Indoor play Lake Country and Waukesha County

Indoor Play Guide

Are you kids going crazy at your house?  It can be hard sometimes due to the weather, hot OR cold, to find some indoor play fun.  I love taking the kids out to go explore the Lake Country area, Waukesha County and even Metro-Milwaukee area and find the most kid friendly businesses and letting everyone know about them.  This is definitely a perk of being Mom, I get to play too sometimes 🙂 What’s life without any fun? Am I right? Scroll down to find 30+ places for indoor play! What’s great about many indoor play businesses, is that they are taking tremendous steps to mitigate risks of passing along germs! (YAY!)

Whether it is the cold weather you are trying to escape, or the heat that is making you run for shade, this is the guide for you for fun in the Lake Country and Waukesha County area.  Please visit each website to find when they have open play times, and their hours. Plus, follow the links to our INSTAGRAM to see the fun we had while visiting these places!

My name is Brad Marschke.  My wife Katie and I are highschool sweethearts who graduated from Sussex Hamilton, and now proudly raise our family in the Village of Pewaukee.  Being a UWM alumni, I bring almost a decade of professional experience in environmental consulting, management, and business development with me into the real estate industry.  But most importantly, I bring my desire to better the lives of those around me.  To me it is all about you. From buying or selling your home to doing whatever I can to keep our local communities strong, I’m here to help.  I am always here to assist in any way possible, and I am never too busy for your referrals.  I look forward to getting to know you.  Serving Lake Country and most all of Southeast Wisconsin


HERE IS LAKE COUNTRY FAMILY FUN'S GUIDE TO THE BEST OPTIONS FOR INDOOR PLAY IN THE LAKE COUNTRY AREA, WAUKESHA COUNTY AND METRO-MILWAUKEE!

Many have new procedures such as online reservations or limits on capacity.  Lake Country Family Fun strongly urges you to call or check the website of an Indoor Play location prior to attending. 

SPRINGS WATER PARK

Springs Water Park Pewaukee Ingleside

Springs Water Park at The Ingleside Hotel offers 45,000 square feet of indoor year-round fun. Water Park attractions include thrilling tube and body slides, a meandering lazy river, activity pool, indoor/outdoor hot tub, and zero-depth pool. Additional features include an amazing arcade and snack bar. Value-rich overnight packages, birthday parties, day passes and group rates are available throughout the year.  For additional information, please call 262-547-0201 or visit https://www.theinglesidehotel.com/waterpark

 

View our Springs Water Park Review.   

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GOLDFISH SWIM SCHOOL

Goldfish is more than a swim school. They are offering partial pool rentals in their 90 degree, shiver-free pool! One family of up to 6 people can swim for an hour for $30. Check their website for more information. Follow them on Facebook  Instagram to stay in the loop. Call today at (262) 207-2800 to learn more!
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YMCA PABST FARMS

Swimming and Rockwall fun, as well as the play room!

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SWIMTASTIC SWIM SCHOOL 

Swimtastic Swim School holds open swim times at pre-scheduled time-slots each week, primarily on weekend afternoons.

YMCA of GREATER WAUKESHA COUNTY

There are five locals YMCAs that that also have indoor activities and swimming open hours for kids and families (Waukesha, Tosa, Mukwonago, Greenfield and Menomonee Falls).

LAKE COUNTRY COMMUNITY SWIM

Arrowhead’s Pool has open swim hours listed on their swim calendar with admission of $3. 

GYMLINGO

Open gym times are available at this gymnastics gym in downtown Oconomowoc.

Check out our fun at Gymlingo on INSTAGRAM.

 MIDWEST TWISTERS

With three locations (Oak Creek, Franklin and Hartland) it is an easy drive to let the kids have a great time.  They have open gym times for kids in preschool and even a school aged open gym.

SALTO GYMNASTICS CENTER

With locations in Waukesha and Brookfield, it is a great place for not only lessons but also for their Open Gym Tiny Tot times which vary by season. Open gym is available to all children from walking to 6 and children must be accompanied by an adult. Fee is $5 for non members, $3 for members. 

HEAT ATHLETICS

With over 2,000 square feet of gym space Heat Athletics located in Sussex, WI hosts open gym times.  See their website for details on ages, dates, times and fees.

M&M GYMNASTICS and DANCE

Located in New Berlin, M&M offers open gym times. For details on ages, dates and fees, click on their website for more info. 

WILDCARD GYMNASTICS

Located in Brookfield, Wildcard offers weekly open gym times. $10 ages 7 and up, $5 ages 6 and under. Check website for dates/times.

BUG AND GOOSE

Bug & Goose Play Cafe is an indoor play area that is fully carpeted, specially designed for little ones 6 months to 6 years old. With toys, structures, games, and crafts designed to inspire children, the play café is a safe space where kids can socialize and grow. And a fantastic place for caretakers to spend time with coffee, snacks and yummy bakery too!

KIDS IN MOTION

With open play, laser tag, arts and crafts, trains, music and more your children will sure to have a great time here.

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THE CHILDREN’S PLAY GALLERY

Your kids will love this children’s museum, there is different stations to excite creativity in your little ones.  Don’t miss the PIRATE SHIP! Click here to reserve a play time online and read the COVID-19 procedures.

Check out our fun at The Children’s Play Gallery on Instagram HERE and HERE.

THE BIG BACKYARD

The kids want to play at a playground, but inside?  This is the place for your kids.

LOTZA FUN ROOM

The Lotza Fun Room in Muskego provides an exciting and enriching play experience for children ages 5 and under. 

RAINBOW PLAY SYSTEMS

Play in their indoor showroom! May be closed due to COVID. Inquire with location. 

Horwitz – DeRemer Planetarium at the Retzer Nature Center

See shows about outer space and astronomy. 

Be sure to also visit the animals down the hallway in the Retzer Nature Center Visitor Center. They have snakes, turtles, and other native animals!

CHICK-FIL-A

Visit the Indoor Playgrounds at your Local Chick-fil-A. Two locations in Waukesha County – Pewaukee and Delafield!

MCDONALDS

Visit the Indoor Playgrounds at your Local McDonalds. Waukesha Meadowbrook location and Sussex County Road J have indoor play places.

WHIRLYBALL IN BROOKFIELD

Beginning May 1, WhirlyBall will be open by reservation only providing groups of any size their own dedicated space. Guests will be able to celebrate and reconnect with one another safely while enjoying WhirlyBall, Bowling and LaserTag paired with a chef-driven menu featuring fresh takes on classic American fare, a rotating craft beer selection and refreshing cocktails.

Dedicated to and built for playing it safe, WhirlyBall’s spacious, 45,000 square foot facility makes social distancing easy with its powerful ventilation system and expansive outdoor patios. To properly foster a safe environment, the team has implemented safety precautions in accordance with the recommended guidelines by the state.

 

 

BATTLE HOUSE MKE

Battle House’s newest location is NOW OPEN in Waukesha WI. Immerse yourself in simulated combat playing multiple mission scenarios such as black hawk down, domination, search and destroy, plus many more in our massive indoor arena with realistic, fast, and accurate equipment. Battle around a real crashed helicopter while dodging enemy .50 cal fire as your try to defuse our briefcase bomb! This is not your average laser tag, this is Tactical Laser Combat at Battle House! Family friendly Ages 7-up welcome! Proudly Veteran owned. View our full armory, book parties, and get the latest updates on our website. 

MONKEY JOE’S

There are options for even the smallest of kids here to bounce the wiggles out at Monkey Joe’s in Waukesha.

NAGA-WAUKEE ICE ARENA

Ice skate all year long at this indoor arena in Delafield!

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EBLE ICE ARENA

Ice skate all year long at this indoor arena in Brookfield!

SKYZONE MILWAUKEE

The area’s most fun attraction.  The kids will literally be bouncing off the walls here! Right off of HWY F and 94 in Waukesha.

Toddler Jump times are the best for little ones because older kids and parents cannot jump during those dedicated hours.

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THE ZONE

This indoor sports complex located in Oconomowoc has after school and weekend hours for bigger kids/teens to enjoy.
Currently closed due to COVID-19. They are looking for another building to operate in.

 

ADVENTURE ROCK

If rock climbing is your thing, this is your place!  There are lots of options for climbers of all ages. Located in Brookfield.

HELIUM TRAMPOLINE PARK

With their trampolines, basketball court, foam pit and rock wall can you really go wrong? Located in New Berlin.

LASER TAG ADVENTURE

Lasertag Adventure in Waukesha has specials and events almost every day!

VELOCE INDOOR GO-KART

Premium indoor speedway for Go Karts located right off 94 in Waukesha. Open 7 days a week, see website for details and pricing.

WHIRLYBALL IN BROOKFIELD

With 45,000 square feet of space available including three outdoor patios, WhirlyBall in Brookfield is perfect for socially-distanced small group gatherings. A one-of-a-kind social experience, the two-story entertainment destination features two famed WhirlyBall courts, 12 bowling lanes, a multi-level LaserTag arena, multiple event spaces and The Pivot Room, an American eatery and craft beer bar located on the first floor. 
 
Dedicated to playing it safe, WhirlyBall has implemented recommended guidelines and safety precautions.  Reserve your space today! www.whirlyball.com
 

STONEFIRE PIZZA COMPANY

In the summer there is a bounce yard, but inside there are so many options, there is even a water table for the little guys! See our birthday party fun at StoneFire Pizza Company HERE. Located in New Berlin. 

MINESHAFT 

This restaurant located in Hartford is worth the drive. Daily specials and great food PLUS a massive GAME ROOM – newly remodeled 5,000 square foot, 2 million dollar game area has added dozens of new games, new prizes and low prices.

POINT BURGER BAR

Point Burger Bar in Pewaukee has a huge arcade for fun games for the whole family.  The burgers are a great treat as well!

CHICK-FIL-A

Visit the Indoor Playgrounds at your Local Chick-fil-A. Two locations in Waukesha County: Pewaukee and Delafield.

MCDONALDS

Visit the Indoor Playgrounds at your Local McDonalds. Waukesha Meadowbrook location and Sussex County Road J have indoor playplaces.

 

Also, we LOVE to play at local libraries. We’ve been branching out since we INTERVIEWED ALL THE WAUKESHA COUNTY LIBRARIES in February 2017. Then Jann of Speechworks visited all of the Libraries and documented her tours. Find all of the Waukesha County Libraries HERE.

Not all libraries are currently open for play and many have reduced the amount of time that patrons are allowed in the building at one visit due to COVID-19.

BETTY BRINN CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

Temporarily CLOSED due to Covid-19. However, they are proud to introduce Play in the Cloud – powered by GLOMADO!
Browse workshops from home HERE.

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MILWAUKEE PUBLIC MUSEUM

My kiddos love the MPM! The butterfly room is a favorite as well as the Streets of Old Milwaukee.

Check out our butterfly fun at the MPM on INSTAGRAM.

DISCOVERY WORLD

There is so much to learn! Get your kiddos into science right on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan!

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MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM

The Milwaukee Art Museum is open to the public and offering FREE admission to children 12 and under. Reserved time tickets are necessary for admission. 

BOUNCE MILWAUKEE

Temporarily closed due to COVID-19.
Milwaukee’s newest indoor play arena offers, bounce houses, laser tag, rock climbing, games and more!

LITTLE SPROUTS PLAY CAFE

This play cafe is ideal for children up to 6 years old. Young kids will love the imagination inspired play.

American Science and Surplus

Take a scavenger hunt, see a live frog who looks like he swallowed a baseball! Find amazing learning toys and more!


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30 Indoor Play Places Lake Country Family Fun

 

Looking for more fun?
Check out our FALL FUN PAGEHOLIDAY FUN GUIDE and WINTERTIME FUN GUIDE.

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Check out our 10 ideas for OUTSIDE fun here

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