Indoor Activities for Kids: Toronto’s Playgrounds

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With the weather turning cooler and the days getting shorter, the park isn’t always an option for your children to run and play. An indoor playground may be what you’re looking for and we have 10 right here in Toronto.

The Peanut Club

Fun for All. Aimed at children 6 months to 7 years of age, The Peanut Club has something for everyone. Climbing towers, slides and riding toys offer plenty of fun. Private parties and special events also make the playground attractive.

That Something Special. Monthly specials offer great ways to save throughout the year!

Closest Major Intersection? Bathurst Street and Lawrence Avenue West.

High Park Family Fun Place

Fun for All. Complete with a 5,000 square foot indoor playground, art studio and library, the Fun Place also has morning circle time for those who want to join with bilingual songs and stories. And for parents, relax in the lounge with free WI-FI while your kids play. Check out what else this fun place offers!

That Something Special. The Fun Place is also home to the Suitcase Theatre, a children’s theatre company.

Closest Major Intersection? Keele Street and Dundas Street West.

Bizzy Bee Playcentre

Fun for All. Located in the heart of the Beach, the Bizzy Bee Playcentre offers a playroom with ball pit and slide, a dress-up play area, safe infant area and fun arts and crafts. They also offer drop-off play, birthday parties and holiday festivities.

That Something Special. To promote their local economy, the first hour of drop-off child care is free if you provide a receipt of shopping at one of their sponsors.

Closest Major Intersection? Woodbine Avenue and Queen Street East.

Funnelz Party and Play Center

Fun for All. Aimed at children ages 1 to 12 years, Funnelz offers 10,000 square feet of activities, including their 2,400 square foot climbing structure. The centre also offers private parties complete with a bouncy castle.

That Something Special. Funnelz offers a “Ballistic Arena” for ballistic ball shooting with soft balls.

Closest Major Intersection? Warden Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East.

Kids Fun City

Fun for All. Kids Fun City offers a lot of fun, with minigolf, bowling, laser tag and a dance room. The open play area offers a large slide structure, play houses and a toddler area. Their snack bar serves up pizza, hot dogs, popcorn and drinks with plenty of room in their dining area.

That Something Special. The dance room with flashing lights will let your little ones cut loose.

Closest Major Intersection? Leslie Street and York Mills Road.

Just Ducky Yonge Kids

Fun for All. Aimed at younger children, your toddler will enjoy the slides, ball pits and kitchen toys. Just Ducky also offers up art and dance classes as well as karate and cooking for toddlers and older children. They also offer fitness classes for mom with babysitting thrown in. Check out all that is Ducky!

That Something Special. Yoga and spinning classes for mom have now joined their repertoire.

Closest Major Intersection? Yonge Street and Lawrence Avenue.

Amazon Downtown

Fun for All. With the usual slides and ball pits, Amazon also offers a giant monkey head swing as well as dress-up props and puppets. They also take care of birthday parties and day camps.

That Something Special. Amazon offers drop-off preschool for children 12 to 36 months.

Closest Major Intersection? Bathurst Street and St. Clair Avenue West.

Extreme Fun Indoor Playground

Fun for All. If there’s anything  Extreme Fun doesn’t have, we’re not sure what it is. Air hockey, foosball, monkey rings, slides, a foam maze and playground trolley. Younger children can enjoy smaller slides and climbing equipment. Dress-up costumes and a reading area is also available.

That Something Special. Adults can join in with air hockey, foosball or basketball.

Closest Major Intersection? Victoria Park Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East.

Alltimate Party ‘N’ Play

Fun for All. Open for daily play during the week as well as parties, Alltimate offers a large inflatable bouncer, rock climbing wall, air hockey, ball pit and much more. Divided into two separate areas, there’s something for everyone!

That Something Special. While open for daily play, the playground also offers up any type of party from baby showers to corporate events.

Closest Major Intersection? Don Mills Road and York Mills Road.

Active Kids Zone

Fun for All. This 10,000 square foot active kids zone offers up something for everyone. Children under 5 can enjoy the fun zone full of climbing, bouncing and balls, while for birthday parties the centre offers ceremics, bear stuffing, cooking and organized sports.

That Something Special. Extreme Bumper Balls have now been added to the zone.

Closest Major Intersection? Dufferin Street and Steeles Avenue West.

Cold outside? No problem!  There are plenty of places to play in the city.


  1. I hadn’t been to one of these until a birthday party in July. Now I’ve tried about 3 — each one very different. It’s great to have age ranges in the list because the little ones always want to do something a bit too adventurous, and then the older ones get bored if there’s nothing for them.