San Diego Indoor Play Guide

Time for a MUCH-NEEDED Indoor Play Guide! Especially for Us San Diegans!

Summer ends and fall hits just to begin to our San Diego HOT season and sometimes beyond-uncomfortable weather. I know the kids here at San Diego Moms Blog would agree that just because it’s uncomfortable, doesn’t mean they don’t have a desire to PLAY! We hope this Indoor Play Guide helps you find more productive and fun ways to get the kids’ extra energy out while it might still be too hot to play outside. Not just that, but we’re San Diego! What do we do when it’s raining for more than a day!? Well, hopefully, this list will give you many creative ideas to keep those kiddos occupied!

Make sure to share it with your friends and visit these wonderful locations the next time you need to take an indoor break. A special thanks to our presenting sponsor Altitude Trampoline Park, our premier sponsors San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, Gymboree, FUNbelievable and The New Children’s Museum and ALL of our other sponsors for making this guide a true resource.

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Crowned the BEST Party Venue for Kids (Ages 5-11) and voted the BEST Place to Play Indoors in North County, Altitude Trampoline Park in Vista, CA provides 26,000 sq ft of cutting edge attractions including Performance Trampolines, Trapeze, Rock Wall, Extreme Dodgeball and Log Roll. We also have a huge Main Court and a dedicated Kids Court.

Join us for age specific fun like Toddler Time on Mondays – Fridays 10am – 1pm or Home School Jump on Mondays – Fridays 1pm – 4pm.

Create long lasting memories with friends at our popular Friday Night Friendzies and Saturday Night Socials, hosted by a live DJ from 7pm – 10pm. Perfect for date night or girls night out.  Sundays include a deeply discounted Family Jump Rate!

We offer a clean, fun safe environment for kids of all ages! We are open Sun-Thurs 10AM – 9PM, Fri 10AM – 11PM, Sat 9AM – 11PM

This guide has been broken down by North County, South County, East Count & Central County regions to better serve you! If you know you are looking for something in a specific area, simply click the button below to be directed down to the area on the page with Indoor Play facilities in that area. 

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FUNbelievable is San Diego’s Award Winning Indoor Adventure Play and Party Oasis. We are open 7 days a week for play time. Pay for the day and stay as long as you like. Enjoy our unique, multi-tiered play structure packed full of interactive activities and giant slides. Let the kids run, jump, climb, slide and explore while you relax in our parent café and lounge areas. We also offer a full café and espresso bar serving freshly prepared lunches and drinks 7 days a week. 

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Gymboree Play & Music has been fostering creativity and confidence in children ages 0-5 for over 40 years. Today there are over 700 locations in 40+ countries, making us the global leader in early childhood development programs. Designed by experts in both education and in play, our age-appropriate activities help develop the cognitive, physical and social skills of children as they play.

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From intriguing new exhibitions, hands-on art projects and engaging artworks, kids of all ages will always find a new source of wonder.
The New Children’s Museum is a dynamic new model of a museum that celebrates children and the arts. As a San Diego non-profit, our Museum empowers children to think, play and create through engaging exhibitions, art-making activities, artistic performances, and educational opportunities. Serving all ages, from toddler to preteen, The New Children’s Museum inspires new ways to see the world through the language of art.
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San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum believes interactive experiences are a crucial element of learning. Our Museum features four focused program areas: Experimentation (science, math, engineering), Exploration (world cultures, history), Imagination (theater arts, visual arts, music), and Discovery (outdoor space featuring gardens, environmental science, world cultures, arts). Through play, children have the opportunity for creative problem solving, critical thinking, and hands-on exploration and experimentation in a safe environment where there are no right or wrong answers.


At Gymboree Play & Music-Carlsbad, our play-based programs incorporate proprietary play equipment with classic learning techniques to engage young minds. Choose from our wide range of early childhood classes for ages 0-5 years.

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Pump It Up of Poway, serving Poway and the surrounding San Diego community, opened April 2004 and has been supporting the community ever since. The Poway location has two large Arenas in which every party and event rotates through. 


At Gymboree Play & Music-Scripps Poway, our play-based programs incorporate proprietary play equipment with classic learning techniques to engage young minds. Choose from our wide range of early childhood classes for ages 0-5 years.

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House of Air Carlsbad is an indoor Trampoline Park located in a brand new 34,000 sq. foot facility at 6133 Innovation Way, Carlsbad, CA 92009. Their athletic and recreational facility is host to open trampoline jump time, aerial and physical training on trampolines, trampoline dodgeball, trampoline basketball dunk zone, jousting, trampolines to airbag, kids inflatable zone, fitness classes, and rock climbing.  TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS.


iFLY Oceanside is where the dream of flight becomes a reality. Become a part of something bigger than yourself. You’ll fall in love with the sensation & the freedom that comes with floating on air and when you do, there’s a new & exciting sport of indoor body-flight to become involved in. The iFLY experience, from check-in to check out, lasts roughly 1.5 – 2 hours and is equivalent to 1.5 skydives. You can purchase 2+ flights.


San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum believes interactive experiences are a crucial element of learning. Our Museum features four focused program areas: Experimentation (science, math, engineering), Exploration (world cultures, history), Imagination (theater arts, visual arts, music), and Discovery (outdoor space featuring gardens, environmental science, world cultures, arts). 

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My Gym Carlsbad offers kids to get moving and have a ton of fun. My Gym’s newest popular classes are Ninja Training I & II.  Are you and and you family fans of the show American Ninja Warrior? Well this is a safe kid friendly version sure to get your competitive athlete working balance, endurance and overall adventure!


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The Agua Hedionda Lagoon is a 400-acre lagoon is home to a wide array of flora and fauna and invites us to appreciate our water resources through such uses as a YMCA day camp, recreational boating, a mussel and oyster aquaculture facility, a white-sea bass hatchery, and a power generating plant. It connects us to a greater world in so many ways.

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The Museum of Making Music explores the multifaceted history of the American music products industry from its beginnings in the 1890s to today and presents a variety of events, educational programs and special exhibitions. It explores the connections between the people (those who envision, design, make, distribute, sell and play musical instruments), the instruments themselves and the ultimate result of the music we all make.

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The newest climbing gym to hit North County San Diego, the Wall offers top notch bouldering, yoga, and an extensive training area all under one roof!

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Get Air Trampoline Park. GET AIR combines amusement and exercise in its spacious indoor trampoline park. Imagine wall-to-wall trampolines, foam pits, dunk lanes and a ninja course. Enjoy the many activities at the park for team-building events or corporate parties.

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SkyZone San Marcos is dedicated to providing you with the pure joy that comes with flying. We are sky lovers, thrill seekers and people who believe that jumping is freedom. We believe fitness can be fun and play can be smart. We are healthy and bursting with energy. We fly high and keep it safe. We are the Sky Zone San Marcos team!

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Play City is the first fun indoor playground for kids ages 1 – 12.

They have 4 awesome bouncers, a 3 level play structure, and a REAL TODDLER ZONE where children ages 0 – 3 can discover new things while playing.

Offering wristbands that include all day play with in & out privileges, Play City allows you to bring in your own food, and enjoy lunch time, while your kids play.


The Ninja Factory is now open and it is the first indoor ninja warrior playground in San Diego. This is a great place for kids to challenge themselves on a variety of obstacles in an indoor, climate-controlled environment. Let your kids bring out their inner Ninja Warrior with this incredible indoor play space inspired by the hit television show American Ninja Warrior on NBC. Prices ranges from $12-20 per day and by age.

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Jump Around Now is an indoor trampoline and adventure park. Our 32,000 square foot facility is located in Chula Vista (San Diego area), Southern California, and includes custom, state-of-the-art attractions such as a gigantic 12,000 sq. ft. trampoline, a rope skywalk bridge that surrounds the facility, bungee jumping, multiple wall climbing elements, a dodgeball court and more high flying fun!

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John’s Incredible Pizza has incredible food and over 100 games, rides & attractions! Located in National City, this totally unique experience combines a made-from-scratch all you can eat buffet with state of the art gaming.  Great for dinner, birthday parties, school field trips and more.  

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Sky Zone Chula Vista is always working to invent epic new ways to play, gather, and compete. Even though they’re the originators of wall-to-wall aerial action, we never stand still. The only way to understand it is to come experience it. So rally your crew and let’s go!
To guarantee Jump Time, Guests are highly encouraged to purchase Jump Tickets online prior to their arrival.

At Gymboree Play & Music-San Diego, our play-based programs incorporate proprietary play equipment with classic learning techniques to engage young minds. Choose from our wide range of early childhood classes for ages 0-5 years.

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The New Children’s Museum is a new model of children’s museum whose mission is to stimulate imagination, creativity and critical thinking in children and families through inventive and engaging experiences with contemporary art through interactive installations.

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Rockin’ Jump – is the Ultimate Trampoline Park. Fun for kids of all ages! Our massive main trampoline jump arena, trampoline basketball arena, trampoline dodgeball arena, stunt bag, climbing wall, x-beam and mini-golf provides something for everyone. The perfect Birthday Party Venue and an healthy family activity. 

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Kids get to run around and get some energy out at KidWonder the new exercise space off Sunset Cliffs Blvd. This kinetic learning academy has activities and obstacles for all ages, and is the first American Ninja Warrior gym in San Diego! Foam pits and trampolines make this a fun and padded area for kids to play safely while parents can sit back and relax, or put down the phone and try a cart wheel!

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The Fleet is a member of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, a collaboration of 26 arts, science and culture institutions in Balboa Park. By working together we produce major outcomes that no single organization could achieve alone.


At Apex School of Movement San Diego, we provide enjoyable, enriching, and engaging ways for people to get off their feet and get in shape. Through our parkour and group classes, we provide effective fitness programs you need to see an improvement in your health, body, and mind. 

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TheNAT has five floors of exhibitions, a 3D theater, and San Diego’s only Foucault pendulum. Through its permanent collection, special exhibitions, numerous educational programs, and the opportunity to see scientists at work, the Museum fosters in visitors of all ages a lifelong love of learning about nature and the environment.

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Baby Garten Studio offers unique classes for expectant parents, new parents and children from birth-preschool age, such as baby sign, music, and infant development.  Baby Garten Studio offers fun and educational class in a beautiful, light, open classroom space. Our studio is spotlessly clean and comfy, and located in a hip, vibrant community with plenty of fun things to do before and after class!

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When it comes to fun, Boomers! is a blast! Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, having a party, doing corporate parties, events and team building, or spending quality time with family and friends, Boomers makes everything easier and hassle free. With attractions like Batting Cages, Flame Thrower Thrill Ride, Miniature Golf, Go Karts, Arcade, Bumper Boats and Kid’s County Fair, Boomers is the perfect place for fun!

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At Dave & Buster’s you can play hundreds of the hottest new arcade games in our Million Dollar Midway and win tickets for epic prizes. Try our mouth-watering, chef-crafted creations in our American restaurant. From wings to steaks, we’ve got whatever suits your appetite.

Our premium bar features innovative cocktails, impressive wine selection, and 20+ beers to assure we’re stocked to satisfy! Watch your team on one of our massive HDTVs with epic stadium sound that surrounds you from every direction in the sports bar that crushes the competition.

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Funbelievable is San Diego’s award winning indoor play and party arena for children.  Having 6000 Sq Ft packed full of FUN for you and your children,  our unique mega play area is designed with your children in mind, suitable for children aged 0-12 years we have something for everyone.

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Uptown Jungle is more than a Trampoline Park, it’s a city-style indoor playground metropolis that allows kids to enter into a world where they become a superhero, rock climber, explorer or even an uptown ninja warrior all inside a child-safe environment.

Our Indoor Playground features a huge variety of action-oriented fun activities that guarantee that your kid will have a blast while getting an excellent workout. 

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The Playground is located inside the Grossmont Center and is open to the public for open play 7 days a week!  The facility is fun safe and clean, providing all the fun and still allowing parents to watch while relaxing or getting work done! Birthday parties, play dates and more!

If you would like to learn more about getting your business added to our 2019 Indoor Play Guide, please fill out the form below and someone will be in touch. 

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