I can say many wonderful things about Calgary (friendly people, great neighborhoods, awesome parks, need I go on??), but I may be hard pressed to offer up happy words about some of our weather. While I whole-heartedly encourage families to enjoy the snow on fair days, we Calgarians do experience quite a number of freezing cold and super windy days when it is simply tough to be outside – especially with young kids. Happily, Calgary is also home to many indoor play places, from climbing structures to trampoline parks to parkour studios and beyond. Here’s the lowdown on all those wonderful winter sanctuaries!
We’ve included each location’s website so you can get complete and up-to-date details like pricing, age restrictions, opening hours and special events. And to avoid getting repetitive… most (if not all) of these locations do offer birthday parties! Again, check the website for details. One bit of advice… if in doubt, take socks for everyone, kids and adults alike.
Devonian Gardens are a full hectare of green space located inside The CORE retail mall. Since 1977, Calgarians have flocked to this downtown oasis to take a break, have a bite to eat, and bask in the greenery. The gardens, which were completely renovated in 2012, feature gorgeous skylights to let in a ton of natural light, unique plants, and a fun indoor playground. The ponds are stocked with koi fish and it’s a lovely place to visit.
Address: 8 Ave. & 2 St. SW, Calgary, AB
Chuck E. Cheese’s features video and arcade games, small rides, prizes and entertainment that children of all ages from toddlers to big kids will love. They also offer food for the family including freshly baked pizzas and a garden-fresh salad bar. Don’t forget to say “Hi” to the mouse!
Address: 2612 32 St NE, Calgary, AB
FunFlex features an indoor playground, crafts, activities and more. They offer flexible drop-off care (hourly or full day, as space allows), plus before- and after-school care and full time care. They are a licensed and accredited childcare facility.
Address: Unit 60, 4307 130 Ave SE, Calgary, AB
LOL Calgary entertainment centre, in the same location as the former Fun N More Indoor Play Centre, is now open to play! With a video arcade, mini golf, bowling, and an indoor playground, you can play for hours. Food is available for purchase and they also have party packages.
Address: 146 13226 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB
Hide ‘n’ Seek Playground & Cafe
Hide ‘N’ Seek is a large playground featuring a huge play structure, extensive toddler zone, arcade games, cafeteria with lots of fresh healthy choices, a parent lounge, and party rooms.
Address: #18, 49 Aero Drive NE, Calgary, AB
Joso’s Play and Learn Centre offers two locations in Calgary! (Joso’s Creekside announces it will close its indoor playground to the public from Monday to Friday effective September 30, 2018.) Each features an indoor playground, offering the opportunity for the little ones to explore in the play structure with tunnels, bridges and slides. Kids will also enjoy swimming in the ball pit, wiggling around in the magical cars, discovering in the baby and me area and having a yummy healthy snack at the Joso’s café, while their parents relax and socialize in a safe and clean environment.
SW Address: Unit 505 – 722 85th Street SW, Calgary, AB
Phone: 403-727-5991 (SW)
The Krazy Monkey Indoor Playground is a colourful, safe, clean, and FUN place for your little monkeys to play and burn that relentless energy. With a food menu, chairs, and lots of interesting things for your little one, it’s a great place to spend a cold morning. Plus, they offer birthday parties the kids will love!
Address: #128, 6008 Macleod Tr SW, Calgary, AB
Store Hours: Monday to Saturday: 9:30 am – 9 pm; Sunday and holidays: 9:30 am – 8 pm
Shakers features 6 great attractions including go karts (seasonal), mini golf (seasonal), laser tag, a climbing tower, a whole village of inflatable bouncers, and an awesome arcade, complete with prizes.
Address: 9900 Venture Ave SE, Calgary AB
Treehouse Playground & Cafe Calgary North is 10,000 square feet of bright and cheerful ‘kid utopia’, geared towards kids 13 years and younger. It offers a large play structure (with 3 20′ slides), wiggle cars, a bounce house, lego room, arcade, games, a toddler zone, party rooms and a café where you and your kids can refuel after burning off all that energy.
Treehouse Playground & Cafe Calgary South is a 15K square foot open-concept Family Fun Center, including play structures with four 20-foot slides, rock climbing, backyard blaster, toy room, racing zone, inflatables, game floor, iPad zone and lots more!!
At both locations, the café serves a number of healthy options, in addition to the usual fast food choices. Both locations offers periodic free classes for kids, special events and of course birthday parties.
Address (NE): 3337 – 34 Avenue NE, Calgary AB
Address (SE): #13, 240 Midpark Way SE, Calgary AB
Phone: 403-277-3378 (NE) or 587-356-2822 (SE)
Website (NE): www.treehouseplay.com/calgarynorth
Tot Spot at Flip Factory
Are you looking for a safe and fun indoor play place that caters to kids 5 years and under? The Tot Spot does just that! There is a lot of gymnastic equipment and accessible activities for them to explore. See our review to find out more! (Fall 2019: Tot Spot only partially opened and undergoing renovations.)
Address: Bay 2, 4500 – 5th Street NE, Calgary, AB
MyGym is a unique indoor play place. It does not offer lots of unstructured play; instead, it provides offers guided fitness classes and physical activity to young children. It offers age-appropriate, weekly classes that incorporate music, dance, relays, games, special rides, gymnastics, sports and more with qualified and trained teachers. MyGym is located in over 30 countries; the Calgary location has been here for a few years and is highly popular. They also offer birthday parties!
Address: #118, 15 Royal Vista Place NW, Calgary, AB
Trampoline Parks, Parkour Studios and More
Breathe Parkour (NE & SE)
In addition to being great exercise and a good confidence builder, parkour is – according to the kids I know – super cool. Breathe Parkour offers two Calgary locations to learn and practice this great sport. Each is equipped with everything needed to learn and practice parkour stunts, tricks and athletic feats! See how we enjoyed a birthday party at Breathe Parkour!
Address (NE): #8, 401 33 St NE, Calgary, AB
Address (SE): #131, 10550 42 Street SE, Calgary, AB
Phone: 403-273-2245 (NE) or 403-726-3758 (SE)
Flying Squirrel is a HUGE indoor trampoline fun park featuring such attractions as the 40,000 square foot Freestyle Court, the Foam Pit, Fidget Ladder, Dunk Hoops, trampoline Dodge Ball, Slack Lines, Ninja Course, Laser Maze, Rope Swing, and Kiddie Court. They also do birthday parties and group events.
Address: North location: 572 Aero Drive NE Unit #105, Calgary, AB
Address: South location: 5342 72 Ave SE, Calgary, AB
Inner Ninja + Imagination = InjaNation. That’s the idea behind this terrific NE Calgary facility promoting fitness through functional movement. Designed to be a giant one-stop playground for all ages, this facility features: ninja obstacle course, mini-ninja course, military obstacle course, trampoline park, climbing walls and micro-ninja area. They have amazing birthday parties, too!
Address: Unit 102, 52 Aero Dr NE, Calgary, AB
Phone: 587-353-INJA (4652)
This is a new arrival to Calgary, and is Calgary’s first indoor Archery Tag arena! Think Hunger Games, Lord of the Rings, and Robin Hood and you’ll have the idea! The arrows are safe and leave no marks, players receive instruction on how to play as well as safety equipment. There can be up to 20 players on a team, making this a great option for groups looking for a different activity.
Address: #22, 2015 32 Avenue NE, Calgary, AB
Kids 12 years and older will get the thrill of the track at Speeders Indoor ProKarts! This is the new generation of Go-karting; Speeders’ ProKarts are electric-powered and eco-friendly. The venue offeres drop-in racing, pre-booked events, group pricing and birthday parties!
Address: 58 Aero Drive NE, Calgary, AB
The Big Box Family Entertainment Hub has over 55 000 square feet of everything you need for a fabulous day of family fun! This open concept (and clean!) indoor playground will help promote an active lifestyle for your family with enjoyment for everyone. Check out the Leisure Lagoon – an Indoor Playground, the Big Bouncy Beach – Inflatable Play Space, or On the fly! – an Aerial Rope course. There’s also an arcade, bumper cars (coming soon!), a virtual reality arena, and a fast food restaurant.
Address: 944 65th Ave NE, Calgary, AB
Do you or your kids love to ride bikes? Bike riding is an incredibly popular past-time in Calgary, as we have so many beautiful trails and parks to discover. And now you can visit B-LINE Indoor Bike Park! B-LINE Bike Park is an indoor, drop-in, instructional, biking facility. There are pump tracks, jump lines, a street section, mountain bike skills area, foam pit and more! Bring your own bike or rent one of theirs. There will be everything from a beginner section to expert jump lines, with lots of terrain in between. Whether it’s raining or snowing, you can still stay active (and have loads of fun!) at this 60 000 square-foot bike park. Kids will love the ramps and the new challenges, and they can keep active and on their bikes all year long!
Address: 401 33rd Street NE, Calgary, AB
Located near Cross Iron Mills, the Big Fun Play Centre lets kids run off all that energy. As North America’s LARGEST indoor inflatable park, it’s is bursting with over 25 massive, fantastic attractions. Conquer obstacle courses, big wipe-out balls, or the mechanical bull. Cheer your way through the sports stadium, mazes and challenges, or the dodgeball arena. Wipeout on the giant blob and fly down the 30+ foot slides.
Address: 10, 261024 Dwight McLellan Trail, Rocky View County, AB
Kid Zone Bouncers at Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre (Specific Times)
Twice a week, the SLSFS turns part of their facility into an inflatable/bouncy house mecca! Check the website for schedule.
Address: 800 Griffin Road East, Cochrane AB
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.