In search of the perfect place to lets the kids run wild inside? NYC is full of indoor play spaces, and like children and snowflakes, no two are exactly alike. You’ll find sprawling fantastical spots, sporty places to climb, jump and roll, members-only clubs with benefits, low-key drop-ins for little ones and more. Click through to find your NYC play space match!

For the Sporty Tot: Little Athletes Exploration Center

The Little Athletes Exploration Center is a great Chelsea indoor play space. Located in Chelsea Piers, the center has drop-in play for kids ages six months to four years old. We love the two-story climbing gym filled with sensory play items, and the ball pit that we so wish we could dive into ourselves. Everything is padded and soft, so your wee ones can go wild without hurting themselves. The center is generally open seven days a week, but we suggest you call in advance for the daily schedule, as times often change.

<span class="s1"Chelsea Piers, Pier 62
23rd Street and Hudson River Park
Hours: Mon.-Sun., 9:30 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.

 photo: Chelsea Piers Field House's Facebook page


Where do you go for good times indoors? Tell us in the comments below! 

— Bonnie Vengrow