More than any other topic I cover, the comments on indoor play places can sometimes get a bit heated – for any play place, some people will love it and others will find it disappointing. When I write my reviews, I try to keep in mind that each indoor play place is different and none is the right fit for everyone. Organized by area, here are short reviews on each of Calgary’s indoor play centres to help you find the one that’s right for your family.
North West Play Centres
1. Joso’s Play and Learn Centre – Creekside
Update: Joso’s Creekside location is no longer open to the public during the week.
Joso’s runs a play centre and a preschool program at their north Calgary location. The play centre is primarily aimed at kids 5 and under but can accommodate kids as old as 8. It features a 4 level play structure with a ball pit, baby area and 2 plasma cars. They have a concession which primarily serves snacks. They also have a new South location.
The Tot Spot is located upstairs inside the Flip Factory Gymnastics Facility and is for kids 6 and under. It features a bouncy castle, climbers, large mats and balance beams. They have a small cafe and you can also bring in your own food to eat just outside the play area.
Tommy K Play’s North location is at the North end of the Beacon Hill Shopping Centre and caters to kids 12 and under. It offers a huge indoor climber, trampoline basketball, time freak game, roller race track and toddler area. For an additional fee kids over 5 and adults can play laser tag or climb the climbing wall. They offer a number of pre-prepared lunch and snack choices.
North East Play Centres
4. The Big Box
Calgary’s newest indoor play centre features a huge indoor climber with loads of slides and special features, a giant inflatable area, a brick building area, toddler area and more! Additional features include: Virtual Reality, Aerial Rope Course, Arcade and Happy Bumper.
5. Hide N Seek
One of Calgary’s largest indoor play places. It features a huge indoor climber with tons of slides and special features, redemption games, and toddler areas. This is a great space for bigger kids and younger kids but it is a big space and can be challenging if you have younger kids that don’t want to stay together or a young kid who wants to go up the big climber when you do not. They have a full service cafe with lots of options.
Treehouse is located in the NE just North of 32nd avenue. They cater to kids 12 and under. They offer a huge climber, bouncy castle, baby room, toy room, animal riders, backyard blasters, x-box area, climbing wall, interactive mat and arcade games. It is great for bigger kids and has a nice space for babies and toddlers but it is large and can be challenging to keep track of kids of different ages. They offer ready to eat snacks and sandwiches as well as hot items like hot dogs and pizza.
Located near Sunridge Mall in the NE, Chuck E Cheese is free to enter but requires tokens to play the rides and games. The attractions are redemption games and token operated rides. Chuck E. Cheese primarily serves pizza, but also has sandwiches and a salad bar.
South Play Centres
Joso’s has recently opened a second in West Springs. This location also features a play centre as well as a preschool program. The play centre is primarily aimed at kids 5 and under but can accommodate kids as old as 8. It features a 4 level play structure with a ball pit, baby area and plasma cars. They have a concession which primarily serves snacks.
Located across from Chinook Centre, this new indoor playground features a large indoor climber, a toddler area and arcade games.
10. LOL Entertainment (Previously Fun N More)
This play place reopened under new management and with a new name at the end of 2017. From the photos I’ve seen it is very similar to what Fun N More used to be. (You can see our review of Fun N More here to get an idea)
11. Tommy K Play – South
Tommy K Play is located in the South East at 130th Avenue and caters to kids 12 and under. It offers a huge indoor climber, a laser maze, gaming tower, roller race track and toddler area. They offer a number of pre-prepared lunch and snack choices.
Treehouse’s new South location can be found in Midnapore and caters to kids 12 and under. They offer a huge indoor play structure, arcade, interactive floor, animal riders, toddler zone and trampoline.. It is great for bigger kids and has a nice space for babies and toddlers but it is large and can be challenging to keep track of kids of different ages. They offer ready to eat snacks and sandwiches as well as hot items like hot dogs and pizza.
12345 40 St SE
Run by and located in the First Alliance Church, Treehouse Play Place has drop-in hours open to everyone Tuesday-Thursday. Kids age 3 (potty trained) – grade 4 welcome.
14. Big Fun Play Centre – (Near CrossIron Mills)
Canada’s largest indoor inflatable park offers over 25 inflatable attractions. It is much more than just bouncy castles! Caters to a wide variety of ages (they promise even adults will have fun). Lockers must be used for all belonging and special grippy frog socks (like those used at trampoline parks) must be used and can be purchased on site.
15. Jumble District – Airdrie
Jumble District strives to be an all age facility and offers standard and augmented climbing walls, a large 4 level climber and trampolines (trampolines projected opening date is late June 2018).
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Please Note: I love hearing other perspectives on Calgary’s play places both positive and negative, but I reserve the right to delete comments that I do not feel are in keeping with the family friendly tone of my website and forward them to the owners. This occurs extremely rarely. If you have a bad experience at a play place, I encourage you to e-mail the owners with your complaint. If you have concerns over cleanliness, please file a complaint with the city.