by Janet Jonus
Looking for something to do in the cold Pittsburgh Winter? Try out these play places for kids five to ten years old.
Are your kids younger, check out our Ultimate Indoor Play for Younger Kids here: https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/indoor-fun-play-places-for-younger-kids/
Are your tweens and teens looking for indoor fun? Check it out here: https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/indoor-fun-tweens-and-teens/
1.)The Neville Roller Drome is a Pittsburgh tradition. Step back in time for FamilyFun. Have you ever been roller skating? (It was very popular when FamilyFunMom was a kid.) Put on a pair of Quad skates and head on out into the rink. The Roller Drome has Family nights, with family friendly music, and open skate nights for everyone.
The Roller Drome has Family Skate on Wednesdays from 630-900PM, on Saturdays from 100-400PM, and on Sundays from 200-500PM. Admission for Family Skate is $6.00. There is an Open Skate on Fridays from 730-1030PM and on Saturdays from 800-1100PM. Open Skate admission is $7.00. Skate rentals are $3.00. The Neville Roller Drome is located 5109 Neville Road, Pittsburgh PA 15225 / 412-264-9856 / https://skatenrd.com/index.php
2.)Scene 75 is Pittsburgh’s newest Indoor Play Park. Scene 75 is a massive indoor entertainment complex with fun for everyone. Kids can test their skills in the Laser Maze, play blacklight MiniGolf, take a virtual 3D Dark Ride, bowl on the mini lanes, play in the arcade, join in combat in Laser Tag, and bash their friends and family on the Bumper Cars. Kids ten and up (and at least 54” tall with good driving skills) can race on the Indoor GoKarts too. There are Bouncy Inflatables for kids up to ten. Scene75 has three indoor “Food Trucks” serving up burgers, wings, pizzas, and more.
Scene75 is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1100AM to 1100PM, Fridays 1100AM to 1200AM, Saturdays from 1000AM to 1200AM, and Sundays from 1100AM to 1000PM. Indoor GoKarts are $8.00, Laser Tag is $8.50, MiniGolf is $5.00 for nine holes and $8.00 for 18 holes, Virtual Reality is $10, Bouncy Inflatables are $6.00 for 30 minutes and $9.00 for an hour, Bumper Cars are $4.00, the Dark Ride is $6.00, and MiniBowling is $3.50, and Laser Maze is $2.00. Scene75 is located at 1775 S Braddock Road, Pittsburgh PA 15218 / 412-336-2330 / https://www.scene75.com/pittsburgh/
3.)Switch and Signal Skate Park is a 12,000 square foot indoor skate park located in Pittsburgh’s Swissvale Neighborhood. With ramps, bowls, and pipes, there is something for all skill levels. Beginners are welcome, and you don’t even need a skateboard, you can borrow one from the Park. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. There is a coffee bar onsite. The Park offers lessons and classes.
Switch and Signal Skate Park is open Mondays through Thursdays from 1200PM-900PM, Fridays from 1200PM-1000PM, Saturdays 900AM-1000PM, and Sundays 900AM-900PM. Admission is $12.00 and yearly memberships are available. Switch and Signal Skate Park is located at 7518 Dickson Street, Pittsburgh PA 15218 / 412-871-0023 / http://switchandsignalskatepark.com/
4.)The Wheel Mill is the area’s only Indoor Bike/BMX Park. The Wheel Mill features eight rooms of indoor tracks with ramps, jumps, and more for all skill levels. They have a several jump lines, a pump room, several mountain bike rooms, a mini ramp and a foam pit. Bring your own bike (and helmet – helmets are mandatory) for an afternoon of challenging fun. Classes are available too.
The Wheel Mill is open Monday through Friday from 200PM through 1000PM and Saturday and Sunday 1000AM through 1000PM. Day passes are available as are memberships. Day Pass admission Monday through Friday is $18 for kids 12 and under. Everyone 13+ is $23. Weekend rates are $24 for 12 and under and $28 for 13+. The Wheel Mill is located at 6815 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15208 / 412-362-3693 /http://www.thewheelmill.com/
5.)Flight Fit N Fun in Bridgeville is an indoor FamilyFun trampoline facility. The main attraction is the wall-to-wall trampolines for freestyle jumping. Flight also has a three-lane Ninja Warrior course that is a favorite with older kids, tweens and teens. There is a beginner run, an intermediate run, and a difficult course with obstacles from the American Ninja Warrior show. Flight also has trampoline dodgeball and a Laser Maze. Flight has a Kids Zone just for kids smaller than 47”. 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. (For more information, check here: ) 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/
6.)Planet Bounce is an inflatable bounce play area for kids through 11 years old. There are four inflatable bounce houses for kids to bounce in, climb over, and run through including an inflated obstacle course for your Ninja Warriors. Socks are required. Kids must be supervised but adults 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/
7.)Skyzone is a Trampoline Park with extra activities. The heart of Skyzone is the wall-to-wall trampoline court, with trampolines for everyone. Skyzone also has Basketball Dunk – use the power of the trampoline to dunk basketballs. There is a Dodgeball court for monitored games of Dodgeball. The Foam Pit has trampolines to jump off of. Do flips and jumps into the foam blocks. Take on your friends in SkyJoust. Battle in gladiatorial combat over a foam pit. Climb a rock climbing wall over a foam pit at Free Climb, no harnesses needed. Test your balance at Sky Ladder. Climb the fidget ladder to the top – or fall into the foam pit below. Challenge yourself on the Ninja Warrior course. Test your balance, strength, and agility. Check out Glow for night-time fun for kids 9 and up from 900-1100PM on Friday nights. Admission is $20.
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
8.)Snapology is a LEGO playland located in Bridgeville. Snapology has LEGOs of all shapes and sizes for kids of all ages. Build and invent your own creations. Snapology also has numerous classes for kids from 4-14 years old. Parents must stay with children under the age of five.
Snapology is open 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
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. Take a ride on the XD Dark Ride – a 3D movie and gaming experience. Height minimum is 40”. Play one of the 25 Arcade games. Earn points playing one of the 40 ticket games then head on over to the Prize Store. 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 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.)Fun Slides Carpet Park is an indoor carpet skating park in the North Hills. How do you carpet slide? You strap on smooth-bottomed plastic “skates” and slide. (Think socks on hardwood floors.) Fun Slides has ramps and plenty of slides. They also have Xtra activities including dodgeball, an inflatable area, Carpet Hockey, and a Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course. Athletic shoes must be worn and kids eight and under must wear a helmet. There is a snack bar with pizza onsite.
Fun Slides Carpet Park is open Monday 1000AM-200PM. It is closed on Tuesdays. Fun Slides is open 400-900PM on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The Park is open Fridays from 1100AM-930PM, Saturdays from 1230-830PM, and Sundays 1230-630PM. Admission is $12.99 for two hours. Skate rentals are $2.49. Xtras are $2.00 per activity or $4.00 for unlimited Xtras. Helmet rentals are $1.99. A Spectator Pass for non-skaters (parents and guardians) is $1.49. Fun Slides Skate Park is located at 1130 Perry Hwy, Pittsburgh PA 15237 / 412-364-9400 / https://funslidespark.com/
11.)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. They also have a dodgeball court and trampoline Slam – get Big Air on the trampoline basketball court. Bounce and flip into Get Air’s foam pit. Test your balance on the Slackline and Fidget Ladder. Challenge yourself on the Ninja Obstacle 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/
12.)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/
13.)The Lightening Bug in Mars PA has fun for the entire family. Take on the Lazer Runner Laser Tag. Play a round of Bug Glow Golf. Smash up your friends and family at the Spin Zone Bumper Cars. Kids 42″ and at least 40 pounds can climb the Climbing Wall. Explore the Lightening Bug Playground. 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.)Planet Bounce in Allison Park is an inflatable bounce zone for kids up to age Planet Bounce has four inflatable bounce houses for kids to bounce in, climb over, and run through including an inflatable obstacle course. 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/
15.)Wildwood Highlands is a multi-season, multi-age FamilyFun zone. The Family Fun Center has something for everyone. 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/
16.)Altimate Air is a Trampoline Park with much more! Altimate Air has wall-to-wall trampolines with basketball dunk and dodgeball areas. You can rent bounce boards to get that Altimate Air. The Altimate Air Jump Bag is a favorite. Jump off a platform into a real air bag like the stunt professionals use. Climb the Altimate Air Climbing Wall. The 25 foot wall has an automatic belay system and a race wall. The Climbing Wall is for kids 8 and up that weigh at least 70 pounds. The Altimate Air Ninja Warrior Course is a two-level Ninja Course with beginner, intermediate, and difficult levels. The Ninja Warrior Course is for kids ten and up who are at least 54 inches tall. Three is also a Bounce House for younger kids. There is a Teen Jump on Saturdays from 900-1100PM. Teens 14-18 get two hours of jumping, two slices of pizza and a drink.
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/
17.)Giggle 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/
18.)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, a laser maze, and laser tag. There is indoor mini golf and a full-service snack area. Parents can play too! Seabase is 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/
19.)Skyzone is a Trampoline Park with extra activities. The heart of Skyzone is the wall-to-wall trampoline court, with trampolines for everyone. Skyzone also has Basketball Dunk – use the power of the trampoline to dunk basketballs. There is a Dodgeball court for monitored games of Dodgeball. The Foam Pit has trampolines to jump off of. Do flips and jumps into the foam blocks. Train parkour moves with Parkour Blocks on the main trampoline court. Check out Glow for night-time fun for kids 9 and up from 900-1100PM on Friday nights. Admission is $20.
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.)Zone 28 is an indoor entertainment center in Harmarville. Zone 28 has 33 bowling lanes with Cosmic Bowling during the evenings. Zone 28 also has Laser Tag, Pool tables, and over 75 arcade games. Escape Zone features two escape rooms for teens and adults. (Kids can take on the Escape Room too but there are special rates and rules. See the website for details.) There is an on-site full service restaurant
Zone 28 is open Sundays through Wednesdays 900AM through 1100PM, Thursdays 900Am through 1200AM, Fridays and Saturdays 900AM-200AM. Laser Tag is $8.00 for one game and $13.00 for two games, Pool is $5.00 for 30 minutes, and bowling is $* price to be updated on 1/1/19 per person. There is an Early Bird bowling special of $9.00 for two hours of bowling from 900AM-1200PM. Escape Zone rooms are open Mondays through Thursdays 1000AM to 830PM, Fridays through Sundays 1000AM through 1000PM. Cost is $25 per person per room. Zone 28 is located at 2525 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh PA 15228 / 412-828-1100 / https://www.zone28.com/information#pricing