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:
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
Classes as well as birthday parties
Home Depot – Various Locations
First Saturday of each month, 9 am until 12 pm. Projects FREE child (ages 5-12)
Lowes – Various Locations
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
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
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
Address: 1720 Opdyke Ct, Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2474
Phone: (248) 375-1100
Round1 Bowling & Amusement
Address: 4220 Baldwin Rd , Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Round 1 has a a plethora of activities for those of all ages: bowling, darts, billiards, arcade games, as well as karaoke, and more!
Address: 4316 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326 (At Great Lakes Crossing, by Rainforest Cafe)
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
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.
Address: 3880 Lapeer Road, Auburn Hills, MI, 48326
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
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
Address: 2300 East Lincoln, Birmingham, MI 48009
Phone: (248) 530-1640
The Robot Garage
Address: 637 South Eton, Birmingham MI 48009
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
Address: 2124 Franklin Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Cranbrook Art Museum
Address: 39221 Woodward Avenue, Box 801 Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48303-0801
Cranbrook Institute of Science
Address: 39221 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0801
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
Address: 888 Denison Court, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48302
Clarkston Indoor Playground
Brick It Up
Address: 948 S Baldwin Rd, Clarkston, MI
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.
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
Address: 41 Fisher Court Clawson, MI 48017
Spanish for Toddlers – Clawson
Address: 509 Fisher Ct., Clawson, MI 48017
Indoor Air Sports Arena in Commerce Township
Address: 2737 Union Lake Rd., Commerce Charter Twp, MI 48382
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
Address: 23311 Orchard Lake Road Farmington, Michigan 48336
Escape Room Zone
Address: 31514 Grand River Ave, Farmington, MI 48336
Phone: (734) 355-9900
Jump Station of Michigan
Address: 31514 Grand River Avenue Farmington, Michigan 48336
Total Sports Complex Farmington
Address: 22777 Farmington Rd, Farmington, MI 48336
Phone: (248) 957-8391
Zap Zone – Farmington
Address: 31506 Grand River, Farmington, MI 48336
Farmington Hills Indoor Playground
Address: 24505 Halsted Road, Farmington Hills, MI, USA, 48335
Address: 30250 W Nine Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Phone: (248) 476-3201
Farmington Hills Ice Arena
Address: 35500 W. 8 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, Mi
Phone: (248) 478-8800
Holocaust Memorial Center – Farmington Hills
Address: 28123 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334-3738
Jungle Java – Farmington Hills
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
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
Address: 23996 Freeway Park Drive, Farmington Hills, MI 48335
Suburban Training Center – Farmington Hills
Address: 23996 Freeway Park Drive, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48335
Ferndale Indoor Play Area
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
Address: 1651 Livernois, Ferndale, Mi.
Phone: (248) 545-7606
Kulick Community Center – Ferndale
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.
Hazel Park Ice Skating
Viking Ice Arena
Address: 1555 E. Woodward Heights, Hazel Park, Mi. 48030
Phone: (248) 546-5700
Highland Indoor Pool
Milford High School Pools & Fitness Center
Address: 2380 S. Milford Road, Highland, MI 48357
Phone: (248) 676-2346
Indoor Family Fun in Madison Heights
Address: 1103 W 13 Mile Rd Madison Heights, MI 48071
Milford Indoor Play Spaces
Kensington Metro Park Nature Center
Address: 2240 W. Buno Road, Milford
Phone: (810) 227-8917
Milford Historic Museum
Address: 124 E. Commerce Rd, Milford Mi
Temporarily Closed due to construction.
New Hudson Indoor Playground
Mill Race Village
Address: 215 Griswold Ave., Northville, Michigan 48167-1664
Novi Indoor Play Area
Mega Fun and Fitness – Novi
Address: 22475 Heslip Dr. Novi, Michigan 48375
Novi Ice Arena
Address: 42400 Nick Lidstrom Drive, Novi, MI 48375
Phone: 248.347.1010Paradise Parkhttp://www.paradiseparknovi.com/Address: 45799 Grand River Ave Novi
Putting Edge – glow in the dark mini golf
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
Address: 13950 Oak Park Blvd. Oak Park, MI 48237
Phone: (248) 542-9669
Address: 21310 Coolidge Hwy., Oak Park, MI 48237
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
Address: 233 Kay Industrial Drive, Orion Twp
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
Address: 715 N. Lapeer Rd Oxford, MI 48371
Urban Air Trampoline Park
Address: 925 N Lapeer Rd, Oxford Twp
The Pine Grove Historical Museum – Pontiac
Address: 405 Cesar Chavez Ave. Pontiac, MI 48342
Indoor Playground in Rochester
Rochester Play! – Rochester
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
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.
Address: 210 West University, Rochester
Meadow Brook Hall
Address: 480 South Adams Road, Rochester, Michigan 48309-4401
Phone: (248) 364-6200
Oakland University Art Gallery
Address: Oakland University Rochester, MI
Phone: (248) 370-3005
Onyx – Rochester Ice Arena
Address: 52999 Dequindre Road, Rochester, MI 48307
RARA Indoor Playscape
Address: 500 E. Second Street, Rochester
Rochester Hills Indoor Playground
The Art Castle
Address: 1550 Auburn Rd. Rochester Hills
Phone: (248) 844-5455
Boogie Babies – Rochester Hills
Address: 1928 Star Batt Dr. Suite B, Rochester Hills, MI 48309
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
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
Address: 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills
The Oakland Fieldhouse
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
Address: 5160 Meijers Drive Royal Oak, MI 48073
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
Address: 1403 Lexington Boulevard, Royal Oak MI 48073
Phone: (248) 246-3950
Modern Skate and Surf
1500 N Stephenson Hwy. Royal Oak, Michigan 48067
Southfield Indoor Playground
Detroit Kid City
Address: 29115 Greenfield Rd. Southfield MI, 48076
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
Address: 21500 Northwestern Highway, Southfield
Southfield Sports Arena – Indoor Ice Arena(October through March)
Address: 26000 Evergreen Rd, Southfield, MI 48076
Phone: (248) 796-4640
Troy Indoor Play Spaces
Troy Sports and Fitness
Bounce U – Troy
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
Address: 2825 E Maple Road, Troy
Troy Community Center – Indoor Aquatic Center
Address: 3179 Livernois, Troy
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.
Address: 1921 Northwood Dr. Troy, Mi. or 1600 West Maple Troy, Michigan 48084
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
Address: 1819 E Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI
Phone: (248) 689-6600
Troy Nature Center
Lloyd A. Stage Nature Center
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
Address: 78 West Maple Road, Troy, MI 48084
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.
The Museum of Photography and New Media
Address: 2501 Rochester Court, Troy, MI 48083
Walled Lake Indoor Play Area
Safari Playground – Walled Lake
Address: 700 N Pontiac Trail Maple Plaza Shopping Center, Walled Lake, MI 48390
Address: 2212 Mall Dr. East, Waterford
Lakeland Tri-Arena – Waterford
Address: 7330 Highland Rd. Waterford, MI 48327
Zap Zone – Waterford
Address: 3653 Highland Ave., Waterford, MI 48328
Wixom Indoor Play Space
Pump It Up – Wixom
Address: 28373 Beck Rd Unit H, Wixom, MI 48393-4734
Phone: (248) 912-1090
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