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30 Indoor Playgrounds around Plano for Kids to Play

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Being outside for too long is not an option if it’s too cold or too hot, which happens often in Texas. Unless you are in water then you cannot be outside for longer than a few minutes in the heat.

That’s why these great indoor playgrounds and kids’ play areas and play places nearby are the perfect solution to get the wriggles out.

Some of these are definitely free or cheap things to do with kids.

More: Fun Things to do in Dallas with Kids

Indoor Playgrounds

Here are 30 Indoor Playgrounds for Kids in Plano and surrounding areas.

You can take the kids, enjoy the time, and they will have a blast at one of these great kids play areas and kids’ play places.

Indoor play places

Cheeky Monkeys

Location:

Plano – 8300 Preston Road Suite 150, 75024. T: 214-407-7007

Fairview, 341 Town Place 75069 T: 972-363-0069.

*New Location for 2023* Castle Hills, 3964 TX-121 suite 700, The Colony, 75056

Hours:

Friday and Saturday 9 AM–8 PM

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9 AM-6 PM

Monday through Sunday: $14.99 for the first hour and $4.99 for any additional hours.

This is one of our favorite places for toddler activities nearby and really is a fun place for kids.

Cheeky Monkeys Plano

Cheeky Monkeys is an “edutainment” kids play area nearby, indoor playground & birthday celebration destination for children from 10 months to 8 years old.

It provides an unparalleled arena for daily social and educational interactions focused on children and teachers and children and parents.


✓ Over 3000 square feet of FUN!
✓ Up to Multi-level play structure with slides, trampolines & climbers
✓ Daily FREE Kids Activities
✓ Single play structure & ball pit for toddlers
✓ Oversized party rooms
✓ With amazing party packages
✓ Lifesize Monkey Clubhouse
✓ Peanut & nut aware facility
✓ Awesome kids after-school activities
✓ Hot & cold beverages and treats while Parents enjoy FREE WiFi!

Cheeky Monkeys also caters kids’ parties.

Once you call to book the time, date, and a room big enough to contain the fun, they’ll make sure your party room is 100% ready— they’ll take care of the planning, games & entertainment, the set-up, the clean-up, the cake, and more so you don’t have to sweat it.

They also do themed indoor birthday parties with advanced notice, adding the little details that help give your little royal the party of their dreams.


Safari Run

Location: 2300 Coit Road, Suite 300, Plano, TX 75075

It’s a fun and very health-conscious indoor playground and kids’ play area nearby.

It’s a really easy and manageable venue, for parents with very young kids and multiple numbers to supervise. Be sure to leave any food or drinks at home, but they sell healthy snacks of all varieties to eat there.

Weekends are always closed to private parties, so for open play check with them for times you can drop in.

Kids must wash their hands before and after playing. Healthier snack options are for sale and they also have a fun game room – perfect for a kid’s play place and one of our favorite indoor playgrounds.

Memberships are available. Check with the venue for updated pricing

Kidmania Indoor Playground
Photo Credit: Kidmania

Kid Mania

Location: 7252 Chase Oaks Boulevard, Plano 75025

Hours:

Monday – Thursday 10 am – 9 pm

Friday 10am – 10pm

Saturday 9am – 10pm

Sunday 11am – 8pm

A safe and fun play place for kids of all ages to climb and explore with an area for Toddlers to play within this Indoor Playground. This is perfect for a rainy day or when it’s too hot with tons of toddler activities nearby and a really big indoor play structure

Prices depend on age.

Kid Mania also has a great snack bar and a fun game room with an arcade upstairs.

Bring socks for the kids or buy them at $1 a pair.

Kid Mania

The Shops at Willow Bend

The small but perfectly formed indoor kids play space can get crowded but this is a great free option nearby! (Perfect for toddlers that need to get some wiggles out.)

The Plano Indoor Playground is located on the lower level near Crate & Barrel.

With a nod to Plano and its historic Haggard Park, the mall’s new 1,960-square-foot Plano Playground will welcome little ones with a gazebo.

Once inside, they’ll enjoy climbing on the soft, one-of-a-kind play pieces including a water fountain, slide, sandbox, teeter totter, fire truck, ambulance and merry-go-round, all constructed of hand-sculpted, kid-friendly foam.

Kids can rock and ride the mascots of local high schools — Plano East, Plano West, and Plano Senior High. A hot air balloon lights the play action from above.

Along with an interactive game wall that looks like the hospital, a scavenger hunt in the play area will feature hidden hospital icons for children to find, evoking the popular Highlights magazine often found in doctors’ offices.

The multi-sensory play area includes sound-chip technology, adding surprise and delight to complete the experience. The play area is suitable for children 42 inches or shorter.


Library Story Time

Another free option and perfect for younger kids at any of the Plano Libraries!

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!


Playstreet Museum

Location: 964 W Parker Rd #120, Plano, TX 75093

This is such a cute place for younger kids to create and play.

The cost is $13 for children 1-8. Children younger or older are free.

Themed as the great outdoors, this indoor playground center is currently offering playtime by reservation as well as birthday parties and events.


Prestonwood Baptist Church Playspace

Location: 6801 W. Park Blvd. Plano, TX. 75093

(10 and under only) FREE!!!

Open Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Restrooms & water fountains are available at this clean and easily accessible indoor playground and kids play area. It’s a really fun place for kids nearby.


Monster Yogurt

Location: 1360 W Campbell Rd, Ste 101, Richardson, TX 75080 (Next to Tom Thumb)

A frozen yogurt place with a kids play area?? Yes!

The indoor playground 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! There is also a Dallas location.


Crayola Experience Plano

This huge indoor playground space, at The Shops at Willow Bend, is a great option if you’re looking for a bigger kids play area or kid play place with tons of toddler activities nearby.

We have a discounted daily rate of $5.50 off or you could invest in membership too at a discount rate:

Buy here

We have tons of Top Tips to enjoy it as a family

Other Fun Indoor Playgrounds to try out

Kidzania

Location: Stonebriar Mall, 2601 Preston Road, Suite 3011, Frisco, Texas 75034

Every activity at KidZania is the perfect combination of fun and learning – one of our favorite fun places for kids.

For example, children learn about human anatomy while performing surgery on a mannequin at the Hospital, get a degree in archaeology at the University, or create a nutrition & workout plan at the Fitness Studio.

Each activity is created by professional educators to blend in the local school curriculum for deeper, more advanced outside-the-classroom learning.

Hours: vary per day. Currently open Friday 2 pm – 8 pm, Saturday & Sunday 12 pm – 7 pm

Super fun for Kids for a half-day or all day trip (but best suited for kids over the age of 4)

Pricing:

Children 3 and under FREE

Children 4-5 $14.95

Children 6-14 – $42.95

Adults 15+ years – $14.95


Dino Kidz

Location: 1201 W. McDermott Drive, #112, Allen, Texas 75013

Hours: vary. They offer Storytime every Tuesday and Thursday

Pricing: $11.99 per child $10.99 for siblings, one adult free with each child

Dino Kidz is a children’s indoor playground designed for the excitement of our young visitors.

Kids can celebrate with the ultimate birthday party, or develop their fine and gross motor skills through play, unique classes, and using their imagination in a safe, clean environment. (10 months – 7 years).

Must wear socks.

Up to 10 year olds are allowed for a private birthday party.


Frisco Fire Safety Town

Location: 8601 Gary Burns Dr, Frisco, TX 75034

Monday to Friday 8 am – 5 pm, Tours are available by appointment only


Sci-Tech Discovery Center

Location: 8004 Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034

Hours: Opens at 10 am (open Tuesday – Sunday)

Currently offering timed tickets, $10 for ages 3 and up


Other Fun Kids Play Places to Play

Many of these offer Kids Play places nearby offer free entrance with the purchase of a Pogo Pass.

Indoor Playgrounds: Soft Play Areas with Play Equipment

Urban Air – indoor trampoline parks with locations in Frisco, McKinney, Dallas, Coppell, Rockwall & Garland
Pump It Up – located in Frisco
Altitude Trampoline Park – located in Richardson

Indoor Playgrounds: Ninja Warrior Courses

Indoor Playgrounds: Laser Tag, Arcades and more

  • Pinstack – located in Plano, Allen & Los Colinas
  • Strikz – located in Frisco
  • Dave & Busters – located in Frisco
  • Fury Fun Indoor Play Center – located in Frisco and recently opened. You can get one visit for free per month with the Pogo Pass.
  • Chuck E. Cheese – the Plano location is on Preston Road. Packed with arcade machines and games, chasing tickets and trading them is super fun for Kids.
  • Adventure Landing – located in Dallas and has outdoor mini-golf, go karts, but inside play areas including indoor arcades, laser tag and more.
  • Andretti’s Indoor Carting & Games – located in Grandscape, The Colony

Other Places to Try

Peppa Pig World of Play – located in Grapevine. Ideal on your bucket list of toddler play places

NorthPark Center – take the kids to see the ducks and turtles

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


Author

Liz Riley

Sunday 12th of June 2022

Jump World Entertainment in Allen (the old Jump Street) is great, they also have good Groupons during weekdays. The first Saturday of the month they also do a Sensory Jump event for those needing a more calm atmosphere.

Mariana Martinez

Monday 28th of March 2022

I recently heard of this new place in Plano, Nerfies. We've never been but it sound fun for Nerf gun lovers.

Christina Josef

Tuesday 29th of August 2017

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

Nicky

Saturday 8th of July 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.

PlanoMoms

Saturday 8th of July 2017

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