When the weather turns icky, the cold makes you long for the Great Indoors, and the thought of sitting on a metal park bench while your kids run around is less than appealing, head to one of these awesome indoor playgrounds in Toronto.
Oaks ‘n Acorns
We couldn’t have dreamed up a better activity centre (with locations in both Danforth and the Junction) than oaks n’ acorns. There’s a clean, bright play space and fitness classes for both moms and kids—with daycare options available for moms who are working out. Drop-in and try a class, or register for the program that interests you (and your littles).
The Children’s Storefront: Queen West
If you’re in the Ossington and Bloor area, check out The Children’s Storefront. It’s a free service that provides support for parents and young children (and has done so since 1975!). Parents, grandparents and caregivers can drop in and enjoy a fun, clean place for children to play and parents to connect. Bring your lunch or snacks (nut-free please) and enjoy a coffee while your babies play.
Hooray for Play
This indoor play centre is in the west end and is suitable for ages 3 months to preteen. Hooray for Play not only has a two-story pirate-ship play structure with slides and a toddler area, it also has a separate room for older kids with air hockey, basketball hoops, and Xbox games. You can book kids’ parties or a parents’ night out with in-centre childcare. Pretty sweet.
Kidnetix Edu-Play Centre – Yorkdale
This large indoor playground in Yorkdale has climbers with tunnels and slides, a ball pit, inflatable bouncer, toddler ride-on toys, a climbing wall, a Lego wall!!, arcade games, and more. It’s sure to make everyone happy.