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 below on Mall 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.
Jumpology – NEW!
10087 Brook Road, Glen Allen, VA23059 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!
3941 Deep Rock Road, Richmond, VA 23233 Phone: 804.622.5000
Kangaroo Jac’s is a walk- in indoor inflatable play center for children 10 and under with a separate area with two jumpies for kids under three. There is a fee to play, so check the website for reduced rates on certain days and times.
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.
The Inflatable Palace
9159 Atlee Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116 Phone: 804.730.0063
8400 square foot indoor play area with walk-in play daily. There is a fenced toddler area, arcade games, Wi-Fi, concessions area, party rooms and birthday parties.
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.
The Little Gym of Glen Allen
8300 Staples Mill Road, Richmond, VA 23228 Phone: 804.266.7700
The Little Gym does not offer open playtime but they do offer parent survival nights for a fee– click or call for more details.
- Midlothian Location, 6629 Lake Harbour Drive, Midlothian, VA 23112 in the Winterpock Crossing Shopping Center. Phone: 804.474.7000
- Central Location, 2626 W Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220 Phone: 804.474.7000
- Short Pump Location, 2200 Old Brick Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060 Phone: 804.474.7000
Lots of indoor activities for kids. Pack a lunch and eat in the dining area. For more details and pictures, visit our museums page.
Sky Zone – NEW!
1345 Carmia Way, Richmond, VA 23235 Phone: 804.350.9210
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.
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.
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.
Indoor Play and Kids Clubs at Local Malls
Many of our local malls have indoor and/or outdoor kiddie play areas. A stop at one of these play areas can be a great reward for good behavior while you are trying to shop, and can also help your tike burn off some steam. Keep in mind they can get crowded especially when cold weather sets in, so bring your hand sanitizer and make sure your child is steady on his or her feet before entering! Remember: The use of these play areas is at your own risk, so keep a close eye on your children.
Sign up for the different kids clubs in each mall and you will have the opportunity to get your little one to a lot of fun activities. Some (like the Short Pump Mall) require you to come into guest services to pick up the calendar – others are more advanced and use email or a website calendar to keep you up to date. These mall clubs are generally free, or have a small cost.
Short Pump Town Center
11800 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23233 Phone: 804.364.9500
Kids Club: Short Pump Pals – register at Guest Services (under the escalators that lead to the food court off the main plaza) or online.
Play Areas: Short Pump Mall has both indoor and outdoor kiddie play areas. The indoor play area is located inside the food court and has soft climbing structures in an enclosed area (although there is no gate in the entrance). There is a bench for parents to sit, but bringing strollers into the play area can be difficult, so they are generally parked around the perimeter. There is a children’s height limitation and they must take off their shoes. The outdoor children’s play area is located in the Main Plaza close to Dick’s Sporting Goods and has two small playhouses that children can explore. This play area is also home to the Short Pump Express, a mini train that children (and parents) can ride for a short trip around the mall main plaza. The Short Pump Express tickets are available at Guest Services. Visit the website for current train hours and prices.
Chesterfield Towne Center
11500 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23235 Phone: 804.794.4662
Kids Club: Club Mom – register at Guest Services (in the Food Court). For more details on events visit the mall website and click on “Events”.
Play Areas: Chesterfield Towne Center has two indoor kiddie play areas, Creek Crawl and River Romp. There are also coin operated kiddie rides in the food court. Creek Crawl is located in the main corridor outside Dillard’s. It is designed specifically for children 36 inches or less (although there is no gate in the entrance). There is a bench for parents to sit, however strollers and shoes are not permitted. Designed for older kids (42 inch height restriction), River Romp is located by the Spinnaker’s/Pearle Vision Express entrance (Carrabba’s Italian Grill is outside). This play area is very roomy – kids can climb in, out, and through big structures like a big tree, teepee, canoe, log, frog and bridge.
Virginia Center Commons
10101 Brook Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059 Phone: 804.266.9000
Kids Club: The Simon Kidgits Club® – register at any Simon Kidgits Club event, Customer Service location, or online. There is a membership fee.
Play Area: Virginia Center Commons has an indoor kiddie play area. It is located in the main corridor in front of the Sears entrance. It has soft climbing structures in an enclosed area (although there is no gate in the entrance). There is a bench for parents to sit, but bringing strollers into the play area can be difficult, so they are generally parked around the perimeter. There is a children’s height limitation and they must take off their shoes. VCC also has coin operated kiddie rides in the food court.
1601 Willow Lawn Drive, Richmond, VA 23230 Phone: 804.282.5198
Kids Club: Mommy & Me and Daddies Too – register online for info about fun events.
Play Area: Willow Lawn has a train themed outdoor play area.
Stony Point Fashion Park
9200 Stony Point Parkway, Richmond, VA 23235 Phone: 804.560.SHOP
Kids Club: Stony Point does not have a kids club.
Play Area: Stony Point has outdoor seasonal play areas for kids. In the winter time there is an ice skating rink and in the summertime there is a walk-in water spout fountain.
Regency Square Mall
1420 Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23229 Phone: 804.740.7467
Kids Club: Regency Mall does not have a kids club.
Play Area: The indoor play area is located beside the food court and has soft climbing structures in an enclosed area (although there is no gate in the entrance). There is a bench for parents to sit, but bringing strollers into the play area can be difficult, so they are generally parked around the perimeter. There is a children’s height limitation and they must take off their shoes. Regency also has coin operated kiddie rides next to the play area.