Winter is definitely a culprit in catching cabin fever – during these cold, seemingly endless months, the only way to break free of Jack Frost’s grip is to get outta the house and do something fun.
If you’re looking for a safe, clean, and well-respected place to bring your little ones on a snowy afternoon, then check out one of these top 10 indoor activity centres.
ZigZagZoo – Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec
Located just off the island of Montreal is ZigZagZoo, one of the province’s largest family fun centres. You’ll find everything here: an immense structure with large tubes, a climbing wall, a separate area for younger children, a snack bar with healthy food options, and party rooms for birthdays.
Extreme Fun Indoor Playground – North York, Ontario
One of Toronto’s most popular family hotspots, Extreme Fun lives up to its name with a 15-foot play structure that includes slides, bridges, rings, and a bumper maze. There’s also a funhouse, areas to play with Legos, and a train table.
Playtime 4 Kids – Ottawa, Ontario
Try a few arcade games, explore the massive castle, race down the three curvy slides, climb, tumble, and discover the nation’s capital’s best indoor activity centre. A soft play area is also provided for smaller kids.
Fun 4 Kidz – Vancouver, British Columbia
With two great locations (West Vancouver and Richmond), Fun 4 Kidz is clean, safe, and interactive, everything both a child and a mom could want. Their main play area includes a “Ballocity Arena” with air guns and Nerf balls, ball room, suspension bridge, web climb, interactive obstacle course, two large two-storey-high slides, as well as two-storey maze.
Tommy K Play – Calgary, Alberta
Calgary’s go-to indoor playground and family entertainment centre for children 0 to 12 years old, kids not only love Tommy K’s huge indoor playground but also their laser maze, roller race track for youngins, and interactive gaming tower.
Kid City – Winnipeg, Manitoba
Kids (and mommies) in the ‘Peg hang out at Kid City, which boasts an endless list of fun activities and things to do: massive three-level play structure with separate toddler area, sports court, inflatable bouncer, air hockey and foosball, Nintendo Wii stations, mini cars, private party rooms, and a lounge area with couches and a flat-screen TV.
The Fun Factory – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Beat those winter blues and spend a few hours at The Fun Factory. Children can run wild in their 1600-square-foot play unit or laser tag arena, and follow it up with a wholesome lunch at their glorified “snack bar,” offering homemade soups, salads, and sandwiches made daily.
Treehouse Cafe – Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia
If you live in Eastern Canada bring the kids to the Treehouse Cafe, where they have an apparatus and play centre suited for children from infants to age 12. The facility was built by Soft Play, so you can be sure your children are playing on quality, safe equipment.
Amazon Downtown – Toronto, Ontario
Those active in spirit and imagination get together at Amazon Downtown – they’ve got a ball pit, slides, and climbing structure as well as costume and puppet centres to allow children to get lost in their creativity.
Photo Credit: Indoor gym at Kid City