Need something to do inside with a toddler or baby in Greenville, SC? 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 in Greenville, SC.
Free indoor places to play in Greenville, SC: Toddlers and Babies
Haywood Mall – stop by the play area in the center of the mall for a fun break from shopping for your kiddos.
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
Paid 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 open- 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 $12.
Sky Zone offers Little Leapers every Saturday from 9 am – 11 am for kids who are walking through 5 years old. One caregiver ticket to accompany the child is included. Tickets are $12 each.
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.
Kids Play & Cafe in Easley offers a big indoor play area + a coffee and snack bar.
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.
Acrosmith Gymnastics offers Family Fun Gym for $6/kid (if paid online). Family Fun Gym is offered Monday-Thursday at 9:00 am and 10:15 am and Fridays at 10:15 am. The 9 am time slot is for kids walking through six years old and the 10:15 am time slot is for kids up to age 12.
Palmetto Gymnastics offers playtime for toddlers and kids up to age 10 for an hour on Wednesdays 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 in Taylors is a great indoor play area when the weather isn’t cooperating.
Yellowbobbypins offers playgroups and art classes for kids ages 0-13.
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.
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 its 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: Greenville, SC
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: Day Trip Destinations for Toddlers in the Carolinas
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.
Hands On! Children’s Museum in Hendersonville, NC is a smaller children’s museum that is full of fun. Their pretend play areas include a grocery store, doctor’s office, ice cream shop, and fire truck. Other exhibits teach kids about the mountains in Western North Carolina, gravity and physics with cars, and lots more.
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?
Team Ecco Aquarium in Hendersonville is a small aquarium on Main Street that offers lots of opportunities for kids to learn about the ocean and reptiles.
Do you have a place to add to our list of indoor play areas for toddlers?