We are super lucky to live in the land of perpetual sunshine but sometimes you need an indoor spot to cool off or avoid the occasional rain. This list of our favorite Orange County indoor playgrounds for kids is all you need to plan the afternoon of fun. Scroll through to find your next adventure!

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We Play Loud
We Play Loud Kids’ Playground is a large indoor playground designed specifically to keep your children happy for hours. They have a two-level indoor play structure (covering over 3,600 square feet) that has a variety of activities for kids to enjoy such as a giant four-person wave slide, foam ball fountain, two foam ball dumping baskets and rainbow bridges. They have a special gated off toddler section with soft play rides specifically designed for them such as an animal merry-go-round, soft foam slide and ball pit.

7470 Edinger Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA

24350 Swartz Drive
Lake Forest, CA
Online: weplayloud.com

Sender One
Older kids love this climbing gym that puts their muscles and motivation to the test. You can take a class her or head to Sender City for some auto-belay action. Try your luck traversing the Trembling Towers and then climb the wall like Spiderman.

1441 S Village Way,
Santa Ana, CA
Online: senderoneclimbing.com

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DEFY Extreme Air Sports
Parents will definitely want to get in on the action at this spot that’s fun for all ages. Sail through the air like a circus performer, battle your brother on the battle beams, bounce in the trampoline land and make your way through the ninja obstacle course. You’ll leave tired, that’s for sure!

25222 El Paseo Rd.
Mission Viejo, CA
Online: defy.com

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Pretend City Children’s Museum
Hang out at the beach indoors at this spot where imaginations run wild. Make pretend dinner in the cafe, practice good oral hygiene at the dentist office and splash around in the marina. The possibilities are endless!

29 Hubble
Irvine, CA
Online: pretendcity.org

Rockin’ Jump
If you are looking to really tire out the kids, this is the spot for you. There’s a massive amount of trampolines, an interactive climbing wall, stunt bag area and more. Look for parents’ night out events and special programs for younger jumpers.

1411 S. Village Way
Santa Ana, CA
Online: rockinjump.com

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We Rock the Spectrum
Everyone can play at this kids’ gym that’s all about inclusivity. We Rock the Spectrum Long Beach provides children with a fun and motivational environment to help them in the areas of strength, movement, sensory processing, communication, positive behavior modification, social interactions and self-care skills. Open play is offered daily and you can even get an all day pass that includes in-and-out privileges.

2533 N. Lakewood Blvd. Suite 200
Long Beach, CA
Online: werockthespectrumlongbeach.com

Frogg’s Bounce House
Bounce, slide and leap at this 9,000-square-foot inflatable play zone that includes a double slide, jumper combo, two obstacle courses and a large cake jumper. There’s even a special gym for the little ones.

16121 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley, CA
Online: froggsbouncehouse.com

—Kate Loweth


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