If your looking for a place to wear out your little one when it is either too hot or cold to play outside, here are details about the indoor play areas in the Richmond area that offer open playtime in their facility. For information on FREE indoor play areas in local shopping malls, visit our section on Mall Fun about play areas and kid clubs.
Hints for a successful visit to the indoor play areas below:
- Bring socks for both parents and kids – you may not be planning to play but kids often need help on the equipment and you will want to be prepared just in case.
- Waivers are generally required and/or parents must stay while their little ones enjoy playing.
Romp n’ Roll
- West End, 9677 West Broad Street , Glen Allen, VA 23060 Phone: 804.249.5001
- Midlothian, 11541 Busy Street, Richmond, VA 23236 Phone: 804.893.3142
- Mechanicsville, 6300 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Suite E, Mechanicsville, VA 23111 Phone: 804.730.2060
The Romp n’ Roll gym is a great place for kids to exercise and burn energy while having a ton of fun! They offer Open Gym at specified times (click on Open Gym on the home page for more details) for a fee, but if you are enrolled in a class it is free! They even offer a passbook for additional savings.
10087 Brook Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059 Phone: 804.625.4290
Trampoline Arena where you can bounce in the open jump field (over 50 connected trampolines), play intense trampoline dodgeball, do tricks into the foam pit, perfect your moves on the bounceboards, get a grueling crossfit trampoline workout, dunk a basketball on a 16 foot hoop and so much more!
Cartwheels and Coffee
2820 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221 Phone: 804.355.KIDS
Cartwheels & Coffee is a gathering place for parents of pre-schoolers & infants. Pre-schoolers can enjoy playing in an enclosed playland while their parents relax in the cafe with a great cup locally roasted coffee. There is also a separate play area for infants with toys geared just for them and Wi-Fi for parents. Cartwheels and Coffee also offers all kinds of art, dance and music classes for children.
Pump It Up
9555 Kings Charter Drive, Ashland, VA 23005 Phone: 804.550.7867
Pump it up is full of giant inflatables for climbing, bouncing and sliding. They offer first come-first served Pop-In Playtimes, for a fee, during the week at specified times (look on the website under ‘party packages’ for details). For younger children there are restrictions, so be sure to call ahead or check online for specific details. And don’t forget to view their online photo album.
- Four locations:
- Central Location - 2626 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220 Phone: 804.474.CMoR (2667)
- Short Pump Location - Reopening at the Short Pump Mall in July 2015
- Chesterfield Location - 6629 Lake Harbour Drive, Midlothian, VA 23112, in the Winterpock Crossing Shopping Center Phone: 804.474.7075
- Fredericksburg Location - 1275 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Phone: 540.656.2233
Lots of indoor activities for kids. Pack a lunch and eat in the dining area. For more details and pictures, visit our museums page.
1345 Carmia Way, Richmond, VA 23235 Phone: 804.379.2500
Sky Zone is an indoor trampoline park. An endless sea of trampolines, all connected to form one massive trampoline surface.
11304 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23225 Phone: 804.897.5867
Next to Chesterfield Towne Center Mall. Monkey Joe’s will include walk in play all day everyday, a toddler zone, free wi-fi, concessions, and birthday parties.
Circus Jumps at Virginia Center Commons Mall
Virginia Center Commons Mall, 10101 Brook Road, Glen Allen, VA, 23059. Located at the center of the mall across from Burlington Coat Factory next to JCPenny and Sears. Phone: 804.262.PLAY
Circus Playhouse is an anchor store at VCC with an entrance from the parking lot and inside the mall. They offer inflatables for children ages 2 – 12, some attractions are appropriate for persons of all ages and some are only appropriate within certain age groups. All attractions are open with paid admission. Parents and guardians may participate for free with a paid child admission. Adults must be accompanied by a child for admissions except during special events and laser tag activities.
The Playroom TriCities
721 W Hundred Road, Chester, VA 23836 Phone: 804.717.5867
The Playroom TriCities is an indoor amusement center for kids of all ages with over 6,500 square feet of room to play and party. There are lots of fun inflatables for kids of all ages, a little land just for toddlers 3 & under, imagination stations for creative play, and free Wi-Fi internet available for parents.
Indoor Play and Kids Clubs at Local Malls
Many of our local malls have free indoor (and/or outdoor) kiddie play areas for additional indoor play.