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 Major Convenience: New York Kids Club

You may have noticed New York Kids Clubs popping up all over the city. (Three more are opening this spring!) These mega kids' emporiums offer a huge variety classes for kids ages two months to 12 years, covering fitness, art, music, language and more. What we love about the New York Kids Club is its huge gym with padded obstacle courses, a balance beam, trampoline and sets of bars. The space also hosts special events on Friday afternoons and weekends, giving kids another chance to blow off some steam with classmates. Mini partygoers play in the gym, make crafts and dance to live performers, then gobble up pizza served on pint-sized tables. Open play is unstructured but supervised, so you can relax (a bit!) while your children jump, climb and run to their heart's content. You’ll need to enroll in a class to use the open play passes—they're sold in packs of 10, 20 or 30—but considering there are more than a dozen courses offered each winter, chances are there's something perfect for your little movers and shakers.

Locations throughout New York City:

photo: New York Kids Clubs


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

— Bonnie Vengrow