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Bloomington’s Guide to Indoor Play

Bloomington's Guide to Indoor Play

It’s 10:30am on a Wednesday morning and you stop to look around. Breakfast dishes are still on the table, toys are scattered from one end of the house to the other, laundry you just folded is now knocked over by your ‘helper’, the Mickey Mouse Hot Dog song has now made its way back around for the third time this morning, and someone is hanging on your leg while you reheat your coffee.

You think to yourself – it’s been too many days of rain, snow, ice, cold, wet, and wind in Btown and everyone needs to get out of this house.

Don’t worry! Our sweet little town offers some great indoor play options for your kiddos that will help you keep your sanity.

Burn Some Energy

Do your kids just need to run and play? Here are some great options that will allow your kids to burn off some of their extra energy. Invite a couple friends and make a day of it!

2741 Kegg Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47403

What: Open gym
Ages: Up to 6 years old.
Cost: $5/child

They offer this daily at various times so you can check out the schedule here.

 

Classic Bowling Lanes
1421 N Willis Dr
Bloomington, IN 47404

IMU Bowling and Billards
900 E 7th St
Bloomington, IN 47405

2894 E 3rd St
Bloomington, IN 47401

The College Mall has an indoor play place located outside of Target with simple games, wall manipulatives, and small climbing structures. There are also small rides for $1 near the animal store and near Ulta.

2100 S Henderson St
Bloomington, IN 47401

They offer a daily public ice skate with admission.
You can find their prices and hours here.

5100 S Rogers St #D
Bloomington, IN 47403

Youth climbing begins at the age of 5. You can find more info here

108 N Curry Pike
Bloomington, IN 47404

Large, inflatable bounce houses and huge game rooms for a daily admission price. Prices and Hours 

2010 S Yost Ave
Bloomington, IN 47403

Kids Play Gym in an indoor facility with a Tree House Jungle Gym, Zip-Line, Climbing Wall, Ball Pit, Trampoline, Adaptive Play Swings, Crawl Tubes, Custom Busy Boards, Fine Manipulatives, and more.

They also offer programming on various days and times, as well as a story time on Tuesdays at 10:30am. Hours, Programming, and Prices 

505 E 3rd St
Bloomington, IN 47401

Southeast YMCA
1917 S Highland Ave
Bloomington, IN 47401

Northwest YMCA
1375 N Wellness Way
Bloomington, IN 47404

Both locations have swimming pools for all ages, basketball courts, or just let your kiddo run a few laps around the track. They have a daily admission or membership.

5006 S Rogers St
Bloomington, IN 47403

Open gym on Mondays at 10am for kids up to age 5. Cost is $5/child.

2423 W Industrial Park Dr
Bloomington, IN 47404

Stage Flight offers an open gym for toddlers and an open gym for all ages for varying prices on varying days. Schedule and Pricing 

3603 West State Road 46
Bloomington, IN 47404

Urban Air offers a variety of programs during the day including a toddler jump and a homeschool jump. More Info

1525 S Rogers St
Bloomington, IN 47403

Open daily in the afternoons the warehouse has a variety of indoor activities and programs. Calendar of Events

Refuel & Play

There aren’t many restaurants that offer a play space, but here are the ones we found locally.

3020 E 3rd St
Bloomington, IN 47401

Indoor play place for under 5 years old. 

4499 W State Road 46
Bloomington, IN 47404

Indoor play place available. 

Have Fun & Learn Something

Do you want to sneak some education into play and fun? Here are some options that will let your kids expand their horizons while still having fun.

930 W 7th St
Bloomington, IN 47404

Located on the Northside of Bloomington, this little gem has a large playroom upstairs (Family Resource Center) open daily from 9am-12pm. They also have toy time, baby time, and a Preschool story hour. Schedule and information 

2813 E 3rd St
Bloomington, IN 47408

The B&N children’s area has a train table, mini stage, and obviously wonderful selections of books. They offer a story time on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s at 11:00am that includes a snack and craft.

615 N Fairview St
Bloomington, IN, 47404

Mixed-age classes from 0-5 years old at various times. Schedule and Price

 

3120 W Susan Dr
Bloomington, IN 47404

Go to HPB Family Day on the third Sunday of the month with board games, coloring supplies, and a children’s Storytime from 2pm to 3pm.

Bloomington Branch
303 E Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN 47408

Ellettsville Branch
600 W Temperance St
Ellettsville, IN 47429

 

Both Bloomington and Ellettsville branches of the library have play spaces and offer a huge range of programs for all ages.

Bloomington Schedule

Ellettsville Schedule

1100 W Allen St
Bloomington, IN 47403

Every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:15-5:00 pm, kids can learn basic cooking skills, try out exciting new recipes, and cook with produce fresh from the garden. This program is drop-in, and open for all ages. 

308 W 4th St
Bloomington, IN 47404

There is a daily admission fee or you can purchase a membership. Wonderlab offers wonderful programming for a wide variety of ages. It is ticketed but included in admission. Schedule of Events 

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One Response to Bloomington’s Guide to Indoor Play

  1. Cassie February 7, 2018 at 8:15 am #

    As a recent transplant, I’m mega excited to learn the local ropes from a mom-pro. Grateful for your BTownMoms Blog! I’ be sure to follow and learn how to maneuver this community with grace. Thank you!

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