Indoor Playspace for Young Kids
Updated 1/2012 Here are a few indoor playspaces for young children age 0-8′ish. I’ve included the essential information, but please check their websites for further details, including hours of operation. I originally had hours listed for each place, but found that they changed too often for me to keep up with. My golden rule is to always call ahead anyways. So, better that you pick up the phone before piling the kids in the car just to be sure!
Location: 32C Progress Avenue, Seymour, #203-881-3500
Cost: $10 per child, adults are free
Details: treehouse, pinball and caterpiller inflatables to name just a few. inflatables are extra large for endless bouncing and sliding. socks required! hosts birthday parties.
305 Hathaway Drive, Stratford #203-375-2700
712 Brook St, Rocky Hill #860-529-6500
Hours: Follow this link for scheduling a reservation
Cost: $11 per child, parents bounce free
Details: indoor interactive inflatables. not recommended for children under age 3. hosts birthday parties. Other location in Rocky Hill & a new location coming to Branford!
Location: 117 Washington Avenue, North Haven, #203-239-5437
Cost: $6.95 for children age 1-3, $6.95 (?) for children age 4-12 ($9.95 for children age 4-12 on Fri-Sun), adults are free; cost includes unlimited use of go-carts, playscape and moonbounce, plus $2 worth of tokens for arcade
Details: indoor playscape with tunnels and ball pit, moon bounce, go-carts, arcade and cafe. Under new management (not sure as of when, though).
Location: 216 Foxon Road, North Branford, #203-484-4383
Cost: $5 per child or $12 per family, adults are free
Details: indoor playscape and arcade. also offers cybersport and laser tag at additional cost. hosts birthday parties and sports camps. offers outdoor rentals.
1106 Federal Rd, Brookfield #203-546-8470
950 Southford Rd, Middlebury #203-528-0118
Details: indoor inflatable activity center includes obstacle course, slides, climbing and bouncing for children of all ages. separate toddler area. socks required! snack bar. hosts birthday parties, special events and camps.
Location: 370 West Main Street, Stamford, #203-326-5656
Details: large arcade, laser tag, soft play area & snack bar. hosts birthday parties and special events.
15 Cheryl Rd, Canton #860-469-4439
855 Lakewood Rd, Waterbury #203-528-0164
Cost: $10 for children 12 and under, adults and babies are free
Details: inflatable slides, obstacle courses, bounce house, interactive games, toddler activities. hosts birthday parties.
Jungle Jims This web link is not working. Are they still open?
Location: 65 Woodmont Road, Milford, #203-283-9814
Cost: $5 for one child, $4 each additional child, ($3 on Tuesdays!), adults are free
Details: indoor playground with swings, slides, climbing structures, Step2 ride on toys. hosts birthday parties.
As a sidenote: I’ve heard several poor reviews of Jungle Jims from many people now. Thought you’d like to know.
Location: 62 Wall Street, Norwalk, #203-838-3013
Details: soft play gym, slides, laser tag, balladium, arcade games. hosts birthday parties.
Playtime Village CLOSED AS OF MARCH 2010
Stay & Play – one of our favorites!
Location: 175-2 Elm Street, Old Saybrook, #860-395-4446
Hours: 7 days a week from 9:30am – 5pm
Cost: $8 per child, adults and pre-crawlers are free
Details: indoor playground with slides, climbing structures, baby room, life-size school bus, foam toys. also has a toy store, cafe with free wifi. hosts enrichment classes and birthday parties.
The Painted Pomegranate – our favorite that’s just a skip & hop away!
Location: 360 Amity Road, Woodbridge, #203-387-2522
Stay & Play fees – $10 nonmemer/$5 member per family per visit
Drop & Create fees vary – see website for details
Details: The Painted Pomegranate is a creative center for children. The Pomegranate will allow parents (both members and non-members) to drop their children off in an experiential learning center where children can create in the art room, act on the stage, manipulate objects in the sensory tables, and become comfortable in the book nook. Classes including yoga for kids, Music Together, Music and Me, and theater, will run throughout the week. Afterschool activities for older children, fabulous birthday parties, and various parent and children workshops will also be offered.
Location: 17 Pickett District Road, New Milford (not Milford!) #860-350-9121
Details: indoor playspace with giant slides, web crawls, tunnels, Toddlertown, inflatables, Top Flight Raceway. offers classes such as gymnastics, swimming and martial arts. hosts birthday parties.
Know of a great indoor playspace for young kids? Share it in a comment or email firstname.lastname@example.org.