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.
Here is a round-up of indoor play spaces in the East Bay that are currently operating with drop-in hours and private space rentals.
Ready for Open Play: Kids Indoor Play Spaces in the East Bay
These indoor play areas are now open for drop-in play, with most requiring masks for everyone over the age of 2, additional hygiene measures, and of course, socks.
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 Daily 10 am to 2 pm, except Friday 1 pm to 5 pm and closed Tuesday (subject to change). You can also reserve the space for private play most afternoons and Friday mornings. Everyone over the age of 3 must wear a mask.
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 $15; 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. Jumpity Bumpity is open to the public 7 days a week at full capacity. Read our profile of Jumpity Bumpity from before the shutdown to get an idea of the features. Everyone over the age of 3 must wear a mask the entire visit. 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, 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: Monday – Friday $16/kid unlimited play with free paying adult, $7 per extra adult. Saturday – Sunday $15/kid – 1 hour; $17/kid- 2 hours; $20/kid- unlimited play; 1 paying child comes with 1 free adult. $7 extra adult.
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. Open play now available Tuesday – Thursday 10am – 3pm, Friday 10am – 4pm, Weekend hours subject to private party bookings; check their Insta feed for updates on weekend hours.. Call 510-817-4384 to reserve a spot. Check out our visit to Kids Play Zone.
Location: 900 Market Street, Suite M, Oakland
Fees: $7-$12 for open play, $50 for multi-visit play pass. Memberships and private parties also available.
PlayGround CV, Castro Valley
PlayGround in Castro Valley is a new indoor play space that offers lots of entertaining climbing structures suitable for kids 8 and under (though older kids will enjoy the Ninja School obstacle course. Check our our recent visit for the grand opening to get a feeling for what to expect.
Location: 3169 Castro Valley Blvd, Castro Valley
Fees: Open Play (drop-in only): $13 for each hour. Each additional hour is 10% off. Siblings also receive a 10% discount. They also have a yearly membership option consisting of 25 open play sessions and some other perks for $225. Drop-off movie night for kids $50.
PlayStar Kids, San Ramon
PlayStar 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 updated profile of Play Star Kids to see the amenities. Drop-in available Tues – Fri 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, Sat – Sun 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, Closed Mondays, 11am every day-PARACHUTE time! 3pm Tues-Fri, STORY time
Party bookings available for Sat and Sun afternoons. $20 per child.
Location: 6000 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon
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. Drop-in play is now available, though reservations are still accepted. Masks are required for everyone over the age of 2. Socks are required for play. Read our profile of Swings and Wings to get an idea of the features.
Location: 2307 Blanding Avenue Suite E, Alameda
Fees: Daily Pass: Children $15 for one child. $12.50 for each additional sibling. Adults (up to 2 with each kid): Free!! Memberships: $125 for a 10 visit pass. Each visit is $12.50!! Website >
Open by Reservation, Rental or Limited Capacity: Kids Indoor Play Spaces in the East Bay
Whether it is for a family-only playtime or a small group session with friends, renting an indoor playground is an exciting change of pace from climbing the walls at home. Several of these play spaces are also open for drop-in play but at a limited capacity.
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 separate environment. KidTopia has reopened at 25% capacity on weekdays, 50% on weekends, and strongly recommends advanced reservations since they deep-clean between guests.
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 drop-in on Wedneday/Friday/Saturday 10am – 2pm at 50% capacity. Take a look at our profile of its prior iteration from before the shutdown to see the amenities. Call 510-745-7311 to check capacity before visiting.
Location: 4938 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont
Fees:$18/kid ages 9 months+ & $15/sibling. Website>
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. They operate occasional kids’ night out events, private parties, summer camp, and even as a preschool. Also offering virtual parties and craft kits! 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.