Your child’s energy level and exercise needs are not directly related to the weather. When the kids are climbing the walls and outside just isn’t an option, try out Boston’s best indoor playgrounds. Toss the kids in the bouncy house and relax while they burn off that energy without tearing everything up at home.
86 Powder Mill Rd.
Maynard, MA 01754
Price: $10 per child
Jam Time, an indoor playground for children 3 months to 6 years old, offers a ball pit, bouncy house, play house, child-friendly gym equipment and soft toys for toddlers. Every month, Jam Time introduces new toys to keep its play areas fresh and exciting. Parents who don’t want to pack a bag will appreciate its cafe area’s nutritious snacks for children to munch on. Jam is designed so mom and day may sit back and relax with gourmet coffee and enjoy free wireless Internet while watching their children play. Once a week, Jam Time hosts special events that are included in the price. Enroll kids in classes here and enjoy free playground access as a member.
253 Mansfield Ave.
Norton, MA 02766
Price: $8 for children 2 and younger/$10 for children 3 and older
Frenzy offers an indoor playground with slides, bouncy inflatables, obstacle courses, tunnels, edible sand art and even a mechanical bull. It boasts a semi-private room for toddlers and specified hours for teens, so children of all ages are welcome and comfortable. Tweens and teens enjoy glow-in-the-dark dodgeball, video games and an obstacle course as well.d Relax in the parent’s lounge as you watch your children, sip on coffee or soda, and take advantage of free wireless Internet and TV.
Our World Children’s Global Discovery Museum
100 Sohier St.
Cohasset, MA 02025
Price: $7 per child
Our World Children’s Global Discovery Museum is an educational indoor playground for children ages 1 to 8 years featuring play stations to inspire imagination and learning through play and socialization. Its most popular exhibit, The Ship, offers nautical fun as children climb, explore and slide aboard a ship. The Ship changes themes to encourage additional learning and fun. The Children’s Global Discovery Museum boasts an awesome kitchen where parents may assemble lunch or make a snack for the kiddos.
Willy’s World Wellness & Conference Center
Willy’s Indoor Playworld
4730 State Highway 6
Eastham, MA 02642
Price: $15 per child
Willy’s Indoor Playworld’s three-story, soft-sided play area features a special place just for toddlers. Children may jump around on a castle moon bounce, slide, crawl through tunnels and play with a variety of fun, educational toys. It also offers a cafe for breaks and snacks for the whole family. Other activities outside of Playworld include an indoor swimming pool with a salt water system, a rock wall, and courts for basketball, soccer, volleyball, squash and racquetball.
Amazement Action Playcenter
880 Boston Rd.
Haverhill, MA 01835
Price: free for kids 12 months and younger/$4.95 for kids 12 to 23 months old/$7.95 for children 2 and older
Amazement Action Playcenter features an extensive indoor playground with a moon bounce, inflatable slide, triple-wave slide and sports court. Toddlers may engage in an interactive play area, which features a play house, play store, chalk table, tree house and skill games. Take a spin through Comfyland and its three centers: the sense corner, cognitive corner and music corner. When you need a break, relax in the cafe area with snacks, juice, coffee and soda, or indulge in a little ice cream.
Nicole Adams resides on the South Shore of Massachusetts. She is a freelance writer specializing in animal welfare. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.