Best Family Fun Play Centers for Kids in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Pint-sized towns, inflatables, sports complexes and more are sure to keep kids active. Check out these family fun play centers for games and good times.

Moms, dads, tykes and teens alike can enjoy some indoor fun at these family fun play centers. Cure your kid’s boredom and head to one of these cool places with kid-sized cities, inflatables, playscapes, 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.

Many of them also offer birthday parties. Be sure to call ahead with these southeast Michigan spots for current rates and hours.

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some indoor play places may be enforcing the use of face masks or other safety protocols. It’s also possible that some spots may close without warning. Be sure to check ahead before heading out. 

AirTime Trampoline & Game Park

Music and movement merge at this local chain full of bouncing fun. Open jumps available.

Aqua-Tots Swim Schools 

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

Big Blue Swim School

This swim school offers swimming lessons for ages 3 months to 12 years. Offers free Wi-Fi, too.

Bloomfield Gymnastics  

Kids ages 6 and up can swing by this gymnastics spot during open gym time on Tuesdays and Saturdays to have some topsy-turvy fun.

Boogie Babies

Combine education and fun into one. Make a reservation for slot-racing, puppet-magic and playground-play. Ask about party packages.

Bounce House

There are seven bounce houses including a large slide and obstacle course. Also, an arcade filled with fun, free games for kids and adults.

Chelesa TreeHouse 

This Washtenaw County destination offers 9,000 square feet of play including a huge climbing structure, slides, a baby and toddler area, swinging bridges and a tree house.

C.J. Barrymore’s Sports & Entertainment 

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

DEFY Detroit

There are plenty of attractions that make this trampoline park unique. There’s a zip line, battle beams, extreme dodgeball, trapeze and aerial silks, ninja course and much more.

Detroit City Fieldhouse

This 75,000-square-foot facility belongs to Detroit’s professional soccer club, Detroit City Football Club, and features two turf fields that host soccer leagues and camps, lacrosse, ultimate frisbee and more.

Dinoland 

This allergy- and eco-friendly dinosaur-themed playscape offers and a jungle gym with slides and other obstacles, plus a soft-play area for babies and toddlers. Stop by during the day or plan your next party. 

Dueling Darts

Rival blasters used to play flag wars, tag, humans vs. zombies and more. Blasters and safety goggles are provided. For ages 7 and up.

Escape  

This Oakland County spot offers 22 traditional bowling lanes, eight VIP suite bowling lanes, a 2,300-square-foot arcade, a two-level laser tag arena and much more. Book your next party or drop in during their open hours.

Fо̄wling Warehouse Hamtramck 

Check out Michigan’s first Fowling Warehouse™ at this location. Book a party or drop in on this spot’s open play to try your hand at the football-meets-bowling game of fowling.

Fowling Warehouse Ypsi Ann Arbor

Play a mashup of bowling and football at this Fowling Warehouse. Book a party or drop in on this spot’s open play.

Galaxy Zone 

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

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. Keep an eye out for the new West Bloomfield location, which is coming soon!

High Velocity Sports

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

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

Jungle Java

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.

Kidcadia

Check out the 10,000-square-foot facility with multi-level, soft-play climbing structures. There’s also an area specifically for little ones, a Lite-Brite, light gallery, coloring corner and sensory boards.

Kidz Kingdom 

This spot features a treehouse, bounce castle, games and more. It even hosts activities and events for parents!

Launch Ann Arbor

Bring the kids to this spot, which features basketball, dodgeball, battle pit, trampoline courts, launch pad, cliffhanger and more. There’s also an arcade where you can win tickets and trade them in for prizes.

Launch Entertainment and Trampoline Park

Enjoy basketball, dodgeball, a launch pad, cliffhanger and more on wall-to-wall trampolines. There’s also an arcade where you can win tickets and trade them in for prizes.

Legacy 925 

Kids, teens and even parents will find something they love at Legacy 925, which offers everything from bowling and football bowling to go-karts, laser tag and a trampoline park. There’s also an arcade, live music and even a kid-friendly bar.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Located inside Great Lakes Crossing. Unlock your kids’ creativity with Lego build and play zones, a 4-D theater, two rides and more.

Mandee’s Funtastic Play Center 

This “soft play” facility offers a two-story padded playscape for kids to enjoy. There’s also a cafe for a small meal or snack. Be sure to ask about birthday parties.

MEGA Fun and Fitness 

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

Midway Sports and Entertainment

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

Nature’s Playhouse  

This all-natural play and wellness center offers drop-in play and fitness classes for ages 0-6. Plus, free support groups for parents on topics like baby-wearing, infant massage and birth recovery.

Paradise Park 

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.

Perfect Game 

Find bowling, laser tag and an arcade full of 53 state-of-the-art games.

Peppa Pig World of Play 

Located inside Great Lakes Crossing. Kids get to explore the world of Peppa Pig including George’s Fort, Grandad Dog’s Garage, Miss Rabbit’s Supermarket and Peppa’s TreeHouse. Offers birthday parties, too.

Pinball Pete’s

This popular arcade opened more than 30 years ago and offers both brand new arcade games and old-school throwbacks. The space is also available for birthday parties.

Planet Rock Climbing Gym

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 

Giant indoor inflatables and imagination collide as kids participate in pop-in play times, birthday parties, camps and more.

Rev’d Up Fun

This amusement center has a game zone, ropes course, laser tag, bumper cars, axe-throwing and much more.

Rochester Play!

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 nutritious treats. 

Safari Playground

Check out the arcade along with Skeeball and bowling at this Safari-themed adventure spot.

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

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

Activities include go-karts, batting cages, mini golf, bungee trampoline, arcade games and a pizza buffet. Cash only.

Sportway

Enjoy a day of sports with a go-kart track, batting cages and a miniature golf course. Check out their party packages, too.

Stemville

Explore loads of STEM toys and hands-on learning at this play place. Check their website for summer camps, school field trips and birthday party information.

Studio iPlay

This play place is designed for children ages 10 and under. The offer birthday parties, party room rentals, slides, bounce houses and mascot rentals.

Taylor Sportsplex

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

The Fairytale Fun Place

This play place features an indoor playground, pizza café and private party rooms. There’s also a performance stage that features live interactive entertainment. This place is ideal for kid’s birthday parties.

The Hub Stadium 

The Auburn Hills location has ten axe-throwing stalls, eight Football-Bowling lanes, three Topgolf swing simulators and much more. The Novi location has 17 axe-throwing stalls, five big axe-throwing stalls, eight football bowling lanes and six ice curling lanes. Age requirements are enforced on some activities.

The Ninja’s Edge Training Center  

Offers challenging obstacles out of American Ninja Warrior, including Devil Steps, Wing Nuts and Double Salmon Ladder. Take them on and see if you have what it takes to be a Ninja Warrior.

Top Flight Trampoline & Game Park

Push your physical limits and have fun doing it at this adventure park. There’s trampolines, dodgeball, arcade games and more.

Total Soccer 

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

Total Sports Complex

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. Activity offerings vary by location.

Total Sports East

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

Under the Sea Playground 

Come check out the interactive floor system that features a designated area for toddlers ages 1-3 and a central play structure for ages 5-12. Also, has a full service café and free Wi-Fi.

Urban Air Trampoline Park

This trampoline park is complete with dodgeball courts, a foam pit, the Slam Dunk zone and more. Attractions vary by park.

Whirlyball

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

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 

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.

Yoyo’s Fun Center

The play area has jungle gyms, ball pits and trampolines. There’s also a pottery painting room. Also, birthday parties, too.

Zap Zone

Laser tag facilities at seven locations also feature 18-hole glow-in-the-dark mini-golf, laser tag, bumper cars and a ninja zone. Attraction offerings vary by location.

This post is updated regularly.


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