Scottsdale Indoor Play Places Guide

indoor play guide

The daily highs are definitely Arizona hot, and that means it is too hot to do much of anything outside. So we all are looking for any place with decent air conditioning and activities to keep the kids happy. Here is our list…..and if we missed some place please comment below. We all will get through the summer together!

Also don’t miss our Surviving Summer Guide for tons of summer recipes, crafts and other things to do!

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Café Au Plait located in McDowell Mountain Ranch. It is open Monday – Saturday 8am – 12pm.
The Children’s Museum of Phoenix located in downtown Phoenix. Where else can you find 3 stories of fun activities. Great for little ones and bigger kids.
Mini Social located in Old Town Scottsdale, this play place is available for drop-in fun on two Wednesdays a month. Reservations are available to reserve your spot.
Jordan’s Corner located on Hayden Road in Scottsdale. This drop-in place place is brand new with tons of activities for toddlers and preschoolers. Socks are required.
Imagine 3D Mini Golf located in Scottsdale on Talking Stick Way, the whole family will have a blast put-putting their way around the air conditioned 18 holes of mini golf.
AZ on the Rocks located in North Scottsdale by West World, the indoor rock gym has climbing walls available for all ages and levels.
Arizona Science Center located in downtown Phoenix, they have something to entertain and teach all ages.
OdySea Aquarium & Butterfly Wonderland located in Scottsdale at the Arizona Boardwalk, there is so many indoor attractions available at the plaza. They also have venue tickets available that let you visit all of the Boardwalk attractions and they don’t have to be used the same day.
Bowling Spots available around town……
Bowlero North Scottsdale
Dave & Buster’s Desert Ridge
Mavrix Scottsdale
Bowlero Via Linda
Scottsdale Public Libraries So many free activities…..
1) join a summer reading program
2) attend a story time
3) attend a music class
4) check recipe or craft books to do an at home activity
5) go to a movie at the Civic Center location
Our favorite locations
Appaloosa Library
Arabian Library
Civic Center Library
Mustang Library
Tons of events and activities at the Phoenix Public Libraries too.
YMCA Scottsdale located on Shea Blvd…..the facility offers a 7 day trial membership for free. You can use the pool and other facilities for one week. Enjoy the fun with your family!
Other free-ish indoor activities
Chick-fil-a play place
McDonald play place
Johnny’s Playground located at Arizona Boardwalk, there are plenty of inflatables, bounce houses and climbing gyms to keep your kids moving.
KTR located on Talking Stick Way in Scottsdale has the trampolines, skate boarding ramps and other activities to keep the kids running around.
Sky Zone located in Scottsdale has trampolines, foam pits and dodgeball courts to keep your kid having fun.
Uptown Jungle located in Phoenix, you will find trampolines, rides and other games for a variety of age ranges.
Urban Air located in Peoria is worth the drive for all the climbing and adventure your child will discover.

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