25 Indoor Playgrounds and Play Cafés Around Milwaukee (2022)

Little Sprouts Play Café offers a whimsical space for kids and 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 still need to get their energy out.

These indoor play places will do just that. They offer the perfect place to enjoy a coffee with your mom friends, and many also make great solutions for winter birthday parties!


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Our Faves!

These businesses and organizations help support Milwaukee With Kids, and we love the indoor play spaces they offer our community:

1. Betty Brinn Children’s Museum

929 E Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202
bbcmkids.org

Photo Credit: Facebook, @bettybrinn

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 Sweet Home, Let’s Play Railway, Home Town, Science CITY 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
thebigbackyardwi.com

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, slide, and have a blast. They also host parties and special events. The 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
bouncemilwaukee.com

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 and massage chairs upstairs!)


4. Little Sprouts Play Café

4606 N. Wilson Dr., Shorewood, WI 53211
1406 W. Mequon Rd., Mequon, WI 53092
littlesproutsplaycafe.com

Ideal for ages up to 6 years old, Milwaukee’s favorite play café 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 Wi-Fi, 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. Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

4940 S. 76th St., Greenfield, WI 53220
W229 N1420 Westwood Dr., Waukesha, WI 53186
skyzone.com

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 (locations in Greenfield and Waukesha)! They also provide birthday parties and group events – give them a call to book!


6. Bug & Goose Play Café

13448 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove, WI 53122
bugandgoose.com

Bug & Goose Play Café is a cozy indoor play space in Elm Grove. It’s especially designed for kids from 6 months to 6 years old 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.


7. We Rock the Spectrum

140 E. Rawson Ave., Suite #314, Oak Creek, WI 53154
werockthespectrummilwaukee.com

Photo Credit: Facebook, @wrtsmilwaukee

A place where children of all ability levels can play and grow together, We Rock the Spectrum ascribes to an inclusive philosophy. The equipment is uniquely designed to aid children with sensory processing disorders, but all children may benefit from it and learn a great deal just by playing with each other. The sensory-safe gym features therapy equipment, an arts and crafts area, trampolines, tunnels, crash mats and pillows, a zip line, a calming room, and more.


More Indoor Play Places:

8. The Children’s Play Gallery
126 E. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc, WI 53066
(262) 354-0819
thechildrensplaygallery.com

9. Just 4 Fun
890 Badger Circle, Grafton, WI 53024
(262) 375-4507
just4funplayland.com

10. Kids in Motion
14135 W. Greenfield Ave., New Berlin, WI 53151
(262) 649-3144
kidsinmotionwi.com

11. Lotza Fun Room
S81 W19079 Apollo Dr., Muskego, WI 53150
(262) 971-9973
lotzafunroom.com

12. Monkey Joe’s
2040 W. Bluemound Rd., Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 549-3866
monkeyjoes.com

13. Rockin Jump
9009 N. Deerbrook Trail, Brown Deer, WI 53223
(414) 522-1945
browndeer.rockinjump.com

14. StoneFire Pizza Co.
5320 S. Moorland Rd., New Berlin, WI 53151
(262) 970-8800
stonefirepizzaco.com

15. Tosa Block Party
10600 W. Bluemound Rd., Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(414) 554-5346
tosablockparty.com

​16. Urban Air Adventure Park
2440 E. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53186
(414) 216-9485
urbanair.com


Gymnastics and Tumbling Centers

Find an open gym at one of these locations:

17. Flips4All Gymnastics
4630 N. Estabrook Ln., Glendale, WI 53212
(414) 687-5862
Webite

18. Infinite Gymnastics
8989 N. 55th St. Brown Deer, WI 53223
(414) 371-9520
infinitegymnastics.com

19. LaFleur’s Gymnastic Academy
W189 N10991 Kleinmann Dr. Germantown, WI 53022
(262) 255-9700
lafleursgym.com

20. Milwaukee Turners Gymnastics
1034 North Vel Phillips Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 272-1733
milwaukeeturners.org

21. Swiss Turners
2214 S. 116th St., West Allis, WI 53227
(414) 321-4340
swissturnersgymnastics.com

22. Wildcard Gymnastics
13040 W. Lisbon Rd., Suite 300, Brookfield, WI 53005
(262) 923-7418
wildcard-gymnastics.com

23. YMCA Gymnastics Center
6140 W. Executive Dr., Mequon, WI 53092
(414) 354-9622
ymcamke.org


Free Indoor Play Ideas:

24. Barnes & Noble

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

25. Southridge Mall Kids’ Play Area

5300 S. 76th St., Greendale, WI 53129
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