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Let's Play! Best Indoor Playspaces Around Boston

It's New England, which means for at least six months of the year, the chance of getting your kids outside to play is questionable. As an answer to many housebound parents' prayers, new indoor playspaces are popping up all the time in the Greater Boston area. Here is a look at some of our favorites. If you've visited these spots or have other favorites, share them in the comments section below.

Foursquare Favorite: Boston Children's Museum
308 Congress St
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 426-6500
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Boston is home base for plenty of Top Museums, and the Bubbles exhibit at the Boston Children's Museum is standout: an indoor space where kids and parents can create bubbles of all sizes. A tip from a Foursquare user: "Beware of slippery floors!" We recommend sneakers for all. Other notable exhibits include Construction Zone and the giant milk bottle on the museum's wharf.


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Imajine That in Lawrence

Imajine That

354 Merrimack St.
Lawrence, MA 01843-1718
(978) 682-5338

Sunday – Thursday 9-5, Friday & Saturday 9-8
Kids $9, Infants $3, Adults $1

One of the largest indoor playspaces in the area, Imajine That is 12,000 square feet of fun. Young ones can shop in the well-stocked grocery store, become swashbucklers aboard the pirate ship, or take off into the dinosaur climbing structure. There is a separate area for infants and young toddlers. This space is big, so parents really need to keep track of their kids to make sure they stay safe.

The Klubhouse in Woburn

The Klubhouse

90 Cummings Park Dr
Woburn, Massachusetts 01801
(781) 937-5582

Monday – Friday 9:30 to 3; Extended hours when no parties booked
Kids $9, Under 2 $7, Adults Free

Toddlers and preschoolers race around on a track scaled for ride-on toys; Kids become knights and princesses in the castle and pirate play structures; Big bouncies are a favorite for all ages. There are comfy seats in the middle where grown-ups can catch a clear view of most sections of this open playroom. The Klubhouse also features a vanity-lined 'Glam Room' for birthday parties.

Jump On In

Jump On In

470 Wildwood Ave
Woburn, MA 01801
(781) 939-5867
Also locations in Lowell & Haverhill

All Open Jump Sessions are $10.00 per child over the age of one.

While Jump On In caters mostly to birthday parties, they do offer open gym times weekly at each of their three Mass. locations. Each location is two huge rooms full of bouncing fun and suitable for children older than most indoor playgrounds. Kids from three right through grade school will love their giant inflatable slides, obstacle courses, trampoline basketball, and of course jumpy houses. Adults are allowed on the equipment too. Open gym times and prices vary by location.

Inside Playground in Watertown

Inside Playground

100 Parker St.
Watertown, MA 02472
(877) 2929.FUN

Monday - Saturday 9 -8, Sunday 10-8
Kids $10, Adults $2, Under 6 months free

This 8,000 square foot indoor playspace combines areas for physical play and quieter sit-down time. There is a tot race track and small climbing structures, as well as a dress up area and a section to sit and play with dolls, books or puzzles. Inside Playground also added an Outside Playground for nice weather.

Imagination Island in Plymouth

Imagination Island

12 Resnik Road
Plymouth, MA 02360

Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun noon -5
Weekdays $9.95/child, weekends, holidays $11.95/child. Adults and under 1 free

The 5,500 square foot Imagination Island is designed for kids 6 and under. The open room layout makes it convenient for parents who want to sit and watch, or get up and play. Their triple level climbing structure is see-through on all sides so that you won't lose track of your little ones. Imaginary play areas include a grocery store, pirate cove, schoolhouse and firehouse. A palm tree moonbounce caps off the adventure.

Kids Wurld in North Attleboro

Kidz Wurld

11 Robert Toner Blvd
North Attleboro, MA 02763
(508) 695-1674

Monday - Friday 9-3, Weekends 10-4, Extended hours when it rains
Monday - Friday Kids $9, Weekends, holidays, school vacation $11, Adults and under 1 free

Kidz Wurld in North Attleboro is 6,000 square feet of fun. It's filled with climbing structures like a 4-sided junior-sized rockwall, an inflatable slide and moonbounce, imaginary play areas and ride on toys for toddlers and preschoolers. There is a separate, enclosed infant area. A small arcade will also keep the older kids occupied while the little ones play.

Kids Fun Stop West Roxbury

Kids Fun Stop

1580 VFW Parkway
West Roxbury, MA 02132
(617) 325-0800

Monday -Friday 9:30-6, Weekends 9:30-1 or later if no birthday parties
First child $10, 2 Kids $16, 3 Kids $20

This new indoor playspace in West Roxbury is designed for the under 6 set. Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy the small jungle gyms, a tot-sized race track, ride on toys, firetruck and other imaginary play areas. The open layout makes it easy for Mom or Dad to keep track of kids, with a separate area for infants.


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