack bar onsite.

Treetop Escape
West Chicago Park District
201 W National Street
West Chicago, IL 60185
(630) 231-9474
$8 per resident child, $12 for non-residents. One free adult per paying kid. Designed for ages 4-12 years old. Private rentals are currently available; contact the park district for more information. Click here for Katie’s recent review of this nature-inspired space!

Forest the Fox’s Playbox
Mayfair Recreation Center
10835 Wakefield Street
Westchester, IL 60154
(708) 562-6410
$2 per child, under 2 years old free. Forest the Fox’s Playbox is open to the public for walk-in play on Monday – Friday 5:30am – 8pm. Saturday and Sunday are generally 7:00am – 5:00pm (Sat) and 7:00am – 3:00pm (Sun) but call ahead, as hours vary due to private rentals.

Naperville Yard
1607 Legacy Circle
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 245-1100
Playroom open 10:00am – 12:00pm, Monday through Friday at $10/child. Private party rentals available.

Nelly’s Playground
338 Georgetown Square
Wood Dale, IL 60191
(630) 475-8941
$10 per child (ages 1-7), $5 per infant (6-12mo); young infants and adults are free. Sibling discounts too! Open play hours are 10:00am – 6:00pm, Monday through Friday, weekends by appointment only.

Westmont Yard
233 West 63rd St.
Westmont, IL
(630) 737-1000
Playroom is open 10:00am – 2:00pm on Tuesday and Thursday, $8/child. This all ages play time has bounce structures for the older kids as well as a soccer field FULL of balls and ride-on toys for littler siblings.

More Options for Indoor Play

For more indoor ideas, check out all of our indoor fun articles.

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