Run, climb, slide and play! Just like their favorite neighborhood park only inside and well padded these indoor playgrounds allow Lake County kids to have fun no matter what the weather outside is doing!

indoor playgrounds in lake county

Indoor Playgrounds in Lake County

Indoor Playground Reviews:

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Chick-fil-A Vernon Hills Review

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Treehouse Chicago (Lake Zurich) Review

Playgrounds for preschoolers and toddlers:

Locations in Vernon Hills, Kildeer and Gurnee.
These small indoor playgrounds are prefect for toddlers and preschools. Most school age children will be too tall to enter.

Children’s Neighborhood Museum
Located at the Round Lake Area Park District it’s part museum, part playground. Read all about it in Dawn’s review.

Deerfield Park District Tree House
Jewett Park Community Center, 836 Jewett Park Drive, Deerfield | (847) 945-0650
Children must be at least three years old and under four feet tall. Children will love the climbing, sliding, imaginative fun that’s on the upper level of the Jewett Park Community Center. Check the website for extra hours during school breaks.

Gurnee Mills
6170 W. Grand Ave., Gurnee
Children can live out their Godzilla fantasies as they climb over miniature versions of signature Chicago buildings. Enter at entrance B, it’s located in Center Court near Bed, Bath & Beyond.

Hawthorn Mall
122 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills | (847) 362-2600
Renovated in 2014 this is best for toddlers and preschoolers with small and colorful structures for children to climb, slide, and sit on. There are seats surrounding the area for parents to watch. The play area is located on the lower level in front of JcPenny’s. Insider tip: You can play in the play area before the mall stores open if you have early risers.

1736 1st St., Highland Park | (847) 904-0028
Geared toward kids ages six and younger, babies, toddlers, and kids will love playing here. This facility offers a soft play area for younger children, an indoor play structure with slides, nooks and climbing walls as well as a toddler area for structured and imaginative play. Whether you drop-in once in a while or make a longer-term commitment to play by purchasing a visit pass or membership, your kids will certainly thank you for a fun day of play here.

Whimsy Play Cafe
282 McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove |  (847) 996-9603
Whimsy Play Cafe is a new play space and coffee shop opening in Buffalo Grove (Town Center Plaza). Best suited for children 6 months to seven years. 

Yu Kids Island
122 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills, 60061 | (847) 969-9000
Located inside of the Hawthorn Mall, Yu Kids Island is a great place to drop your kids off for some fun while parents get some shopping done. They have one small bounce house which is perfect for toddlers. This past year they remodeled making it even more fun. Kiddos have to be under 48″ and have socks on their feet to have unlimited hours of fun. Learn more about Yu Kids Island Vernon Hills and save on admission with

Treehouse Lake Zurich
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Indoor Playgrounds for All Ages

Rainbow Play Systems Showroom
300 Corporate Woods Pkwy., Vernon Hills | (847) 955-9300
Try out a state-of-the-art, new-to-your kids play system for two hours during the day here Monday through Friday until March. You must supervise your own children; please check the website for current rates and any exclusions.

Tree House
985 S. Rand Rd Lake Zurich, Illinois 60047 | (847) 438-8887
This indoor play place has climbing, sliding, swinging, and a basketball hoop. There is a soft, crawling area for itty bitties as well. Throw in some healthy snacks (for an additional fee), comfy seats, espresso, and Wi-Fi for parents, and it’s a great place to spend a few hours. Don’t forget your socks! See our TreeHouse Lake Zurich Review

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