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
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
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
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
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
7. Just 4 Fun
2100 Washington St.
Grafton, WI 53024
8. Kids in Motion
14135 W Greenfield Ave.
New Berlin, WI 53151
9. Lotza Fun Room
S81 W19079 Apollo Dr.
Muskego, WI 53150 (262) 971-9973
10. Monkey Joe's
2040 W Blue Mound Rd.
4237 Green Bay Rd.#102
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
12. Rockin Jump
9009 N Deerbrook Trail Brown Deer, WI 53223
13. Skyzone Indoor Trampoline Park
W229 N1420 Westwood Dr.
Waukesha, WI 53186
14. StoneFire Pizza Co. (Temporarily Closed)
5320 South Moorland Road
New Berlin, WI 53151
Gymnastics and Tumbling Centers
Find an open gym at one of these locations:
15. Flips4All Gymnastics
217 W. Dunwood Rd.
Fox Point, WI
16. Infinite Gymnastics
8989 N. 55th St.
Brown Deer, WI
17. LaFleur's Gymnastic Academy
W189 N10991 Kleinmann Dr. Germantown, WI 53022 262-255-9700
18. Milwaukee Turners Gymnastics
1034 North 4th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53203
19. Swiss Turners
2214 S. 116th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53227
20. Wildcard Gymnastics
3545 N. 127th St.
Brookfield, WI 53005 (262) 923-7418
21. YMCA Gymnastics Center
6140 W. Executive Dr. Mequon, WI 53092
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!
23. Discovery Center - Jewish Community Center
6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53217
24. Southridge Mall Kids' Play Area