As parents, sometimes it feels like there are very few places for our kids to let loose and play in a warm, dry, safe, clean, fun, indoor environment — especially on a rainy, cold, or snowy day. Fear not, there are plenty of local spots, whether you have a toddler or a teenagers, for kids to let out some energy indoor.
INDOOR PLAYGROUNDS FOR KIDS
Adventure Science Center
800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville
The museum features more than 175 hands-on interactive exhibits where kids can run around to their heart’s delights.
The Monkey’s Treehouse
91 Seaboard Lane, Brentwood
Kids ages 0 – 8 can enjoy play passes, Mon – Fri from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. based on availability. Book a spot for $4 for 30 mins per child ($24 minimum).
My Gym Brentwood
330 Franklin Rd, Brentwood
Offering kids birthday parties, Mommy and Me, gymnastics camps and other fantastic fun filled programs for ages 6 weeks – 10 years.
1220 NW Broad St., Murfreesboro
Active play for all ages. You can purchase a “punch card” so your child can jump as much as he wants to on various days.
Tennessee Toddles Indoor Playground
1707 Fairview Blvd., STE 101, Fairview
A playground for infants and toddlers with play day passes $6 a child.
Urban Air Adventure Park
4331 Old Hickory Blvd, Old Hickory
1735 Galleria Boulevard, STE 2
Large-scale indoor trampoline center hosting open jumps & more.
Brentwood Skate Center
402 Wilson Pike Cir, Brentwood
Roller rink featuring a snack bar, a video arcade, DJs, LED light effects & various events.
Rivergate Skate Center
119 Gleaves St., Madison
Saturday skate for kids 8 and younger from 10 a.m. – 12 noon. Admission is $5 plus $3 skate rental. At noon the fee switches to $7, and kids can skate until 5 p.m. Family Night is Thursdays from 6 – 9 p.m. for $7 and skate rental is free.
Skate Center Smyrna
1505 Plaza Dr, Smyrna
Thursday nights from 6 – 9 p.m. is Family Skate Night for $7 admission and free skate rental. Check the website for additional “Beginner Skates” and “Family Fun Skates.”
Strike and Spare and Circus World
90 Volunteer Dr., Hendersonville
Strike and Spare Family Fun Center
1720 Old Fort Pkwy. STE 2002, Murfreesboro
Bowl with a state-of-the art scoring system, roller skating, bumper cars, laser tag. Get your child a wristband so he can do it all. Bowling prices range from $3.75 to $5.
Franklin Family Entertainment Center
1200 Lakeview Dr, Franklin
Colorful bowling alley with open play & tournaments, plus pool tables & American grub.
The Crag (Two locations)
15115 Old Hickory Blvd., STE C, Nashville
121 Seaboard Lane, STE 10, Franklin
The Crag offers numerous fitness opportunities, but climbing is the heart here. The youth program includes leagues for elementary, middle and high school kids.
Climb Nashville (Three locations)
3600 Charlotte Ave, Nashville (West)
1900 Eastland Ave, #104, Nashville (East)
1660 Memorial Blvd, Murfreesboro
Climbers of all ages are welcome; kids under 13 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
11 Vaughns Gap Road, Nashville
Open Gym is available Mondays at 11 a.m. for ages 0 – 5 for $10 per child with an adult required for participation. Also Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Ages 2 and older can come on the second and fourth Friday of the month from 6:30 – 8 p.m. for $10.
121 Seaboard Lane, Franklin
Open playtime for ages 5 – 14 is Saturdays from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $10 per person.
Let It Shine
1886 General George Patton Drive, Franklin
Open Play for ages 1 – 6 (parent required) is Fridays from 9:15 – 10:45 for $8 cash or $10 credit card.