Best Indoor Playgrounds in Indianapolis

Indianapolis is home to some amazing playgrounds. But there are times when parents simply need a safe indoor space for their kids to play – whether its a rainy day, winter day or overly hot summer day. Thankfully, Indianapolis has plenty of indoor playgrounds to choose from. Here are a few of our favorites:

 

 

Indoor Playgrounds & Trampoline Parks

Smiley Indoor Playgrounds

Smiley is a huge 25,000 sq foot facility in Castleton filled with the latest Virtual Reality technology.  We have very rare and unique interactive games and rides for children of all ages.  We also have an enormous indoor playground with trampoline basketball, tubes & slides, rock-climbing, obstacle course, fast raceway slides, and much more.

Location: 5729 E. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46250
Cost: Prices vary. Learn more here.
Hours: Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday – 11:00am – 8:00pm; Friday, 11:00am – 9:00pm; Saturday, 10:00am – 10:00pm

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Kid’s Planet

Kid’s Planet has a multi-story indoor playground that will make your kids have a blast. There are many play areas that your kids from all ages (up to 14) will love to play, including a toddler play area.

Location: 499 Southpoint Circle, Brownsburg
Cost: Pricing varies. Learn more here.
Hours: Summer Hours 6/1/2021 – 8/1/2021: Monday thru Thursday: 10 AM – 8 PM, Friday – Saturday: 10 AM – 9 PM, Sunday: 10 AM – 7 PM

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Kid’s Planet

Defy Indy

Defy Indy is an extreme airpark that offers many activities to “defy” gravity. From trampolines to aerial silks there is something for everyone. Defy Indy also offers a Ninja Warrior Course and lots of opportunities to practice your ninja skills.

Location: 8356 Masters Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46250
Hours: Monday – Wednesday, Sunday: 9 am-9 pm; Friday-Saturday: 9 am-10 pm; Closed Thursdays.
Cost: Tickets and monthly memberships range based on day and age. Find more info here. 
Little Kid Hours: Every weekday from 9 am to noon, children 6 and under pay only $10.99 and includes one adult.

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Defy Indy

Adrenaline

Adrenaline is the perfect place for an adventure! Have a blast jumping on trampolines (of course), channeling your inner ninja warrior, making it to the top of the climbing wall, or challenging your friends in jousting. Adrenaline is the largest indoor adventure park in Indiana, with 50,000 square feet of attractions, including our ALL NEW ropes course, warped wall, stunt fall, giant inflatable hamster balls, all sports course, harnessed climbing wall and MORE!

Location: 10080 E 121st St Suite 182, Fishers, IN 46037
Hours: Monday: CLOSED, Tuesday – Thursday: 12pm – 7pm, Friday: 11pm – 8pm, Saturday: 11am – 6:30pm, Sunday: 11am – 7pm
Cost: Tickets and monthly memberships range based on day and age. Find more info here. 
Little Kid Hours: Friday & Saturday morning from 9:30am – 11am. Children walking to 6 years old, $8 per Adventurer.

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Adrenaline

Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park

Seriously. There’s so much to do inside Urban Air that you might have to come back for a second visit. Test your skills in the Warrior Obstacle Course, compete with friends, or practice your own tricks freestyle. No matter how you choose to play, you can take it to the next level at Urban Air. Urban Air has a huge indoor playground perfect for younger children.

Location: 14450 Mundy Dr, Noblesville, IN 46060
Hours: Monday- Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm, Friday: 10 am – 9 pm, Saturday: 10 am – 9 pm, Sunday: 11 am – 8 pm
Cost: Tickets and monthly memberships range based on day and age. Find more info here. 
Little Kid Hours: Children under 6 can purchase tickets for just $8.99, during the school year, younger children can enjoy Friday mornings with no big kids.

 

Indoor Playgrounds at Museums/Community Centers

Discovery Station at Conner Prairie

Open Thursday through Sunday during the winter months, Discovery Station will delight kids through the age of nine. Here they can create, climb, explore, play and pretend. Activities include a Kids Playscape, fort-building zone, craft area, reading nook and more. There is even a special area devoted to infants.

Location: 13400 Allisonville Rd, Fishers
Cost: Included with admission to Conner Prairie; free for members
Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 10:00am – 5:00pm

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Playscape at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

The Playscape at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is the perfect place for kids ages 5 and under to learn through sensory exploration. There are separate spots for toddlers and babies, with a climbing pod, sand area, water play and much more. This space is completely family friendly, too, with amenities like private nursing areas, family restrooms, and diaper-changing stations. Really, they’ve thought of everything!

Location: 3000 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis
Cost: Entrance is included with paid general admission; free for members
Hours: Vary by season. Learn more here.

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KidCity at Greenwood Community Center

Opening after major renovations back in January, the Greenwood Community Center is a MUST- GO! The redesigned two-story building is a year -round indoor play zone with STEM-focused activity stations all around. From an art/ coloring area, a life- size Lite- Brite, a musical garden outside, and smaller climbing play sets indoor just to mention a few! Featuring the Luckey Climber in the middle of the spiral stairs case allows kids to safely climb up and over the staircase creating a unique and imaginative climbing element

Location: 100 Surina Way, Greenwood, IN 46143
Cost: $4.00/child and free for adults
Hours:  Monday – Thursday, 9:00am – 6:00pm; Friday: 9:00am – 4:00pm; Saturday – Sunday, 10:00am – 4:00pm

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Free Indoor Playgrounds

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Cornerstone Lutheran Church (Temporary Closed)

Newly opened, this indoor playground offers plenty of climbing opportunities for the older kids and a separate area with toddler-friendly equipment, making it a safe and inviting space for all ages.

Location: Cornerstone Lutheran Church, 13450 E. 116th Street, Fishers
Cost: Free
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 1:00pm and 4:00 – 7:00pm; Sunday, noon-3pm

 

The Center at The Well Community Center(Temporary Closed)

This indoor play area was made by an Earth-friendly community using only re-purposed toys, furniture and even carpet tiles. Best of all, it is free to the public and open to children of all ages. Everyone who comes to play will need to fill out a release form that can be completed out when you arrive, or online beforehand to save time.

Location: 554 Pit Road, Brownsburg
Cost: Free
Hours: Monday – Wednesday, 9:00am – 1:00pm; Monday and Friday, 5:00 – 8:00pm

The Park at Traders Point Christian Church (Temporary Closed)

The Park is every kids dream. The expansive space is separated into zones, including a preschool play structure, a larger play structure for older kids, basketball courts, a rock climbing wall and a quiet zone (perfect for kids with special needs who may become overstimulated). There is also an oasis where you can take a break and have a snack. Whether you’re looking to let your kids work off extra energy, meet new friends or you just want to relax while your kids play in a safe, fun environment, you’ll feel at home here.

Location: Traders Point Christian Church, 6590 S Indianapolis Rd, Whitestown
Cost: Free
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 10:00am – 8:00pm; Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm; Saturday, 8:00am – Noon. The Park is closed the first Monday of each month for deep cleaning.

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The Park at Trader’s Point Christian Church

The Treehouse at Plainfield Christian Church

The Treehouse is only open to the public two days a week, but it is well worth the trip to see this beautiful indoor play structure that is bathed in natural light. Geared to kids ages 2 to 12, it is designed to look like a whimsical tree with tons of space for kids to climb until they are ready to slide down.

Location: 800 Dan Jones Road, Plainfield
Cost: Free
Hours: Tuesdays/Thursdays: 9-11 am or 1-3pm; Sunday: 9:00 am – 9:30 am | 10:30 am – 11:00 am | 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

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Playland at Brookville Community Church (Temporary Closed)

This padded playground features slides, tunnels, and a special area for children under two, making it a safe place for tots to tumble and kids to climb. Children up to third grade are welcome. There is an eating are outside the Playland doors that is the perfect place to take a lunch break.

Location: 7480 US-52, New Palestine
Cost: Free
Hours: Hours vary. Learn more here.

The Commons in Columbus (Temporary Closed)

All right, this one is a bit of a drive from Indianapolis but well worth it. This HUGE indoor playscape has individual areas for tots, preschoolers and the big kids, plus it’s FREE. And parents, it’s such a blast that before long, you’ll find yourself scaling the 3-story climber.

Location: 300 Washington Street, downtown Columbus
Cost: Free
Hours: Closed Monday; Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00am – 5:00pm; Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00pm

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The Commons in Columbus

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