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San Diego Indoor Play Guide 2017

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

Summer is just the beginning to our San Diego HOT season and sometimes beyond comfortable 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 be too hot to play outside.

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 thank you to Funbelievable, Gymboree, and all our other sponsors for making this guide a true resource.


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 a 7 days a week. 
FUNbelievable is also San Diego’s premier kids party venue, winner 3 years in a row! Let us plan your next event.

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. 

Visit any of our three locations throughout San Diego County:
Clairemont Mesa, Scripps-Poway, & Solana Beach
Play-based education classes that give kids the best start to a lifetime of learning. Ages newborn to 5 years.


UJFP is a Giant Urban Metropolis Indoor Playground & Trampoline Park with 2 Rock Climbing Structures, Mega Slide, Obstacle Course, Toddler Play Area, Parent Lounge and more.

High Adventure at Low Prices! UJFP is for kids of all ages.

Come experience the ultimate in family-friendly entertainment and play on our Trampolines, climb our Rock Wall or scale the nation’s only Climbable Skyscraper, cruise down our Super Slide, play Life Size Video Games or race a friend across our Massive Obstacle Course that sits atop the Golden Gate Bridge. Our Adult Chill Zone and Toddler play area will even give Mom and Dad a place to relax.

UPTOWN JUNGLE is the perfect place to host Kids Birthday Parties and we have 4 party rooms to accommodate groups of all sizes. 

We are San Diego’s one of a kind indoor recreation Fun Park and are the perfect venue for Fund Raisers, Group Events, Grad Nights and Parties. Our Adult Chill Zone and Toddler play area will even give Mom and Dad a place to relax.

We Rock the Spectrum San Diego is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and fun environment to foster learning, exploration and safe sensory experiences. Through our nonprofit My Brother Rocks The Spectrum Foundation, we provide social skills groups and activities for children across the spectrum.

We Rock the Spectrum San Diego provides children with a fun and motivational environment to help them in the areas of strength, movement, sensory processing, communication, positive behavior modification, social interactions, and self-care skills. Our unique equipment assists all children in their neurological growth and development.

Our activities, programs and retail location “The Rock Shop” make it possible for us to provide social and physical opportunities through state funded programs. As a result WRTS is an amazing example of how we can help all children grow and develop by providing an all inclusive environment.

The Ultimate Indoor Trampoline Park.

We’re people like you who want to exercise, but also like to have fun. Lots of fun. So instead of stair climbers and weight machines, we decided to create a place where you can soar in open jump arenas, play trampoline dodge ball, do flips and somersaults. We also wanted a new alternative in San Diego for birthday parties and family gatherings, where quality food and private party rooms were guaranteed, and our kids could safely play while we socialized with other parents. With dodge ball, open jump arenas, slam dunk zone and much more. From kids’ parties to corporate retreats, church groups to family reunions, and of course vacationers who just want to enjoy themselves.

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). All exhibits and programs are designed with the help of museum experts, educators, and childhood development specialists, ensuring a wide range of skill development and concepts that align with California’s Common Core curriculum for science, math, English language arts, visual and performing arts, and social science. Time spent at SDCDM develops crucial life skills like curiosity, confidence, and creativity, which are all qualities that strengthen children’s potential to excel in school, careers, communities, and as parents. We challenge children’s imagination and curiosity through interactive exhibits and hands-on programming. 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.

If you need even more ideas for Indoor Play, check out our extensive list!


Uptown Jungle

The Playground


Dave & Busters

Pump It Up

Jump Around

Sky Zone

Get Air Poway


Play Gym


Viejas Bowling

Parkway Bowling

Aztec Lanes

Skateworld San Diego

Skate San Diego

Kroc Center

Westfield Shopping Malls (Plaza Bonita & Parkway Plaza)

Gymboree Play & Music

Boomers San Diego

We Rock the Spectrum SD

Rockin’ Jump

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum

Mira Mesa Lanes

Kearny Mesa Bowl

Poway Fun Bowl

Brunswick Zone


New Children’s Museum

Tavern Bowl

Fleet Science Center

Corvette Diner

SD Kid Ventures

Discover the Glow

Chuck E. Cheese’s

John’s Incredible Pizza

San Diego Ice Arena

San Diego County Public Libraries