Beat the Heat at one of Houston’s FREE Indoor Playgrounds

Sometimes we hide from the heat, sometimes the rain – for whatever your needs we have the big list of Houston’s FREE Indoor Playgrounds. There are so many nice options to let our littles play, climb and explore!

Looking for something a little different? Check out our list of Houston Area Kids’ Play and Party Venues.

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You can filter the map: Teal balloons are Play and Party Venues, Yellow balloons are FREE Indoor Playgrounds (some are available for party rentals too)

FREE Indoor Playgrounds (open to the public)

Check out Fun2Go Misters as they have personally vetted each of the churches on this list! Christ the King Presbyterian Church (Spring Branch) 1201 Silber Rd, Houston, TX 77055 Christ the King has an air-conditioned indoor play area as well as a great outdoor park.  The indoor is open M-F 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or until capacity).  Check the calendar before you go. Crosspoint Church Pearland 1134 Old Alvin Rd, Pearland, TX 77581 Their playland is called Adventure Point and is open W & F, 9:30 a.m. to noon.  You will need socks and an insurance card (for the waiver).  It is available to rent for birthday parties too, email First United Methodist Church (Downtown) 1320 Main Street @ Clay | Houston, TX 77002 At FUMC Houston their play area is called Main Street Indoor Park. It is open T-Th, 9 a.m. – noon.  Check the site for specific closures.  The play area is first come, first serve and restricted to 5 & unders. Free reserved parking is available in the lot at Travis and Polk Streets.  It is not available for party rentals. Galleria The Little Galleria is located near Payless on the second floor and generally follows mall hours. Gallery Furniture (North) 6006 North FreewayHouston, TX 77076 During store hours there is an indoor playground and a Texas-sized mattress to give kids a chance to have some fun. Plus, throughout the store are exotic birds and Capuchin monkeys. The store regularly offers free snacks, including cookies, ice cream and popcorn, as well as provides a full-service restaurant. Gallery Furniture Grand Parkway also has a giant jumping mattress, a 30,000 gallon aquarium and an onsite greenhouse. Houston’s First Baptist Church (near 610W & I-10) 7401 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024 The Play Land and Game Room at First Baptist is usually open whenever the Fitness & Recreation Center is open, however, in summer there are many more kids so the Play Land and Game Room will only be open M-F 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. – close.  Geared for ages 3-11. Expect them to resume regular hours when while school is in session.  The facility is available for party rentals too. IKEA’s Smaland 7810 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024 Free for kids of a certain height, between the ages of 4 &10, and completely potty-trained.  They can be dropped off for one hour while you shop.  It is open during regular store hours.  Capacity is based on employees and can fill quickly. Katy Mills Mall The children’s play area is near the AMC theater and is open during mall hours. Kingwood First Baptist Church 3500 Woodland Hills Dr, Kingwood, TX 77339 The indoor playground’s regular hours are M & Th 2:30-4:30 p.m., T & W 12:30-4 p.m., and F 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  When school lets out their summer hours will be T & Th 2:30-4 p.m., M & W 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m, and F 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Kingwood United Methodist Chruch 1799 Woodland Hills Dr, Kingwood, TX 77339 The playground at KUMC is open to children 6 & under.  Their playground hours change during the summer, check the website before you go.  Current hours are: M-Th 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and F 9 a.m. – noon. Memorial Church of Christ 900 Echo Ln, Houston, TX 77024 Memorial Church of Christ has indoor and outdoor play areas open to the public.  They are on different sides of the building though. Hours are M-Th 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and F 9:30 a.m. – noon and you will need to ring the bell to gain access. Memorial Drive UMC 13186 Memorial Dr., Houston, Texas 77079 Ages 10 and under are invited to play at their indoor structure. Normal hours are W 10 a.m. – noon & 2-4 p.m. and Th 10 a.m. – noon.  Summer hours will begin June 4 and are M 10 a.m. – noon & 1-3 p.m, W & Th 10 a.m. – noon. Memorial City Mall 303 Memorial City Way, Houston, TX 77024 Frolic’s Castle is inside the mall near Sears and is free for kids under 48 inches.  In the same area is a special area called Puffy’s Playground for toddlers under 32 inches. Sugar Creek Baptist Church (Sugar Land) 13223 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX 77478 The playscape generally follows FBISD calendar.  Normal hours are M & T 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., W 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Th & Fr 8-10 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.  It is available for party rentals for kids ages 10 & under. Willowbrook Mall 3000 Willowbrook Dr, Houston, TX 77064 The children’s play area near Sears is appropriate for kids under 42 inches and is open during mall hours. The Woodlands Church 1 Fellowship Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77384 The multi-story playland is open to the public M-F 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and has two sections. One section is for Toddlers and the other for ages 5-12.  Socks are required and can be purchased on site for a nominal fee. The Woodlands Mall 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr Lake Woodlands Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380 The children’s play area near Sears is appropriate for kids under 42 inches and is open during mall hours. The Woodlands United Methodist  2200 Lake Woodlands Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380 The Safari Stop is open M-F noon – 8 p.m., Sa 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Su noon – 6 p.m.  It is appropriate for ages 3-9 and is no longer available for party rentals.
Houston's Big List of FREE Indoor Playgrounds
Houston’s Big List of FREE Indoor Playgrounds