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Best Family Fun Play Centers in Southeast Michigan

Pint-sized towns, inflatables, sports complexes and more are sure to keep your kids entertained! Check out these cool locales for games and good times.

Moms, dads and little tykes alike can enjoy some indoor fun at these play centers! Cure your kid's boredom and head to one of these cool places with kid-sized cities, playscapes, inflatables, swimming and much more. Metro Parent has rounded up some of the coolest place in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties that are sure to make the whole family happy! Be sure to call ahead for current rates and hours.

AirTime Trampoline & Game Park

  • Address: 662 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy
  • Phone: 248-918-0909

Dive into 31,000 square feet of indoor bounce fun – including open jumps, dodgeball, foam pits and cool tunes. Head over to a Fam Jam session on Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m.; one hour of jumping is $32 for a family of four.

Aqua-Tots Swim Schools

  • Address: 846 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy
  • Phone: 248-918-0285

The national chain now has a southeast Michigan spot (more reportedly to come!). Sign up for lessons or ask about parents' nights out and other events.

Boogie Babies

  • Address: 928 Star Batt Drive, Suite B, Rochester Hills
  • Phone: 248-852-6288

Combine education and fun into one: Learn baby sign language, take dance lessons or get lost in interactive play sets. Monthly passes available.

Bounce House

Address and Phone:

  • Detroit: 9800 E. Eight Mile Road, 313-366-4300
  • New Baltimore: 35268 23 Mile Road, 586-725-1334
  • St. Clair Shores: 24020 Harper Ave., 586-778-8070
  • Sterling Heights: 39080 Van Dyke Ave., 586-264-2720

Kids ages 14 and under can bounce, slide and play every day. There's also an arcade filled with fun, free games for kids and adults.

Bouncing Off the Walls

  • Address: 3887 Fort St., Wyandotte
  • Phone: 734-246-9977

Kids and parents can bounce together at this inflatable jump playground. With tunnels and slides of all kinds, it's the perfect place to burn off some energy.

C.J. Barrymore's Sports & Entertainment

  • Address: 21750 Hall Road, Clinton Township
  • Phone: 586-469-2800

This sports park has it all! Check out the golf dome, laser tag, bowling alley, arcade and tons of racing tracks to satisfy every kid's need for speed.

Detroit Kid City

  • Address: 29115 Greenfield Road, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-443-5300

This kids' hotspot boasts a super hands-on Mini Detroit play city with an auto factory, bank, pizzeria, art center, Up North Story Time Center and tons more – plus great coffee for mom and dad.

Galaxy Zone

  • Address: 12841 Ford Road, Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-945-1010

This place is for the ultimate gamer with tons of video games in its arcade, laser tag, an indoor playground and a restaurant. Be sure to make reservations in advance.

Goldfish Swim School

Address and Phone:

  • Ann Arbor: 2107 W. Stadium Blvd., 734-864-5555
  • Birmingham: 2388 Cole St., Suite 101, 248-644-1914
  • Clarkston: 6340 Waldon Center Drive, 248-795-2252
  • Farmington Hills: 22710 Haggerty Road, Suite 200, 248-596-1914
  • Rochester: 550 South St., 248-596-1914

The local indoor franchise opens family swim hours (4 months-12 years) to the community at select times. Macomb Township location coming soon, too!

Great Escape Family Fun Center

  • Address: 2630 E. Grand River Ave., Howell
  • Phone: 517-548-6457

This indoor family fun center features a go-kart track, an inflatable area, whirlyball, an arcade and mini golf.

High Velocity Sports

  • Address: 46245 Michigan Ave., Canton
  • Phone: 734-HV-SPORT (487-7678)

This indoor sports complex has clinics, camps and leagues for your all-star. Play indoor soccer, dodge ball, flag football, volleyball or lacrosse.

H.Y.P.E. Recreation Center

  • Address: 23302 Warren Ave., Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-357-5458

Sports and social services are both provided at H.Y.P.E. Recreation Center that focuses on keeping kids healthy and happy through organized sports. Find training camps, tournaments and leagues for basketball, football, tennis, volleyball and more.

Joe Dumars Fieldhouse

Address and Phone:

  • Detroit: 1120 W. State Fair Ave., 313-368-0055
  • Shelby Township: 45300 Mound Road, 586-731-3080

In Shelby, hit the Bayou for rock climbing, slot car racing, gator tag and a bungee trampoline adventure at this sports house that also has leagues, lessons and restaurants. The Detroit spot boasts basketball courts.

 

Jump City

  • Address: 2825 Boardwalk St., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-995-5055

Jump around in giant inflatables including a gladiator arena, bounce house and a giant slide. Plan a party or bounce on in for weekly Pop-N-Plays.

Jungle Java

Address and Phone:

  • Ann Arbor: 3900 Jackson Road, 734-926-2990
  • Canton: 6481 Canton Center Road, 734-927-6680
  • Clinton Township: 44595 Enterprise Drive, 586-203-0500
  • Farmington Hills: 27658 Middlebelt Road, 248-919-3284

Kids venture though the jungle on indoor padded play sets while parents take a load off or join in on the adventure. With healthy snacks, premium coffee and free Wi-Fi, this place is perfect for both the lion and her cub.

Laser Quest

  • Address: 31401 John R Road, Madison Heights
  • Phone: 248-616-9292

Put a high-tech twist on the classic games of hide-and-seek and tag. Enjoy multi-level arenas in this intergalactic game that can also be educational.

MEGA Fun and Fitness

  • Address: 22475 Heslip Drive, Novi
  • Phone: 248-344-9344

Train like Olympians with all the essential gymnastic obstacles at this academy that promotes children's physical fitness through innovative Motion Evolution.

Midway Sports and Entertainment

  • Address: 22381 Van Born Road, Taylor
  • Phone: 313-277-9156

This facility has everything from the classic mini golf and driving range to more extreme activities like EuroBungy, rock climbing and Water Wars. Come in with a group for birthday parties and field trips.

My Gym Children's Fitness

  • Address: Orchard 12 Plaza, 27873 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills
  • Phone: 248-489-9420

Whether your child is 6 weeks or 13 years, My Gym is dedicated to nurturing healthy kids through non-competitive classes and parties that combine music, sports and social skills.

My Urban Toddler

Address and Phone

  • Saline: 7025 E. Michigan Ave., 734-944-3628
  • Ann Arbor: 3010 Washtenaw Ave., Suite 107, 734-585-0788

Both parents and babies (birth to 5 years) play and learn at this fun multi-faceted store. A setting for parties and birthing classes alike, this shop is both educational and amusing.

Paradise Park

  • Address: 45799 Grand River Ave., Novi
  • Phone: 248-735-1050

The ultimate paradise for all ages! Engage in the interactive laser tag maze, NASCAR style go-karts, a huge mini golf course, trampolines and a climbing wall. Enjoy indoor and outdoor amenities that are all handicap accessible.

Planet Rock Climbing Gym

Address and Phone:

  • Ann Arbor: 82 Aprill Drive, 734-827-2680
  • Pontiac: 34 Rapid St., 248-334-3904

Conquer all types of climbs, from spinning tread walls to low-clearance climbing and top roping. Join one of the many kids programs, competitive leagues or private lessons.

Pump It Up

Address and Phone:

  • Auburn Hills: 1720 Opdyke Court, 248-375-1100
  • Canton: 46090 Michigan Ave., 734-495-1222
  • Shelby Township: 15117 Commercial Drive, 586-416-4386
  • Taylor: 25710 Northline Road, 734-946-2017
  • Wixom: 28373 Beck Road, Unit H, 248-912-1090

Giant indoor inflatables and imagination collide as kids participate in pop-in play times, birthday parties with adventure quests and Jump-N-Art camps and programs.

Rochester Play!

  • Address: 210 W. University Drive, Suite 3, Rochester
  • Phone: 248-650-7529

This eco-friendly childcare center has three indoor play areas for toddlers and preschoolers – and one large main area. Their cafe serves healthy organic foods, and arts and crafts are made with "green" materials.

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

  • Address: 42550 Executive Drive, Canton
  • Phone: 734-981-0007

Find the SkySlam basketball dunk court, 3-D Dodgeball, SkyRobics fitness classes, Toddler Time and open jump at this indoor trampoline park. A location in Shelby Township is slated to open at the end of this year – and a Novi spot will be next.

Sport-N-Fun

  • Address: 30749 Grand River Ave., Farmington Hills
  • Phone: 248-471-5100

The go-karts and batting cages usually open in March and close in mid-October. They also offer mini golf, arcade games and a pizza buffet.

Sportway

Address and Phone:

  • Brownstown: 19640 Allen Road, 734-479-0340
  • Westland: 38520 Ford Road, 734-728-7222

Enjoy a day of sports with a newly designed go-kart track, batting cages and a miniature golf course. Sportway is family owned and operated since 1983.

 

Taylor Sportsplex

  • Address: 13333 Telegraph Road, Taylor
  • Phone: 734-374-8900

Spend some time on the ice or the green at this indoor sports complex that has both inline hockey and competitive figure skating.

The Chelsea TreeHouse

  • Address: 1101 S. Main St., Chelsea
  • Phone: 734-475-1555

Run around in 9,000 square feet of indoor play space, complete with a giant tree house, swinging bridges and healthy homemade snacks. Open daily; kids under 1 year old get in free.

Tiny Town Play Lounge

  • Address: 15444 Haggerty Road, Northville
  • Phone: 734-667-4965

Children can play house, stop by the salon, work at the supermarket or play veterinarian at this activity nook designed just for them.

Total Roller Hockey

  • Address: 46039 Grand River Ave., Novi
  • Phone: 248-669-9831

Roller hockey rules at this sports complex that has classes for kids starting at 3 years old.

Total Soccer

Address and Phone:

  • Fraser: 34300 Utica Road, 586-294-8848
  • Royal Oak: 1319 Lexington Blvd., 248-288-2110

Join a league at this indoor soccer facility, attend a camp or participate in tournaments. Enroll kids as young as 18 months in the SoccerTots program, which enhances motor skills and physical fitness.

Total Sports Complex

Address and Phone:

  • Roller Hockey, Novi: 46039 Grand River Ave., 248-669-9831
  • Sports, Novi: 41550 Grand River Ave., 248-374-0500
  • Sports, Wixom: 30990 S. Wixom Road, 248-669-9817

When they say total, they mean it! Enjoy everything you need to practice and play sports like football, lacrosse, volleyball, roller hockey and even baseball. This complex is home to team sessions and lessons for the most competitive all-star. Look for the new location coming in Farmington.

Total Sports East

  • Address: 40501 Production Drive, Harrison Township
  • Phone: 586-463-2000

This sports complex has it all: racquetball, bowling, Wallyball, handball and basketball. Join a league, register for a tournament or grab a membership to get even more perks, like a fitness club.

Whirlyball

Address and Phone:

  • Clinton Township: 19781 15 Mile Road, 586-792-4190
  • Novi: 41550 Grand River Ave., 248-788-8900

Don't let the bumper car exterior fool you. This powerful machine allows you to fly down the court and battle it out in a game that's a mash-up of basketball, hockey and Jai-Alai.

Whirlyball of Ann Arbor

  • Address: 750 Phoenix Drive, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-975-6909

This Whirlyball arena also offers pool tables and video arcade games. Kids must be 8 years and 48 inches tall to play.

WideWorld Sports Center

  • Address: 2140 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-913-4625

This indoor and outdoor soccer facility hosts leagues for youth and adults, with training programs taught by professional coaches. Rent a field or join a camp and get your kick on.

Woodhaven Funtastic Play Center

  • Address: 20372 Van Horn Road, Woodhaven
  • Phone: 734-692-3867

With all day drop-in play schedules and a cafe for parents, this indoor "soft play" facility offers fun, educational activities including a foreign language program and Toddler Time that incorporates parents into the fun.

Xtreme Bounce Zone

  • Address: 82 Aprill Drive, Suite C, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-761-3242

This spot has a Monkey House, 18-foot giant slide, 52-foot obstacle course, Toddler Bounce Zone and more – six total inflatables for off-the-wall fun. Call ahead to find out when open sessions are.

Zap Zone

Address and Phone:

  • Ann Arbor: 2800 Boardwalk Drive, 734-930-6670
  • Brighton: 6995 Grand River Road, 810-227-2010
  • Canton: 41953 Ford Road, 734-844-7746
  • Farmington: 31506 Grand River Ave., 248-471-6777
  • Taylor: 9751 Telegraph Road, 313-299-9690
  • Utica: 7529 Auburn Road, 586-323-0030
  • Waterford: 3653 Highland Ave., 248-706-7777

Laser tag facilities at seven locations also feature 18-hole glow-in-the-dark mini-golf at Canton, Farmington Hills and Lansing locations.

Apr 9, 2012 12:54 pm
 Posted by  DivaDynamite

GREAT list!!!!

Don't forget about the glow in the dark golf in Novi. And there's a fun inflatable playground inside the bowling alley on Cooley Lake Rd in Waterford.

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