This game of laser tag is out of this world. The interactive arena is space-themed and will make your kids feel as though they are in an alternate reality (thanks to all the fog). There are many different types of laser tag you can play, like Stealth and Capture the Flag, which are suited to various ages and skills. But the goal is always to tag your opponents as many times as possible. Planet Play, though known for its laser tag, has a cozy indoor play structure, too. Orion's Playground has slides, games and a multi-level play structure to climb. Plus, there is a dedicated toddler area for the youngest astronauts.
Monday to Thursday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
2501 Rutherford Rd., Concord
With giant rooms of colourful wonder, Koalakidz provides activities for the whole family. There are six colossal slides to zoom down, tunnels for hide-and-seek and nets so you can play some soccer or basketball. If you have a little tot, there is a dedicated toddler room where your child can slide and play with other kids.
Go play: Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 905-760-2922 960 Edgeley Blvd., unit 2, Vaughan koalakidz.ca
Looking for a fun place to host your kid's next birthday party in Vaughan? Look no further than the Wreckroom! Slides, mazes and climbing tubes—you name it, it’s there. There are so many places to explore at this playground, including a rock wall and an awesome arcade. Oh, and make sure to visit the laser mazes.
Private venue: call to book
90 Trowers Rd., unit 2, Vaughan
Just like a real forest, FUNtastic Forest doesn’t have any arcades or video games. Instead, there is tons of open space for kids to run and play in. Oh, and a massive multi-level play structure designed like a forest, with tunnels to climb through and slides to zoom down (don't miss the twisty slide that is just begging for little monkeys to try out). Plus, an air hockey table for all young hockey fans. There is a soft area for babies and toddlers, including a little slide and ball pit.
Go play: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. 905-738-6386 14 Connie Cres., unit 12, Concord funtasticforest.ca
Vaughan’s little make-believe neighbourhood will have your kid’s imagination soaring thanks to its nine play rooms that each feature a different theme, complete with matching toys and costumes. Your kid can run his own classroom at the “Vaughan Village School,” put on his pilot's cap and steer the plane or fire up the wood oven to make a pizza to serve guests. The town even has its own pretend gas station! There's also a soft play area for babies. And when parents need to refuel, they can grab a coffee at the cafe, which also has snacks and lunch options.
Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
5875 Highway 7, Vaughan
Get ready to hop into fun! The multi-level play space features a twisty slide that the kids are going to be racing to go down. And after climbing through all the tunnels, there are more slides that end in a ball pit. Toddlers and babies have a separate space including a mini tree slide, soft blocks to climb on, boats to rock in and their own ball pit.
Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
400 Spinnaker Way, unit 11-12, Vaughan
This grand play centre is literally eye candy. The candy-themed play structure has three wave slides and a super hook slide. The deliciousness continues in the jelly bean obstacle room, then kids can head over to the chocolate-river-themed trolley-glide. And be sure to check out the trampoline and ball pit slide. Toddlers have their own space with slides and ride-on toys.
Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
#3-311 Cityview Blvd., Vaughan
Life-sized jungle animals for the kids and espressos for the parents—there's something for everyone at Jungle Land. The four-level play structure features a ball pit, spider climb tower, rainbow ramps, spinning plates, four wave slides, a trampoline, a zip-line and more. There is an area for the little tots that of course has ride-on animals for them to enjoy, plus a soft slide. And if anyone is up for a game of soccer, there's a huge sports field, too.
Go play: Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. *Excluding PA days and statutory holidays, extended summertime hours* 905-760-5565 1033 Edgeley Blvd., unit 2, Vaughan jungleland.ca
On a rainy or snowy day when the kids get antsy, you need to head to Playcious to help them get their energy out. The soft play area has a play structure with slides, monkey bars and hurdles. When the kids are ready to bounce, head over to the trampoline park. You can also take things up a notch with the ninja course, where kids can enrol in different classes. And if you want to take a few hours for yourself (someone needs to get groceries, right?), drop n’ play allows parents to leave their kids to be supervised by staff. Playcious also has a cafe with snacks and delicious meal options.
Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday to Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
50 Caldari Rd., unit A, Concord
Rides on giant pretend zoo animals? Yes, that's a real thing at Zooland! This playground lets kids get immersed in a colourful animal world. You can play hide-and-seek in the tree house—who can spot the elephant? Or check out the climbing wall and say hi to the tiger. The ball fountain will provide tons of fun, and kids will go wild for the three wave slides. There is a separate area for little ones, complete with a "water" slide for them to zoom down.
Go play: Monday to Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. 905-832-0123 225 McNaughton Rd. E, unit 3, Maple zoolandplay.com
Welcome to the Royal Kingdom of Playtopia—where there are three storeys of endless fun awaiting young princes and princesses. Climb into the castle and through the tunnels, watch out for obstacles and zoom down the slides. Playtopia also has seven party rooms to boogie in, including a Throne Room and a Princess Day Spa, perfect for your kid's next birthday.
Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
1681 Langstaff Rd., Vaughan
Put your imaginary ninja disguise on! There are three areas to visit here: the kids ninja course, the soft play area and the rock climbing section. The ninja course is inspired by the show American Ninja Warrior and has monkey bars, net crawls and tubes, a sea of rings and more. Don't worry, there are mats on the floor so there is always a soft place for kids to land. Kids aged four and older are allowed in the ninja course and the rock climbing area, where they can try their hand at the various rock walls. Kids of all ages can zoom down the turbo slide in the soft play section—it's an enclosed slide that's completely transparent.
Go play: Friday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 905-851-1661 6260 Highway 7, unit 11, Woodbridge ninjazcanada.com
Why would you ever want to grow up when you get to play in this pirate playground that has two private rooms full of entertainment? First stop, mateys, is the bouncy castle, then over to the play structure complete with two slides and a rocking ship. Oh, and who wants to play in the ball pit then check out the arcade games?
Go play: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 2.p.m. *Excluding holidays* 905-761-1166 8520 Jane St., unit 6, Concord neverneverland.co