This Go West Indoor Play Guide is the resource you want on those days when it’s too cold, too rainy, or just too hot to play outside! Please follow the links to find out exact times, costs and other details. If you have ideas for other spots that should be featured here, please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red Oak Nature Center in Batavia (Free).
INDOOR PLAY CENTERS
Grounds for Hope Cafe in Lisle.
The Treehouse Play Area at the West Chicago Park District’s ARC Center.
Funway Ultimate Entertainment Center in Batavia
Luigi’s Pizza and Fun Center in Aurora.
Chuck E. Cheese in Batavia.
BOUNCE HOUSES CENTERS
Bounce Town in Oswego.
FunFlatables in the Stratford Square Mall in Bloomingdale.
TRAMPOLINE CENTERS, LASER TAG & INDOOR SKYDIVING
Epic Air Trampoline Park in South Elgin.
Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park in Carol Stream.
LazerMaxx Laser Tag in Elgin.
iFly Indoor Skydiving in Naperville.
FASTFOOD RESTAURANTS WITH PLAY AREAS
McDonald’s Indoor PlayPlace locations (according to a search on mcdonalds.com):
- 1185 N. Farnsworth in Aurora
- 1023 N. Lake Street in Aurora
- 2011 W. Galena Plaza in Aurora
- 1812 S. Randall Road in Geneva
- 3900 E. Main Street in St. Charles
- 89 W. North Avenue in West Chicago
- 2175 W. Roosevelt Road in Wheaton
- 1335 County Farm Road in Carol Stream
Excel Gymnastics in Geneva.
St. Charles Gymnastics Academy in St. Charles.
Spring Hill Gymnastics in Elgin.
American Institute of Gymnastics in Aurora.
Prairie Gymnastics Club in Batavia.
Naperville Gymnastics Club in Naperville.
The Oswego Park District’s drop-in open gyms.
SciTech Hands On Museum in Aurora.
Wonder Works Children’s Museum in Oak Park.
The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn.
Elgin Public Museum in Elgin.
Discovery Center Museum in Rockford.
* I cast the net farther afield in this section, including museums aimed at families that are worth a drive!
Goldfish Swim School in St. Charles
Goldfish Swim School in Naperville
Foss Swim School in South Barrington
Vaughan Aquatic Center in Aurora
Splash Central Indoor Aquatic Center in Bartlett
ROLLERSKATING & ICE SKATING RINKS
Aurora Skate Center in Aurora
Funway in Batavia
Fox Valley Ice Arena in Geneva
Center Ice of DuPage in Glen Ellyn
All Seasons Ice Rinks in Aurora
St. Charles Bowl in St. Charles
Pinstripes in South Barrington and Oak Brook
Wheaton Bowl in Wheaton
Funway in Batavia
Brunswick Zone XL in Algonquin
Bowling Green Sports Center in West Chicago
LIBRARIES AND BOOKSTORES WITH PLAY AREAS
Sugar Grove Public Library in Sugar Grove (Free). Read about our experience.