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.


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1. Betty Brinn Children’s Museum

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

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!

6. Bug & Goose Play Cafe

13448 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove, WI 53122
Bug & Goose Play Cafe is a cozy indoor play space in Elm Gove. It’s especially designed for kids 6 months – 6 years to learn through play. Plus, there’s coffee for the caregivers. It is also great spot to have a convenient and special birthday party or event.

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
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11. Rainbow Play Systems
W229 N1416 Westwood Dr Ste 2
Waukesha, WI 53186
Pay-To-Play Hours
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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.
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
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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. Southridge Mall Kids’ Play Area
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