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 Hyper-local Play Equipment: Curiosity on Court

This sizable playspace in Carroll Gardens is big enough to have something for every kid and still have room for them to run around. The cornerstone of the space is a large,  NYC-themed multi-level climbing structure with slides, passageways and tunnels. Nearby you'll find a train table, as well as a separate nook that serves as a little subway station, complete with turnstile, Metrocard vending machine and train announcements (for the actual neighborhood station.) Still other play areas include a magnetic wall where kids can use plastic tubes to guide balls from top to bottom, a play kitchen and a separate space just for crawlers and small ones. Take note: they also host parties in a nice downstairs space and host parent date nights on Fridays and Saturdays. Drop-in plays is $25; call or check the web site on weekends to verify hours, as afternoons are sometimes booked for parties.

278 Court St.
Carroll Gardens


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— Bonnie Vengrow