If the rain or the Austin heat gets you down, check out some of these indoor play places so the kids can burn off some energy. Many of the indoor play places in Austin have free Wifi – perfect for those work-at-home mom or dads who need to get a little extra work done while the kids play. While many have cafes or snacks available, be sure to look at what you are allowed to bring in as some do not allow outside food due to allergy concerns.
BookPeople – Storytime and a nice tunnel for kids to climb through.
The Thinkery – Austin’s children’s museum, packed with daily activities and new things to explore.
Main Event – Rock wall, video games, glow bowl, bowling and more.
Hop N Happy – Bounce house with a variety of different inflatables.
Urban Air Trampoline Park – Indoor trampoline park.
Top Golf – Indoor driving range. May not work well if it’s storming but not a bad place to play when it’s drizzling outside.
Catch Air – Indoor playspace.
Little Land Play Gym – An indoor playground with developmental equipment.
Mt. Playmore – Huge play structure with a large variety of obstacles for kids to navigate. Smaller kid area available as well.
Toybrary – Toy lending library with a large variety of toys and activities for kids of all ages to stay and play.
Jumpoline – Indoor trampoline park.
Millenium Youth Entertainment Complex (MYEC) – Skating, theater, bowling and arcade.
Pinballz Arcade – Large selection of arcade games.
iPlay Austin – Over 15,000 square feet of inflatable playground.
Blazer Tag – Laser tag, arcade and Sky Trail ropes course.
Hoppin House – Inflatable playground.
My Gym – Indoor playground.
Safari Champ – Large play structure with a smaller one for babies and toddlers.
Baby Earth – Great play area for babies and toddlers with many classes and events.
Pump It Up – Inflatable playground with open play times available during weekdays.
Austin Sports Arena – Skating rink.
Spare Time – Bowling, laser tag, and arcade.
Austin’s Park & Pizza – Bowling and arcade games with additional rides outdoors when weather is nice.
Inflatable Wonderland – Inflatable playground located inside Lakeline Mall.
Jumpstreet – Indoor trampoline park.
Some other indoor play ideas
Head to your local library for storytime and crafts.
Bowling with bumpers for the kids is always a fun, rainy day activity.
Visit a local toy store. Kids can spend hours looking through all of the toys and many of the locations below have a play area or events to entertain the kiddos for a while.
- Terra Toys – North
- Brilliant Sky Toys & Books – South
- All Things Kids – North and Georgetown
- Toy Joy – Downtown
- Learning Express – North
- Anna’s Toy Depot – South
- Over the Rainbow – Central
- The LEGO Store – South in Barton Creek Mall
- Lions & Tigers & Toys – South
And if you need some caffeine, check out our list of the 10 Best Coffee Shops in Austin for Families.