These indoor play areas around Ohio will give you lots of options for things to do with kids when traveling around the great state of Ohio!
8 Awesome Indoor Play Areas in Ohio
When traveling around Ohio with our kids, we have often found ourselves needing to find indoor play areas for the kids to burn off some energy! Whether we have time to kill in our itinerary or we’ve needed to find a kid-friendly, halfway point to meet a friend, these spots have come in handy over the last few years! Any of these play areas would also make for a fun road trip if you’re looking to do something new around Ohio!
INDOOR PLAY AREAS IN NORTHERN OHIO
1. Jungle Junction, Bellevue, OH
110 Cherry Blvd., Bellevue, OH 44811
Jungle Junction is the largest indoor play structure in Ohio! The play area is designed for kids ages 12 and under and includes a separate area on the side just for toddlers.
Inside the Tree Top Play area there are climbing structures, slides and tunnels. There are also air cannons that shoot plastic balls all around the area. Kids must wear socks when playing inside and socks are available for purchase if you forget!
Admission is for the day, so you can come and go with a stamp on your hand. There is no charge for parents/caregivers or children under age 1 (as of May, 2017).
If you’re looking for more things to do while you’re in the area, check out: Exploring Ohio with Kids: Bellevue. There’s a great train museum in town, too!
2. Jump N SHOUT, Smithville, OH
877 W. Main St., Smithville, OH 44677
This play area in Wayne County, Ohio offers something for all ages! On the first floor, the space is dedicated to the younger kids and includes a train table, puzzles, blocks, ride on cars balls, bouncy houses and more!
On the second floor, the space is geared toward older kids with larger bouncy houses, basketball arcade, inflatable darts, air hockey, foosball, a LEGO table and more! My kids’ grandparents live in Wayne County so they have been here several times and love this place! But I have to admit I’m also addicted to the basketball arcade here. 😉
A limited selection of snacks and drinks are available for sale, too and there is a small seating area where you can eat them.
3. Kidsplay Indoor Fun, Avon Lake, OH
32864 Pin Oak Pkwy., Avon Lake, OH 44012
This indoor play area is specifically for kids ages 6 and under and it features kid-sized roller coasters, a ball pit, rock climbing wall, blocks, a train table and lots of opportunities for imaginative play!
There is also a “coffee area” where adult can sit with a full view of the play area. Snacks are not allowed in the play area but there is a separate room used for parties where you can eat food that you bring in or you can purchase snacks and drinks on site.
INDOOR PLAY AREAS IN CENTRAL OHIO
4.The Naz Playplace, Grove City, OH
4770 Hoover Rd., Grove City, OH 43123
This is a large indoor playground in Grove City and the best part is, it’s free! There is a large climbing area and also a small sectioned off area for babies and toddlers! You must remove your shoes to play and wear socks. Socks can be purchased for $1 if you forget.
There is a story time with crafts one morning a week (check the link for details)! You can also register online before your first visit to save time. Outside of the play area, there is a cafe where you can purchase food or eat your own packed lunch. There is lots of seating!
Looking for more indoor play areas in Columbus? Check out: Over 20 Free Indoor Play Areas in Columbus
5. Scoops and Chutes Playground, Columbus, OH
2555 Bethel Rd., Columbus, OH 43220
This play area is located inside one of Ohio’s most famous ice cream shops: Graeters! The indoor play area includes a climbing gym, a teeter toter, slides, basketball hoops and balls! You must remove your shoes to play and wear socks. Socks are available for purchase here if you forget.
The store was once a factory location, and although there’s not a whole lot to see here anymore in terms of production, there are a lot of pictures and descriptions on the walls about the history of Graeters. There is also a party room for rent here where kids can have birthday parties.
Need more ideas for Columbus? Check out: 6 Free or Cheap Indoor Places for Kids to Run Wild in Columbus
6. Fun in the Jungle, Sunbury, OH
345 McGill St., Sunbury, OH 43074
Inside Fun in the Jungle there is a large indoor play area that includes a soft play zone for toddlers. For older kids, there is mini bowling, virtual reality games and arcade games. There is also a cafe here where you can get food and drinks. Check the link for toddler time hours and prices if you have younger kids!
Interested in play cafes in Central Ohio? Check out: The Complete List of Columbus Play Cafes
INDOOR PLAY AREAS IN SOUTHERN OHIO
7. Pogo Play, Blue Ash, OH
10870 Kenwood Rd., Blue Ash, OH 45242
This is a huge indoor play area just north of Cincinnati that includes several different play areas! There is a large climbing gym, a space with LEGOS, a space with blocks, a separate area with a play kitchen and a space for life sized building blocks.
Each area is sectioned off by theme by short divider walls and there is a completely separate room just for toddlers!
There is a coffee shop cafe here with a seating area and there is also a really large seating area for parents.
8. EnterTRAINment Junction, West Chester, OH
7379 Squire Ct., West Chester, OH 45069
Inside EnterTRAINment Junction is Imagination Junction, a play area for kids! There is a large climbing structure, a train to play on, an electric train to ride and two small model train displays. There is also a play structure with a slide and a separate area just for toddlers.
Socks are required to play here and are available for purchase if you forget! This play area is included with admission to EnterTRAINment Junction, which is home to the largest train display in the world! EnterTRAINment Junction is a destination in itself! Read all about it here: Fun for the Whole Family at EnterTRAINment Junction!
Make sure to check out 6 Super Fun Things to do with Kids in Butler County, Ohio while you’re there (including the Butler County Donut Trail)!
Feel free to list any other great indoor play areas that you and your family enjoy around Ohio to share ideas with other readers!
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