It’s no secret that the winters here are long, so it’s time we trade parks and splash pads for some snow fun and indoor playgrounds! Here is a list of some places you need to check out with the kids in your life, now that the weather is getting colder.

Play-a-Latte Cafe

1601 River Road East, Kitchener

I love this place, mostly because there is always something new happening and the staff is so friendly!

Skip the drive-thru before this indoor playground. If you’re looking to sit down for a good cup of coffee or just leave the house with the little ones without the need for packing lunches or snacks, this is the place to go!

There are so many events focused on babies, kids and moms, like baby sign language classes and yoga. They also sell locally sourced handmade pieces that I’m sure everyone loves!

Recharge and Play Wellness Café

550 Parkside DrIVE Unit B13, Waterloo

This place sounds like a dream, but I guarantee that it is very real! Being able to treat yourself to a massage or just a coffee while the kids are kept busy close by is just what every mom need once in a while. They currently provide massage therapy, occupational therapy, counselling services, esthetics and more — all the while your kids are being cared for as they have fun in their indoor play area. It also makes a great gift for new moms.

THEMUSEUM

10 King Street West, Kitchener

Ok, so this is not your regular indoor playground — it’s a lot more than that! Located downtown Kitchener, THEMUSEUM offers a variety of events for the little ones and immersive exhibits. They have mega blocks, a walking piano, a pin wall, a water table and so many other permanent toys for toddlers. They also have a sensory room with dim lights and walls covered with visual and tactile stimuli. It’s definitely worth checking out!

Love, Laugh Play

541 Mill Street, Kitchener

This is just your regular playground, with colourful toys for different ages, a great closed area for the kids to play soccer or basketball and plenty of parking around the building. I didn’t love the coffee and snack options, but you are welcome to bring your own and eat at their tables. There are also some riding toys that need to be paid for. I always pray my kids just don’t notice.

Funvilla

335 Gage AveNUE, Kitchener

Funvilla opened over a year ago and it has so much stuff for the kids to do that it’ll get them absolutely exhausted. And that’s what we’re looking for, right? They have trampolines, wall climbing a soft play structure and a ninja course.

Bingemans

425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener

It seems like Bingemans has been here forever. It’s one of the biggest (if not the biggest) playgrounds available in the Region. I get a little bit overwhelmed with all they have to offer and the kids always have a blast. They also have GameworX Arcade and a virtual reality experience that makes it more attractive for older kids.

Playfit Kids Club

366 Hespeler Road, Cambridge

Located in Cambridge, this playground is also a colourful and fun option to keep the kids busy. They have an interactive floor that we can’t wait to try! They also offer special prices on selected nights during the week.

Creekside playground

660 Conservation Drive, Waterloo

1356 Weber StREET EAST, Kitchener

For the lovers of everything free, Creekside Church welcomes everyone to enjoy both indoor playgrounds, one in Kitchener and one in Waterloo. They are open most days of the week for a couple of hours in the morning. Check their website for more details.