Best Indoor Play Places for Kids in Schaumburg

Rain or shine, kids can play the day away at these indoor spaces.

We all know that Chicagoland weather is unpredictable, but why should that stop your little one from getting their play on? 

Whether it’s too hot to spend all day on the playground, your local park is covered in snow or you just want to let your kiddo blow off some steam while you relax indoors, indoor play places are exactly what your family needs for a day of uninterrupted fun. 

Not all play places are created equal, though, and there are only so many times your child can bounce on the same inflatables before they get bored and are ready to leave. Luckily, the northwest suburb of Schaumburg has plenty of unique indoor playscapes for kids. From indoor water parks to spaces designed around your kiddo’s favorite characters, these indoor playgrounds will keep your little ones entertained all day. 

Here’s where to get your play on in Schaumburg. 

Kids Art & Café

Play, eat and get creative at Kids Art & Cafe. The space is home to an indoor playground with slides, a ball pit, a dollhouse and other interactive toys. After a day of play, kids can enjoy a frozen treat from the on-site ice cream shop (plus, coffee drinks are available for adults). Art classes, special events and birthday parties are also offered. Open play is offered seven days a week, no reservations required.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago 

Photo credit: LEGOLAND Discovery Center

After a day of building to their heart’s content, Lego enthusiasts can keep the brick-building fun going with the Kingdom Quest Laser Ride, Merlin’s Apprentice Ride and the LEGO 4D cinema. The space also has a Pirate Adventure Land indoor playground where kids can pretend to play as their favorite Minifig characters. 

Peppa Pig World of Play

Peppa Pig World of Play
Photo Credit: Peppa Pig World of Play

This oink-tastic indoor play place is located inside the Woodfield Mall. Step into the Peppa Pig world and play in 14 themed areas, including Peppa Pig’s Treehouse, Muddy Puddles, Grandpa’s Train and more. You might even have a chance to play with Peppa! 

The Water Works Indoor Water Park

Photo credit: Water Works

Make a splash at this indoor water park that offers families water slides, a zero-depth pool, a sprayground, swimming and water aerobics classes and more all year round. 

Yu Kids Island 

Photo credit: Yu Kids Island

If you’re headed to Woodfield Mall (or need an excuse to get out of the house and do some shopping), Yu Kids Island has you covered with a colorful playground oasis. Rest assured parents, everything is padded in case the little ones take a topple. Birthday party and field trip packages are available. 

Looking for more indoor fun? Here are even more indoor play places in Chicagoland.

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Nikki Roberts
Nikki Roberts
Nikki Roberts is the assistant editor on the Chicago Parent team. She is always on the lookout for the coolest and trendiest new attractions, restaurants and events for Chicagoland families. Her newsletters, online family guides and exciting digital content keep families informed on all the latest happenings around town.


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