5 best indoor playgrounds in Vancouver

Keep the kids entertained at one of these indoor playgrounds in Vancouver and the Greater Vancouver Regional District. And they all have drop-in hours—yay!
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Photo: Kids Market Adventure Zone

1. Kids Market Adventure Zone
If you can’t convince your kids (ages three and older) to come with you to pick up some toys, books, clothes or games at this two-level shopping centre for children on Granville Island, then you’ll definitely entice them with the old-fashioned arcade and the two-storey ballroom maze. There’s also a free outdoor water park located right next door, though it’s not officially connected with Kids Market. So take advantage of this free park, which is typically open from the May long weekend through to Labour Day weekend.

Go play: 
Kids Market Adventure Zone 
1496 Cartwright St., Vancouver
604-608-6699

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Photo: Captain Kid’s Family Fun Centre

2. Captain Kid’s Family Fun Centre
This indoor playground, located in the Langley Sportsplex, caters to kids from one to 12 years old. The smallest climbers can hang out in the separate toddler area, where they can clamber about and build towers with the soft climbing toys. Older kids can zoom down the 60-foot triple slide or have a blast in the crocodile pit. Parents will love that this fun zone only costs $4 per kid.

Go play:
Captain Kid’s Family Fun Centre
20165 91A Ave., Langley
604-882-2119

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Photo: The Great Escape

3. The Great Escape
Kids of all ages can try their hand at 3D glow-in-the dark golf, run around the four-storey jungle-themed play structure (complete with tons of slides and climbing challenges), and show off their moves on an interactive game floor. Younger kids will have just as much fun in the ocean-themed toddler play area. The Great Escape also offers a two-level laser tag experience. Make sure to grab a snack in the kid-friendly Coba Café.

Go play:
The Great Escape
20645 Langley Bypass, unit 105, Langley
604-530-1400

 

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Photo: Koko’s Activity Centre

4. Koko’s Activity Centre
This four-storey soft-play area has climbing tunnels, trolley glides, a mini climbing wall, spiral slide, speed slide and much more. There’s a separate spot for little ones three and younger, with a slide, activity panels, blocks and a mini carousel. Moms and dads can keep an eye on their wee ones from the parents’ lounge (located on an open upper balcony) and everyone can enjoy snacks in the café. Best for kids age three months to 12 years.

Go play: 
Koko’s Activity Centre
3210 St. Johns St., Port Moody
604-469-3357

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Photo: Go Bananas

5. Go Bananas
Go Bananas is the perfect playground for little monkeys. This indoor play centre has locations in North Vancouver, Langley, Richmond, Surrey and Chilliwack and is great for kids from ages one to 12. The jungle-themed playground has lots of tunnels, slides and bridges for kids to explore. Older kids will love zooming through the jungle on the zip line. And there’s even a climbing wall shaped like a waterfall. Toddlers have their own separate space filled with soft toys and slides for them to enjoy. Plus, awesome ride-along toys like a train for your mini conductor to try out.  Parents can join in on the fun or relax on the comfy coucheswhich are of course green to match the jungle theme.

Go play: 
Go Bananas
#200, 935 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
604-982-0576
19685 Willowbrook Drive, Langley
604-514-7529
14311 Entertainment Blvd, Richmond
604-204-0576
13853 104th Avenue, Surrey
604-498-4644
#310 -45389 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack
604-858-9814

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