Looking for indoor playgrounds in Houston? Whether it’s a rainy day or sweltering hot or you just feel like staying inside, taking the kids to an indoor playground can be a lifesaver.
There are number of indoor play areas to choose from in Houston, so we’ve grouped them based on free or paid admission and noted a few other details. We have listed 23 indoor playgrounds in Houston, so you are bound to find something you like that is near you!
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Editor’s Note: We at Houstononthecheap always try to keep you up to date with the latest information. As always though, please call in advance to confirm details and check for any specific guidelines from these establishments. Most indoor playgrounds do not allow food & drink.
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FREE INDOOR PLAYGROUNDS IN HOUSTON
What: – This huge castle playground is fully ADA Accessible and designed for preschoolers and toddlers 48 inches and under. There is a 3-level medieval castle surrounded by an Enchanted Forest with interactive features. There is also a Nestle Toll House Café and Cinnabon nearby for parents.
Where: – Memorial City Mall, 303 Memorial City Way, Houston, TX 77024, United States
When: – Monday to Thursday and Sunday 11am–7pm, Friday to Saturday 11am–8pm
Picture courtesy of IKEA
What: – For kids who are potty trained and between 37 to 54 inches tall, you can drop them off at this Houston indoor playground while you shop! At IKEA, providing a safe environment for our customers and co-workers is our top priority. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the current state of unrest in the U.S., we will not be allowing any organization to gather or meet-up on IKEA property, including our parking lots, effective immediately. We will continue to consider requests to host COVID-testing and relief efforts as an exception. IKEA has no political affiliation and our priority is to ensure we provide a safe environment for our customers and co-workers.
Where: – 7810 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024, United States
When: – Monday to Sunday 10am–9pm
Picture courtesy of Galleria
What: – A kid-sized replica of the Galleria located on Level 2 north of the Galleria Financial Center. Enter through the yellow parking garage. It’s for kids under 42 inches tall.
Where: – Houston, TX 77056, United States
What: – Located inside First Methodist Downtown, this playground is free and open to the public. It’s for kids aged 5 and under. The park is open to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 am to noon. Our park is lonely without you and we can’t wait until we can all play together again one day! In the meantime, follow First Kids on Facebook for updates regarding re-opening, upcoming events, and more!
Where: – First United Methodist Church, 1320 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, United States
When: – Monday to Wednesday 9am–12pm, Thursday to Sunday Closed
What: – Bring socks and your insurance card for the waiver. Adventure Point is open to the public Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 am to noon.
Where: – 1134 Old Alvin Rd, Pearland, TX 77581, United States
When: – Monday to Thursday 8am–5pm Sunday 8:30am–1pm, Friday and Saturday Closed
Picture courtesy of Houston First Baptist Church
What: The Play land is a fun play area in the Fitness & Recreation Center for children ages 2nd-5th grade. It is open to the public during regular facility hours except on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:30p. During inclement weather, First Baptist Academy will have exclusive use of the PlayLand and Game Room. Please call our Front Desk, 713.957.6710, to inquire about any changes.
Where: – Loop Campus, 7401 Katy Fwy
When: – Monday – Thursday 5:30 am to 10 pm, Friday 5:30 am to 7 pm, Saturday 8 am to 5 pm and Sunday 1-5 pm
What: – Inside MDUMC’s West Campus, you’ll find their playground. It’s right inside the Journey Worship Center, open to children 10 and under on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am to 12 noon.
Where: – 12955 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079, United States
When: – Monday – Thursday from 9 AM – 5 PM, Sunday from 8 AM – 12:30 PM
What: – This indoor playground is open to the public at various hours throughout the year. Their hours are at the bottom of the site- always check for updates before you go!
Where: – 3500 Woodland Hills Dr, Kingwood, TX 77339, United States
When: – Monday – Thursday from 8 AM – 5 PM, Sunday Closed
What: – Open Monday through Thursday from 9:30- 3:30 and Friday from 9:30 to noon, this Houston indoor playground is a safe bet for daytime play.
Where: – 900 Echo Ln, Houston, TX 77024, United States
When: – Monday – Thursday from 8am–4:30pm Friday 8am–1pm, Saturday Closed, Sunday 8:20–11:40am, 6–7pm
Picture courtesy of Sugar Creek Baptist Church
What: – The playscape is open to the public Monday and Tuesday from 8 am to 4 pm, Wednesday from 11 am to 4 pm, Thursdays from 8- 10 am and 2-4 pm. They’re closed to the public on weekends. Try this one out- it’s awesome!
Where: – 13223 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX 77478, United States
When: – Monday – Friday 8am–5pm Saturday Closed, Sunday 7:30am–2pm
What: – Their Texas- sized playground is open to the public for toddlers through 12 years old. Their public hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.
Where: – One Fellowship Drive The Woodlands, Texas 77384
When: – Saturday 6pm, Sunday 9am (Traditions in Chapel), Sunday 9:30am, 11:30am
What: – Safari Stop at UMC Woodlands is best for kids aged 3- 9 years old. They’re located next to Fireside Cafe and open to the public every day of the week. Sunday- Thursday, noon- 6 pm. Friday & Saturday, 8 am- 6 pm.
Where: – 2200 Lake Woodlands Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380, United States
When: – Monday – Friday 8:30am–5pm Saturday Closed, Sunday 8:30am–12pm
What: – Mondays and Fridays from 10 am until 3 pm, you can play on their indoor or outdoor playgrounds for free! Check before you go- this church is busy and has tons of events!
Where: – 1201 Silber Rd, Houston, TX 77055, United States
When: – Monday – Friday 8am–5pm Saturday Closed, Sunday 9am–2pm
For even more free indoor playgrounds in Houston, check out the malls. Their indoor playgrounds are made for small kids, usually under six, and get super busy so make sure you have a backup plan!
INDOOR PLAYGROUNDS IN HOUSTON WITH PAID ADMISSION
What: – Entrance to the Tot Spot is included with museum admission. Go during their slower hours and the littles under age 6 can have room to roam. One of the best options for indoor playgrounds in Houston
Where: – 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
When: – Wednesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Thursday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm (Free Family Night Thursday 5:00 – 8:00 pm), Sunday, Noon – 6:00 pm
How Much: – $11–12
What: – Open Play is Weekdays, 10 am to 6 pm. There are inflatable jumping pillows, a pirate ship, a three-story playscape, and more. Admission starts at $8 and they have added features for members.
Where: – 767 N Shepherd Dr #400, Houston, TX 77007, United States
When: – Monday – Friday 9am–6pm, Saturday and Sunday Closed
How Much: – $150
Picture courtesy of We Rock The Spectrum
What: – Specially for children who benefit from specialized occupational therapy play and equipment, this playground has many locations around Houston. Open Play starts at $12 for one, and $10 for every child after that.
Where: – 1022 Wirt Rd Suite 314, Houston, TX 77055, United States
When: – Monday – Saturday 9:30am–5:30pm, Saturday 12:30–5pm
What: – Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, entrance starts at just $12 per person with a discount for seniors and military. They have several fun, interactive play exhibits.
Where: – 198 Kempner St, Sugar Land, TX 77498, United States
When: – Monday – Saturday 9:30am–5:30pm, Saturday 12:30–5pm
How Much: – Adults/Children (Ages 1+): $12.00 per person, Seniors (Ages 65+): $11.00 per person
Picture courtesy of Woodlands Children’s Museum
What: – This whole facility is a playground and admission is just $7! Fantastic option when you are a looking for indoor playgrounds in Houston on a budget!
Where: – 4775 W Panther Creek Dr #280, The Woodlands, TX 77381, United States
When: – Monday to Tuesday Closed Wednesday 10am–4pm, Thursday and Friday 10am–1pm Saturday 10am–3pm, Sunday Closed
How Much: – $7
What: – With two sections and inexpensive admission, this place has some of the best ratings in Houston.
Where: – 10862 Jones Rd, Houston, TX 77065, United States
How Much: – Kids 2 and under are $9 but you can let them roam freely. The other section is for kids aged 3- 12 and is just $11.
Note: Closed until further notice
What: – This location has so many things to do, the kids can play all day and not get bored. You’ll want to bring skid- free socks or buy some when you’re there for just $1.50. Admission is based on age and day of the week.
Where: – 16219 Clay Rd Ste 275, Houston, TX 77084, United States
Note: – Temporarily closed
What: – This indoor playground is different because it includes both active and imaginative play. They offer room to jump and climb as well as a “store” where kids can role play, a dress up area, a reading nook, and more. Admission is $10 for kids 2 and up, and just $9 for kids under 2.
Where: – 1801 S Dairy Ashford Rd Unit 129, Houston, TX 77077, United States
When: – Monday Closed Tuesday to Friday 10am–1pm, 2–5pm
Saturday to Sunday 10am–1pm, 2–7pm
What: – This indoor jump spot has two Houston locations- one in Sugar Land and one in Spring/Klein. It’s great for all ages, including teenagers. They’re open every day and admission starts at $10 for half an hour.
Where: – 24952 Katy Ranch Road, Katy, TX 77433
When: – Monday to Friday 9am–5pm, Saturday and Sunday Closed
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