[The Playroom at TLB Music]

During most NYC winter days, outdoor playgrounds just aren’t a possibility because of the cold and bitter wind! During the summer, the heat, humidity, and stormy weather can also mean playtime indoors.  Luckily, parents have lots of options available. NYC is home to many fantastic indoor play spaces for children. Here are 5 favorites (including our own playroom) that all offer drop-in rates!

CHELSEA- City Treehouse

WEBSITE:  http://www.citytreehouse.com/

129A West 20th Street
between 6th and 7th

AGES: 18 months – 8 years

PRICING: Single Visits and Multiple Pass Packages

The City Treehouse offers children’s classes and the largest indoor water play area in NYC! You can also celebrate birthday parties and special events in the unique Chelsea play space.


UPPER EAST SIDE- The Playroom at TLB Music

WEBSITE: http://tlbmusic.com/playroom/

266 East 78th Street
between 2nd and 3rd

AGES: 6 months- 6 years

PRICING: Single Visits and Multiple Pass Packages

The Playroom is filled with eco-friendly, developmental toys and activities for children. Inside the Playroom: a clubhouse, rock-climbing mountain, soft play room, train table, play kitchen, slides and more! TLB also offers music classes, birthday parties, and special events for kids.


UPPER WEST SIDE-  PlayWorks™ at The Children’s Museum of Manhattan

WEBSITE:  http://www.cmom.org/explore/exhibits/playworks

The Tisch Building
212 West 83rd Street

AGES: 0 – 4 years

PRICING: Adults and Children- $11 / Children under 12 months- FREE

PlayWorks™ is the 4000 square foot play and learning center for children ages 4 and under at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. What you’ll find there: a giant talking dragon, a deli, sand play, soft space for crawlers and much more!


WASHINGTON HEIGHTS- Wiggles & Giggles Playhouse

WEBSITE: http://www.wigglesgigglesplayhouse.com/

875 West 181st Street
corner of Riverside Drive and 181st St.

AGES: 0-5

PRICING: Single Visits or 4 Month Unlimited Play + Class Combo

This drop-in play space has a dress-up area, train table, play kitchen, and soft play! Wiggles & Giggles also offers enrichment programs, children’s classes and groups for new moms.



WEBSITE:  http://playspacenyc.com/play-city

33 Nassau Avenue
between Guernsey and Dobbin Streets

AGES: 0-5 years

PRICING: Single Visits or Annual Membership

PLAY is an early childhood education center and indoor playspace located on the intersection of Williamsburg and Greenpoint. PLAY City is their 1000 square foot play area that includes several city-themed installations like a farmer’s market, a diner, a townhouse, and art corner. PLAY also hosts birthday parties and classes for kids!

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