indoor play


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When the weather is awful and the kids are bouncing off the walls, thank goodness for indoor play places. We've compiled a comprehensive list of play places in Metro Vancouver and nearby where your kids can stay warm & dry and have lots of fun. There are lots of options to choose from in Abbotsford, Coquitlam, LangleyNorth Vancouver,  Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, West Vancouver, and even on Vancouver Island. Some of our favourites include Petite Forêt and Gymboree Play & Music in Vancouver, Airhouse in Squamish, and Jumping Jiminy's in Victoria.

Which indoor play place will your family explore next?


Indoor Play Places Around Metro Vancouver


Petite Forêt 

Discover Vancouver's trendy petite café in the heart of Kitsilano, Petite Forêt Play Café. A contemporary & inclusive environment designed for families to foster sharing, independence, cognitive development, socializing, and most importantly, give caregivers and kids a place to relax! We love that they also offer "Storytime with Friends" events for kids under 5 with bunnies to snuggle,  Parent's Nights Out, multi-lingual storytimes, ballet classes, and Montessori classes. And parents rave about how clean & sanitized Petite Forêt is kept, and appreciate the helping hand & eyes of the staff. Indulge in Petite Forêt's delectable assortment of fresh baked French treats, carefully crafted beverages, and tea bar. Be sure to check out their bookstore and gift shop with unique gifts for home or birthdays, and consider celebrating your little one's big day with their amazing birthday party packages!


Gymboree Play & Music is the global leader in play classes & camps for kids newborn to 5 years old, and their beautiful new space is now open on West 6th Avenue in Vancouver! Their classes are uniquely and intentionally designed for early childhood development, with teachers who support parents and children as they spend uninterrupted time together, creating a safe space to play, explore, and learn. Gymboree offers a jam-packed schedule of 45-minute play, music, and art classes from Tuesday to Saturday each week, as well as weekly open gym for little ones and drop-off time slots for older toddlers. Families can enjoy the magic of Gymboree through monthly memberships, 5 and 10-class passes, open gym passes and drop-in class passes. Or register online to check out their facilities and programs in person for the first time with a free preview class!



Airhouse is British Columbia's freestyle sports training facility for toddlers through to professional athletes who are interested in skateboarding, trampoline, and gymnastics. With locations in Squamish, Kelowna, and Nanaimo, Metro Vancouver families can visit them in their travels all around the province. They offer birthday parties, camps, lessons, and drop-in sessions. If you're planning to stop in for some playtime with your kids, be sure to check out their schedule online in advance to reserve your drop-in time for skateboarding, trampoline, or gymnastics!


Jumping Jiminy's Victoria

As the biggest indoor playground facility on Vancouver Island, Jumping Jiminy’s Playground and Café has some exciting playground attractions, perfect for kids to play all day! Kids have so much fun discovering and navigating through the 3000-square-foot play structure complete with tunnels & slides. They’re guaranteed to spend hours in it playing and making friends! They also have a games room, crafts corner, gift shop, jungle gym, climbing wall, and bouncy castle. And for more competition, they can try ping pong, air hockey, or foosball!

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