Your Ultimate Guide to Neighborhood Play Spaces

After a few scraped knees and muddy hands, outdoor playgrounds may have lost their reputation for good, clean fun. Fortunately, for every sandy pit in the Bay Area, there’s also a perfectly padded indoor play space filled with toys, ball pits, bouncy houses and more. With these four walls keeping your little wanderers way too entertained to leave your sight, you can now hold a cuppa and relax.

Bonus: All play spaces host birthday parties and special events.

Playland, Sausalito
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Playland, Sausalito

This funzone is filled with bouncy houses, crafts, an air hockey table and even a wave slide! Every little tot (7 and under) that visits will also get a balloon animal and a temporary tattoo as proof of their victorious play time. Drop in for a few hours of morning fun to tucker your kid out so you can relax the rest of the day.

Perks: Free coffee, natural teas and cookies. Hot drinks for big people only.

Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon
Admission: $10/Sausalito child resident; $12/non-resident child.

610 Coloma St., Sausalito Ca 94965 (415-377-9678 or

photo courtesy of Playland

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Where do your kids go to play the rainy days away? Let us know in the comments below!

— Christal Yuen