by Janet Jonus
Are the walls closing in on you and your kids? Get out and have some FamilyFun at these Indoor Play Places for kids up to age six!
Do you have older kids – They get their own Ultimate Guide to Indoor Play in Pittsburgh here: http://familyfunpittsburgh.com/indoor-fun-play-places-for-older-kids/
Teens and Tweens have an Ultimate Guide to Indoor Activities in Pittsburgh here: http://familyfunpittsburgh.com/indoor-fun-tweens-and-teens/
1.) The Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library is located in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood. It is run by volunteers and is for children ages 0-6 years old. The PTLL has fine motor and gross motor toys including an area with climbers and slides. There is a book corner for quiet play and an infant area for the smallest children. There is a small snack area with a microwave and refrigerator. There is an art area for creative play too. Parents and guardians must stay with their children at all times.
The PTLL is open six days a week. Monday hours are 930AM-1230PM and 400-700PM. Tuesdays hours are 930AM-200PM. Wednesday hours are 930AM- 1230PM. Thursday hours are 930AM-1230PM and 400-700PM. Friday and Saturday hours are 930AM- 1230PM. Hours may change without notice so call and check before you head out. The first visit to the PTLL is FREE. Admission is $5.00 per child with a $10.00 per family per visit maximum. Babies under one are FREE. Payment is by CASH or CHECKS online at the PTLL or online with debit or credit cards. Memberships to the Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library are also available. Membership includes FREE admission and the right to borrow toys from the PTLL. See their website for details. The PTLL is located at 5401 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232 / 412-682-4430 / http://pghtoys.org/
2.)Flight in Bridgeville is an indoor FamilyFun trampoline facility. Flight has freestyle jumping, a Ninja Warrior course, a laser maze and a dodgeball court. Flight has a Kids Zone just for kids smaller than 46” and under. There are soft play climbers and slides and an obstacle course. Flight also has a Sensory Friendly Jump on the first and third Tuesdays of every month. There is seating for parents to watch or they can join in the fun and jump too.
Flight Bridgeville is open Mondays through Thursdays 400-800PM, Fridays and Saturdays 1200-900PM, and Sundays 1200-700PM. One hour of Flight is $18.00, 1.5 hours is $22.00, and 2 hours are $24.00. Admission for kids 46” and under is $11.00 for one hour, $16.00 for 1.5 hours, and $18.00 for 2 hours. Flight socks must be worn at all times and in all areas of Flight. Flight Fit N Fun Bridgeville is located at 1041 Washington Road #200, Bridgeville PA 15017 / 412-564-0560 / https://www.flightfitnfun.com/locations/pittsburgh/
3.) Lilliput Towne Center is an interactive, imaginative play center in McMurray PA. Lilliput has themed play areas where children can be anything they want to be. There is a market, a café, a post office, a doctor’s office, a fire station, a beauty salon, and a slide. Lilliput also has a snack area where you can enjoy snacks you bring from home. Lilliput Towne Center is best for preschoolers and children up to age seven. Younger children are welcome but the toys have small parts that may not be safe for children under three. Parents and guardians must stay with their children at all times.
Lilliput Towne Center is open Mondays through Fridays from 900AM-400PM. Weekend hours vary, call for details. Admission for the first child is $12.00. Each additional child is $8.00. Parents and infants are FREE. There is a $6.00 meet-up fee for adults without a paying child. Lilliput Towne Center is located at 4125 Washington Road, McMurray PA 15317 / 724-942-3022 / http://www.lilliputtownecenter.com/
4.) Planet Bounce is an inflatable bounce play area for younger kids. Planet Bounce has four inflatable bounce houses for kids to bounce in, climb over, and run through. Planet Bounce is best for preschoolers through kids ages 4-11. Socks are required. Parents and guardian must stay with their kids but they can bounce too!
Planet Bounce is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 1000AM through 100PM. There are evening hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 400-800PM. Saturday hours are 1000AM-600PM, and Sunday hours are 1000AM-500PM. Planet Bounce is located at 2560 Washington Road, Canonsburg PA 15317 / 724-485-9474 / http://www.planetbouncepgh.com/
5.) The See Saw Center in Castle Shannon has a variety of play areas and is open six days a week with evening hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Center is for children up to age six. There is an imaginative play area with dress-up and a kitchen, and gross motor area with tunnels and climbs and slides. There is a sensory exploration area with LEGOs, trains, and felt boards, and a reading area for quiet play. There is also an area specifically for pre-walkers. Parents or guardians must stay with their children at all times and are responsible for cleaning up after their children.
The See Saw Center is open Monday through Friday from 930AM through 300PM. There are evening hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 500-800PM. Saturday hours are 930AM-1230PM. Admission is $6.00 per person with multi-visit discount cards of $25.00 for five visits and unlimited Family Membership of $85.00 for unlimited visits. The See Saw Center is open September through May. The See Saw Center is at 935 Pine Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15234 / 412-953-6161/ https://theseesawcenter.org/
6.)Skyzone is a Trampoline Park with with a lot of activities for all ages. Three is a freestyle trampoline court, dodgeball, Basketball Dunk, Skyjoust, a Foam Pit with Free Climb and a Sky Ladder, and a Ninja Warrior Course. extra activities. Skyzone has Toddler Time for kids 5 and under and their parents to have fun in a safe environment. Toddler Time is from 1000-1100AM on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Admission is $10.
Skyzone is open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 400-800PM, Fridays 400-1100PM, Saturdays 1000AM-1100PM, Sundays 1100AM-700PM, and closed Mondays. Admission is $14 for 30 minutes, $18 for 60 minutes, $22 for 90 minutes, and $24 for two hours. Skyzone is located at 281 Georgetown Road, Canonsburg PA 15317 / 724-251-6100/ https://www.skyzone.com/canonsburg
7.) Snapology is a LEGO playland located in Bridgeville. Snapology has LEGOs for kids of all ages. There are areas with larger LEGOs for younger kids to play with plus LEGOs for older kids so families with multiple age groups can play at Snapology. Snapology also has numerous classes for kids from 4-14 years old. Parents must stay with children under the age of five.
Snapology is opened every day during the school year. (There are different hours for the summer.) Hours are Monday through Friday 1000AM-200PM, Saturday 1200-800PM and Sunday 1200-500PM. Admission is PER HOUR. The cost is $8.00 per child per hour for the first two hours and $10.00 per child per hour for each hour thereafter. (It would cost $26.00 for one child to play at Snapology for three hours. $8.00 for hour one + $8.00 for hour two + $10.00 for hour three.) Snapology is located at 1350 Old Pond Road, Bridgeville PA 15017/412-295-1545 / https://www.snapology.com/locations/pittsburgh#Home
8.) Stay N Play is an indoor play area with interactive play zones for children and their parents. There is a fine motor play zone with train tracks, a play kitchen, a dress-up area, puzzles and games, and an arts and crafts area. The gross motor play area has climbs and slides, and sports equipment. There are monthly activities including Mommy and Me Yoga, bread making, arts, crafts, and more. There is an area to enjoy snacks brought from home but please NO MEAT products.
Stay N Play is open Mondays through Fridays from 1000AM through 200PM. Admission is $5.00 per child. Family memberships cost $80.00 and offer unlimited visits. You can also purchase a punch card for $25.00 that gives you 6 visits. Stay N Play is located at the Beth El Congregation at 1900 Cochran Road, Pittsburgh PA 15220 / 412-561-1168/ https://bethelcong.org/participate/community-life/stay-n-play/
9.) Fun Fore All is an all-season FamilyFun play zone. While many activities are outdoors, there is still plenty to do indoors for the whole family. Younger kids will love Ballocity, a four-story indoor play area with ball pits, climbing structures, and more. There is a separate toddler area for the youngest kids. There are also arcade games and prize games. There is a full service snack bar with pizza, sandwiches, and more.
Fun Fore All is open daily 1000AM through 1000PM. Outdoor attractions are closed during the winter. Ballocity is $5.00 for all-day admission. Arcade games and prize games are individually priced. Fun Fore All is located at 8 Progress Avenue, Cranberry Twp PA 16066 /724-779-1800/ https://funforeall.com/
10.)Get Air in Zelienople is a trampoline park with fun activities for the whole family. Get Air has a large trampoline area for jumping fun, a dodgeball court, a basketball court, a foam pit, a Slackline, a Fidget Ladder, and a Ninja Warrior Course. The youngest jumpers under 46” have their own Kiddie Court with trampolines, a foam pit, and more. Parents can relax in Massage Chairs while their children jump. Jump Socks are required and can be purchased at Get Air.
Get Air has a Toddler Time from 1000AM to 1200PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Children under 46” tall and their parents are the only jumpers permitted. Club Air from 900-1100PM on Fridays and Saturdays is for kids over 46” tall and at least nine years old only. Special Time Just for You is from 800-1000AM on Saturdays. Only Special Needs jumpers and their families are allowed to jump.
Get Air has Open Jump on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1000AM through 1000PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1200-1000PM, Fridays and Saturdays from 1000AM through 900PM, and Sundays from 1000AM -800PM. Admission for everyone over 46” tall is $12.99 for one hour, $19.99 for two hours, and $22.99 for three hours. Admission for kids 46” tall and under is $7.99 for one hour, $12.99 for two hours, $15.99 for three hours. Monthly membership is available for $19.99. Jump socks are $3. Get Air is located at 180 Tomlinson Drive, Zelienople PA 16063/724-201-7275 / http://getairpittsburgh.com/
11.) Giggles and Smiles at Pittsburgh Mills is an indoor play zone for children up to the age of ten. Giggles and Smiles has an inflatable Bounce House, ball pits, climbing structures, a rock climbing wall, and a toddler-only play area. Children under three must be supervised by parents or guardians. Children 3-10 can be dropped off for supervised play, or parents can stay and watch their children. Children must be able to go to the bathroom independently for drop-off services. Socks must be worn, no shoes allowed.
Giggles and Smiles is closed on Mondays. Hours Tuesdays through Saturdays are 1000AM-845PM. Sunday hours are 1100AM through 545PM. Admission rates are dependent on the amount of time spent at Giggle and Smiles. Children can play for up to three hours a day. A full rate schedule can be found on the website. An hour of play for one child is $12.50. Giggles and Smiles is located at Pittsburgh Mills Mall / Pittsburgh Mills Circle, Tarentum PA 15084/ 724-275-7529/ https://www.gigglesandsmiles.net/
12.) Kidzville is an imaginative play kid’s village in the North Hills. Kidzville has eight furnished playhouses including a café, a library, a post office, an animal hospital, a bank, and a café. There is a real coffee bar for parents to relax in while their children play. Kidzville is best for preschoolers and kids through age seven. Toys may contain small parts so smaller children must be supervised at all times.
Kidzville is open seven days a week. Hours on Mondays through Fridays are 900AM-400PM. Saturday and Sunday hours are 900AM-1200PM. Unlimited all day play is $12.00 for the first child and $10 for each additional child. Kidzville is located at 262 Mount Nebo Road, Pittsburgh PA 15237 / 412-366-3173 / https://www.kidzvillepa.com/
13.) The Lightening Bug in Mars PA has fun for the entire family. There is an indoor playground for with a climbing structure, obstacles, and slides. There are also arcade games with some games for younger kids. (There is indoor mini-golf, laser tag, bumper cars, and more for older kids, tweens, and teens.) The Lightening Bug has a full-service snack bar with pizza, burgers, hot dogs, and fries.
The Lightening Bug is open Sunday through Thursday from 1000AM-900PM and Fridays and Saturdays from 1000AM- 1000PM. Admission is FREE and the Indoor Playground is FREE. Individual activities (laser tag, mini golf, etc.) can be purchased as can a play card for the arcade games. There is a Preschool Special Mondays through Fridays form 1000AM-300PM for $9.95 that includes 50 arcade points, a kids meal, and unlimited indoor playground play. The lightening Bug is located at 170 Scharberry Lane, Mars PA 16046 / 724-900-2808 / http://thelightningbug.com/
14.) Party Lane is an open play area for younger children in Mars, PA. Party Lane has six Open Play areas – a grocery store, a bakery, an animal hospital, a stage, a seasonal play area with rotating themes to fit the season, and a toddler play area. Party Lane encourages imaginative play. There is a small snack area and a limited amount of refreshments for purchase. Parents and guardians must stay with their children at all times. Shoes and socks must be worn too! Party Lane also has Special Events for Kids and evening art classes for adults.
Party Lane is open Monday 1200-400PM and Tuesdays through Fridays 900AM-400PM. The Open Play area may be closed for special events so it is best to call before you head out. Open Play is $10 per child as soon as the child can crawl and play. (Handheld babies are free.) Party Lane is located at 162 Brickyard Road, Suite 400 Mars PA 16046 / 412-446-8126 / https://www.partylanepa.com/
15.) Planet Bounce in Allison Park is an inflatable bounce zone for younger kids. Planet Bounce has four inflatable bounce houses for kids to bounce in, climb over, and run through. Planet Bounce is best for preschoolers through kids ages 4-11. Socks are required. Parents and guardian must stay with their kids but they can bounce too!
Planet Bounce is open Wednesdays through Fridays from 1000AM through 200PM. There are evening hours on Thursdays and Fridays from 400-800PM. Saturday hours are 1000AM-600PM, and Sunday hours are 1000AM-500PM. Planet Bounce is located at 4025 Alpha Drive, Allison Park PA 15101 / 724-485-9474 / http://www.planetbouncepgh.com/
16.) Wildwood Highlands is a multi-season, multi-age FamilyFun zone. The Family Fun Center has something for everyone but younger kids will love Kiddie City, a four-story jungle gym with ball pits, obstacles, slides, and more. Kiddie City is for children under 58” tall. Socks must be worn at all times but no shoes. The Sports Center has Kidsports for 4-6 year old kids. Kids can explore a wide selection of sports and activities. Four sessions cost $80.00 and pre-registration is required.
Wildwood Highlands Family Fun Center is open Sundays through Thursdays 1100AM through 900PM and Fridays and Saturdays 1100AM- through 1000PM. The new Sports Complex is open weekdays 300PM through 1000PM and weekends 700AM through 1000PM. There is a Preschool Special Weekdays from 1100AM-200PM for $7.15. The special includes a kid’s meal, Kiddies City, the Craft-of-the-Day, and 4 game tokens. Wildwood Highlands is located at 2330 Wildwood Drive, Wildwood PA 15091 / 412-487-5517/ https://www.wildwoodsportscomplex.com/
17.)Altimate Air is a Trampoline Park with much more! Altimate Air has wall-to-wall trampolines with basketball dunk and dodgeball areas, a climbing wall, a jump bag and an obstacle course. There is also a Bounce House for younger kids.
Altimate Air is open Mondays through Thursdays 300PM to 800PM. There is a Kids Jump on Fridays 1100AM through 1200PM and an Open Jump 1200 to 900PM. Open Jump on Saturday is 1200PM through 900PM. Open Jump is on Sundays 1200PM through 800PM. Admission for 8 and up is $10 for 30 minutes, $16 for 60 minutes, $20 for 90 minutes, and $26 for two hours. Admission includes the Trampoline Park, the Climbing Wall, the Jump Bag, and the Obstacle Course. Admission for kids 7 and under is $7.50 for 30 minutes, $12.50 for 60 minutes, $16.50 for 90 minutes, and $19.50 for two hours. Kids admission includes the Trampoline Park and the Bounce House. Altimate Air is located at 1701 Lincoln Highway, North Versailles PA 15137 / 412-626-5996 / http://www.altimateair.com/
18.) Giggles and Smiles is Monroeville’s Indoor Play zone for children up to the age of ten. Giggles and Smiles has an inflatable Bounce House, ball pits, climbing structures, a rock climbing wall, and a toddler’s only play area. Children under three must be supervised by parents or guardians. Children 3-10 can be dropped off for supervised play, or parents can stay and watch their children. Children must be able to go to the bathroom independently for drop-off services. Socks must be worn, no shoes allowed.
Giggles and Smiles is Mondays through Saturdays from 1000AM-845PM. Sunday hours are 1200PM through 545PM. Admission rates are dependent on the amount of time spent at Giggles and Smiles. Children can play for up to three hours a day. A full rate schedule can be found on the website. An hour of play for one child is $12.50. Giggles and Smiles is located Monroeville Mall at 200 Mall Circle Drive, Monroeville PA 15146 / 412-372-3755 / https://www.gigglesandsmiles.net/
19.)Skyzone is a Trampoline Park with with a lot of activities for all ages. Three is a freestyle trampoline court, dodgeball, Basketball Dunk, and a Foam Pit. Skyzone has Toddler Time for kids 5 and under and their parents to have fun in a safe environment. Toddler Time is from 1000-1100AM on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Admission is $10.
Skyzone is open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 400-800PM, Fridays 400-1100PM, Saturdays 1000AM-1100PM, Sundays 1000AM-700PM, and closed Mondays. Admission is $13 for 30 minutes, $17 for 60 minutes, $21 for 90 minutes, and $24 for two hours. Skyzone is located at 160 Levin Way, Monroeville PA 15146 / 412-810-0200/ https://www.skyzone.com/monroeville
20.) Seabase is the Pittsburgh area’s oldest indoor play area. Seabase has two large, multi-level play areas plus a toddler area with smaller obstacles. Seabase also has a large arcade with ticket-prize machines, a train for younger kids, laser maze, and laser tag. There is indoor mini golf and a full-service snack area. It is easy to spend a day at Seabase, a FamilyFunPittsburgh favorite.
Seabase is open Sunday through Thursday 1000AM through 900PM and Friday and Saturday from 1000AM-1000PM. Admission is $8.00 for children 1-13 years old. Older kids cannot play at Seabase. Younger kids are FREE. Seabase is located at 770 E Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg PA 15601/ 724-838-8887/ https://www.seabasefun.com/