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Best Indoor Playspaces In The Boston Suburbs

January 3, 2014 6:00 AM

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(Photo from Jump On In/ Facebook)

(Photo from Jump On In/ Facebook)

The notion of “indoor playspaces” might be a new one to some readers – a variation on traditional daycare services which provide a safe space for children to play during the cold winter months. Luckily, Boston parents have a number of cool options for indoor playspaces amongst many of the city’s suburbs. Banish that cabin fever and break out the kids for some wholesome fun at any of these suburban Boston playspaces.
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(credit: imajinethat.com)

Imajine That
354 Merrimack St.
Lawrence, MA 01843
(978) 682-5338
www.imajinethat.com

With 12,000 square feet, Imajine That in Lawrence is a spacious indoor playspace, serving as one of the area’s largest. Plenty of toys, costumes and play areas exist, making the most out of any child’s imagination. Plus, the size makes it easy for parents to play with their children, ensuring a safe and fun environment for all, while also bringing together families in a great way. A separate area for younger kids and some tasty pizza and drinks make Imajine That a sure-fire bet for family fun on even the coldest winter day.

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(credit: theklubhouse.com)

The Klubhouse
92 Cummings Park
Woburn, MA 01801
(781) 937-5582
www.theklubhouse.com

The Klubhouse is a smaller, more intimate project than Imajine That ran by a husband-and-wife team whose aim is to provide a warm respite from the cold winter doldrums. Cleanliness and a small but dedicated staff ensures that The Klubhouse always retains that human touch in its dealings with parents, families and nannies seeking a membership, while the relatively close quarters ensures safety for the children, so long as the parents retain a watchful eye. The Klubhouse is a great place for kids to play.

(Photo from Jump On In/ Facebook)

(Photo from Jump On In/ Facebook)

Jump On In
470 Wildwood Ave.
Woburn, MA 01801
(781) 939-5867
www.jumponinfun.comJump On In isn’t a “traditional” indoor playspace for children, but instead an inflatable jungle gym of sorts that offers “open gym” times for young children on a weekly basis, which could work out well for a day out away from the cold. Stressing physical activity early on is important for a child’s well-being, which is a great place for Jump On In to contribute, offering huge inflatable slides, castles and trampolines for kids and their parents to enjoy. Jump On In specializes in birthday parties as well, which makes this Woburn location a double threat for an afternoon of fun.

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(credit: insideplayground.com)

Inside Playground
100 Parker St.
Watertown, MA 02472
(877) 292-9386
www.insideplayground.com

Inside Playground is another large indoor playspace for kids, providing over 8,000 square feet of fun for antsy children and their parents to prowl, explore and enjoy. Whether it’s toys, climbing or costumes for dress up time, Inside Playground has plenty of options covered to capture the imaginations and interests of all ages. This Watertown location also includes an outside play area for spring and summer fun. Friendly staff and a separate area for toddlers/youngsters and older kids make Inside Playground a fantastic bet for families.

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(credit: kidsfunstop.com)

Kids Fun Stop
1580 VFW Parkway
West Roxbury, MA 02132
(617) 325-0800
www.kidsfunstop.com

Kids Fun Stop in West Roxbury specializes in taking care of the younger set of children, offering a playspace for preschoolers and toddlers with safe, easy toys and rides for parents and kids, while also containing an infant room for really little brothers and sisters to kick back and and relax. Kids Fun Stop is wide open and spacious, making it easy for parents to keep the young ones within easy eye shot while they’re having the time of their lives. This is highly recommended for new parents and their young ones.

George Pacheco has been writing professionally about arts and entertainment for over a decade. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, George currently resides in a humble New England home with his wife, cat and massive music and film collection. His work can be found at Examiner.com.

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