Guide to Indoor Play in the Cedar Rapids Area

Discover the excitement of indoor play places in the Cedar Rapids area! From imaginative playgrounds to interactive zones, there’s a world of adventure waiting for kids of all ages. Whether it’s a rainy day or a break from the summer heat, these indoor havens offer safe and stimulating environments for endless fun and exploration. Join us as we explore the top indoor play destinations where laughter and creativity know no bounds!

The Cedar Rapids area is brimming with indoor activities. While we strive for inclusivity and thoroughness, please understand that there might be some businesses not listed here. If you wish to be featured, kindly reach out to us at hello@crmoms.com.

Last Updated: 2/22/2024
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AirFX Trampoline Park

Air FX offers Junior Jumpers for kids ages 6 and under. One parent can jump for free with Junior Jumpers. In addition to their regular facilities, Air FX also offers a ninja warrior zone, tumbler zone, laser maze, and mini golf (outdoors). Check their website for current hours, promotions, and pricing.

Indian Creek Nature Center

If you love the outdoors, you can explore the grounds of Indian Creek Nature Center during every season. If you’re looking to escape indoors, be sure to check out their Amazing Space. There’s a cozy bird-watching room for kids and adults alike, and they always have a great space filled with interesting books and toys. Check out their website for hours and information.

Wellville Children’s Play Area

Let the kids explore indoors at the soft indoor play area in Lindale Mall in Cedar Rapids.

The Shell – Little Torts Sports Indoor Play Space

Playtime at The Shell includes ride-on toys, sports equipment, a preschool fitness area, a toddler area, and more!
*For ages 5 and under

The Fun Station

The Fun Station offers a newly renovated 3-level adventure maze, with a dedicated toddler space. They also feature an all-new climbing wall area and a video arcade center. Adults are free to get into the adventure maze but must pay to rock climb. See their website for hours, promotions, and pricing.

Sky Zone Trampoline Park

Sky Zone offers Toddler Time for kids ages 6 and under. 1 adult jumps free during Toddler Time. In addition to their regular facilities, they also offer a ninja warrior course, warped wall, wipe out, augmented climbing course, and a kid zone. See their website for hours, promotions, and pricing.

Wickiup Hill Learning Center

You may have heard of Wickiup Hill’s new nature playscape, but you also need to check out their indoor space! It’s filled with lots of fun, hands-on learning opportunities to keep the kids busy and active! See their website for hours.

Coral Ridge Mall Indoor Play Area

Located by Barnes and Noble, the play area at Coral Ridge Mall offers multiple structures to climb on and explore. Bonus: it now has a gate to keep your littles corralled!

North Liberty Community Center Kids’ Campsite

The Kids’ Campsite is a terrific place for littles to climb and explore. There’s a door that closes to keep them in and a height limit to ensure big kids aren’t taking over!

Iowa Children’s Museum

The Iowa Children’s Museum offers so many fun, hands-on learning experiences to encourage real-life skills through pretend play. From the grocery store and pizza parlor to the music room and farm, there’s something for all ages to explore! See their website for hours and pricing.

Pizza Ranch

Do your kids enjoy arcade games? If so, Pizza Ranch has a great arcade with lots of fun games for kids to enjoy. They have multiple locations in Cedar Rapids and Marion. We love to eat lunch or dinner there and then wear the kids out with games.


This is the perfect place to go for lunch and to play! Get yourself and your kiddos some lunch and let them play in the Play Place. Maybe you will even get lucky and can sit outside the play place and enjoy the rest of your lunch in peace while they go down the slide an endless amount of times.

The Play Café

The play café is a great place to take your kiddos when you want to sit down and drink some coffee while your kids play. No need to chase them around as this quaint play space allows your kids to play in a safe space while you can enjoy some conversation with other adults. Which we all know we need after being stuck inside with little people for too long.

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