Top Indoor Play Places in Worcester & Beyond

Indoor Family Fun in Worcester

By Noelle Monaghan - Worcester Macaroni KID Publisher January 20, 2023

When the weather outside is less than ideal, it can be challenging to find ways to keep kids entertained and active. Luckily, Greater Worcester, Shrewsbury and Westborough are home to a fantastic selection of indoor play spaces and activities that are perfect for kids of all ages. From trampoline parks and indoor playgrounds to laser tag and arcade games, there's something for every interest and energy level. So why not get the kids away from their tablets and YouTube videos and head out for some family fun? With this list of indoor spots to take the kids in Worcester and beyond, you'll never be at a loss for things to do on bad weather days. These places offer the perfect opportunity for kids to burn off some energy, socialize with other children, and create lasting memories. So don't let the weather get you down – check out these amazing indoor play spaces today!

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  1. EcoTarium – 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604 – 508-929-2700. Many updated exhibits and an indoor planetarium (additional fee) are available.
  2. Worcester Family Partnership – 130 Leeds Street 2nd Floor, Worcester, MA 01606 – 508-799-3136.  Free weekday virtual or drop in morning playgroups with varying themes.  They also offer evening playgroups and parent workshops with free childcare with advance registration.
  3. YMCA in Worcester or Greendale – 766 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610 – 508-755-6101 or 75 Shore Drive, Worcester, MA 01605 – 508-852-6694. Drop in to play for a day.  Fee applies.
  4. YMCA in Westborough – 4 Valente Dr, Westborough, MA 01581 – (508) 870-1320. Drop in to play for a day. Fee applies.  
  5. Buffone – 284 Lake Avenue, Worcester, MA 01604 – 508-979-0910.  Public skate time in the indoor ice skating rink.
  6. Northstar Ice Sports - 15 Bridle Ln, Westborough, MA 01581 - 508-366-1562. Public skate time in the indoor ice skating rink.
  7. Bowlero – 405 Boston Turnpike, Route 9, Shrewsbury, MA 01545 – 508-754-7050 – prices range from $4.59-$7.39/person per game.  Daily public bowling available.
  8. Jump Nation – 810 Boston Tpke, Rout 9 E, Shrewsbury, MA 01545 – 508-845-7529 -- Indoor bounce house with two separate rooms that allow your children to run and jump for two hours at a time for $13-20/child
  9. Kidz Central – 47 SW Cutoff, Worcester MA 01604 – 508-793-2040 – Open gym with regular hours for jumping, bouncing, climbing for children 10 months – 6 years old. Call first for availability.
  10. The Little Gym - 400 Union Street Suite 101, Westborough, MA, 01581 - Drop in events are available on occasion. Call first!

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