When you’re stuck for things to do with kids on a rainy, freezing, or sweltering day, this huge list of indoor play areas for kids will save you. With fun and exciting options in Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Townsend, Maryville and Alcoa, we are sure you’ll be able to find the perfect activity for indoor family-friendly fun, in and around the Smoky Mountains. Happy exploring!
Indoor Play for Kids
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This amazing LEGO facility allows kids to build and play hands-on with LEGO. Kidz (parents) Night Out, open play times, and field trips are available all throughout the year. The facility also hosts amazing themed birthday parties.
In addition to year round fun, Bricks 4 Kidz offers camp options whenever Knox County Public Schools are closed. These camps include week-long summer camp options. Themes include dragons, minions, pirates, space, transportation and much more!
This indoor bounce house playground features birthday parties, group events, and open jump times for public enjoyment.
This location features both indoor and outdoor water attractions, including a lazy river, indoor and outdoor water slides and a toddler zone. The water park is reserved for resort guests only. If you’re local, there’s no reason why you can’t treat yourself to a little 1 night stay.
Claiming to be the region’s largest indoor aquatic attraction, this water park resort boasts family-friendly accommodations as well as an expansive indoor water park. You do not have to be staying at the resort to enjoy the park. Day and week passes can be purchased separately.
This FREE indoor foam play area is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers, especially when the weather leads to cabin fever!
This gymnastics studio has a lot to offer. In addition to a providing year round preschool for kids 1 through 5, Pertetual Motion provides leveled gymnastics classes, open gym times, birthday parties and summer camp.
Ripley’s aquarium offers a wide variety of sea life and includes hands-on experiences for all ages. They even have a live mermaid show! In addition to general admission experiences, this aquarium hosts educational programs, sleepovers, birthday parties and private events.
Ripley’s aquarium also offers a variety of educational day camps to keep your kids busy and learning throughout the summer.
This fast-paced attraction features go karts and an indoor arcade, where you can play games to win prizes.
This kids’ gym offers a whole world of fun for preschool kids, including general gymnastics classes, parent/child classes, music & movement classes, birthday parties, and camps during school breaks for ages 3-12.
Play games and win prizes!
This bounce house playground and arcade, where you can play games and win prizes, is located inside Foothills Mall. In addition to general admission play, the facility also hosts birthday parties.
This multi-functional entertainment facility offers indoor golf, outdoor golf, laser tag, gem mining, bumper cars, a motion ride, an arcade, and escape rooms. Group rates are also available.
In this Breakout Escape Room experience, your family will be locked in a room and will have to uncover hidden clues to find your way out. You can choose from different themed rooms that are changed periodically. Team building experiences are also available.