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).
Bizzy Bee Playcentre
Stress-free entertainment is what the Beaches’ Bizzy Bee Playcentre is all about. A fully equipped indoor playground, it features a large slide, ball pit and dress-up play area, as well as music programs and babysitting. Stay and watch the kids play as you enjoy complimentary bottled water, juice, coffee and tea, or take the time to zip out and run errands. Snacks are available for the kids but you are welcome to bring your own. Guests can use the sink, microwave and toaster oven, as well as a small eating area with child-sized picnic benches and a high chair.
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.