Greater Sacramento Area

Indoor Play Outings

[Public Libraries] [Trampolines & Bounce Houses] [Imaginative Play]
[Arts & Crafts] [Food & Fun] [Indoor Sports] [Indoor Pools] [Movie Theatres]

Public Libraries

Folsom Public Library

411 Stafford Street, Folsom

Story times several times a week for varying ages. For kids who prefer not sitting still there is also a toy time once a week with educational toys for toddlers and younger kids, and lego times for older kids. There are puzzles or other toys such as megablocks, duplos, or toy food out for kids to play with.

Photo by Jessica B.

El Dorado Hills Branch Library

7455 Silva Valley Parkway, EDH

From Hwy 50, take the El Dorado Hills Blvd exit, turn right on Serrano Parkway, turn left on Silva Valley and the first right into the parking lot. There are various different storytimes throughout the week.

Photo by Caitlin B.

Additional Public Libraries

Indoor Playgrounds & Bounce Houses


Bounce-O-Palace (Iron Point Road, Folsom) – Inflatables play center. No longer in Business.

El Dorado Hills

Kids Camp Party & Family Fun Center

Kids Camp Party & Family Fun Center

5037 Robert J. Matthews Pkwy, EDH

Formerly Bouncetown, under new ownership, this Fun Center includes laser tag, bounce house and super slide auditorium, tot play area, arcade, and party rooms.

Funtastic Play Center (El Dorado Hills) – Has not been in business for many years

Rancho Cordova

Bounce U (Rancho)

11280 Sanders Drive Unit A, Rancho Cordova

Check their schedule for special hours for ages 7 and under, typically 3x/week. From Hwy 50, take Sunrise Blvd south. One block past White Rock Road, make a right on Sanders Drive.

Photo by Mingo G.

Sky High Sports

11327 Folsom Blvd. #160, Rancho Cordova

Indoor trampoline fun center. Has a special jumping area for ages 8 and under. Recommended for steady walkers and above. Look for special pricing on “Munchkin Mondays”.

Photo by Alex G.

Bouncetown (Business Park Drive, Rancho Cordova) Closed as of April 2015


Bounce U

7611 Galilee Road, Roseville

Check their schedule for special hours for ages 7 and under, typically 2x/week. From Folsom, take Folsom-Auburn Road to Douglas. Right at E. Roseville Pkwy continue past the Galleria to a left at Pleasant Grove Rd. Continue past Washington Blvd and then make a right on Galilee Rd.

Photo by Bounce U.

Wacky Tacky


7351 Galilee Rd. #160, Roseville

Large Indoor Playground with a jungle theme. Attractions of interest to younger children include a foam ball shooting range, animals to swing on, and soft climbing structures. There are also two large climbing/play structures for older kids.

Photo by Janelle Edwards


Bayside Church Blue Oaks

10000 Alantown Dr, Roseville

If you feel comfortable visiting a playground on a church campus, this wide open space with an indoor play structure could be a rainy day hit. It is free and open to the general public seven days a week from 7am-8pm. An artificial lawn and tree with umbrellas and adirondack chairs bring a touch of the outdoors inside, and provide a good place to spread out a picnic blanket for little ones. Also included in this space is a cafe selling snacks and refreshments.

Photo by May A/Yelp

Crazy Climbers (10556 Industrial Ave #100, Roseville No longer in business.


Sky Zone

1091 Tinker Road, Rocklin

Indoor trampline play center. They encourage kids 5 and under to come opening hour on any day (when it’s less busy) or check for special toddler time hours.

Photo from Yelp

Laser Craze

6694 Lonetree Boulevard, Rocklin

In addition to lazer tag, and arcade games, this fun center also has a bounce area with three huge slides, obstacles and jungle gyms. Socks required. Children under 4 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.





11905 Dry Creek Rd, Auburn, CA 95602

Indoor Playground with an outer space theme. Has a special 3 and under play area, big slides, trampolines, trampoline bungie bouncing, pool tables, and a small arcade area. Kind of similar to Wacky Tacky, but with more trampolines and a larger tot area.

Photo by Funfinity


Elk Grove

Funtastic Play Centers (9882 Waterman Rd, Elk Grove No longer in business.


The Bounce Spot

2939 Promenade St, West Sacramento

In the mornings 4x/week their playtastic room (which has a climbing structure, a bouncer, and toddler toys, including big legos) is open. There is also a bounce room for older kids open on evening/weekend hours. Take the Harbor Blvd exit heading south towards the port, Turn left at Industrial Blvd, Turn right at Southport Pkwy, Turn right at Promenade, Turn right into the first driveway.

Photo from Yelp

Climbaroo Indoor Play Center


4421 Gateway Park Blvd. #130, Sacramento

In the Natomas part of Sacramento, this indoor play center looks great for little kids. In addition to the climbing stuff the big kids will like there’s a whole bunch of giant foam shapes for building and climbing, and an infant area. And everything is situated so you don’t have to supervise in multiple rooms if you have more than one or are coming with a friend or group.

Photo by Kids Busy Book


Imaginative Play

Busy Kidz

118 Woodmere Rd., Suite 110, Folsom

Indoor play center with a miniature city theme. A post-office, grocery store, school, doctor’s office and more. And a gated lego area (for 3+).

Busy Kidz is a VIP Program Participant! Bring your Sierra Moms membership card to get a Sierra Moms discount.

Off Folsom Blvd, one block north of Blue Ravine Rd, near Hawkins School of Performing Art.

Photo by BusyKidz

 Rancho Cordova

Sacramento Children’s Museum


2701 Prospect Park, Rancho Cordova

Hands on learning and science museum for children. Exhibits include vacuum tubes that suck scarves, ball ramps, a neighborhood pretend play area, art studio area, and a baby play area. You may want to bring a change of clothes if your kids get wet or covered in paint using the water table exhibit or art studio.

(Photo by Sacramento Sidetracks)

Arts & Crafts

Color Me Mine

305 Iron Point Road, Folsom

Paint your own ceramic pieces and leave the clean-up and kiln-firing to the professionals; pieces are ready in three to five days for pickup.

On Iron Point Road near the movie theatres.

Photo by Color Me Mine

Fair Oaks

The Art Box (8920 Sunset Ave. Ste G, Fair Oaks, CA) This high energy art studio is a place for “messy” art like stamping on the floor, drawing on a chalk wall, finger paint, and shaving cream art.



8417 Washington Blvd #135, Roseville


Drop in art studio where kids can create three-dimensional art projects using recycled materials for $6/hour.



Art Beast

2226 K St, Sacramento


ArtBeast is a drop in arts exploration space for children. In addition to an open studio for kids to create art projects (expect kids to get messy!), play spaces include dramatic play, sand/gravel, movement room, tummy time space for babies, and a music area.

Alpha Fired ArtsSacramento

Create clay sculptures, make pottery on a potter’s wheel, or paint ready-made ceramic pieces ranging from car-banks to trinket-boxes.


Restaurants with Indoor Play Areas / Food & Fun

(food purchase may be required for entry)


Burger King (171 Iron Point Rd, Folsom) – Take Hwy 50 West to Folsom Blvd – right. Burger King is in the shopping center across the street from the Outlets near the Century 14 Movie Theater. Play land play structure is indoors.
Carl’s Jr. (2515 Iron Point Road, Folsom) – From Blue Ravine Road heading east: right onto E. Bidwell Street; Turn right on to Iron Point Rd ; Turn left into Sam’s Club complex. Carl’s Jr is located at the back of the complex on the left. The play area is indoors.


170 Iron Point Road, Folsom

The McDonalds in the parking lot for the outlet mall has an indoor play structure. The sign on the structure suggests it is suitable for ages 4-12, and this is probably fairly accurate, as the only thing less than six feet up in the air is the hamburgler create-a-character (tic-tac-toe style) game, and the structure is definitely not designed for adults to assist or climb. Access to the green pod is no longer available (a window blocks the tunnel) but the yellow pod is accessible.

Photo by Jessica B.


2679 E Bidwell St, Folsom

In the Broadstone shopping center near Babies R Us and Home Depot. Has an indoor play structure for bigger kids and a small toddler area with wall-mounted activities like a pretend pet shop. (Allergy allert: some fried foods at this chain are cooked in refined peanut oil)

Photo by Christie M.

Java Mama

2776 E Bidwell #500, Folsom

This coffee shop across from Bel-Air has two play areas with indoor toys. The baby area is free. The toddler/kid area is supervised by staff, and children can play for up to 2 hours for a nominal fee.

Photo by Java Mama

See similar places with outdoor playgrounds

Citrus Heights

Chuck E. Cheese’s

6251 Sunrise Ave, Citrus Heights

Pizza, indoor play, and arcade games. From Folsom Blvd. take Greenback Ave. to Sunrise Blvd and turn right onto Sunrise Blvd. Turn left at the first stop light, Arcadia, and turn left into the second parking lot.

Photo by Julietta B.

Burger King

8030 Greenback Ln, Citrus Heights

Has a bright and colorful large-ish but mostly overhead tunnel maze indoor playground. You may want to bring some hand sanitizer to use after playing.

Photo by Chris R.


Chuck E. Cheese’s

9601 Fairway Dr, Roseville

This location is a little bigger than the Citrus Heights one and the attractions for older and younger children are somewhat seperated, which parents of younger kids may appreciate.

Photo by Kyle G

John’s Incredible Pizza Company


384 N. Sunrise Ave, Roseville

Salad bar & pizza and buffet restaurant with many indoor play attractions for kids, such as a kiddie rollercoaster, bumper cars, bowling, lazer-tag, rides, and arcade games.

Photo by John’s Incredible Pizza


Indoor Museums

Indoor Museums are on the Museums page.

Indoor Sports (Mini Golf, Bowling, Skating, Etc)

Folsom, Rancho Cordova, & El Dorado Hills

Monster Golf

12401 Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova

Glow in the dark indoor mini-golf and arcade. FYI Some small children may find the theme too scary, or be bothered by loud background music. In the same building as the Old Spaghetti Factory. At the corner of Folsom Blvd. and Hazel Ave. There is also a toy store (Brainy Zoo) in the same building.

Photo by Kids Busy Book

Folsom Lake Bowl

511 East Bidwell, Folsom, 916-983-4411

From Blue Ravine Road heading east: left on East Bidwell. The bowling alley is on the left, near the DMV.

Photo by Folsom Lake Bowl

Folsom Sports Complex

66 Clarksville Rd, Folsom

Includes batting cages, arcade, teen center, and indoor/outdoor sports facilities. Facility is behind Home Depot, adjacent to Kemp Park.

Photo by Folsom Parks & Rec.


5037 Robert J Mathews Parkway, EDH

From Hightway 50, exit at Latrobe. From Latrobe, make a right onto Golden Foothill Parkway and then an immediate left onto Robert J Mathews Parkway. LazerCity is on the left.

Photo by LazerCity

Citrus Heights

Sunrise Rollerland

6001 Sunrise Vista Drive, Citrus Heights

Old fashioned rollerskating rink. Both traditional rollerskates and inline skates are available to rent.

Photo by Juee R.


Skatetown Roseville

1009 Orlando Ave, Roseville

Indoor Ice-skating rink with open skate hours, open year round.

Roller King

889 Riverside Avenue, Roseville

Family owned and operated since 1977. Provides rollerskating and blading.

Photo by Roller King

AMF Rocklin Lanes2325 Sierra Meadows Drive, Rocklin

A 40 lane bowling alley with an arcade.

Photo by AMF Lanes

Strikes Unlimited5681 Lonetree Boulevard, Rocklin

A 50 lane bowling alley with state of the art technology and an arcade.

Photo by Strikes Unlimited


Foothill Skate Inn

4700 Auburn Blvd, Sacramento

Rollerskating rink. Closed for remodeling at the time of this article.

The Rink

2900 Bradshaw Rd, Sacramento

The Rink (Formerly Kings Skate Country) offers rollerskating. For younger kids, they have plastic shoe “skates” that fit over regular shoes and you can rent little walkers with wheels if your child needs extra help balancing as they learn to skate. They also offer an assortment of arcade games that let the young ones win tickets to redeem for prizes.

Photo by Werner O.


Indoor Swimming Pools


24 Hour Fitness (1006 Riley St, Folsom) – Has two indoor pools heated to 83 degrees, one of which is for lap swimming. Membership required. (the Rancho Cordova & Roseville locations also have an indoor pool). Children under 12 may not be permitted in their pools, however, per club policies.

Additionally, Tricks Gymnastics (Folsom), Marlin Swim School (Folsom), and Steve Wallen (El Dorado Hills) have indoor pools, but are available for lessons only, no recreation-swim hours.

There are multiple hotels in Folsom with indoor pools as well, such as the Marriot Residence Inn/Marriot Courtyard and Hampton Inn & Suites. Hotel stay may be required to use hotel pools.

Rancho Cordova

The Northern California Swimstitute

11335B Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova

This year-round indoor pool (warmed to 84 degrees) offers swim instruction and lap swim.


Mike Shellito Indoor Pool

10210 Fairway Drive, Roseville

This indoor pool a state of the art facility that includes an 8 lane, 25 yard pool with depths between 3.5 – 8.5 feet. There is an additional 1,500 square foot warm water pool with depths up to 5 feet deep.

Photo by Margaret F.


Sacramento YMCA (2021 W Street, Sacramento) – membership required.

Movie Theaters

Century Movie Theatre (61 Iron Point Road, Folsom) – From Blue Ravine Road heading west; turn left on Folsom blvd; turn left on Iron Point Rd; Turn right at first light into the theatre/shops complex. The movie theatre is at the back of the complex. This older but less expensive theatre has a $1 summer movies program during the summer for select features.

Palladio 16 Cinemas (240 Palladio Pkwy, Folsom, CA, 916-984-7469) – This theatre is in the Palladio Shopping Center at East Bidwell & Iron Point Rd. Discounted showtimes on Tuesdays.

Regal Theatres (2101 Vine Street, EDH) – From Hwy 50 East, take the Latrobe Road exit (Latrobe is the first exit in El Dorado Hills) and head south (Right) on Latrobe Road. Turn left at Town Center Dr. and drive straight at the stop signs to the back of the complex. At the ‘T’ junction turning left or right will take you to the parking areas. This theatre has a discount summer movie program for select features.

Indoor Malls with Play Areas

Citrus Heights

Sunrise Mall (6041 Sunrise Mall Rd, Citrus Heights) – Has an indoor play area for babies and toddlers with a slides, tunnels and soft climbing objects. They also have a once a week kids club program with activities aimed at ages 0-5.


Galleria At Roseville (1151 Galleria Blvd, Roseville) – This mall has a fenced indoor play area suitable for babies and toddlers (downstairs, near Sears), an outdoor playground (downstairs, in the Prominade near the food court) for all ages, a carousel ($), and a “family lounge” (by the food court bathrooms) with child-sized toilets, toys, and a place for mom to nurse.

Additional Photos

Folsom Library (J. Brown )

Busy Kidz (BusyKidz)

EDH Library (Mike Roberts, Village Life)

Monster Golf (Kids Busy Book)

Bounce U Roseville (Bounce U.)

Art Beast (Sacramento Sidetracks)

Wacky Tacky (Janelle Edwards)

Alpha Fired Arts (Alpha Fired Arts)

Mike Shellito Indoor Pool (Margaret F.)

Re|Create (Sacramento Sidetracks)

Climbaroo Indoor Play Center (Kids Busy Book)

Additional Ideas

Sacramento Sidetracks has a whole category on their site for rainy day activities, or you could jump straight to a post on their blog with rainy day ideas.

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