Don’t let the winter blues get you in a rut going to the same places over and over again. The Twin Cities has hundreds of fun indoor activities for you and your minis. Try one of these favorite spots for your next playdate.


  • InnerActive Edge (Hopkins) –  18,000+ square foot space with the simple focus of providing play and fitness for children of all ages. Playground, jumper, turf field & more.
  • Rockin’ Jump (Eagan) Opened in January 2017, this place offers trampoline jumping, dodgeball, rock climbing, an arcade game center, giant human hamster balls we call “Bash Ball”, and a ninja obstacle course, to name a few.
  • Rainbow Play Systems (Bloomington) – Let the Rainbow swingset display room be your playground. Open for play on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • Eagles Nest (New Brighton) – Imaginations will run wild as children run through this forest themed playground. Special section for children under 3.
  • Gleason’s Gymnastics School (Maple Grove) – Play around on gymnastics equipment, foam pit and mats during open gym offered throughout the week
  • View more indoor indoor playgrounds & play areas, gyms with open playtimes, and indoor amusement centers





  • Red Balloon Bookstore (St Paul) – Weekly storytimes geared toward toddlers. See calendar for storytimes in Spanish. Wednesday & Thursdays from 10:30-11am.
  • Kiddywampus (Hopkins) – Musical storytimes for infants to toddlers. Most Mondays from 9:30-10am.
  • View more in books & readings


  • Teeny Bee Boutique –This is a chance to let your little ones run around, explore the toys, and interact with other kids while you get some much needed adult interaction! Wednesdays 10:30-12pm.
  • Heartfelt (Minneapolis) – Drop in anytime to work on a craft project. Located in the beautiful Linden Hills area of Minneapolis.
  • View more arts & crafts and toy stores

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