Indoor Play Areas

Indoor Play Areas

Indoor Play Areas

 

It’s summertime and with that comes hot days and lots of afternoon thunderstorms. When the weather keeps you indoors but your kiddos need to burn off some energy, this list of indoor play areas around Charlotte will come in handy. Charlotte’s Best Nanny compiled a list that includes trampoline parks, arcades, children’s museums, skating rinks, bowling alleys and more!

 

Adventure Landing – Charlotte

10400 Cadillac Street, Charlotte

Sunday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Prices vary depending on location.

A family entertainment park featuring go-karts, mini-golf courses, batting cages, and indoor arcade, and more. Most of the activities are outside, but inside you’ll find the arcade.

 

AMF Centennial Lanes

4501 South Boulevard, Charlotte

Sunday: 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Monday: 3 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Tuesday – Thursday: 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Friday: 3 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Saturday: 12 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Features 40 bowling lanes, an arcade, and pool tables.

 

AMF University Lanes

5900 North Tryon Street, Charlotte

Sunday: 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Monday: 3 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Tuesday: 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Thursday: 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Saturday: 12 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Features 40 bowling lanes and pool tables.

 

AMF Carolina Lanes

11210 Brigman Road, Matthews

Sunday: 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Monday: 3 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Wednesday: 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Thursday: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Friday: 3 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Contact bowling alley for pricing. Features 56 bowling lanes, an arcade, and pool tables.

 

BounceU – Charlotte

10624 Metromont Parkway #300, Charlotte

Open Bounce sessions available at scheduled times for varying prices.

 

BounceU – Matthews

9129 Monroe Road, Suite 145 & 150, Charlotte

Open Bounce sessions available at scheduled times for varying prices.

 

Carolina Place Mall Children’s Play Area

11025 Carolina Place Parkway, Pineville

Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Free

A children’s play area designed for children 48” tall and under that features crawl spaces, tunnels, and more.

 

Defy Gravity

8116 University City Blvd., Charlotte

Mon-Thurs 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Fri-Sat 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

One hour flight ticket ranges from $11 to $14 depending on age

Open jump, dodgeball, foam pit, Ninja course, trapeze, more

 

Discovery Place Kids

105 Gilead Road, Huntersville

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday – Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is $10 for both adults and children over 1. Free admission for members.

Children’s museum featuring developmentally-appropriate experiences that encourage interactive learning through play.

 

Discovery Place Nature

1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday-Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission for adults and children ages 2 and above is $8. Free admission for members.

Features interactive nature exhibits and live animal displays as well as daily programming and hands-on activities.

 

Discovery Place Science

301 North Tryon Street, Charlotte

Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday – Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Museum admission is $17 for adults, $13 for children ages 2 – 13, $15 for seniors, and free for children under 2. Free admission for members.

An interactive science and technology museum for visitors of all ages.

 

Extreme Ice Center

4705 Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Indian Trail

Public ice skating is offered year round. Please check the schedule online for updated times.

$7 admission for all ages Monday-Friday, $10 admission on the weekend and during the holidays. Skate rental is $4. Monthly skate passes are available.

 

ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center

Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday – Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Free

An interactive library that features two state of the art theatres, a dedicated library space for kids 11 and under, four multi-use classrooms, a teen-only library, a multimedia production studio, and more. Classes and events are offered throughout the week.

 

Inner Peaks Climbing Center

Crown Point: 9535 Monroe Rd #170, Charlotte

Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. to 7 .m.

South End: 2220 S Tryon St

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Indoor climbing gym. Day passes are $16. Equipment is for rent as well, and lessons are available.

 

Kinetic Heights

Providence Square Shopping Center, 5664 International Drive, Charlotte

Monday – Wednesday: 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Thursday – Friday: 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Open play passes for ropes, ground, and zip lines are $18 for 90 minutes and play passes for ground and zip lines are $15 for 90 minutes.

Charlotte’s only indoor challenge center featuring a high ropes course, a ninja warrior course, zip lines, and more. Open play times are available at specific times each day, so check the daily schedule online. An e-waiver is also required to participate.

 

Laser Quest

10403 Park Road, Pineville

Check website for prices and hours.

Laser tag. Reservations recommended.

 

Mallard Creek Recreation Center

2530 Johnston-Oehler Road, Charlotte

Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The playroom is free. Call ahead to make sure it’s available.

Offers a full-size gymnasium, computer lab, fitness center, indoor playroom, multi-purpose rooms, catering kitchen, and shower facilities. Children must wear socks and be under 48” tall to use the playroom.

 

Monkey Joe’s – Charlotte

10215 University City Boulevard, Suite C, Charlotte

Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

$8.99 per child Monday through Friday, $9.99 per child on the weekend, and $5.99 for children 2 and under

An inflatable play center for kids 12 and under with wall to wall bounce houses, slides, jumps, and obstacle courses. Socks are required.

 

Monkey Joe’s – Pineville

601 North Polk Street, Pineville

Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

$8.99 per child Monday through Friday, $9.99 per child on the weekend, and $5.99 for children 2 and under

An inflatable play center for kids 12 and under with wall to wall bounce houses, slides, jumps, and obstacle courses. Socks are required.

 

Monkey Joe’s – Matthews

10101-C East Independence Boulevard, Matthews

Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

$8.99 per child Monday through Friday, $9.99 per child on the weekend, and $5.99 for children 2 and under

An inflatable play center for kids 12 and under with wall to wall bounce houses, slides, jumps, and obstacle courses. Socks are required.

 

Northlake Mall Play Areas

6801 Northlake Mall Drive, Charlotte

Monday – Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Wednesday – Saturday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Free

A Looney Tunes Play Area across from Dick’s Sporting Goods on the lower level as well as an activity area in the middle of the food court offer fun with mirrors, characters, and more.

 

Pineville Ice House

400 Towne Centre Boulevard, Pineville

Please check online schedule for daily public ice skating schedule.

Admission is $8 per person. Skate rental is $2, and helmet rental is $5

 

The Pit Indoor Kart Racing

346 East Plaza Drive (Hwy 150), Mooresville

Regular hours:

Monday – Wednesday: 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Thursday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. to midnight

Sunday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Summer hours:

Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. to midnight

Sunday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Price varies depending on activities.

High-speed Go-Karts, over 65 Arcade Games, 4 Billiard Tables, Laser Tag Arena, Black Light Mini-Golf, Cannonball Air Blaster, Spin Zone bumper cars, and a 24-foot Rock Climbing Wall. Free Wi-Fi and a viewing area overlooking the kart track with 6 wide-screen TVs.

 

Ray’s Playhouse at Berewick Recreation Center

5910 Dixie River Road, Charlotte

Contact the rec center for hours. They differ from the hours of the rec center.

$2 for children age 1 and older.

Open to both children and families and features toys, games, activities, and kid friendly computers. For ages 1 – 6.

 

Ray’s Splash Planet

215 North Sycamore Street, Charlotte

Monday: 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday – Thursday: 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Sunday: 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

$11 for adults, $8 for children 17 and under, and $8 for seniors 55+

A one-of-a-kind indoor waterpark featuring a giant slide, lazy river, vortex pool, and water playground.

 

Sky High Sports

601 North Polk Street, Pineville

Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m..

Sunday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Prices vary from $14 for 1 hour of jump time to $45 for an all-day pass. School day discounts are available.

Trampoline park that includes basketball areas, dodgeball areas, a free jump area, various adventure missions, and rope courses.

 

Sky Zone Trampoline Park

10200 Centrum Parkway, Pineville

Toddler time from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Regular park hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

General admission pricing from $11 for 30 minutes of jump time to $22 for 120 minutes. Program prices vary from $8 – $12. Daily specials are available.

Trampoline Park featuring dodgeball areas, basketball areas, a foam zone, and more.

 

Sports Connection – Ballantyne

1611 Ardrey Kell Road, Charlotte

Sunday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Prices vary depending on attraction or game.

Center featuring arcade games, bowling, laser tap, jump-n-play area, and more.

 

Sports Connection – Northlake

8626 Hankins Road, Charlotte

Sunday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Prices vary depending on attraction or game.

Center featuring arcade games, bowling, laser tap, jump-n-play area, and more.

 

Strike City

210 East Trade Street: Suite D-164, Charlotte

Sunday – Saturday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The facility stays open after 9 p.m., but is restricted to age 21+ after 9 p.m. (Mondays, it’s 18+ after 9 p.m.)

Bowling facility within EpiCentre.

 

Superior Play Systems

11415 Granite Street, Suite C, Charlotte

Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

$6 for all day play Monday-Friday, and $8 during the weekend and on school holidays

Indoor, interactive playground featuring playground equipment, trampolines, basketball goals, and more.

 

Urban Air

9108 Lawyers Rd, Mint Hill

Monday – Thursday: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday: 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

See website for holiday hours and for pricing.

Trampoline park, including ropes course, obstacle course, dodgeball and more.

-Written by Elizabeth

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