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 an NYC playscape: Apple Seeds
Need a sure-fire way to entertain the under five set? Head straight to Apple Seeds, which has locations in Gramercy and the Upper West Side. Membership isn’t cheap, but you get a lot of bang for your buck: unlimited access to the bright and airy play spaces and guest passes which make for the easiest play date ever. Each location is stocked with sensory-rich features custom-made for the curious and energetic. You'll find a well-padded play area where babies can practice cruising; a tricked-out gym with a basketball net and soft equipment for climbing and belly flopping; a build-your-own-adventure LEGO table, and a miniature cityscape where kids can race through an apartment building, run a deli and (because this is New York) drive a cab.
10 W. 25th St.
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Family membership plans start at $124/month
200 West End Ave.
Upper West Side
Hours and cost: same as above
photo: Apple Seeds
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— Bonnie Vengrow