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Indoor Play Spaces Around the Main Line

Too hot or cold for the playground? Keep your kids moving and making friends at these indoor play spaces where the fun is built-in!

When it’s too hot or cold for the playground, try one of these indoor play spaces to burn off energy! And don’t forget your local library! Many have wonderful children’s departments stocked with play toys, blocks, books, and friends to meet.

The Barn Yard

305 2nd Avenue, #212, Collegeville

Playhouses at The Barn Yard in Collegeville

No matter the weather or the season, your little one can have an active play day at The Barn Yard. This indoor play space offers themed areas, interactive playhouses, and an open gym with basketball, and plenty of space for little ones to run. Geared for children, ages 0–10, The Barn Yard provides a fun environment to spark imaginations and engage children in hands-on play. Caregivers will appreciate the comfortable seating that allows them to remain nearby and they watch the fun.

Bounce U

130 W Main St, Collegeville
882 Springdale Dr, Exton

These indoor play spaces are packed with huge inflatables, which are a surefire fun and active outing for your kids. Check the calendars at each location for special sessions like Toddler Bounce or Preschool Playdate for kids 7 and under and Open Bounce for kids of all ages. And better yet, parents are free to bounce with a paid bouncer! Reservations are recommended. Don’t forget your socks!

Charming Star Playroom

4627 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square

The fairytale backdrop at Charming Star Playroom

This family owned and operated play center opened in the fall of 2018 and has quickly become a local favorite. Children learn through play by exploring art, music, movement, touching, observing and playing side by side with other children. They also offer birthday party packages.

Chester Springs Library

1709 Art School Rd, Chester Springs

The children’s area of the Chester Springs Library is a cozy space full of books, educational toys, and kid-sized tables and chairs, perfect for spending quality indoor time with your child in the winter. Check the library’s calendar for in-person, preschool classes like playdough and craft groups and read-aloud story times.

Easttown Library

720 First Ave, Berwyn

Visit the Easttown Library where you and your child can spend time in the children’s area browsing books and playing with toys. Weekly programming includes Afternoon Story Time designed to build early language and learning skills and held outside on days when the tempature is above 40 degrees. See the library’s calendar of classes for kids of all ages.

Exton Square Mall Indoor Play Area

260 Exton Square, Exton

In the dead of winter, when you need somewhere to go with your stroller-age child, a comfortable walk in the mall can be just the thing for your metal health! At the Exton Square Mall, you can stroll, browse, and watch your little one play in the Kids Zone, located on the upper level.

Imagination Street

111 Dowlin Forge Road, Exton

The construction site play area at Imagination Street

Image how much fun your little one will have exploring the “city” of nine different themed playhouses at Imagination Street. At this indoor play space, kids can play in a firehouse, veterinary clinic, hotel, barn, ice cream parlor, construction sight, scaffolding slide, grocery store, and a salon. Adjacent to the playhouse “city” is the lounge, a cafe-style hang-out spot for the parents to “play”.

Jumpers Family Fun Zone

5117 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square

The jungle themed indoor play space at Jumpers

This venue is for children 10 and under. Kids are invited to have fun in a jungle-themed area full of obstacles and play areas. They offer birthday parties as well. Open Jump happens Wednesdays–Sundays, so there are plenty of opportunities to bring your kids to jump it out.

King of Prussia Mall Children’s Play Areas

160 N Gulph Rd, King of Prussia

Need to get out of the house and take a walk with your kids—even when the weather’s not cooperating? Don’t forget the King of Prussia mall offers indoor strolling, plus a free, indoor play space. There are two play areas in the King of Prussia Mall: one is located on the lower level of the Court, between Pottery Barn Kids and Jos. A Bank; and another is ocated on the upper level of the Plaza near H&M.

Lolo Leo

4 E Lancaster Avenue, Paoli

Lolo Leo’s playgroups offer open play, art, and dancing

Created by a family that is half Spanish (Spain) and half American, Lolo Leo is a cute and creative play space for children to play and learn. In their Bright Day Studio, Lolo Leo holds playschool groups for toddlers and preschoolers with a focus on open play, art, and dancing. And because the owners wanted to create a play space where children can hear both English and Spanish, they opened Escuelita Bilingue. They strive to provide a family-like setting for creativity, self expression, growth, and community in all of their groups and classes for little children.

Longwood Gardens Indoor Children’s Garden

1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square

This imaginative and child-sized space is filled with hands-on water features, handcrafted sculptures, secret stairways, and engaging plant displays. Families—look for activities and scavenger hunts to help you and your child discover more about this garden.

Lulu’s Casita

6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
109 N. High St, West Chester

Lulu’s Casita is much more than an indoor oasis for the children of Ardmore, West Chester, and the surrounding neighborhoods. They offer bilingual story times and host BYOB Pizza night, a favorite of kids and parents alike (check their website for schedule and availability). Children love swimming in the ball pit, building forts, and letting their imaginations run rampant amongst the different scenes laid out for them. Lulu’s also offers birthday fiestas and hosts other classes throughout the month—check their calendar for updates!

Media’s Toddler Town

300 W. Baltimore Ave, Media

Media’s Toddler Town is a drop in play place for children ages 6 months up to 5 years. Their focus is on providing a social atmosphere for children to play and interact, as well as serving as a meeting spot for local families to meet new friends. Monthly memberships are available!

Oasis Family Fun Center

35 Lacrue Ave, Glen Mills

The little ones and the big kids can all find something to do at Oasis! A soft playground and their “ballocity arena” are great for the younger kids, and the older ones will love the virtual reality, laser maze, rock climbing wall, and more!

Sky Zone & Trampoline Park

122 Mill Road, Unit B-250, Oaks, PA

The Foam Zone at Sky Zone

At Sky Zone, there’s jump-time programs for all ages, but between 10 am and noon on weekdays, the Little Leapers program time is just for the little ones. Other bounce activities offered for ages 5+, include Freestyle Jump, Ninja Warrior Course, Foam Zone, and Sky Slam (basketball hoops).

Urban Air

70 Buckwalter Road, Royersford
981 E Lancaster Ave, Downingtown

These indoor parks feature bounce and play activities for kids of all ages including ropes, climbing, tumble tracks, Sky Rider (a harnessed zip line), tubes playground, and more. Check their schedules for Jumperoo sessions, which are designated times for children 5 & under and their parents. For teens, there are Teen Nights, with lights, lasers and party music.

For more places to play when you don’t want to go outdoors, check out Philadelphia Family’s round-up of indoor play spaces!

Jes Lyons and Christine Mawhinney Lark contributed to this article. Photograph by Jean Goins.

Main Line Parent Writer & Calendar Editor. Email beth@familyfocus.org.