Westchester County Boredom Busters: Ideas for Indoor Fun

Play Spaces, Museums & More

By Lisa Dunleavy and Kelly Fitzpatrick April 10, 2024

In our neck of the woods of Westchester County, we are lucky to have so many options for indoor play.  Indoor play spaces are such helpful spots for getting out of the house in all seasons!  If it's too hot, too cold, too wet, or you are in need of an extra-special play event, these play places around Westchester County are awesome spots for young children to get the wiggles out and have so much fun in the process.  Both gross motor development and fine motor development can benefit from these indoor play spots.  And if you don't mind a short drive to try something new, there are a number of indoor places for family fun just outside Westchester County, too.  

This community guide is brought to you by our friends at The Tiny Mess Club!  The Tiny Mess Club offers sensory play experiences for children ages 1 - 4 in Pleasantville and Fleetwood. Single class drop-ins or class pass options available.

Here is the Macaroni KID round-up of ideas for indoor activities, museums and FREE play places. Click on the venue's name to get to their website.

Indoor Play Spaces

Amaze In Pottery

Briarcliff Manor

Pottery classes, open paint, themed events, schools out camps, and birthday parties are offered in the studio. Studio fees apply, plus the cost of the pottery piece.


150 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford

Kids can literally bounce off the walls during Open Bounce time in the two rooms filled with inflatables.  There is also an arcade in the lobby area. This venue also hosts kids' camps and birthday parties. 

Catch Air


East Coast Sports and Fitness

Yorktown Heights

Classes, programs, and weekly open play for little ones. East Coast has a huge turf field that makes for great birthday parties.

Palisades Climb Adventure

West Nyack

Toddler area and older children's climbing course at the Palisades Center Mall.  The toddler area is well worth the visit for your 2 - 4 year olds. Unlimited climbing time for $10 on a low-level structure with a harness.

Movement Valhalla

Indoor climbing venue with programs for kids as young as 6 years of age. Also a venue for birthday parties.

Formerly The Cliffs at Valhalla.

Grand Prix/Spins Bowl

Mt. Kisco

Grand Prix has something for every kid; Go-Kart racing, bowling at Spins Bowl and also a terrific game room & their new Ninja course. 

Ninja Warrior Open Gym


6+ obstacle course for open play. 

Gym City

Cortlandt Manor

Reasonably priced at $5 for open play, this large structure is lots of fun.  Many options for very young ones too, such as Fisher Price vehicles. 


Ridge Hill, Yonkers

Hapik is a ropes course and climbing environment with different structures for little kids and bigger kids.  Hapik is another option for birthday parties, too.

Honey Joe's Family Coffeehouse


Comfortable environment with large wooden play structure on a soft floor that is designed for children 2+. There is a new room now open for children under 2 with soft play items. Caregivers can relax with a coffee or avocado toast while the children play in the contained spaces. Socks are required. Open Play is $9 per child.

Little Kings and Queens Fun Place

Cortlandt Manor

Designed for children 6 and under, this indoor play space has a play structure, basketball, dino land, trampolines, an arcade, and lots more bells and whistles.

Pop In! Play Space & Café


Designed for children under 6, Pop In! Play Space focuses on physical and imaginative play.  Caregivers can also enjoy coffee and community time with other parents. Playtime must be booked in advance and starts at $20.

Play Connection by Fun Time Amusement 

Jefferson Valley

Bounce houses, arcade games, and more.

Shake It Off 


Shake It Off's brand-new space offers programs, classes, special events, a DIY art bar, and scheduled open play sessions in the bounce houses.

Sky Zone

Mount Kisco

This trampoline park has a special area for younger jumpers plus plenty of action for older kids including dodgeball and basketball venues. Toddler hours are offered on weekday mornings.


Mount Kisco

Located inside Grand Prix, this sparkly venue is a great place to entertain kids indoors. They can create a craft, have a manicure or even have their make-up done. They have open studio hours on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sparklicious also has custom birthday parties and holiday break camps. 

The Play Place


This venue has indoor tennis and soccer programs for younger kids plus plenty of "open play" time at reasonable prices. They also host vacation camps for kids ages 3-8 and birthday parties.

World Cup Gymnastics


Open play in the Romperee Room M - F from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., as well as select weekend mornings.  Best for 3 and under.

Local Museums

Free Play Spaces

  • Ossining Library
  • Mount Kisco Library
  • Armonk Library
  • The Westchester Mall Play Area, White Plains
  • Jefferson Valley Mall Play Area near the Food Court, Jefferson Valley


Looking for more things to do with kids in Armonk - Chappaqua - Mount Kisco - Pleasantville and surrounding Westchester County towns?