The Ultimate Guide to Indoor Play Areas

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Indoor Activities

Cold days are coming, but don’t fret; we found amazing places where kids can burn off all that extra energy. More and more indoor playgrounds are welcoming kids back into their businesses, all while ensuring extra precautions are taken for the safety of everyone. Our guide has got you covered with coverage around private reservations, too. Bookmark this page for a rainy day! Of course, businesses may be changing hours, policies, and availability, so always check before you go.

This guide is sponsored by DuPage Children’s Museum. We’re really excited that the water area is open now! Plus, they have a new exhibit: The Questioneers: Read. Question. Think. Play!

DuPage Children’s Museum
301 N Washington Street
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 637-8000
Pre-registration is currently needed for open play. Private play sessions for groups of up to 20 are also available on Mondays and Tuesdays only. See the website for current hours and pricing.

Please note that vaccine cards are required at DuPage Children’s Museum.

Indoor Play Areas in the Chicago Suburbs

Indoor Play Spaces and Playgrounds

My Kidzplay
4847 W. 111th St.
Alsip, IL 6080
$13.95 onwards on weekdays and $17.95 onwards on weekends.

Kiddy Club Playground & Sandbox
4314 E New York Street
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 229-6247
See Facebook for hours, which vary. Call for private reservations. Admission ranges from $7-$16/child (free for 6 months and under) based on day and age, with sibling rates and punch cards available.

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
The Clubhouse is open for family private rental. Up to 6 children and two adults may reserve The Clubhouse at designated times.

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 $12 on weekdays and $14 on weekends at Fox Valley Mall and $7-13 at Stratford Square Mall. Private parties also available.

Pleasant Dale Park District Open Gym
Walker Recreation Center
7425 S. Wolf Road
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 662-6220
$2 residents/$3 non-residents; hours vary based on availability.

Downers Grove Recreation Center
4500 Belmont Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 960-7250
A limited selection of Open Gyms have returned! See website for this month’s schedule.

Bumblebee Cafe
1015 N. Randall Road
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 742-3000
Private rentals are available starting at $290, various packages available. Check their website for more guidelines and details. See website for updates on open play.

Jumps n’ Jiggles
Elk Grove Village Park District
1000 Wellington
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
(847) 437-9494
$6/$5 per child over 1. Private parties also available. Vaccine cards required.

We Rock the Spectrum
10123 Grand Avenue
Franklin Park, IL 60131
(708) 716-3063
We Rock the Spectrum is a fun, sensory-safe environment. All visits are by appointment only, with their Facebook page showing the most up-to-date information. 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
$4/child (resident), $6/child (non-resident), memberships available.

Waterlemon
25 South La Grange Road, Unit A
La Grange, IL, 60525
(708) 286-6747
Drop-in play, private rentals, and parties are available. 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.

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

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, gated toddler and 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 kids 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! Click here to book your visit online to guarantee admission.

Funtopia
2639 Aurora Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 718-4327
Reservations recommended because of reduced capacity. Costs vary based on length of stay, starting at $16 for 60 minutes. Toddler area is $10/child and $8/sibling. 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, $6 nonresident
The indoor playground is open to kids 5 years and older. 

Playroom Café Two
2075 Calamos Court
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 946-6879
Offers semi-private and private birthday party options. No reservations are needed for open play, which is $15/child; babies 6 months and younger are free. Click here for an inside look.

Gizmos Fun Factory
66 Orland Square Drive
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 949-8948
Pricing starts at $10 for 3 hours of free play in the Tinker Tot Toyland for children under 54 inches. See pricing for details on arcade, ride, and attraction pricing.

Orland Square Mall Play Area
288 Orland Square Drive
Orland Park, IL 60462
Free

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 for the Schaumburg location.

Kids Empire
270 W North Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 425-0555
Reduced guest capacity due to covid restrictions. All day play pass is $15 per child with up to two adults are free per child. Each additional adult is $5. A ten-admission punch card is $129. Click here to read more about Kids Empire. West Chicago location opening soon.

The Treehouse
West Chicago Park District
201 W National Street
West Chicago, IL 60185
(630) 231-9474
Private rentals are currently available; contact the park district for more information.

Forest the Fox’s Playbox
Mayfair Recreation Center
10835 Wakefield Street
Westchester, IL 60154
(708) 562-6410
$2 per child. Forest the Fox’s Playbox is open to the public with recently expanded hours on Monday – Friday 8am – 8pm. Saturday and Sunday hours vary due to party rentals.

Nelly’s Playground
338 Georgetown Square
Wood Dale, IL 60191
(630) 475-8941
$10 per child, $8 for each additional child; infants are free. Call or text for reservations.

More Options for Indoor Play

Play Areas Currently Closed

Kidstreet at Grounds for Hope Cafe
Trinity Lutheran Church
2701 Maple Ave
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 857-3355
Though Kidstreet is closed for now, you can still check out their social media for activities, stories, and updates, including occasional family nights.

Naperville Yard
1607 Legacy Circle
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 245-1100
Field rental is available, but open gyms have not yet resumed.

Discovery Center at Christ Church
501 Oak Brook Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 654-1882
Free. Closed since March, 2020.

The Cubhouse
Park District of Oak Park
49 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60302
Currently closed for the season.

Tinley Park Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center
8125 W 171st St
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 342-4200
Indoor playground continues to be closed, but guests can reserve basketball court space. $5/residents, free for resident children 2 and under, $15 for non-residents with a resident or member. Must have valid ID with Tinley Park address for entry. Check here for current hours.

Westmont Yard
233 West 63rd St.
Westmont, IL
(630) 737-1000
The playroom is still closed. Check the website for updates.

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

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