Indoor Play Areas in Connecticut (Hartford County)
Just because it's winter doesn’t mean that you and your family have to go into hibernation. There are some great indoor play spaces that can still keep you entertained and warm. With many options in the Hartford County area that will leave your child climbing, bouncing, running and jumping you can stay busy all season long.
If you’re looking for a fun place for your child to burn off some energy, head over to TimberGyms in Newington. An indoor playground with slides, a bouncy house, ladders, monkey bars, a large wooden ship to climb in and much more. They even have coffee available for the parents! TimberGyms 94 Pane Rd. Newington, CT 06111 Monday-Friday: 10 am- 4 pm Admission: $5 per child, Discount Membership passes are also available
In Canton you can find Jump Zone an arena full of massive inflatables for your child ages 3-12 to enjoy hours of bouncing fun. They feature a colorful wacky obstacle course, a Princess castle, a life-size fire truck slide, Sponge Bob clubhouse, a safari adventure and a huge Mr. Incredible. For your younger child that is under 3 they even have a special section with age appropriate toys and books. Jump Zone 15 Cheryl Drive Canton, CT 06019 Admission: $8 plus tax per child, Children 3 and under are Free.
Nomad’s in South Windsor is new family fun center with a mythical lost civilization of ancient Mayan ruins theme is New England’s largest indoor entertainment facility. The a huge variety of fun with laser tag, glow in the dark mini golf, bowling, a rock wall, billiards room, 2 large basketball courts, bumper cars, 10 inflatables and bounce houses and over 50 arcade and video games. There is even a 3 level soft play area and playscape for the younger child. Nomad’s Adventure Quest 100 Bidwell Rd. South Windsor, CT 06074 Monday-Thursday: 4 pm- 10 pm Friday: 4 pm-12 am Saturday: 11 am- 12 am Sunday: 11 am- 10 pm.
For an exciting new way to get some physical activity try rock wall climbing. Stone Age Rock Gym in Manchester offers a few options for climbing packages that would be geared for your child age 6 and up. A great adventure sport the gym has 4,500 sq. ft. of textured climbing walls that will challenge climbers of all ages. Stone Age Rock Gym 195 Adams St. Manchester, CT 06042 Monday- Friday: 12 pm- 10 pm Saturday & Sunday: 10 am- 10 pm..
Another fun indoor play area located in Bristol, Jump-n-Jammin, is over 18,000 sq. ft. with over 10 exciting inflatables. They have an obstacle course, an 18’ slide, a gumball bounce house and much more. If your little one wants a break from jumping and bouncing they can head over to the game room where there are 2 fooseball tables, an air hockey table, and Wii game stations with 47”LCD screens. Jump-n-Jammin 815 Pine St. Bristol, CT.
Spend the afternoon at the Buckland Hills Mall with your little one for a free indoor play area (if you can avoid the stores). A soft play space called “Huckleberry’s Hideaway” following a Huckleberry Finn theme features a raft, oversized paintbrush and more. The mall also features a huge circus themed carousel with exciting animals in addition to the traditional horses clad in colored saddles and 2 grand chariots. Buckland Hills Mall 194 Buckland Hills Drive Suite 2500 Manchester, CT 06042 Carousal Times: 11am - 7pm (Mon - Thu); 11am-8pm (Fri - Sat); 12pm - 6pm (Sun). Children’s play area: 8:00am - 9:00pm (Mon-Sat); 10:00am - 6:00pm (Sun)