The 10 Best Kids’ Play Centers in Wisconsin! By
From playscapes designed for your child to embrace their creative side to sports complexes featuring basketball, baseball, and more, these kids’ play centers in Wisconsin are sure to give your little one a day of fun. From Oconomowoc to Appleton, here are our 10 favorites!
Here at the Children’s Play Gallery in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, it’s all about encouraging children to play. To engage in hands on activities as well as creative and interactive play. The goal is to create a diverse, safe and clean environment that prepares young children for school readiness and other life experiences, and they also work with families of special needs children. Exhibits include the Science Discovery, Children’s Meadow, and the Sea to Sky Construction Zone.
Another unique play space is the Little Sprouts Play Café in Shorewood, Wisconsin. Parents can enjoy specialty drinks, delicious bakery items, snacks and healthy lunch options while their children play with toys and structures meant to inspire and develop their imagination. The overall goal of Little Sprouts is to be a supportive community, free from gossip and judgement, and to provide an encouraging environment where children and parents can connect. They also offer some super fun summer ‘a la carte’ classes to choose from as well, such as Potions, Slime and Goo, Fairy Gardens and a Cardio Party!
Little Amerricka is for the little ones and young families indeed! With twenty-six rides available, including a 1950s wooden roller coaster, the park features restored rides from years past and designed specifically for young children. You and your little one(s) can soar through the sky on the Red Baron, enjoy a peaceful ride on the Kiddie Wheel, or play with bumper cars! It’s fun for the whole family!
The Nest Playspace allows your child to let their imagination wander and explore. The space is over 2,000 square-feet and designed for those from infant to age six. Parents describe it as a great play place for children and a peaceful atmosphere for the adults. Engaging in creative, imaginative play allows children to develop their social skills, as well as their communication skills. It also allows them to explore the endless possibilities of being a sailor, a mom, a cook, even a superhero!
Take your kids to this fun and exciting, one of a kind museum in Appleton, Wisconsin! The Building for Kids Children’s Museum empowers children, engages parents and energizes the communities by allowing children to explore specifically designed exhibits and participate in programs and other events. Each exhibit allows children to explore the “real world” and fantasy, and are designed for children of all ages, including the Move It and Pierce Fire Truck exhibits. There are also a variety of animal friends to see!
Just 4 Fun Playland and Party Place is like being at an amazing backyard or park but without the weather, bugs, and numerous rivers. The 6,000-square- foot facility features fluffy white clouds, a faux play yard, patio furniture, driveway style basketball court, and so much more! The space also features a giant rainbow play area, and a snack bar!
Kidz Town Play and Party Center is a great family owned and operated, parent supervised indoor play café for the little ones, and all ages are welcome, from infant to pre-teens as there is something for everyone—including two massage chairs for the adults! Here, it’s all about the developmental stages each child goes through as they grow and features over 4,000 square-feet of activities to help children discover, explore, and enhance their overall well-being. The center also has a “general store” for forgotten items such as diapers, snacks, drinks, and more!
Sometimes it’s impossible for little ones to sit still and watch the world go by. At Sky Zone, it’s all about movement and wall-to-wall aerial action. Programs for the little ones include Sensory Hours, Toddler Time where little ones and their parents feel the joys of being active and bouncing about, and Toddler Time Glow, which includes black lights and lasers.
The Keva Sports Center is the best indoor recreation facility in south central Wisconsin and recently celebrated over 18 years in business in 2017. They offer open play time and youth leagues and classes, as well as youth camps for children of all ages. Children learn about the world of sports from volleyball to soccer, basketball, flag football and more! Classes and camps are designed for children that are 18 months to 15 years of age. The most popular camp is the Adventure Camp for children age 11-15, each week children will visit different traditional and outdoor sports areas, and even engage in cultural events.
Physical, mental, emotional and social growth is the recipe for success at Prairie Kids Club, where the classes are designed specifically around the needs of the children. With the open play space available, children can run and bounce, climb and explore the more than 10,000-square-foot facility. They also offer cheerleading, gymnastics, and tumbling classes!