This post features the 10 best indoor playgrounds in Calgary with a detailed description, photos, and essential info for your next visit.
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.
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.
10 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: Website
- Open: daily 10 am to 7 pm
- Admission: 7.95 Cad 1-3 years (Monday to Friday) & 10.95 Cad weekend and holidays, 13.95 Cad 4-14 years (Monday to Friday) & 15.95 Cad weekend and holidays
- Deal: Multi-pass for 10 entries costs 50 Cad + GST (1-3 years), 80 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.
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: 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 & 150 19606 Walden Blvd SE
- Contact: My Gym Calgary (North location); My Gym South Calgary (South location)
- 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
- Gym class cards for flexible options of any class: 25 Cad/1 class or 239 Cad/10 classes
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.
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.
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.
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 it’s 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.
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: 95 Cad 1-3 years, 13.95 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 in 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.
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
- Admission for the playground & inflatables:
- Monday – Thursday: 7.99 Cad 1-3 years, 13.99 Cad 4-14 years, 15.99 Cad 15+ years
- Friday – Sunday/holiday: 99 Cad 1-3 years, 15.99 Cad 4-14 years, 17.99 Cad 15+ years
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.
Grippy socks are mandatory; 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 – Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm
- Monday – Thursday: 3.99 Cad under 2 years old (or FREE with 1 parent), 6.99 Cad 2-4 years, 11.99 Cad 5-12 years, 15.99 Cad 13+ years
- Friday – Sunday/holiday: 99 Cad under 2 years old (or FREE with 1 parent), 10.99 Cad 2-4 years, 15.99 Cad 5-12 years, 18.99 Cad 13+ years
9. Sky Castle family entertainment centre (north of 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. The 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.
They’re also planning to open another location in Chinook Centre.
Our full review: Sky Castle indoor playground
Info for visiting Sky Castle family entertainment centre
- Address: New Horizon Mall, 260300 Writing Creek Cres Unit K1 AB T4A 0X8
- Contact: Website; (403) 988-3980; [email protected]
- 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 family fun.
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
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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.
What do you think about indoor playgrounds in Calgary? Which one you’d like to visit?
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