We’re smack in the middle of Portland’s cold, rainy season, which means the kids are itching to get out and burn off some energy. What to do? When your kids need more than a living room fort or Legos can offer, head to one of Portland’s indoor playgrounds! I’ve rounded up the top 8 indoor play places around the Portland metro area. It’s a landscape that’s changed some as we’ve come through the pandemic, and today’s indoor playgrounds are well-managed with frequent sanitizing schedules and online reservations to ensure safe social distancing. So if your kids are in need of a new place to climb, run, and jump, head to your nearest indoor playground near Portland!
Liggle Land is an indoor playground just off I-5 and 217 in the heart of Tigard, and features four large structures for bigger kids to play through as well as a toddler room and party rooms. There’s also an arcade that has VR games, sure to be a hit with the older kid crowd. There’s a hearty food and drink menu if anyone gets hungry during playtime. Open Tuesday through Sundays, hours divided into 2-3 hour play sessions to allow for sanitizing in between sessions, so check the schedule before you go.
Liggle Land: 10795 Southwest Cascade Avenue, Tigard, OR 97223
Leka Playland in Tigard is the perfect solution for kids who feel overstimulated by the busy, colorful, noisier playplaces. Influenced by Scandinavian design and inspired by Montessori, the space features natural wooden textures and plenty of white space to let your child’s imagination play or create. Play is open during the week for children ages 0-5 only, and you can check on their website before you go to see exactly how busy it is that day. Note that this is a cashless facility, so have your card ready for payment. Available for birthday party rental.
Leka Playland: 7405 SW Tech Center Drive Ste 120, Tigard OR 97223
Kids can develop strength and self-confidence in a climate-controlled environment at Monkey King Play Palace’s large play structure. It features climbing tunnels, cargo nets, and rope bridges along with a soft play area for toddlers. For older kids, they can try out the junior tag arena for a more challenging course. The junior tag arena is a large obstacle course with beacons that players can tag as they progress through the course. If you aren’t on the westside, they have a sister site in SE Portland with similar offerings.
Monkey King Play Palace: 16365 NW Twin Oaks Dr, Beaverton, OR 97006
Monkey King Playhouse: 17112 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97236
Aimed at children ages 1-8, the Play Street Museum features a town square setup with storefronts they can pretend in to their heart’s content! Your kids can pretend to be a veterinarian with stuffed animals, create slime in the slime lab, sort recycling into the kid-sized recycle truck, or open their own cafe. This imaginative indoor playplace operates on a reservation-only basis so they can be sure to clean well in between visits and limit capacity. Reserve your visit online before you go.
Play Street Museum: 11221 NE Evergreen Pkwy Ste F, Hillsboro, OR 97006
A true indoor playground, you can find classic playground equipment inside this parks and rec-owned facility. It’s simple, but always a solid hit on rainy days when the kids are in a playground mood. They offer scheduled sensory sensitive playtimes: check their website for details. Call ahead before you go as they may book parties during times they’d regularly be open.
Outdoors In: 124 E Main St, Hillsboro OR 97123
Portland’s Wiggle Room features a 2000 square foot plays structure for kids to climb on and, well, get their wiggles out! The indoor playground is geared for kids aged 2-7, with a small area set aside for infants. The Wiggle Room is dedicated to cleanliness during the pandemic, and offers options for private play reservations if you’d like to visit the Wiggle Room exclusively with your smaller group.
Wiggle Room: 1925 NE 42nd Ave, Suite C, Portland, OR 97213
Playdate PDX is an old standby for Portland parents, offering an indoor playground in NW Portland every single day of the week. They have a three-story play structure and an interactive dance floor that’s sure to tire the kids out for naptime. They are a cashless business, so bring your card to pay for playtime. Party rentals available.
Playdate PDX: 1434 NW 17th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97209, United States
Nest Playground is a smaller facility in NE Portland, offering curated experiences for exercise and movement. They host a children’s indoor play structure, a climbing wall, a yoga/dance studio, and a ninja frame obstacle course. Head over for drop in play or register for one of their classes.
Nest Playground: 6517 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213
Now that you’ve found your next indoor playground to visit in Portland…
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