Family Life

Indianapolis Public Playrooms for Kids

During the rainy days of Spring, you can’t exactly go tell the kids to play in the backyard. Public play areas are the perfect places to take the kids to burn off some energy, interact with peers, and give you some time to sit back and watch. Some of these locations in the Indy area even have activities for adults!


Discover Station at Conner Prairie

13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, IN 46038

Suitable for guests up to the age of 9, the Discover Station encourages children to develop their critical thinking skills and have fun all at the same time. Children have the option to dress up as animals, climb in the treehouse, or read in the Bookhive.


Monkey Joe’s

5561 E 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46250

4650 E Southport Road – Suite E, Indianapolis, IN 46237

Take your kids for all-day play at the inflatable, wall-to-wall playground with bouncy slides and certifiable jumps. They can even work their minds in the inflatable obstacle course. Monkey Joe’s offers a safety access child control system with trained staff, video monitoring, and ID bracelets. Suitable for guests 12 and under.



6002 Sunnyside Road, Indianapolis, IN 46236

The Incrediplex offers 60,000 square feet of fun for the whole family! Kids will enjoy exploring the Bounce & Climb, the roackwall, laser tag, or over 86 arcade games. Adults can get away in the fitness center or pick up a game on one of the courts.


Rhythm Discovery Center

110 W Washington Street – Suite A, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Rhythm Discovery Center is an interactive percussion museum that offers education exhibits and artist performances. Visit every Saturday to attend family friendly programs that include lessons, performances, and drum circles.


Greatimes Family Fun Park

5341 Elmwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203

This 22,000 square foot indoor facility offers a multi-level arcade room and an indoor playland. Collect your points while playing arcade games and redeem them for prizes! Be sure to check out the Fun Park’s daily specials or plan to host your next birthday party there!


The Urban Chalkboard

452 E Carmel Drive, Carmel, IN 46032

The Urban Chalkboard is a unique creation of coffee shop meets playground. Cozy up in a play nook and socialize with other parents or catchup on work while your child plays and learns. Be sure to sign up for a learning studio class like Jam & Play or Deconstructed Play.


Carter’s Play Place

17219 Foundation Parkway, Westfield, IN 46074

Carter’s Play Place was created to offer an inviting atmosphere for children with all abilities. Children can enjoy participating in Adventure Play and families can purchase monthly passes for Adventure Unlimited with prices from $50 to $99. Carter’s Play Place also offers an Autism Support Group you can stay up to date regarding the next meeting date on the website.


Little Village Playroom

9850 N Michigan Road, Carmel, IN 46032

The Little Village Playroom was created so that caregivers, nannies, or parents can bring their children to a place that offers stimulating brain and body activities while the adults can get away to answer emails or relax. The activity calendar includes dance parties and family yoga and the weekends are known as a great time to host birthday parties.


After reading this list, don’t let the weather be an excuse to keep your kids at home. Keep their minds and bodies active with these entertaining options. And you can even give yourself some time to work or relax as well!