Need something to do inside with a toddler or baby in Greenville? Well the big kids are back in school again and, let’s face it, the little ones need to be entertained (and sometimes just worn out). How about an indoor play area perfect for the toddler crowd? We’re lucky to live in a great city where there are plenty of places to head to when you have to get out of the house but a park isn’t an option. Here’s a list of some great indoor play places for babies and toddlers.
Free indoor places to play in Greenville
Haywood Mall – stop by the new play area in the center of the mall for a fun break from shopping for your kiddos.
Fast Food Chains: You may feel compelled to buy lunch or coffee but the play areas are completely free at Chick fil a & McDonalds locations.
Barnes & Noble – Peruse a book while your little ones play at the train table or Lego station. The Woodruff Road location has multiple play areas for little hands to explore while you enjoy a cup of coffee or a magazine.
The Library: The Greenville Main Library in downtown Greenville has a PAL Center that allows toddlers to play in a learning rich environment that includes imaginative play props and books (open at select hours). The Greenville library also offers age appropriate story times for toddlers and babies at multiple locations. And the Five Forks library is amazing, with a huge space for kids and even a separate teens area.
Also see our list of Free Things to Do with a Toddler in Greenville
Inexpensive indoor play options specifically for little ones
Pump it Up offer open jump hours specifically for preschoolers most weekdays.
DEFY has a special time for little ones only! Kid Jump happens every weekday morning from 11am- 12pm for ages 6 and under only.
Big Air has Toddler Time every Wednesday and Thursday from 10 am – 1 pm where all jumpers are $8.
Sky Zone offers Toddler Time for walkers up to 5 year old kiddos on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 10 am – 12 pm for only $8.
Palmetto Proper in Travelers Rest offers a big play area for smaller kids and has coffee and snacks available.
Village Play in Fountain Inn is specifically geared for little kids to enjoy indoor play while their parents/guardians hang out at the coffee shop there.
Chuck E Cheese’s is a great spot for lunch and play! While toddlers may not be old enough for many of the games, there is a little play area perfect for little ones.
Palmetto Gymnastics offers play time for toddlers and kids up to age 10 for an hour on Wednesdays and Fridays at either 10 am or 11 am. It’s $5/kid and parents must stay there the whole time.
The bounce house at the Pavilion is a great indoor play area when the weather isn’t cooperating.
Kangaroo Jax is a great place for little kids to get out energy. They have tons of bounce houses plus a little Ferris wheel and even a carousel and Ninja course.
We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym in Five Forks offers a unique play space designed with special needs children in mind. But all kids are welcome to visit the gym, use the unique equipment and play together.
The Children’s Museum of the Upstate offers several sections specifically designed for smaller children including the Toddler Lily Pond, Grandma Betty’s Farm, and the Construction Zone. Grandma Betty’s Farm offers the perfect spot to let a toddler play with it’s fenced in area, adult sized rocking chairs for tired parents, and nursing room.
Also see our Ultimate Guide to Indoor Fun in Greenville. It’s full of great and entertaining indoor spaces for the family.
If you’re looking for special times and programs just for the younger kids, don’t miss Tot Times around Greenville. You’ll find a round up of all the tot times in the area with all the dates and times in one place.
Gymnastics, dance and other classes for toddlers
The Little Gym of Greenville offers gymnastics, dance and sports skills classes for kids from 4 months – 12 years of age. And the 1st class is always free!
Piano Central Studios offers Kindermusik music classes for newborns through 7 year-olds. These classes emphasize music and movement.
Dance Without Limits offers Twinkle Stars and Twinkle Babies as well as preschool tumbling, and a mommy and me class for the youngest dancers.
Also see our Class & Activity Guide to Greenville
A little further from home
Mountain Play Lodge is located in Arden, NC and worth the drive to this indoor play area.
The Children’s Museum of the Upstate – Spartanburg is designed for children aged 5 and under. Interactive exhibits are designed with the bodies and brains of smaller kids in mind. There are also enclosed and padded play areas for children 18 months and younger to explore.
EdVenture Children’s Museum in Columbia includes Eddie, a 40-foot tall boy who offers a climbing structure big enough for adults to enjoy too. Who wouldn’t want to try that?
Do you have a place to add to our list of indoor play areas for toddlers?