Best Indoor Playspaces in the Bay Area



These Indoor Play Spaces were voted the Bay Area’s 2017 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

East Bay

Gold: Lawrence Hall of Science. Located in the hills above UC Berkeley, it offers plenty of hands-on science activities for kids that are fun and educational. 1 Centennial Drive, Berkeley. 510-642-5132. www.lawrencehallofscience.org.

Silver: Rockin’ Jump. Multiple locations. rockinjump.com.

Bronze (tie): Lost Worlds Adventures. 6538 Patterson Pass Road, Suite E, Livermore. www.lostworlds.rocks.

Bronze (tie): Studio Grow. 3612 Blackhawk Plaza Circle., Danville. 925-648-7529. www.studiogrow.com/home

Peninsula

Gold: La Petite Playhouse. Dive into the underwater-themed playhouse or play on the baby and toddler playground, the climbing walls or sport courts inside this 10,000-square-foot facility. 1264 Oddstad Drive, Redwood City. 650-642-9444. lapetiteplay.com.

Silver: Rockin' Jump. 401 Quarry Road, San Carlos. 650-528-2036. www.sancarlos.rockinjump.com.

Bronze: Planet Granite. 100 El Camino Real, Belmont. 650-591-3030. planetgranite.com.

Silicon Valley

Gold: Pump it Up. Kids can jump away their built up energy on bounce houses, slides and games. Multiple locations. www.pumpitupparty.com.

Silver: Children’s Discovery Museum. 180 Woz Way, San Jose. 408-298-5437. cdm.org.

Bronze (tie): Billy Beez. 925 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose. 408-578-2912. billybeezus.com.

Bronze (tie): Whimsy. 14510 Big Basin Way Suite 3, Saratoga. 408-898-3197. www.whimsy-saratoga.com

San Francisco & Marin

Gold: Bay Area Discovery Museum. The museum’s mission is to transform research into early learning experiences that inspire creative problem solving. 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. 415-339-3900. www.bayareadiscoverymuseum.org.

Silver (tie): California Academy of Sciences. 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco. 415-379-8000. www.calacademy.org.

Silver (tie): House of Air. 926 Mason St., San Francisco. 415-345-9675. www.houseofair.com.

Bronze: Recess Urban Recreation. 470 Carolina St., San Francisco. 415-701-7529. www.recess-sf.com.

 

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