21 Best Indoor Kids' Play Areas for a Rainy Day in Loudoun
Whether it's a rainy day or the thought of going to your neighborhood tot lot one more time makes your head spin, it's time to take advantage of all the indoor play areas Loudoun County has to offer!
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From toddler-friendly playgrounds to multi-level ropes courses, Loudoun has no shortage of indoor play options for everyone to find fun inside.
This post will delve into the 21 best indoor kids' play areas in Loudoun. We will cover where and when to go, the cost, and most importantly, what type of adventures await you!
What are my options for indoor play in Loudoun County?
Here in Loudoun, you will find the following options for inside play:
- Indoor Playgrounds
- Trampoline & Adventure Parks
- Toddler-Friendly Play Areas
- Indoor Sports & Arcades
- Escape Rooms
*Although we won't be doing a deep dive here on the Loudoun County Public Library branches, never rule out this free community asset! In addition to weekly storytime, LoCo libraries frequently provide scavenger hunts, table crafts, and kid-friendly computer games. Check out our NoVA library guide to learn more!
Your Ultimate Guide to Indoor Play Spaces in LoCo
Let's get into the best inside play spaces in Loudoun!
Please check each venue's website before you go for the most up-to-date information on attractions, hours, and pricing.
Indoor Playgrounds for Most Ages
1. HyperKidz Ashburn
If you are seeking pure physical play, HyperKidz will fit the bill! You will not find any electronics or arcade-style games here.
What: HyperKidz Ashburn offers a spacious, multi-level indoor playground with three zoned areas based on children's ages. Think tube slides, ball pits, and lots and lots of climbing!
Who: Kids ages 13 and under.
Where: 21641 Beaumeade Cir., #311, Ashburn, VA 20147
When: Monday-Saturday: 9 AM-8 PM; Sunday 9 AM- 7 PM
How Much: Daily passes vary ($8.99-$17.99) depending on the day of the week and your child's age. Both parents and children under 12 months are free with a sibling admission. I suggest checking out their "Wonderful Wednesday" deal and monthly/annual passes.
Contact: (703)705-7507 or email@example.com
2. Kidz Plaza (Ashburn)
As a mom to a toddler and preschooler, I wholeheartedly appreciate playing options like Kiz Plaza, which are geared specifically for a younger crowd!
What: Kidz Plaza provides an engaging three-level climbing structure, two large inflatable slides, a ball pit, and distinctive play areas based on children's ages.
Who: Children 8 years and younger.
Where: 21670 Red Rum Drive Suite #102, Ashburn, VA 20147
When: Monday-Thursday: 10 AM-7 PM; Friday-Sunday: 10 AM-5 PM
How Much: Passes are $11.50 per child, although you can add a sibling for $9.50. Babies in the crawling stage are $6.50.
3. Leesburg Animal Park
Did you know that Leesburg Animal Park is much more than an outdoor zoo? We took my son for his first visit on a gloomy, wet day in January and were pleasantly surprised by what we found indoors!
What: Leesburg Animal Park features two indoor play areas. The discovery room includes imaginative play toys, books, and crafts, perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. Their jungle-themed indoor playground offers a bi-level climbing structure and spiral slide, which will appeal to all ages.
Who: All ages
Where: 19246 James Monroe Hwy Leesburg, VA 20175
When: Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday 9:30 AM-5 PM (*Closed Tuesdays*); Friday 9:30 AM-6 PM; Saturday-Sunday 9 AM-6 PM*
*During the fall season, weekend and holiday passes are offered by half-day timeslots only. Please read the details carefully here.
How Much: Book your tickets online ahead of time to save $1 per person! They will run you anywhere from $14.95-$20.95 per family member, depending on their age and when you go. Season passes are available for purchase.
Contact: (703)433-0002 or firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Monkey Joe's Dulles
Do you have kids in different age groups and need a fun indoor activity to please everyone? If so, check out Monkey Joe's in Sterling!
What: From a designated toddler exploration area to arcade games/prizes to an elaborate concessions menu, Monkey Joe's provides something for everyone. This indoor venue features several sizable inflatable play structures, loads of slides, and a silly mascot who loves to get the party started!
Who: Children ages 12 and younger.
Where: 23521 Overland Dr, Suite 120, Sterling, VA 20166
When: Monday-Thursday 10 AM- 7 PM; Friday-Saturday 10 AM-8 PM
How Much: $18.99 per child, $13.99 for kids under 3 years of age. "Frequent Jumper Cards" are available for more savings.
Indoor Trampoline & Adventure Parks
5. Atomic Trampoline Fun Center (Leesburg)
What: This huge (and I mean huge!) venue is covered almost entirely in trampolines. Kids will love Atomic Trampoline's massive foam pit, dodgeball and slam ball courts, and bounce board rentals.
Who: Families of all ages and abilities are welcome. "Kids Jump" is reserved for children ages 6 and under (see details below).
Where: Village At Leesburg 1604 Village Market Blvd. Suite 110, Leesburg, VA 20175
When: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 3 PM-8 PM; Closed Tuesday, Friday & Saturday 11 AM-12 PM Kids Jump & 12 PM-9 PM Open Jump, Sunday 11 AM-12 PM Kids Jump & 12 PM-8 PM Open Jump
How Much: $22.99 for 90 minutes or $18.99 for 60 minutes. Kids/Toddler Jump is held on Friday and Saturday mornings for $18.99 (the price includes one child age 6 or younger plus one accompanying adult). Be sure to check out their half-price Wednesday special!
6. Sky Zone Trampoline Park (Sterling)
If your family is ready to take their sense of adventure to new heights, check out Sky Zone in Sterling for a thrill-seeking day of activities.
What: Sky Zone features wall-to-wall trampolines, a competitive Ninja Warrior course, a warped wall climbing challenge, and an ultimate dodgeball court. Rumor has it they even have a zipline attraction coming soon!
Who: Sky Zone accommodates families with children of all ages and includes a "Toddler Zone" area for the youngest adventurers.
Where: 21070 Southbank Street, Sterling, VA 20165
When: Monday-Thursday 11 AM-9 PM; Friday & Saturday 9 AM-11 PM; Sunday 9 AM-9 PM. Always check Sky Zone's website for up-to-date information on special events, which impact weekly scheduling details.
How Much: Passes range from $19.99 to $34.99, depending on your child's age and how long they plan to jump. You can find specific pricing information here.
7. Summit Ropes (Sterling)
If you are seeking indoor family bonding (with an outdoorsy feel), it's Summit Ropes for the win!
What: Summit Ropes believes in the power of team-building and it shows. After completing a short safety training session, Summit Ropes staff will fit you and your family with full-body harnesses for a secure climbing adventure. From there, you'll embark on over 120 obstacles within their massive bi-level facility. Reservations are required.
Who: Summit Ropes welcomes kids ages 8 and up who are at least 50 inches tall and children ages 4-7 (or shorter than 50 inches) who are climbing with an accompanying adult. Adult climbers cannot be taller than 77 inches or weigh more than 300lbs. Family and friends may observe as "spectators" in their Summit Cafe, free of charge.
Where: 44810 Old Ox Road, Sterling, VA 20166
When: Saturday & Sunday from 10 AM-6 PM. Private/company events may be reserved during the week, Monday-Friday. Reservations are required and you should arrive 15-minutes before your scheduled climb time.
How Much: Children who meet the criteria to climb independently can purchase an Adventure Pass for $37. Kids ages 4-7 are eligible for an Adventure Combo Pass ($57), which includes a ticket for their accompanying adult climber.
Contact: (855)578-6648 or email@example.com
8. Zava Zone (Sterling)
Can't get enough thrill-seeking indoor adventures? Head on over to Zava Zone in Sterling for a plethora of competitive challenges.
What: Zava Zone Sterling features a popular ninja warrior course, a large trampoline "jump zone," pole walk challenge, a zip line roller coaster, and much more!
Who: Children must be at least 52 inches tall to climb the ropes course.
Where: 45685 Oakbrook Ct Suite 110, Sterling, VA 20166
When: Monday* & Tuesday Closed; Wednesday & Thursday 5 PM-8 PM; Saturday 11 AM-8 PM, Sunday 11 AM-6 PM; *School Holidays 11 AM-6 PM
How Much: Ticket prices depend on time and range from $25.50 (1 hour) up to $55.50 for unlimited play. See the Zava Zone Sterling website for specific pricing information.
Toddler-Friendly Indoor Play Areas
9. Chic-Fil-A (Various Locations)
If you have not yet experienced the unbelievable joy of app-to-table ordering followed by some free indoor play for your kids, we need to talk...
What: Chic-Fil-A's standard playground includes a 2-level climbing structure, tunnel slide, and toddler-friendly play zone.
Note: The re-opening of Chic-Fil-A playgrounds amidst the pandemic has varied by location, so always check with your local store before you go!
Who: The entire play area is for children less than 54 inches tall and includes a smaller toddler area for children ages 3 and younger.
Where: You can visit the following LoCo Chic-Fil-A locations with a playground:
- George Washington (Ashburn)
- Ryan Park (Ashburn)
- Landsdowne Town Center (Leesburg)
- Dulles Town Crossing (Sterling)
- Dulles 28 & Waxpool Road (Sterling)
- Oaklawn (Leesburg)
- Sugarland Crossing (Sterling)
- South Riding
When: Check your local Chic-Fil-A store hours (remember, they are closed every Sunday).
How Much: Free (with your Chic-Fil-A food purchase)
Contact: Questions? Contact your local store here.
10. Douglass Dunes (Leesburg)
Did you know Loudoun has an indoor paradise for preschoolers... and it's completely free?
What: Douglass Dunes is a hidden gem inside Leesburg's Douglass Community Center. A larger-than-life sandbox includes plenty of digging gear for toddlers and preschoolers. Parents will enjoy comfy Adirondack seating nearby!
Who: Children ages 5 and younger.
Where: 705-H East Market St., Leesburg, VA, 20176
When: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-10:30 AM, 11:30 AM-2:00 PM, & 2:30 PM-9:00 PM, Saturday 8 AM-4 PM*, closed Sunday.
*Occasionally closed on Saturdays for private birthday parties. Call before you go!
How Much: Free drop-in play during specified hours.
11. Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum (Sterling)
A historical museum that encourages visitors to play amongst artifacts? Yes, you read that right.
What: The museum boasts several designated play areas. Let your child's imagination run wild in their historic general store, full-sized schoolroom, and chicken coop. My 1-year-old loves collecting apples in their mini-wheel barrows, and my 4-year-old can never get enough of the kid-sized ride on tractors.
Who: The museum's imaginative play spaces are likely best enjoyed by toddlers, preschoolers, and kids in the early elementary school years.
Where: 21668 Heritage Farm Lane Sterling, VA 20164
When: Closed Monday; Tuesday-Saturday 9:30 AM-4:30 PM; Sunday 11:30 AM-4:30 PM
How Much: Kids under age 2 are free, $3 for kids ages 2-12, $5 for adults, and $4 for seniors and active military.
12. Ridgetop Coffee & Tea (Sterling)
Another hidden LoCo gem for toddlers! Ridgetop has a fully designated playroom for the youngest coffee shop lovers.
What: Considering this is a coffee shop, the playroom boasts a rather sizable climber, slide, and countless toys.
Who: Babies & toddlers
Where: 21631 Ridgetop Circle, Sterling, VA 20166
When: Monday-Friday 7 AM-7 PM, Saturday 8 AM-4 PM, Sunday 10:30 AM-4:00 PM
Note: The play area hours differ from the general store hours.
How Much: Free with your beverage or food purchase from Ridgetop Coffee & Tea.
13. The Little Gym at Dulles Landing
Truth: Indoor play gyms are few and far between in LoCo. Fortunately, The Little Gym at Dulles Landing is well worth the drive!
What: A full indoor gymnasium focused on building gross motor and social skills. The Little Gym sports countless soft climbing structures, balance beams, bars, trampolines, and more. My son loved circle time and bubbles!
Who: The Little Gym offers parent/child classes for kids ages 4 months to 3 years and children's gymnastics classes for kids ages 3 to 12.
Where: 24570 Dulles Landing Drive, Dulles, VA
When: Class offerings and availability vary by age. Check the Little Gym website for the most up-to-date information on classes, drop-in activities, and special events.
How Much: Pending class availability for your child's age group, the Little Gym offers free trial sessions for you and your little one to experience the activities firsthand and learn more about membership and tuition.
Contact: (703)327-3800 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Indoor Sports & Arcades
14. Bowlero (Leesburg)
They had me at Mario Kart! Bowlero Leesburg offers so much more than bowling.
What: In addition to its modern (and clean!) bowling alley, Bowlero Leesburg has a full arcade, billiards, cornhole, and plenty to eat/drink.
Who: Children ages 4 and up, accompanied by a chaperone.
Where: 1602 Village Market Blvd SE Ste 100, Leesburg, VA 20175
When: Monday-Thursday 4 PM-11 PM; Friday 2 PM-12 AM; Saturday 12 PM-12 AM; Sunday 12 PM-10 PM
How Much: A lane reservation for up to 6 people (2.5 hours) will run you about $128-179 (plus shoe rental), depending on when you go. You may need to purchase an additional food/beverage credit if making reservations during peak hours.
15. Bowl America Dranesville (Sterling)
Yes, Bowl America Dranesville is still around! It is now owned and operated by Bowlero.
What: Bowl America Dranesville provides that classic bowling feel, but with new and improved options for food and drink!
Who: Children ages 4 and up with a chaperone.
Where: 46940 Woodson Dr., Sterling, VA 20164
When: Monday-Thursday 4 PM-11 PM; Friday 3 PM-12 AM; Saturday 12 PM-12 AM; Sunday 12 PM-11 PM
How Much: A lane reservation for up to 6 people (2.5 hours) will run you about $66-117 (plus shoe rental), depending on when you go. You may need to purchase an additional food/beverage credit if making reservations during peak hours.
16. Bush Tabernacle Skating Rink* (Purcellville)
*Bush Tabernacle is currently closed through early November 2022 for renovations. Check back for more information!
What: A historic indoor roller skating rink, first established in 1903.
Who: Families of all ages (you know your child best, but generally speaking, kids can begin skating around age 3-5).
Where: 250 South Nursery Avenue, Purcellville, VA 20132
When: Updated hours will be posted here upon completion of the current renovation project.
How Much: $6 per skater, which includes roller skate rental. (Bush Tabernacle is free for parents who prefer to sit on the sidelines!)
17. Chuck E Cheese (Sterling)
Yep, it's still the place "where a kid can be a kid." And they do strive for every kid. I was thrilled to learn that Chuck E Cheese dedicates Sensory Sensitive Sundays to neurodivergent children (learn more here).
What: Climbing structures, arcade games, tickets, and prizes for all ages. You know the drill!
Who: All ages
Where: 21025 Dulles Town Cir, Sterling, VA 20166
When: Monday-Friday 11 AM-9 PM; Saturday 10 AM-10 PM, Sunday 11 AM-9 PM
How Much: You will need to purchase a $1 reusable play pass or a $3-5 play band for your child. The total cost varies depending on how much time or points you add. Be sure to check here before going to access local coupons!
18. The Zone USA (Ashburn)
The Zone USA is a sure crowd-pleaser among the big kids.
What: They offer cosmic bowling, laser tag, virtual reality gaming, and over 37 arcade-style activities.
Who: The Zone aims to provide fun for the whole family. Their summer camp programs are geared specifically for kids ages 5 and up.
Where: 43811 Central Station Drive Suite 100, Ashburn, VA 20147
When: Monday-Friday 4 PM-10 PM; Saturday & Sunday 11 AM-10 PM
How Much: Bowling costs about $6-8 per person for one game, laser tag costs about $9 per person for one game, and arcade games cost (on average) $1 per game. Check out their unlimited laser tag deal here!
19. Ultrazone (Sterling)
Ultrazone is the name to know when it comes to laser tag in Loudoun County.
What: Kids will become enthralled with competitive laser tag in a complex labyrinth. They will likely want to bring friends, divide into teams, and make a day out of it!
Who: Ultrazone welcomes all ages; however, keep in mind the lights are quite dim in this foggy, maze-like building.
Where: 23520 Overland Dr., Sterling, VA 20166
When: Monday-Wednesday (private reservations only); Thursday 4 PM-9 PM; Friday 4 PM-12 AM; Saturday 12 PM-12 AM; Sunday 12 PM-8 PM
*Note: Ultrazone is often open when school is closed. Call for specific hours.
How Much: Admission ranges from $11.99 for a single game to $34.99 for an all-day weekend pass. See their website for more details.
20. Escape Room Ashburn
I had my very first escape room experience here and it was a genuine team-building experience! Prepare to bond as a family over healthy competition and laughs.
What: Reserve one of four private room options. You'll work together against the clock to solve a series of puzzles and escape before time runs out!
Who: Escape Room Ashburn invites players of all ages; however, if the majority of a group is under age 13, an adult must also participate.
Where: 42882 Truro Parish Drive, Ashburn Virginia, 20148
When: Closed Monday & Tuesday; Wednesday & Thursday 6 PM-10 PM; Saturday 12 PM-10 PM; Sunday 12 PM-7 PM
How Much: Room reservations will run you around $28 per person.
Contact: (571)306-2606 or email@example.com
21. Escape Room LoCo (Leesburg)
Another fabulous local escape room option located in Leesburg.
What: Choose from 6 different room options and book a time for the whole family. Escape Room LoCo provides both "adult" and "kids" clues to make things fun for everyone. Younger players will love the LoCo Cocoa Factory challenge!
Who: All ages (kids 13 years and younger should play with an adult).
Where: 201 Royal St SE Unit F, Leesburg, VA 20175
When: Monday & Tuesday (team-building, call to reserve a room); Wednesday 2:15 PM-10 PM; Thursday-Sunday 9:45 AM-10 PM
How Much: Depending on how many people you bring, a room will cost anywhere from $29-35. See specific pricing details here.
Contact: (703)468-8538 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wrapping Up on Kids' Indoor Play Options in Loudoun County
Congratulations, your child has found their new favorite indoor play area in Loudoun! And they want to go all the time... now what?
I won't sugarcoat that many indoor play areas can be a bit pricer than outdoor options.
Consider asking your child to put their favorite spot on their holiday wish list. Did you know that many of Loudoun's indoor play venues offer gift cards? Less toy clutter and a gift experience your child will love! (Can you say win-win?)
If you're browsing indoor play options for a special celebration or birthday, I invite you to check out momndad.co's ultimate guide here.
Finally, if we somehow missed your indoor play venue, please reach out to us so we can help get the word out to more LoCo families.
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