It can be challenging for kids to burn off their energy on chilly or wet days. As soon as it rains, my sofas are transformed into makeshift jungle gyms, and my furniture is transformed into mazes. On some days, it is not a major concern, but on other days, we need a location to direct that endless energy somewhere outside the house so that we do not drive ourselves crazy.
These indoor play venues provide various enjoyable activities for children in Cincinnati. Your children are sure to return home with less energy than they had before you left, thanks to the trampolines, play sets, and imaginative play they engaged in while you were away. The winner is a relaxing bedtime routine!
Make sure to read our list of Indoor Playgrounds in Cincinnati for those times when you NEED a list of places like these to choose from:
Dig ‘N Play
This enormous indoor playland provides 10,000 square feet of enjoyment for children and leisure for the adults responsible for watching them. The wide and airy play area features theatrical play, inflatables, and a three-story play structure. Adults may choose from various beverages, including wine, mimosas, beer from 50 West & 16 Lots, and coffee from Seven Hills Coffee Roasters. The play area is intended for children less than 7. However, children of all ages are invited to use it.
Postal Address: 9405 Cincinnati Columbus Road (Rt 42), West Chester, Ohio 45069
Duke Energy Children’s Museum
Indoor activities that are both educational and entertaining for children may be found in plenty at the Cincinnati Children’s Museum. Explore the workings of intricate equipment in the Energy Zone, have fun in the kid-sized neighborhood, and get creative in KidSPACE. The life-sized woodland play area and Nature’s Trading Post provides the perfect setting for young explorers to let their imaginations run wild. The Little Sprouts Farm is a make-believe garden and farmyard that caters to children younger than four.
Postal Address: 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45203
The Dungeon at King Arthur’s Court
At King Arthur’s Court, children have always been encouraged to play with the available toys, but the Dungeon takes things to an entirely new level! This indoor Playground and play area is free to use, and it has a tiny jungle gym, hanging swings, a rock wall, an indoor zip line, and even an indoor archery course for children to enjoy.
Postal Address: 3040 Madison Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45209
Imagination Junction is a play area with a train motif that is 5,000 square feet in size and was developed specifically for children. In addition to other activities, children may climb the enormous play structure, crawl through tunnels, and shovel coal. An entire section is devoted to the children’s television show Thomas the Tank Engine!
Postal Address: 7379 Squire Court, West Chester, Ohio 45069
Graeter’s Lil’ Pints Playroom
After the construction of the Lil’ Pints Playroom, we were under the impression that Graeter’s ice cream could not possibly be any better. This indoor Playground for children comes with ice cream-themed slides, a banana split-inspired teeter-totter, lots of areas to run about, and a wonderful photo opportunity with an ice cream truck.
Postal Address: 8533 Beechmont Avenue, Cincinnati 45255 AND 8167 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati 45236
Jump & Jacks
The Greater Cincinnati area’s most extensive indoor Playground may be found at Jump & Jacks! Jack’s Playground is an enormous jungle gym that caters to children from three to eleven years old. The Toddler Zone is a specially created play area that will keep children under two entertained for hours as they crawl, run, and investigate their surroundings.
Postal Address: 7102 Office Park Drive, West Chester, Ohio 45069
Kid City at Crossroads Church (Oakley)
The Oakley location of Crossroads offers a sizable indoor play space available during the weekdays, and any other time the facility is operational (excluding special events). The two-story play area has several tiny play chambers, a climbing section that leads up to the second floor of the play set, and a large slide that kids may use to go back down to the ground level. You may have your coffee for free at the coffee station that is conveniently positioned close by in the atrium.
Postal Address: 3500 Madison Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45209
Liberty Center / Cincinnati Children’s Discovery Center
When most people think of Liberty Center, shopping is the first thing that comes to mind. However, the Cincinnati Children’s Discovery Center attracts many families each year. This enormous indoor play area is located on the second level of the shopping center, directly across from Dick’s Sporting Goods. Children will have the opportunity to construct with colossal foam building blocks, scale a ginormous flying pig jungle gym, put their engineering skills to the test on the ball course constructor, and engage in some life-sized interactive electronic activities.
Postal Address: 7650 Hamilton Middletown Road, Liberty Township, Ohio 45044
Younger children are the target demographic for this indoor play area. LilyPad Play is a visually open play environment intended for children under the age of six. Within this space, young children are encouraged to explore, play, and engage with age-appropriate toys and activities.
Postal Address: 2008 Madison Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45208
The Play Library
Have your children ever complained that they were uninterested in playing with their toys, even though your home is stuffed to the gills with them? This issue may be remedied by using the Play Library. You may check out up to three things from the Play Library at a time, and you can even take them home with you for just $15 each month! When you are done with them, you are welcome to bring them back so that you may trade them in for some brand-new games and activities. A one-time admission or a subscription that costs $12 per month grants access to the Play Library, where you can remain and play for as long as you like (playtime is also included in the monthly Play & Borrow membership).
Open Saturday, 10 am-3 pm. They are open from Sunday through Friday, but only by appointment.
Open Saturday, 10 am-3 pm. They’re open by appointment on Sunday-Friday.
Postal Address: 1306 Main Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
The Public Library of Hamilton County and Cincinnati
The children’s sections of quite a several Cincinnati public libraries provide tiny play facilities for youngsters. The Madeira location is one of our favorites since it has a big puppet performance area, train tables, coloring sheets, and a play kitchen. Also available at this location is a play kitchen. A train table, a doll house, and many puzzles may be found at the Blue Ash library. These are just two examples; there are plenty of other libraries in Cincinnati and Hamilton County where your children may read and play.
Spending the day at Rockin’ Jump makes it much simpler to ask children to go to bed at the end of the day. Jump Arena, Dodgeball Arena, and Slam Dunk Zone are three places where children may expend some of the unlimited energy they have. At the Ninja Course, they can unleash their inner American Ninja Warrior and show off their skills!
Postal Address: 8350 Colerain Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45239
The easiest way to decide which piece of play ground equipment, jungle gyms, athletic equipment, trampolines, and other items to purchase from Recreations Outlet is to try them out before making a purchase. The enormous indoor showroom at Recreations Outlet features various play equipment for children, including basketball hoops, swingsets, and trampolines. You will not need to worry about spending money either because none of the enjoyable indoor hobbies require you to purchase anything. Pay-to-play passes, and yearly memberships are also options for accessing the facility.
Postal Address: 885 St. Rt. 28, Milford, Ohio 45150
At this 30,000-square-foot indoor play space, children are free to act like children. Participate in some active play on their slides, swings, and trampolines, as well as some basketball in their designated area. Participate in some jumping fun on the enormous inflatable bounce houses, slides, and obstacle courses. The toddler zone is an indoor playground designed specifically for children under three. It has a cushioned and risk-free environment in which children may run, jump, and play on apparatus scaled down to fit their bodies.
Postal Address: 5897 Pfeiffer Road, Ste. B, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
This indoor playland is designed for children aged one to ten, and it will keep them busy while also providing them with entertainment. The area has a padded play area for smaller children, a three-tiered play structure that spans over 3,600 square feet (!) for older children, and a Ninja Course and other activities.
As of May 2022, they began accepting reservations in advance for playtime slots of two hours.
Postal Address: 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45230
UnMuseum at the Contemporary Arts Center
Free to the public and geared toward families, the UnMuseum may be found within the Contemporary Arts Center. Everyone, from toddlers to retirees, may engage with existing works of art and even create their own. The next five levels of the museum are also free to explore; however, they feature material that young children may find inappropriate. Visit the front desk in the foyer of the Contemporary Arts Center if this is your first time there; the staff there will be able to help you move in the right direction to find the UnMuseum.
Get the store’s hours by calling ahead.
Postal Address: 44 E. 6th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Adventure Station at Sharon Woods
The Adventure Station is an indoor playground for children ages two to twelve that can be found at Sharon Woods. Fun awaits you on both levels, with plenty of climbing, sliding, and role-playing opportunities over both floors. They have a section set aside just for children ages two to five.
Postal Address: 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, Ohio 45241
Parky’s Farm Play Barn
Even on days with poor weather, your children may still have a good time playing on the farm. A sizable indoor “playbarn” may be found on Parky’s Farm. This once-functioning dairy barn has been transformed into an indoor playground with a farm-based theme accessible to children ages 2 to 12.
Postal Address: 10073 Daly Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231