Best Family Fun Play Centers for Kids in Southeast Michigan

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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 places 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 and Phone:
    • Novi: 44255 12 Mile Road, 248-671-1700
    • Troy: 662 E. Big Beaver Road, 248-918-0909
    • Sterling Heights: 44855 Hayes Road, 586-247-8887
    • Westland: 36901 Warren Road, 734-215-2400
    • Ann Arbor: Details coming soon

Dive into 31,000 square feet of indoor bounce fun – including open jumps, dodgeball, foam pits and cool tunes.

Aqua-Tots Swim Schools

  • Address:
    • Canton: 43335 Joy Road, 734-828-2000
    • Novi: 44225 W. 12 Mile Road, Suite C103, 248-845-4544
    • Farmington Hills: 31221 W. 14 Mile Road, 248-537-4004
    • Sterling Heights: 44891 Hayes Road, 586-884-3633
    • Troy: 846 E. Big Beaver Road, 248-845-4545
    • Auburn Hills:  750 Brown Road, 248-537-4005

The national chain is growing fast in southeast Michigan. Sign up for lessons or ask about parents’ nights out and other events.

Boogie Babies

  • Address: 1928 Star Batt Drive, Suite B, Rochester Hills
  • Phone: 248-852-6288

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Combine education and fun into one: Take classes, enjoy open play or check out special events like movie nights. Monthly passes available.

Bounce House

  • Address and Phone:
    • Detroit: 9800 E. Eight Mile Road, 313-366-4300
    • 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.

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 and Phone:
    • Clinton Township: 37051 Gratiot Ave., 248-443-5300
    • Southfield: 29115 Greenfield Road, 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 and fresh smoothies for mom and dad.

Funtastic Play Center

  • Address and Phone:
    • Canton: 43337 Joy Road, 734-335-7402
    • Woodhaven: 20372 Van Horn Road, 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 Toddle Time that incorporates parents into the fun.

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
    • Canton Township: 225 Sheldon Road, 248-596-1914
    • Clarkston: 6340 Waldon Center Drive, 248-795-2252
    • Farmington Hills: 22710 Haggerty Road, Suite 200, 248-596-1914
    • Macomb: 18377 Hall Road, Macomb, 248-596-1914
    • Rochester: 550 South St., 248-596-1914

The local indoor swim school franchise opens family swim hours (4 months-12 years) to the community at select times in addition to regular classes. A free parent-baby class for newborns ages 3-6 months is also available.

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 and Phone:
    • Dearborn Heights: 23302 Warren Ave., 313-436-0043
    • Wayne: 4635 Howe St., 734-721-7400

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, mini golf, gator tag and a bungee trampoline adventure at this sports house that also has leagues, lessons and restaurants. The Detroit spot boasts basketball courts.

Jungle Java

  • Address and Phone:
    • 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.

Kidopolis

  • Address: 509 State Circle, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-769-0263

Enjoy a drop-in play environment ideal for ages 2-11. Kids can explore a “village” including an enchanted forest, police station, fire station, nautical room and more – plus plenty of costumes.

Kidz Kingdom

  • Address: 18602 Fenkell St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-296-1741

Known as Detroit’s first indoor playground, this spot features a treehouse, bounce castle, games and more. It even hosts activities and events for parents!

Lazer Warp

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

Stop in for a laser tag adventure with state of the art equipment and a laser tag maze that features four towers, two stories and more than 10,000 square feet of terrain.

Little Big World

  • Address: 310 Livernois St., Ferndale
  • Phone: 248-308-5444

This play-and-paint spot encourages kids to explore the world with a free play area with murals representing different continents, canvas painting for ages 3-plus and “learn and play” events focused on arts, music and culture.

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 programs.

Metropolitan Speech, Sensory & ABA Center of Saline

  • Address: 7025 E. Michigan Ave., Suite J, Saline
  • Phone: 734-316-2538

Housed in the former building of My Urban Toddler, this space provides play and entertainment for all children. Open play is available 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

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.

The Occupation Station

  • Address: 21984 23 Mile Road, Macomb Township
  • Phone: 586-221-1482

At this interactive space, kids can dress up for work and tinker around at different job- and career-themed toy stations.

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, go-karts, a huge mini golf course, trampolines and a climbing wall. Enjoy indoor and outdoor amenities that are all handicap accessible.

Pinball Petes

  • Address: 1214 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-213-2502

This popular arcade, opened more than 30 years ago, has more than 10,000 square feet of classic arcade fun. The space is also available for birthday parties.

Planet Rock Climbing Gym

  • Address and Phone:
    • Ann Arbor: 82 Aprill Drive, 734-827-2680
    • Madison Heights: 1103 W. 13 Mile Road, 248-397-8354

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, camps and more.

Rochester Play!

  • Address: 380 E. Second St., Rochester
  • Phone: 248-650-7529

This eco-friendly play center has a custom-built climbing structure with a northern Michigan theme and a smaller play structure for toddlers. Their cafe serves healthy organic foods.

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

  • Address:
    • Brighton: 8151 Movie Drive, 810-224-6200
    • Canton: 42550 Executive Drive, 734-981-0007
    • Shelby Township: 50810 Sabrina Drive, 586-930-0600
    • Taylor: 23261 Eureka Road, 734-225-2233

Find the SkySlam basketball dunk court, 3-D Dodgeball, SkyRobics fitness classes, Toddler Time and open jump at this indoor trampoline park.

Sport-N-Fun

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

Attractions at this outdoor location close during the winter; check ahead for re-opening date and hours. Activities include go-karts, batting cages, mini golf, bungee trampoline, arcade games and a pizza buffet. Cash only.

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 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.

The Fowling Warehouse 

  • Address: 3901 Christopher St., Hamtramck
  • Phone: 313-264-1288

Book a party or drop in on this spot’s $10 open play to try your hand at the football-meets-bowling game of fowling. Ages 21-plus Monday-Friday and Saturday-Sunday after 6 p.m. Kids 10 and up are welcome from noon-6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

The Hub Stadium 

  • 2550 Takata Drive, Auburn Hills
  • 248-364-4000

This 30,000-square-foot space offers 16 bombowling lanes (think Fowling) for guests to enjoy. 7-plus welcome on weekdays. 21-plus after 9 p.m. on weekends.

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
    • Sports, Farmington: 22777 Farmington Road, 248-957-8391
    • Sports, Washington: 65665 Powell Road, 586-703-0664

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.

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.

Urban Air Trampoline Park

  • Address: 925 N. Lapeer Road, Oxford Charter Township
  • Phone: 248-800-4015

Located in the Legacy Center, this new trampoline park is complete with dodgeball courts, a foam pit, the Slam Dunk zone and a kid’s area for children seven and younger.

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. Reservations are required.

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.

Zap Zone

  • Address and Phone:
    • Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area: 4177 Carpenter Road, Ypsilanti, 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/Sterling Heights area: 43680 Van Dyke Ave., Sterling Heights, 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 and Farmington Hills locations.

This post was originally published in 2013 and has been updated for 2017 by Jessica Schrader.

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