Much like giant theme parks, our wonderful array of small indoor play areas has been (mostly) closed since March 2020 and are finding creative ways to reopen and serve area families.
For little ones who need constant exploration opportunities, indoor play spaces or playgrounds can offer sensory opportunities that parents aren’t always up for creating at home. Let your kids run, bounce, climb and play big. We’ll visit them all again just as soon as we can.
Here is a round-up of indoor play spaces in the East Bay that are currently operating with private space rentals.
Ready for Open Play: Kids Indoor Play Spaces in the East Bay
These indoor play areas are open with some capacity constraints and additional hygiene measures.
Bumblebee Playspace, Newark
Bumblebee Playspace is a large, 3,000+ square foot indoor playground for infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children.They are now offering drop in open play hours Wednesday 10am – 1pm; Friday 1pm – 5pm; Sunday 10am – 1pm. You can also reserve the space for private play per hour.
Location: 35500 Dumbarton Court, Newark, CA 94560
Fees: Open play admission is per child and valid for the day. Adults and siblings under 1 or over 10 years old are free. Children ages 1-10 are $20; siblings ages 1-10 are $10; babies under 1 are $10.
Jumpity Bumpity, Hayward
Jumpity Bumpity in Hayward is an ocean-themed indoor play space for young walkers through about age 12. Open for walk-in play as of April 1, Jumpity Bumpity is open to the public 7 days a week at limited capacity. Read our profile of Jumpity Bumpity from before the shutdown to get an idea of the features. Call with questions: 510-256-7001.
Location: 31169 Mission Blvd. Hayward behind Sonic @ Fairway Park
Fees: Sliding scale of $10-$15 per half hour per child (one adult free per paid child) based on day.
Jolly Roger Land, Union City
Jolly Roger Land is now open as of April 12, Monday – Friday 11 pm-7 pm Saturday-Sunday 10 am-8 pm. Take a look at our profile of Jolly Roger Land before the shutdown to see the amenities.
Location: 31300 Courthouse Dr, Union City
Fees: $15/kid- 1 hour; $17/kid- 2 hours; $20/kid- unlimited play; 1 paying child comes with 1 free adult. $7 extra adult
Open by Reservation or Rental: Kids Indoor Play Spaces in the East Bay
Whether it is for a family-only playtime or a small group session with your bubble, renting an indoor playground is an exciting change of pace from climbing the walls at home.
Swings and Wings, Alameda
Swings and Wings on Blanding Avenue is a sensory-based play space designed and owned by an Occupational Therapist with two young children. The gym is simple and sweet with lots of thoughtful touches for babies up to eight-year-olds in mind. Private play sessions now available for one family or social bubble at a time with up to 10 people. Read our profile of Swings and Wings from before the shutdown to get an idea of the features.
Location: 2307 Blanding Avenue Suite E, Alameda
Fees: One hour of private play is $60, 2 hours for $110, 3 hours for $160.
Kids Play Zone Oakland
This family-operated indoor playground is open for the first time right now. Visit for climbers, slides, pretend play, and a ball pit. Accepting reservations for private parties and family play sessions. Call 510-817-4384 to reserve a spot. Check out our interview with founder, Kelinda to learn about her inspirations.
Location: 900 Market Street, Suite M, Oakland
Fees: $75 for 2 hour private play session
The KidTopia playground for kids ages 0 -12 in mind, with soft play equipment, pretend play toys, and a huge ball pit. KidTopia has a dedicated baby and toddler playground area to allow younger kids to play in a separated clean and safe environment. KidTopia is set to open May May 3, with advance tickets available for purchase now.
Location: 4620 Auto Mall Pkwy., Fremont Ca 94538
Fees: $16 per child. $5 per adult for two hours of play; socks are $3 a pair; masks are $3 each.
Mod Kids Co., Fremont
Formerly known as Fremont’s Play Date, Mod Kids Co is available for private playgroups by appointment. Take a look at our profile of its prior iteration from before the shutdown to see the amenities. Call 510-745-7311 to arrange a visit.
Location: 4938 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont
Twirl is a creative and innovative indoor play space worth exploring in the bustling downtown of Alameda now operating with a large outdoor garden area. Operates occasional kids’ night out events, private parties, summer camp, and even as a preschool. Also offering virtual parties and craft kits! Plans to reopen in April. Outdoor distanced activities coming soon to the Twirl Play Garden. Best for ages 2 to 8.
Location: 1424 Park Street, Alameda
SensationAll Kids Gym, Concord
Rent SensationAll Kids Gym by the hour for air-conditioned play with your private bubble. You can use passes or account credit for this purchase. Only one reservation per day with thorough cleaning between events. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve. We visited SensationAll a long time ago, but this will give you a flavor of the place.
Location: 1770 Willow Pass Road, Concord
Fees: Rent the entire facility for $100 per hour.
Play Star Kids, San Ramon
Play Star Kids is a contemporary, open play space suitable for children 5 and under. Located in the posh San Ramon City Center Bishop Ranch shopping center, children can engage in a variety of active and quiet activities. Take a look at our profile of Play Star Kids from before the shutdown to see the amenities. Email email@example.com to find out about private rental.
Location: 6000 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon
Fees: Play Star is available for private rentals for a $240 flat-fee including up to 12 people (adults included).