This post features the 15 best indoor playgrounds in Calgary with a detailed description, photos, essential info for your next visit, and more winter family-friendly ideas at the end.
When the winter came, and our son was already a toddler, I started looking for some fun indoor play places. Although we love being outdoors, sometimes it’s just too cold (if you’d like some fresh air, check out our post about the best outdoor playgrounds in Calgary).
I was amazed at how many cool indoor playgrounds in Calgary we could visit. They provide everything parents are looking for: plenty of climbing structures to burn energy, cafés for parents to chill out, and some unique playgrounds for learning and improving fine motor skills.
You’ll find here a wide range of Calgary’s indoor playgrounds for babies, toddlers, and older kids, including soft play for babies, indoor gyms for toddlers, and kids play spaces.
15 best indoor playgrounds in Calgary
1. Hide and Seek indoor playground (NE Calgary)
One of the biggest indoor playgrounds in Calgary is Hide and Seek. There’s a big area for older kids and two small areas for toddlers.
The big climbing structure with big slides that take up half the indoor playground space is intended for kids three and over. As kids climb through the structure, there are many tunnels and obstacles.
The toddler area has a marketplace with a padded floor and soft blocks featuring a slide, tunnel, inflatable swings on the ground. Another toddler area has a climbing structure with a slide, ball pit and busy boards mounted on the wall.
The Café offers pizza, finger food, and some fruit cups and veggie cups. There are a lot of tables for adults to hang out, and they’re all spread along the climbing structures to keep an eye on kids.
Our full review: Hide and Seek indoor playground
Info for visiting Hide and Seek indoor playground
- Address: 49 Aero Drive NE #18, Calgary
- Contact: 587-774-1999, Website
- Open: Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 7 pm & Friday to Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm
- Admission: Under 1 & adults are free, 7.95 Cad 1-3 years (Monday to Friday) & 11.95 Cad weekend and holidays, 13.95 Cad 4-14 years (Monday to Friday) & 17.95 Cad weekend and holidays
- Deal: Multi-pass for 10 entries costs 60 Cad + GST (1-3 years), 90 Cad + GST (4-14 years)
2. Kidz Go indoor playground (SE Calgary)
Kidz Go is another huge indoor playground with big areas for each age category, even babies. The big café offers a variety of hot food like burgers, pizza, pasta, rice bowls and more. The sitting area is huge with lots of tables and TVs.
The infant area is carpeted and has a little soft climber, several cars for sitting and playing, and other toys. It’s definitely one of the best baby soft play spaces in Calgary.
The toddler zone is probably the biggest I’ve seen so far. There’s a small light-up slide, many blocks for stacking, a climber with four slides and a ball pit, swings, and a couple of merry-go-rounds.
An area with huge soft blocks for building tall castles is on the way to the big climbing structure with giant slides, obstacles, and tunnels.
A different feature that not many playgrounds have is the racing zone with small electric cars on a painted track.
Our full review: Kidz Go indoor playground
Info for visiting Kidz Go indoor playground
- Address: 688 Heritage Drive SE #100, Calgary, AB (near IKEA)
- Contact: 1-877-835-7059, [email protected], Website
- Open: Monday – Thursday from 10 am to 7 pm, Friday – Sunday from 9 am to 9 pm
- Monday – Thursday: 9.45 Cad 1-3 years, 12.35 Cad 4-13 years
- Friday – Sunday/holiday: 13.25 Cad 1-3 years, 15.25 Cad 4-13 years
- Deal: Multi-pass for 10 entries costs 52.95 Cad (1-3 years), 72.95 Cad (4-14 years), both valid Monday – Thursday
3. My Gym (NW & SE Calgary)
My Gym is a unique space with structured play for small kids and a fitness centre for older kids. It helps children with physical development through coach-led classes, and it’s designed for kids from 6 weeks old to 10 years. Coaches incorporate music, dance, games, gymnastics, sports, and more.
With over 700 locations in more than 30 countries, they’re experts in childhood development. The Gymsters Class, for example, is 50 minutes long with lots of activities, games, toys, and singing.
Most classes are structured play, but there’s also a ‘Practise & Play’ option for all ages where the kids engage in free play.
Our full review: My Gym in Calgary: children’s fitness centre
Info for visiting My Gym in Calgary
- Address: #118, 15 Royal Vista Place NW
- Contact: My Gym Calgary
- Open: daily (you need to book a class in advance)
- 2 weeks trial for 29 Cad
- 4 weeks of unlimited classes for 129 Cad for pre-registered weekly classes
- Practice & Play 5 classes for 75 Cad, 5 Class Pass for any class for 175 Cad, 10 Class Pass for any class for 340 Cad
4. Early Learning Centres (all over Calgary)
Calgary public libraries have 12 locations across the city featuring play areas where kids can learn through play in activity centres with different themes.
There are reading nooks, drawing tables, blocks to play with, busy boards, and sometimes a climbing structure. Each Early learning centre is built with a different theme, whether dinosaurs, jungle, or forest.
One of the most popular seems to be the Seton library where kids couldn’t get enough of the helicopter. I’m sure the Fish Creek Library will become even more popular when Engine 23, a decommissioned fire truck is moved there, check out the progress here.
These are all Early Learning Centres in Calgary:
- Full-Body Play at Central Library (800 3 Street SE, Calgary)
- Rainbow Jungle at Village Square Library (2623 56 Street NE, Calgary)
- Co-Op Community Early Learning Centre at Nose Hill Library (1530 Northmount Drive NW, Calgary)
- Alouette III helicopter in the Hopewell ELC at Seton Library (4995 Market St SE, Calgary)
- Discover Dinosaurs at Country Hills Library (11950 Country Village Link NE, Calgary)
- Read and Play at Quarry Park Library (108 Quarry Park Road SE, Calgary)
- Into the Woods at Shawnessy Library (333 Shawville Boulevard SE, Calgary)
- The World is Your Stage at Fish Creek Library (11161 Bonaventure Drive SE, Calgary)
- Bird’s Eye View at Crowfoot Library’s Calgary Foundation ELC (8665 Nose Hill Drive NW, Calgary)
- Build and Create at Signal Hill’s Calgary Foundation ELC (5994 Signal Hill Centre SW, Calgary)
- Up, Up, and Away at Saddletowne Library’s Calgary Foundation ELC (150 7555 Falconridge Boulevard NE, Calgary)
- Outdoor Nature Playground at Forest Lawn Library (4807 8 Avenue SE, Calgary)
- Explore Energy at Forest Lawn Library’s Calgary Foundation ELC (4807 8 Avenue SE, Calgary)
5. Creative Kids Museum (NE Calgary)
Children’s developmental experts designed the Creative Kids Museum at Telus Spark Science Centre. It’s a giant playground for newborns to 8-year-olds where kids can develop their gross and fine motor skills.
Kids are free to play however they like, including splashing water, throwing balls or making a big mess! The Creative Kids Museum has a lot of play sections:
The water play area has flowing water creating slides for toys and boats and a water pump for creating cascading water flow. There’s a rock wall on the side where kids paint with brushes and water. The climbing play structure dominates the space, and it’s always full of kids. There’s also a climbing wall for older kids who like rock climbing.
Experimental stations are dedicated to playing with water pipes, on a bubble piano and learning about magnets, gravity, etc. The Reading nook has benches, soft cushions, and several books displayed under a wooden tree decorated by children.
Toddler & baby areas are designed for children of age three. There are many fun things to play with: a slide, rocking swing, mirror tunnel, blocks on a lit-up table, and a ball maze. The other side of this area is for crawling babies with a track made of soft cushions. Creative Kids Museum has the best play space in Calgary for babies.
Theatre is a small room with a stage where kids can dance to music, change the lighting in the room, or use the provided blankets and shawls to engage in imaginative play.
The creative space has an area filled with wooden blocks, and the other area is filled with different tires. The backside has several tables with stools set up with different kinds of blocks to play with and for drawing and art projects.
Bonus is an outdoor playground Brainasium with slides and science games open year-round and suitable for kids of all ages.
Creative Kids Museum is the best indoor playground we’ve visited so far, and their Christmas event Sparkle Sparkle is super fun as well.
Our full review: Creative Kids Museum at Telus Spark Science Centre
Info for visiting the Creative Kids Museum
- Address: 220 St. George’s Drive NE Calgary, AB T2E 5T2 (near Calgary Zoo)
- Contact: Telus Spark Science Center, (403) 817-6800, [email protected]
- Open: Monday – Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm, Friday – Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm (winter schedule might differ due to Christmas events)
- Free for kids under 3; 19 Cad 3-17 years; 22 Cad Students with ID; 24 Cad for seniors; 26 Cad 18 – 64 years; 7 Cad/day parking fee
- Membership: 55 Cad/child and 76 Cad/adult for a year with free parking
6. Treehouse indoor playgrounds (NE Calgary)
Overall the Treehouse indoor playground is on the smaller side but with lots of activities.
Half of the playground is dedicated to the big climber, suitable for all ages. There are different tunnels, obstacles and ways to climb up.
Toy Room is designed for younger kids with a giant ball pit. A small race track features little wheel cars that kids can ride around. I like that the Game zone is in a separate area and not disturbing with flashing lights and beeping sounds.
The toddler zone is a huge carpeted area with slides, a ball pit, a tunnel, a play kitchen, and plenty of toys like cars and an activity cube.
The sitting area is in the middle so you can watch your kids, and the café offers a fabulous menu with lots of healthy options.
One of the best perks of Treehouse indoor playground is that they offer Parents Date Night. For 29.95 Cad (including admission and a snack), they will watch your kids. You can drop off your kids at 5 pm and pick them up at 8 pm, only available for kids 4-10 years old.
Our full review: Treehouse indoor playground
Info for visiting Treehouse indoor playgrounds
- Address: 3337-34 Avenue NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 6H2 (North); #13, 240 Midpark Way SE, Calgary, AB T2X 1N4 (South)
- Contact: Website; 403-277-3378 (North); 587-356-2822 (South); [email protected]
- Open: Monday – Sunday from 9 am to 9 pm
- Monday – Thursday: 7.95 Cad 1-3 years, 11.95 Cad 4-13 years
- Friday – Sunday/holiday: 10.95 Cad 1-3 years, 14.95 Cad 4-13 years
- Deals: Multi-pass for 10 entries costs 49.95 Cad (1-3 years), 59.95 Cad (4-14 years), both valid Monday – Thursday
7. The Big Box Family Entertainment Center (NE Calgary)
The Big Box indoor play space is giant and built with an open atmosphere concept. The leisure lagoon indoor play park has a climber with lots of slides and obstacles, a climbing wall, an inflatable area, a giant spider web for climbing. The toddler area includes inflatables, different slides, and busy boards.
Separate admission is for the bumper cars, aerial ropes course, and arcade.
It’s the only indoor playground in Calgary that offers a combination of inflatables and soft play with climbers and slides.
Our full review: Big Box indoor playground
Info for visiting The Big Box Family Entertainment Center
- Address: Unit 120 – 930 64th Ave NE, Calgary
- Contact: Website; (403) 244-2691; [email protected]
- Open: Monday – Sunday from 9 am to 9 pm
- Monday – Thursday: 7.99 Cad 1-3 years, 13.99 Cad 4-14 years, 15.99 Cad 15+ years
- Friday – Sunday/holiday: 11.99 Cad 1-3 years, 17.99 Cad 4-14 years, 19.99 Cad 15+ years
- Admission to the aerial rope course is 21.99 Cad/person & admission for interactive bumper cars is 5.99 Cad per ride (available from 3 years old)
8. Big Fun Inflatable Park (north of Calgary)
Big Fun Inflatable Park is North America’s largest indoor inflatable park with over 25 inflatable attractions. The park is suitable for all ages, even adults.
Big Fun Frog Socks are mandatory (no grip socks allowed); you can purchase them on-site if you don’t have your own.
Info for visiting Big Fun Inflatable Park
- Address: 10 – 261024 Dwight McLellan Trail, Rocky View County, Alberta T4A0T5
- Contact: Big Fun Inflatable Park; (403)274-2722; [email protected]
- Open: Monday – Thursday from from 10 am to 8 pm, Friday & Saturday from 10 am to 9 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm
- Monday – Thursday: 3.99 Cad under 2 years old (or FREE with 1 parent), 7.99 Cad 2-4 years, 12.99 Cad 5-12 years, 16.99 Cad 13+ years
- Friday – Sunday/holiday: 6.99 Cad under 2 years old (or FREE with 1 parent), 12.99 Cad 2-4 years, 17.99 Cad 5-12 years, 19.99 Cad 13+ years
9. Sky Castle family entertainment centre (north of Calgary & SW Calgary)
Sky Castle in the New Horizon Mall is the newest indoor playground in Calgary. The large play centre features a climber with several slides, obstacles, a ninja warrior course, and a small castle for toddlers with lots of soft cubes to play with.
Separate admission is for the mini-town imaginative play area designed for kids under five years. Admission for all kids costs 12.99 Cad with complimentary coffee, tea, and snacks. Grippy socks are mandatory; you can purchase them on-site if you don’t have your own.
Their newest location across Chinook Mall is now open.
Our full review: Sky Castle indoor playground
Info for visiting Sky Castle family entertainment centre
- Address: New Horizon Mall, 260300 Writing Creek Crescent Unit K1 AB, T4A 0X8 (north of Calgary); Skycastle Macleod, 6008 Macleod Trail SW #105 (SW Calgary)
- Contact: Website; 403-988-3980 (New Horizon Mall); 587-358-0347(Macleod)
- Open: Monday – Sunday from 10:30 am to 8 pm
- Monday – Thursday: 12.99 Cad 1-3 years, 17.99 Cad 4+ years
- Friday – Sunday/holiday: 14.99 Cad 1-3 years, 19.99 Cad 4+ years
10. Flying Squirrel (NE & SE Calgary)
Just when you think I’ve mentioned all the different indoor playgrounds in Calgary, the Flying Squirrel comes in.
Flying Squirrel is a trampoline park with two locations in Calgary. It’s suitable for kids of all ages and adults. They have a lot of giant trampolines and also kid-friendly ones.
You can find here lots of attractions to have fun for hours. Here are a few: climbing walls, aerial silks, airbags, battle beams, dunk hoops, foam pits, freestyle courts, inflatable park, kiddie court, kiddie inflatable park, laser maze, ninja course, rope swings, slackline, zipline, and many more.
It’s one of the best indoor playgrounds in Calgary for the whole family.
Our full review: Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park
Info for visiting Flying Squirrel
- Address: 572 Aero Drive NE #105, Calgary, AB T2E 6K2 (North location) & 5342 72 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2C 4X5 (South location)
- Contact: Flying Squirrel North & Flying Squirrel South; (403) 879-2148 (north) & (587) 387-5867 (south)
- Open (north & south): Sunday & Monday 10 am – 9 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 2 pm – 9 pm, Friday 2 pm – 11 pm, Saturday 10 am – 11 pm
- 6 years & under: 14 Cad/60 min, 19 Cad/90 min, 25 Cad/120 min
- General admission: 23 Cad/60 min, 30 Cad/90 min, 40 Cad/120 min
11. The Beach YYC
The Beach YYC is the only indoor sandy beach in Calgary. Play volleyball, Frisbee, or soccer, or visit with your kids to dig or build sand castles.
It has several courts for beach volleyball, and one of them is dedicated to kids during drop in sessions. A huge box of beach toys is provided with lots of shovels, buckets, diggers, and balls.
Our full review: The Beach YYC
Info for visiting The Beach YYC
- Address: 3030-2600 Portland Street SE, Calgary, T2G 4M6
- Contact: The Beach YYC; (403-475-4031)
- Open for drop-in kids play: Monday & Wednesday from 10 am to 11:30 am
- Admission: drop-in for 10 Cad/child
12. B-line indoor bike park
The B-Line indoor bike park is a huge space for kids and adults to improve their bike skills with many different terrain levels of pump tracks and jumps.
All tracks are colour-coded like ski hills. Kids rode on green and blue (easy and moderate), while advanced riders jumped on black (difficult) tracks. The first section of the bike park is for kids or beginner riders with pump tracks. The bike park’s second and bigger section has more difficult pump tracks and jumps.
Info for visiting B-line indoor bike park
- Address: Unit 6-401 33rd Street NE, Calgary T2A 7R3 (by Marlborough Mall)
- Contact: B-Line Indoor Bike Park; (403 764-7433)
- Open: Monday to Thursday from 3 pm to 10 pm, Friday & Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm, and Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm
- Admission: 10 Cad/kids 0-3 years, 20 Cad/kids 4-7 years, adult day pass 35 Cad
- Deal: 37.50 Cad includes rentals and 1 hour of riding; passes and memberships are also available
13. Indoor playground at Devonian gardens
Devonian Garens is a beautiful green oasis inside the Core Shopping Centre in Calgary’s downtown. There are over 600 trees and plants planted forming several gardens, and a living wall.
The North Garden also features an indoor playround. There are lots of rope climers, a slide, and even a climbing wall. While kids enjoy the playground, adults can play on the piano that is free for public.
Info for visiting Indoor playground at Devonian gardens
- Address: 400, 317 7 Avenue SW (4 floor in the CORE Shopping Centre)
- Contact: 403-441-4940
- Open: same as shopping mall hours, check here
- Parking: Core Shopping Centre
- Admission: free
14. Flip factory
The converted warehouse is now a massive gymnastics club open for kids and adults. They’re open for pre-registered classes and drop-in as well.
For toddlers, there’s a drop-in option every Tuesday for 8.50 Cad. The whole floor has climbers, soft play features and a bouncy castle. Lots of gymnastics equipment very similar to My Gym mentioned above.
More drop-in options include Family drop-in, tween & teen training, adult open training, as well as gymnastics registered classes, trampoline classes, circus, and parkour.
Info for visiting Flip Factory
- Address: Units 1-3, 4500 5 St NE
- Contact: Flip Factory; 403-265-2656
- Open: daily
- Admission: depends on the class
15. Wildlife park for kids
Only a few malls in Calgary have indoor play places for kids, and Market Mall has the biggest one. There are activity centres, and several play structures including forest animals, and transportation climbing structures.
Only kids under 46 inches/116.84 cm can enter, and only 30 kids at a time for 1 hour.
Info for visiting Wildlife park for kids
- Address: Market Mall (near food court), 3625 Shaganappi Trail NW
- Contact: Market Mall guest service
- Open: daily
- Admission: free but you must register online here
A lot of the mentioned indoor playgrounds also offer camps and birthday parties. Make sure to check out their website for more info.
These indoor playgrounds in Calgary will keep you busy during our cold winters and year-round. Kids will want to stay for hours and come back for more.
More family-friendly activities in Calgary (during colder months)
- Ice skating at Olympic Plaza
- Lions Festival of Lights
- Ice trail, ice biking, skating rink & crokicurl at Bowness Park
- Hot Chocolate Festival
- Penguin Walk at Calgary Zoo
- 33 best family trip movies you’ll love
What do you think about indoor playgrounds in Calgary? Which one you’d like to visit?
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