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25 Indoor Playgrounds & Play Cafes Around Milwaukee (2021)

Little Sprouts Play Cafe offers a whimsical space for kids & parents to play and relax.

In Southeast Wisconsin, you just never know what the weather will do. But even if it’s freezing cold, too hot, or raining buckets, the kids will need to get their energy out. Here are some places to do just that.

Our Five Faves!

These businesses and organizations help support Milwaukee With Kids, and we love what they offer our community:

1. Betty Brinn Children’s Museum (Re-opening in May 2021)

929 E Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202

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The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum inspires children to wonder and explore their world through play and innovative, hands-on learning experiences. Families can have fun learning together in the Museum’s interactive exhibits, including Home Town, Science CITY, Word Headquarters and Pocket Park for children age 4 and younger. Special programs, workshops and family events are offered throughout the year to spark exploration among children.

2. The Big Backyard

2857 S. 160th St., New Berlin, WI 53151

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The Big Backyard in New Berlin brings the outdoors inside with huge play equipment, riding toys, balls, playhouses, infant toys, and more. This indoor playground is open year-round to run, climb, ride, and slide, and have a blast. They also host parties and special events. Big Backyard is most appropriate for children ages 0-8, but older children who come with their families are welcome, too.

3. Bounce Milwaukee (Temporarily Closed)

2801 S. 5th Court, Milwaukee, WI 53207

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Bounce Milwaukee is Milwaukee’s premier place for parties and play. With inflatables, laser tag, a rock wall, climbing structure, ball pit, air hockey, vintage games, pinball, and much more, Bounce specializes in bringing families together through play. Plus, they offer a full-service restaurant.

(Parents, don’t miss the bar upstairs and massage chairs!)

4. Little Sprouts Play Cafe

4606 N. Wilson Dr., Shorewood, WI 53211

1406 W Mequon Rd, Mequon, WI 53092

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Ideal for ages up to 6 years old, Milwaukee’s favorite play cafe offers indoor play and so much more.  Young kids will enjoy safe, creative play, while parents can relax with a drink from their espresso bar, enjoy free wifi, and snack on some delicious food options. It’s a well-loved spot for birthday parties, children’s classes, and family events. This shoe-free (socks required) environment is a perfect spot for your family to enjoy year round! Locations in Shorewood and Mequon.

5. Skyzone Greenfield

4940 S. 76th Street Greenfield, WI 53220


Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park, the inventors of “fun fitness”, and the makers of trampolines as far as the eye can see. Test your skills on the Ninja Warrior Course or challenge your friends to Ultimate Dodgeball. All ages can enjoy active play at Sky Zone Greenfield! They  also provide birthday parties and group events – give them a call to book!

More Indoor Playgrounds:

6. The Children’s Play Gallery

126 East Wisconsin Ave.

Oconomowoc, WI 53066(262) 354-0819

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7. Just 4 Fun

2100 Washington St.

Grafton, WI 53024

(262) 375-4507

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8. Kids in Motion

14135 W Greenfield Ave.

New Berlin, WI 53151

(262) 649-3144

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9. Lotza Fun Room

S81 W19079 Apollo Dr.

Muskego, WI 53150(262) 971-9973

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10. Monkey Joe’s

2040 W Blue Mound Rd.

Waukesha, WI

(262) 549-3866

4237 Green Bay Rd.#102

Kenosha, WI

(262) 764-3866

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11. Rainbow Play Systems

W229 N1416 Westwood Dr Ste 2

Waukesha, WI 53186

Pay-To-Play Hours 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sunday

$6 per child weekdays / $9 per child weekends

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12. Rockin Jump

9009 N Deerbrook TrailBrown Deer, WI 53223

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​13. Skyzone Indoor Trampoline Park

W229 N1420 Westwood Dr.

Waukesha, WI 53186

(262) 696-1600

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14. StoneFire Pizza Co. (Temporarily Closed)

5320 South Moorland Road

New Berlin, WI 53151

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Gymnastics and Tumbling Centers

Find an open gym at one of these locations:

15. Flips4All Gymnastics

217 W. Dunwood Rd.

Fox Point, WI

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16. Infinite Gymnastics

8989 N. 55th St.

Brown Deer, WI


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17. LaFleur’s Gymnastic Academy

W189 N10991 Kleinmann Dr.Germantown, WI 53022262-255-9700

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18. Milwaukee Turners Gymnastics

1034 North 4th St.

Milwaukee, WI 53203


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19. Swiss Turners

2214 S. 116th St.

Milwaukee, WI 53227

(414) 321-4340

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20. Wildcard Gymnastics

3545 N. 127th St.

Brookfield, WI 53005(262) 923-7418

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21. YMCA Gymnastics Center

6140 W. Executive Dr.Mequon, WI 53092

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Free Indoor Play Ideas:

22. Barnes & Noble

With locations in Glendale, Greenfield, Wauwatosa & Brookfield, Barnes & Noble kids’ areas offer train tables, reading areas and more!

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23. Discovery Center – Jewish Community Center

6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Milwaukee, WI 53217

(414) 964-4444

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24. Southridge Mall Kids’ Play Area


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