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Indoor Family Fun Guide for Oakland County

If you are looking for something fun to do inside, then check out our extensive list of indoor family-friendly play areas in Metro Detroit.

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Indoor Playground: Indoor Family Fun Guide for Oakland County

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In addition to all the places listed below, public libraries, bowling and going to the movies are all great ways to get out of the house on a rainy day.
Check Our Favorite Libraries in Metro Detroit – Oakland/Macomb Counties.

Indoor Playgrounds in Oakland County

Michaels Craft Store – Various Locations
http://www.michaels.com
Classes as well as birthday parties

Home Depot – Various Locations
http://workshops.homedepot.com/workshops/
First Saturday of each month, 9 am until 12 pm. Projects FREE child (ages 5-12)

Lowes – Various Locations
http://www.lowesbuildandgrow.com
Build and Grow Kid’s Clinic. Build a wooden project and get a free apron, goggles,
as well as a patch. The second Saturday of each month at 10 am. FREE child (ages 5-12).

Auburn Hills Indoor Playground

Great Lakes Crossings – Indoor Play Area
http://www.greatlakescrossingoutlets.com
Address: 4000 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Phone: (877) 746-7452
Great Lakes Michigan theme play area. The play area can be found in the center of the Food Court in District 6. It features climbing structures that are antimicrobial.

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan
https://michigan.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/
Address: 4240 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Phone: (866) 622-0605
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan is a 32,000 square-foot indoor LEGO® attraction where kids can spend hours creating, learning, playing and of course, having fun.  The theme park features 10 different attractions, with something for every LEGO lover.

Pump It Up- Auburn Hills
http://www.pumpitupparty.com/mi/auburn-hills/home-p1q142.htm
Address: 1720 Opdyke Ct, Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2474
Phone: (248) 375-1100

Round1 Bowling & Amusement
http://www.round1usa.com/
Address: 4220 Baldwin Rd , Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Phone: 248-464-6492
Round 1 has a a plethora of activities for those of all ages: bowling, darts, billiards, arcade games, as well as karaoke, and more!

SeaLife Michigan 
https://www.visitsealife.com/michigan/
Address: 4316 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326 (At Great Lakes Crossing, by Rainforest Cafe)
Phone: 248-409-6009
SEA LIFE Michigan is the state’s largest aquarium with over 250 species as well as 2,000 creatures including sharks, rays, green sea turtles and more! Journey through the freshwater lakes of Michigan all the way to the depths of the ocean and meet the amazing creatures that live there.

Peppa Pig World of Play
https://www.peppapigworldofplay.com/michigan/en/
Address: 4362 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Phone: (248) 392-2121
Step into the magical world of Peppa Pig.  Geared toward preschool aged children. Furthermore, this permanent indoor play space features 13 interactive play areas.

Gametime
http://www.gametimegg.com/
Address: 3880 Lapeer Road, Auburn Hills, MI, 48326
Phone: 248-516-2600
At the present time, this 10,000 square foot space is the largest gaming center in Michigan.  This new entertainment venue is conveniently located across the road from The Palace, right off of I-75.

Berkley Indoor Playground

Backyard Playroom in Cana Evangelical Lutheran Church
https://www.backyardplayroom.org/
Address: 2119 Catalpa Dr, Berkley, MI 48072
Phone: (248) 543-0767
The Backyard Playroom provides families with an indoor space for children to play and adults to mingle. Not to mention, admission is FREE.  
The Backyard Playroom will reopen when Oakland County enters Phase 6: Post-pandemic.

Birmingham Indoor Activities

City of Birmingham Ice Sports Arena
http://ci.birmingham.mi.us/index.aspx?page=743
Address: 2300 East Lincoln, Birmingham, MI 48009
Phone: (248) 530-1640

The Robot Garage
http://www.therobotgarage.com/
Address: 637 South Eton, Birmingham MI 48009
Phone: 248-723-9100
Drop-Ins at The Robot Garage are a fun, inexpensive, and also a creative winter activity.
The Robot Garage has been teaching engineering and robotics to kids in Michigan for over 10 years. In fact, much of it is actually LEGO-based. Classes start as young as age 4, then go up through middle school.  Projects change weekly and are led by their great instructors. Moreover, there is typically a 6 to 1 student to teacher ratio. Kids register for 6 weeks at a time.

Indoor Play Spaces in Bloomfield Hills

Bloomfield Gymnastics
http://www.bloomfieldgymnastics.com/
Address: 2124 Franklin Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Phone: 248-335-6770

Cranbrook Art Museum
http://www.cranbrookart.edu/museum/
Address: 39221 Woodward Avenue, Box 801 Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48303-0801
Phone: 248.645.3323

Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary
http://housegardens.cranbrook.edu/
Address: 380 Lone Pine Road, P.O. Box 801 Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0801
Phone: 248-645-3147

Cranbrook Institute of Science
http://science.cranbrook.edu/
Address: 39221 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0801
Phone: 248.645.3200
If you are looking for a great place to spend the day exploring and learning about science, then check out Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills. The Cranbrook Institute of Science is best for children ages seven and up and is also an amazing resource for homeschooling families in the Metro Detroit area. You can easily spend more than a couple of hours exploring the exhibits and still not see everything.

Detroit Skating Club
http://dscclub.com/
Address: 888 Denison Court, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48302
Phone: 248-332-3000

Clarkston Indoor Playground

Brick It Up
http://www.brickitup.net
Address: 948 S Baldwin Rd, Clarkston, MI
Phone: 248-309-3370
An indoor educational LEGO Based facility that provides guests with a wide range of options including open play, birthday parties, classes as well as camps.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 related issues, Brick it UP is currently closed.

Fort Clarkston
Permanently Closed
http://fortclarkston.com/
Address: 
7127 Dixie Hwy, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346
Phone: (248) 297-5453
Fort Clarkston hosts a gigantic three-story play structure with slides, zip line, tunnels, places to climb, as well as a rock wall. There are also obstacles within the structure and a tall bear slide that Rosa says made her stomach drop. Guests can also enjoy games, rides, and skeeball that require the use of additional funds to operate.

Indoor Family Fun in Clawson

The Clawson Historical Museum
http://www.cityofclawson.com/your_government/historical_museum/index.php
Address: 41 Fisher Court Clawson, MI 48017
Phone: 248.588.9169

Spanish for Toddlers – Clawson
www.spanishfortoddlers.com
Address: 509 Fisher Ct., Clawson, MI 48017
Phone: 248-597-9932

Indoor Air Sports Arena in Commerce Township

Defy Detroit
http://www.defydetroit.com
Address: 2737 Union Lake Rd., Commerce Charter Twp, MI 48382
Phone: 248-301-1030
If you have a child who dreams of leaping buildings in a single bound, then check out Defy Detroit. It is an amazing indoor air sports arena with 35,000 square feet of fun. Not only do they offer trampolines and foam pits but also parkour,  and a ninja course. Guests of all ages can test their skills in a fun and engaging field of opportunities.

Indoor Play Area in Farmington

Bounce Up
http://www.bounce-up.com/
Address: 23311 Orchard Lake Road Farmington, Michigan 48336
Phone: 248-477-4148

Escape Room Zone
http://www.escaperoom-zone.com/
Address: 31514 Grand River Ave, Farmington, MI 48336
Phone: (734) 355-9900

Jump Station of Michigan
http://www.jumpstationmich.com/
Address: 31514 Grand River Avenue Farmington, Michigan 48336
Phone: 734-223-4420

Total Sports Complex Farmington
http://www.tscarcherytag.com/
Address: 22777 Farmington Rd, Farmington, MI 48336
Phone: (248) 957-8391

Zap Zone – Farmington
http://www.zap-zone.com/location/farmington/
Address: 31506 Grand River, Farmington, MI 48336
Phone: (248)471-6777

Farmington Hills Indoor Playground

Bonaventure
http://www.metroskating.com/
Address: 24505 Halsted Road, Farmington Hills, MI, USA, 48335
Phone: 248-476-2200

Country Lanes
http://www.bowlatcountrylanes.com/
Address: 30250 W Nine Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Phone: (248) 476-3201

Farmington Hills Ice Arena
http://www.fhgov.com/Community/IceArena/IceArena.asp
Address: 35500 W. 8 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, Mi
Phone: (248) 478-8800

Holocaust Memorial Center – Farmington Hills
http://www.holocaustcenter.org/
Address: 28123 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334-3738

Jungle Java – Farmington Hills
http://www.junglejavaplay.com/
Address: 27658 Middlebelt Rd. Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Phone: (248) 919-3284
Jungle Java Play Cafe is an indoor play center. The facility features a large play structure for children to explore. The structure includes slides, as well as plenty of places for children to climb, jump and swing. There is even a zip line on the second level as well as a basketball area on the ground floor.

Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum
http://www.marvin3m.com
Address: 31005 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills
Phone: (248) 626-5020
Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum contrary to its name is a macabre themed arcade. The arcade is small but has a variety of games from the antique to mainstream contemporary games.

Suburban Ice – Farmington Hills
http://www.suburbanicefarmingtonhills.com/
Address: 23996 Freeway Park Drive, Farmington Hills, MI 48335
Phone: 248.888.1400

Suburban Training Center – Farmington Hills
http://www.suburbanhockeyclub.com/
Address: 23996 Freeway Park Drive, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48335
Phone: 248-888-1400

Ferndale Indoor Play Area

Catfe Lounge 
http://catfelounge.com/
Address: 821 Livernois Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220
Phone: (248) 968-5955
Are you craving the love of a kitten or cat, but don’t want to commit to adopting one?  Are your kids just in love with animals, but you aren’t in the position to bring one home?  Or are you looking to give a precious furbaby a forever home?  Then check out the Catfe Lounge in Ferndale.

Ferndale Historical Museum
http://www.ferndalehistoricalsociety.org/
Address:  1651 Livernois, Ferndale, Mi.
Phone: (248) 545-7606

Kulick Community Center – Ferndale
https://www.ferndalemi.gov/departments/parks-recreation
Address: 1201 Livernois St, Ferndale, MI 48220
Phone: (248) 544-6767
The Kid’s Corner within the Kulick Community Center is a giant indoor playground. The space features plenty of dramatic play toys, climbers, as well as a bounce house.
Due to Covid, the Kulick Community Center remains closed to the public.

Nature’s Playhouse
http://naturesplayhouse.com
Address: 703 Livernois St Ferndale, MI 48220
Phone: 248-955-3219

Hazel Park Ice Skating

Viking Ice Arena
http://www.hazelpark.org/attractions/ice-arena
Address: 1555 E. Woodward Heights, Hazel Park, Mi. 48030
Phone: (248) 546-5700

Highland Indoor Pool

Milford High School Pools & Fitness Center
http://www.hvs.org/activities/hvrce/pools–fitness/
Address: 2380 S. Milford Road, Highland, MI 48357
Phone: (248) 676-2346

Indoor Family Fun in Madison Heights

Planet Rock
http://www.planet-rock.com/
Address: 1103 W 13 Mile Rd Madison Heights, MI 48071
Phone: 248-397-8354

Red Oaks Nature Center
http://www.madison-heights.org
Address: 30300 Hales, Madison Heights
Phone: (248) 585-0100

Milford Indoor Play Spaces

Kensington Metro Park Nature Center
http://www.metroparks.com
Address: 2240 W. Buno Road, Milford
Phone: (810) 227-8917

Milford Historic Museum
http://www.milfordhistory.org/museum.html
Address: 124 E. Commerce Rd, Milford Mi
Phone: 248-685-7308
Temporarily Closed due to construction.

New Hudson Indoor Playground

Kids Gotta Play
http://www.kidsgottaplay.com/
Address: 53535 Grand River, New Hudson, MI 48165
Phone: (248) 486-5300

Northville

Mill Race Village
http://ci.northville.mi.us/Community/MillRaceVillage/
Address:  215 Griswold Ave., Northville, Michigan 48167-1664
Phone: 248-348-1845

Novi Indoor Play Area

Mega Fun and Fitness – Novi
http://www.mega-gym.com/
Address: 22475 Heslip Dr. Novi, Michigan 48375
Phone: 248-344-9344

Novi Ice Arena
http://www.noviicearena.com/
Address: 42400 Nick Lidstrom Drive, Novi, MI  48375
Phone: 248.347.1010Paradise Parkhttp://www.paradiseparknovi.com/Address: 45799 Grand River Ave Novi
Phone: 248.735.1050

Putting Edge – glow in the dark mini golf
http://www.puttingedge.com/
Address: 44225 12 Mile Road, Novi
(Phone: 248) 348-4022Twelve Oaks Mall Play Spacehttp://www.shoptwelveoaks.com/Address: 27500 Novi Road, NoviPhone: 248-348-9400

Oak Park Indoor Playground & Ice Skating

Oak Park Ice Arena
http://www.michigan.org/property/oak-park-ice-arena/
Address: 13950 Oak Park Blvd. Oak Park, MI 48237
Phone: (248) 542-9669

Studio I-Play
https://www.paintplayparty.com/indoor-play-area
Address: 21310 Coolidge Hwy., Oak Park, MI 48237
Phone: 248-308-5444
Studio I-Play offers a soft play area that is perfect for kids to run, climb, slide, build, draw, and also express themselves. They have a giant slide, climbing area, building blocks, as well as a bounce house.

Orion Township Gymnastics Center

fLipSpot Gymnastics and Cheer
http://www.flipspotgym.com/
Address: 233 Kay Industrial Drive, Orion Twp
Phone: 248-340-0910
The facility offers gymnastic and cheer training along with open gym times, parent’s night out, as well as birthday parties. Guests can utilize the trampolines, foam pits, uneven parallel bars, rings, horses and also balance beams.

Oxford Indoor Playground

Great Lakes Kids Energy Zone – Oxford
http://greatlakeskidsenergy.com
Address: 715 N. Lapeer Rd Oxford, MI  48371
Phone: 248-236-9600

Urban Air Trampoline Park
http://www.urbanairoxford.com/
Address: 925 N Lapeer Rd, Oxford Twp
Phone: 800-960-4778

Pontiac Museum

The Pine Grove Historical Museum – Pontiac
http://www.ocphs.org/drupal-6.1/node/6
Address: 405 Cesar Chavez Ave. Pontiac, MI 48342
Phone: 248-338-6732

Indoor Playground in Rochester

Rochester Play! – Rochester
http://www.RochesterPlay.com/
Address: 380 E. Second St. Rochester, MI 48307
Phone: 248.650.PLAY (7529)
Visitors can climb, jump, roll, slide, swing, crawl, explore, and also play!  In fact, this northern Michigan themed, soft cushioned climbing structure provides plenty of opportunities for gross motor activities!  In short, the play area, structure, and games are built for good, active, old fashioned playing.  They also offer a separate, smaller play structure that is reserved for toddlers under the age of four that provides lots of fun activities that are more age appropriate.

Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
http://www.dinosaurhill.org
Phone: (248) 656-0999
Address:  333 N. Hill Circle, Rochester
The nature center building looks expansive, however, the space allotted for guests is quite limited.  Guests can see live animals, stuffed animals, fossils, artifacts, some toys, plants, a bee display, books, maps as well as rocks inside the building.

Friendship Factory
http://thefriendshipfactory.com/
Address: 210 West University, Rochester
Phone: 586-530-9090

Meadow Brook Hall
http://www.meadowbrookhall.org/
Address: 480 South Adams Road, Rochester, Michigan 48309-4401
Phone:  (248) 364-6200

Oakland University Art Gallery
http://www.ouartgallery.org/
Address: Oakland University Rochester, MI
Phone: (248) 370-3005

Onyx – Rochester Ice Arena
http://www.onyxicearena.com
Address: 52999 Dequindre Road, Rochester, MI 48307
Phone: 248-601-6699

RARA Indoor Playscape
http://rararecreation.org/
Address: 500 E. Second Street, Rochester
Phone: 248-656-8308

Rochester Hills Indoor Playground

The Art Castle
http://www.artcastleonline.com
Address: 1550 Auburn Rd. Rochester Hills
Phone: (248) 844-5455

Boogie Babies – Rochester Hills
http://www.boogiebabies.net/
Address: 1928 Star Batt Dr. Suite B, Rochester Hills, MI 48309
Phone:  248-852-6288
The 5,400 square foot indoor play space is best for children under the age of 7, however, they have several activities to keep older children entertained during their visit. Play areas include a small jungle gym, kitchen, trampoline, blocks as well as a dramatic play area. Children can also enjoy the movie and dance room. Furthermore, there is a baby zone designed specifically for younger guests.

Gymnastics Training Center – Rochester Hills
http://www.gtcgymnastics.com
Address: 1813 Northfield Dr., Rochester Hills, Michigan 48309
Phone: (248) 852-7950
Visitors can enjoy several many different activities such as trampolines, balance beams and a bounce house.

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
www.rochesterhills.org
Address: 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills
Phone: 248-656-4663

The Oakland Fieldhouse
http://www.oaklandfieldhouse.com/
Address:  2139 Austin Ave, Rochester Hills, MI 48309
Phone:  (248) 807-7650
The Oakland Fieldhouse offers families a space to enjoy their favorite sport, either during open gym, tournaments or house leagues. In addition to the spacious gym space, they also offer snacks at the Oakland Fieldhouse Cafe as well as birthday parties in a 2,000 square foot party space. They will also host summer camps — including one with the Detroit Pistons organization.

Royal Oak Indoor Playground

Inflatable Playspaces – Royal Oak
http://www.inflatableplayspaces.com/
Address: 5160 Meijers Drive Royal Oak, MI 48073
Phone: 248-288-5888
Indoor bounce house facility that offers six structures, including a double slide as well as an obstacle course. Inflatable Playspaces also hosts a private party room with a refrigerator and counters making it a great location for your child’s next birthday party.  

The John Lindell Ice Arena – Royal Oak
http://www.royaloakicearena.com/
Address: 1403 Lexington Boulevard, Royal Oak MI 48073
Phone: (248) 246-3950

Modern Skate and Surf
http://www.modernskate.com/
1500 N Stephenson Hwy. Royal Oak, Michigan 48067
248-546-7275

Southfield Indoor Playground

Detroit Kid City
http://www.detroitkidcity.com
Address: 29115 Greenfield Rd. Southfield MI, 48076
Phone: (248)443-5300
Detroit Kid City is set up with many different building themed rooms for young children to explore. Thus, this unique design allows a child’s imagination to roam in a space where dramatic play is king.  A barber shop, pizzeria, market, school house, together with a bank and many other areas are loaded with tools of the trade that encourage children to pretend and be creative.

Northland Shopping Center Play Area
http://www.shopatnorthland.com/
Address: 21500 Northwestern Highway, Southfield
Phone:  248-569-6272 

Southfield Sports Arena – Indoor Ice Arena(October through March)
http://www.cityofsouthfield.com/CityDepartments/LZ/ParksRecreation/Facilities/tabid/462/Default.aspx
Address: 26000 Evergreen Rd, Southfield, MI 48076
Phone: (248) 796-4640

Troy Indoor Play Spaces

Troy Sports and Fitness

Bounce U – Troy  
http://www.bounceu.com/party-places-for-kids/michigan/troy/open-bounce/
Address: 1101 Rochester Road, Troy, MI 48083
Phone: (248) 626-5867
Indoor inflatable playground in Troy that offers birthday parties as well as open play. The facility houses two bounce rooms together with two party rooms. Bouncers include moon walk bouncers, giant slides, as well as an obstacle course.

Skate World of Troy
http://www.skateworldoftroy.com
Address: 2825 E Maple Road, Troy
Phone:  248-689-4100

Troy Community Center – Indoor Aquatic Center
https://rec.troymi.gov/facilities/troy_community_center/index.php
Address: 3179 Livernois, Troy
Phone: 248.524.3484
The indoor pool area includes a includes adult therapy pool, lap lanes, slides together with a water toy area. There are also pool noodles, kick boards and basketballs for the kids (or adults) to use.  Visitors can enjoy a zero depth entrance, warm water as well as warm air in the pool area.  

Troy Gymnastics
http://www.troygymnastics.com/
Address: 1921 Northwood Dr. Troy, Mi. or 1600 West Maple Troy, Michigan 48084
Phone: 248-816-8496
If you are looking for a great way for your kids to burn off some extra energy, then check out the open gym at Troy Gymnastics. Currently they offer open gym seven days a week across three different gyms. The facility also offers ropes courses, ninja courses, parkour, as well as open swimming.

Troy Sports Center LLC
www.troysports.com
Address: 1819 E Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI
Phone: (248) 689-6600

Troy Nature Center

Lloyd A. Stage Nature Center
http://www.troynaturesociety.org
Address: 6685 Coolidge Hwy, Troy
Phone: (248) 688-9703
If you are looking for some great indoor fun, then check out the Nature Center building itself. Visitors can enjoy a dinosaur dig pit, as well as a play area that has toys, puzzles, and touch stations. Additionally, there is a toad tank, and a collection of stuffed (taxidermy) and also animals to look at. In short, your children will be busy for hours.  The center also offers classes and group tours.

Troy Indoor Playground

Under The Sea – Indoor Playground
http://www.undertheseaplayground.com/
Address: 78 West Maple Road, Troy, MI 48084
Phone: 248.291.6537
Under the Sea features a large play structure which hosts three wave slides, a swirly slide, steps, stairs, as well as other fun interactive elements.  Children can also enjoy a toddler play area, interactive musical wall and kinetic sand area.

Troy Museum

The Museum of Photography and New Media
http://detroitmona.wixsite.com/mona
Address: 2501 Rochester Court, Troy, MI 48083

Troy Museum and Historic Village
http://www.troyhistoricvillage.org/
Address: 60 West Wattles Road, Troy
Phone: 248-524-3570

Walled Lake Indoor Play Area

Safari Playground – Walled Lake
http://www.safariplayground.com/
Address: 700 N Pontiac Trail‎ Maple Plaza Shopping Center, Walled Lake, MI 48390
Phone: 248-669-1400

Waterford

Elite Sportsplex
www.elitesportsplex.com
Address: 2212 Mall Dr. East, Waterford
Phone: 248-791-7944

Lakeland Tri-Arena  – Waterford
http://www.lakelandarena.com/
Address: 7330 Highland Rd. Waterford, MI 48327
Phone: 248-666-1910

Zap Zone – Waterford
http://www.zap-zone.com/location/waterford/
Address: 3653 Highland Ave., Waterford, MI 48328
Phone: (248)706-7777

Wixom Indoor Play Space

Pump It Up – Wixom
http://www.pumpitupparty.com/mi/wixom/home-p1q40.htm
Address: 28373 Beck Rd Unit H, Wixom, MI 48393-4734
Phone: (248) 912-1090