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20 Indoor Places in Plano for Kids to Play

Need somewhere Indoors for the Kids to Play?

Whether it’s near Freezing temperatures or crazy heat we always need indoor places to play near us. Being outside for too long is not an option either way. In the heat, unless you are in water then you cannot be outside for longer than a few minutes so we have choices for some great Indoor Fun. Here are indoor places for Kids around Plano and neighboring areas. For great family fun options, you can take them, enjoy the time, and they will have a blast.

Safari Run: It’s fun and very health conscious. Kids must wash hands before and after playing. Healthier snack options are for sale and they also have a fun game room. Cost is $12 per child with parent supervision.

Kid Mania: A safe and fun place for kids of all ages to climb and explore. This is perfect for a rainy day or when it’s too hot. Prices depend on ages. It also has a great snack bar and a fun game room upstairs.

Willow Bend Mall– Yes it will be crowded but this is a great free option! (Perfect for toddlers that need to get some wiggles out.)

Library Story Time: Another free option and perfect for younger kids. If you have older kids then make sure they are checking out books for their summer reading list and participating in the Barnes and Noble summer reading program to earn free books!

Jump Zone: Indoor trampoline center. Prices vary depending on age but it’s great for ages 5+. Kids will get a great work out and have fun!

Play Street Museum: This is such a cute place for younger kids to create and play. The cost is $11.50 for children 1-8. Children younger or older are free if accompanied by a paying sibling.

CooCoos: A place where kids can come have a crazy fun time! They are a bounce house facility designed for open play. Only $8 per person for 4 year old and older, $5 per person for 3 year old and younger, to play all day, every day.

Prestonwood Baptist Play Area: (FREE!) We have only heard good things about this place. It isn’t very big but it looks fun for the kids!

Monster Yogurt: A frozen yogurt place with a play area?? Yes! The play area is small but it will give the kids something to do when they are done eating. This isn’t exactly Plano, but really close in Richardson off Coit/Campbell area!

Jump Mania: Come and get your jump on at Jump Mania in Plano. The room is filled with dozens of bounce houses and obstacles to play in. Your kids can jump all day for one price and you can bring in own drinks and snacks.

Crayola Experience: A hands on family attraction, designed for creative play and a lot of colorful fun! It’s where endless unique art creation happens, and where your child’s imagination run wild. There are several attractions to enjoy and a day may not be enough, so check out annual pass or packages before buying the daily admission. It is a great place for everyone in the family. We have an exclusive price for a day pass (grab it here!)

The Kids Play Co in Richardson.: Where kids play and have fun while Mom can do the same. Open play hours is from Monday to Friday at 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Please our check Facebook and Instagram page for weekend open play and events and their website for pricing.

Kids Castle in Plano: Perfect place to explore, run, laugh, and play for children ages between 0 – 5 years old. Open to the public from Monday through Thursday with the exception of the weekends. While Friday through Sunday are days that can be reserved for parties. However, if there are no parties then the play area will remain open to the public. Please check our calendar or Facebook page before visiting on the weekend.

Jungle Joes Frisco : Yay… a café where kids can play! What a great idea! The concept for Jungle Joe’s is simple: create an environment that is super fun for kids but still comfortable and practical for parents with AMAZING food. So, check out for yourself. Don’t forget to visit their website for hours of operations and pricing.

EQ Kids Club in Frisco They are dedicated to bringing social and emotional intelligence to the motivated parent and the ever curious child. This is a great place for kids 8 years old and younger, they can explore safari village-themed playhouses, educational activity spaces, take up arts and crafts, or read books. Check their website for membership and open play pricing.

Little Humans Big Fun in Frisco : An alternative place for playdates and meet ups for parents and caregivers. Their goal is to facilitate new and engaging childhood experiences that do not involve a screen, that encourage socialization and open the minds of little humans. Admission for open play is $13 for the first little human, $11 for each additional child. And, big humans are free and enjoy complimentary specialty coffee, tea and bottled water.

Kids Expression in McKinney Party and activity place for kids! A great place for open play, kid fun night, classes and learning opportunities, and parties. Check their website for membership and pricing.

Thunderbird Roller Rink in Plano: Old fashioned roller skating fun is always a good time. This Plano staple has been open for over 45 years. Offering skate rental, assisted skating frames for the littles to help them learn (and stay upright) and food/drink options with arcade games too – what is there not to like?

Urban Air McKinney, North Dallas and Frisco locations. Not just a trampoline park, they also have tons of indoor games and activities – including a climbing wall, laser tag, an obstacle course, ropes courses, glow in the dark and some have bowling (check locations for specific details), there are hours of fun to be had here for one entrance price. Make sure the kids bring socks to play.

Amazing Jakes, based at Collin Creek Mall in Plano is huge! Check out Go Karts, Laser Tag, Surfside Mini Golf, Climbing Wall, Bumper Cars, Arcade Games and Kid City rides. They offer package pricing and unlimited passes. Food and drink options are also available.Indoor fun places in Plano

What are your favorite indoor places for kids? Tell us in the comments below and we’ll add them to our list!


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Nicky says July 8, 2017

We like Polka Dot in the shops off 75 & Stacey Fairview/Allen, EQ Kids in Frisco. We never had great experiences at CooCoos, but we did have a good time at the play area at Prestonwood, though it did tend to get a little warm in there. It’s a small place, but it has lots of climbing and exploring to do. The old Aparicio’s location is still open last I checked, but now you order at the counter and pick up then seat yourself. But, we can watch the DART go by and the kids like that, too. 🙂 It’s been a while since we’ve been.
We also sometimes go to Starbucks and sit on the patio (or inside if manners are good that day or it’s just too hot) and they’ll have chocolate milk and a cookie or cake pop while I have a coffee. It’s not an every day thing, but especially if we can find a place to sit and watch drive through, the kids enjoy spotting cars and people-watching with me.

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    PlanoMoms says July 8, 2017

    Thanks for the great ideas Nicky!!! I love the idea of getting coffee or a cake pop and sitting on the patio!

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Christina Josef says August 29, 2017

Itzusa is also an amazing entertainment and fun destination for kids. Fun includes bowling, arcade, pizza buffet, rock climbing, bumper cars and more.

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