Guide to Indoor Play in Kansas City

Indoor Play in Kansas City

Whether it’s snow, rain or just way too hot, Kansas City moms need indoor play options all year long. Luckily, there are plenty of opportunities to get the wiggles out, no matter what age kiddos you have!

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Ninja Warrior, Free Climb, Trampolines & More! Find new ways to play at Kansas City’s #1 Indoor family fun destination! Great for birthday parties, summer camps, youth groups or family fun, Sky Zone has something for everyone. Newly renovated and now featuring over 17 attractions, Sky Zone is ready to host your best birthday party ever. Come see what’s new at Sky Zone in Shawnee and Lee’s Summit!
Sky Zone Shawnee features our core attractions like Foam Zone, SkySlam, Ultimate Dodgeball, Freestyle Jump and SkyLadder. Try our newest attractions at our Shawnee location including a new state of the art Ninja Warrior Course, a Warped Wall, Free Climb Rock Wall, Hologate Virtual Reality Games, Silks, Sky Joust, Parkour Bloxes, and Wipe Out!
Sky Zone Lee’s Summit has all our core attractions like Foam Zone, SkySlam, Ultimate Dodgeball, Freestyle Jump and SkyLadder along with a state of the art Ninja Warrior Course, a Warped Wall, Free Climb Rock Wall, Sky Joust, Speed Zone, and Parkour Bloxes!
Heat, rain or snow, Sky Zone is the perfect place to have fun for the entire family.

Paradise Park

We are a gathering spot where friends and family connect through safe, clean fun in a place with a “family feel” and a friendly team of people who are genuinely happy to see you. For nearly 3 decades, this family-owned, Kansas City icon has been a hub of fun to make memories through shared positive experiences.

All ages can get active in our Family Entertainment Center, with a high-energy Foam Factory, Rock Climbing wall with 3 difficulty levels, Bumper Cars for lots of laughs and Game Room with 40+ family-friendly games.  We also have “Call of Duty-style” tactical laser tag and escape rooms.

Children 7 and under can experience a variety of activities in our Discovery Play Center with 20+ indoor play stations designed to stimulate learning through fun sensory, imaginative, explorative experiences, such as Pretend Village, Water Table, Block Play, Miniature Play, Indoor Climbing & Bouncing, and an “Adventure Time” led by our Play Facilitator with a themed story, game, art and cooking project.


B&B Theatres

screenPLAY | KCMB Indoor Play Guide

screenPLAY! is the perfect option for movieloving families with small children!

The auditorium features an in-theater playground and custom preshow allowing children to play for 30 minutes before the family-friendly feature.  Let your little ones get their wiggles out before the movie at screenPLAY!

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Wonderscope Children's Museum

Wonderscope | KCMB Indoor Play Guide

Spend the day at KC’s fun-filled children’s museum featuring nine dynamic exhibits plus daily programs that integrate STEAM concepts for children eight years of age and younger. A Wonderscope experience includes imaginative, hands-on play in an interactive learning environment; short programs that include story time, crafts, music and movement, and even a weekly obstacle course; and spontaneous pop-up activities.


SCHEELS has a team of experts passionate about the products they sell. With an aquarium, games, and a Ferris wheel, they are dedicated to providing the best retail experience in the eyes and minds of their customers. Make sure to stop by Ginna’s Café™ to enjoy lunch and homemade fudge!


Union Station Kansas City

Awarded “Best of Kansas City,” Union Station is home to KC’s internationally-awarded and “Favorite Family-Friendly Attraction,” Science City featuring more than 325 interactive and static exhibits; the Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium, a 360-degree dome showing live star tours and more in stunning detail; the Regnier Extreme Screen Theatre featuring educational and feature films; world-class touring exhibitions including Stonehenge, now thru September 29, as well as a selection of unique shops, restaurants and MORE!

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City is the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground! Jump into 2019 as we become BIGGER & BETTER than ever before with NEW features including more chances to meet your favorite characters, new Virtual Reality experience plus an event calendar packed full of AWESOME year-round!

Sylvester Powell Jr. Community Center

SPJCC’s indoor playground has a little bit of everything; blocks for building, bounce house for jumping, play houses for creativity and push cars to run around. Come bring your little ones and join the fun at Mission’s Indoor Playground. Burns off energy and helps make a very pleasant nap time!



Gather with family where sophistication meets fun at Pinstripes! Whether you’re looking to host a party, dine in in the bistro, go bowling or play bocce, Pinstripes has it all! Join us for Kids Club Monday – Friday from 11am – 1pm where kids bowl for just $3/hr and parents bowl for free!


The Little Gym

The Little Gym | KMCB Indoor Play Guide

The Little Gym is KC’s premier enrichment and physical development center for children ages 10 months through 12 years. Programs offer children movement-based learning and imaginative play to help build the confidence and skills needed at each stage of childhood. We embrace a proprietary philosophy called Three-Dimensional Learning in which physical activity is a conduit for nurturing your whole child. 

Fun Run

Fun Run | KCMB Indoor Play Guide
Come play with us! An indoor children’s entertainment center for ages 1-12 years complete with 20 foot sky maze, inflatable’s, imagination village, arcade, and birthday parties for all sizes of groups! Our St. Joseph location features a Kangaroo Jump! Open play 7 days a week. We specialize in FUN!  

SuperKidz Club


What can be more fun than playtime? At Super Kidz Club, kids can play all they want! Our 9500 sq ft facility is filled with countless fun-packed activities. Children can explore, jump, climb, crawl and run as much as they want. Parents can choose to play with their kids or relax at our concession café. At Super Kidz Club, children are encouraged to stay active and forget about the electronics.  While having fun is our number one priority, our ultimate goal is to bring family closer, and build a happier yet healthier community through play time here in Kansas City!


Rainbow of the Heartland

Rainbow of the Heartland

Enjoy top of the line safety & fun at Rainbow of the Heartland in Olathe! They offer tons of fun options for the kids. They offer everything from playsets with swings, ladders, ropes, monkey bars, & slides to trampolines and basketball hoops. With indoor play at Rainbow, your kids will have an experience they will never forget.

At only $7.50 per kiddo – you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better deal. Not to mention – the staff will make everything a breeze for you. Rainbow has notoriously excellent customer service, simply call and schedule your play & let the rest take care of the rest.

Urban Air

urban air

At Urban Air, activating awesome never has to end with Endless Play Memberships! Starting at $6.99/mo., enjoy VIP treatment with unlimited visits! Located in Overland Park (143rd & Metcalf) and Lenexa (coming soon), no age limits means fun for all. Face off against friends in the Warrior Obstacle Course or Tubes Playground, then run to the Slam Dunk Zone. Fly high and bounce off the walls on APEX trampolines, then play dodgeball! Updated parents lounge has computer/smart phone power bar and TVs. Urban Air is the ultimate birthday party, team party and “just because” party destination!

Olathe Parks and Rec Preschool Playground

Olathe preschool playground

Toddlers and preschoolers can run, jump, bounce and play indoors at Preschool Playground. Each week features a new interactive center that helps children develop fine and gross motor skills, learn to interact with each other, and stay active during the cold winter months. Register for the whole month or drop in each week.

Sarah is mama to 8-year-old, Henry, 5-year-old Clark and 3-year-old Lucy. After growing up in Manhattan, Kansas (Go Cats!), she moved to Minnesota where she met her husband, Shea. Realizing how much she hated snow in May, she convinced him to move to Kansas City in 2010. Together they have lived in Midtown, Waldo, the Plaza before migrating to Johnson County. Sarah has her master’s in urban administration and works part-time as a content strategist. In between the crazy, she likes to try new restaurants, go for walks around the neighborhood, dig in the sand at Franklin Park and experience all things KC.