Even in the summer months, the weather does not always cooperate and sometimes it’s hard to figure out what you can do indoors that is close to home. This post is here to help you find an indoor activity you can try that is close by. I’ve had a lot of messages and requests for indoor activities for kids in and around Indy’s south side since the blog launched-- so here we go! These activities are based on my experiences with my two boys. (3.5 years and 7 months) Some of these activities are free while others may have a small cost. All the info will be shared below!
The Greenwood Community Center - Kid City
100 Surina Way, Greenwood, IN 46143
Kid City is a two story children’s play space that offers STEAM-focused play features and so much more. The cost is $5 per child over the age of 1 and parents are free. This location is very stroller friendly, an elevator is available to use between both floors. There are play areas for bigger kids as well as smaller kids. There is a life size Light-Brite, a life size play store based on Kroger, a play kitchen, and more. There is a smaller climbing structure for babies - toddlers and a larger two story climbing structure for toddlers - elementary ages kids. They also have multiple areas for parents to sit. I was able to nurse my youngest while watching my older one play. My recommendation is to bring your kids either as soon as they open or between 2-3pm. These seemed to be the least busy times in my personal experience.
Monday - Thursday: 9am-6pm.
Saturday & Sunday: 10am-4pm.
Baby - Elementary School.
411 S Madison Ave, Greenwood, IN 46142
The facility is designed for all ages and includes turf fields, hardwood courts, an elevated walking track, golf simulators and more. During the school year they offer a program called “Tots on the turf” for toddlers on Wednesday's to play on the turf at 9-10am. and 10-11am. for $5 per hour.
Monday-Friday: 7am – 9pm.
Saturday and Sunday: 8am – 8pm.
Greenwood Public Library or Johnson County Library Locations
Both the Greenwood Public Library and Johnson County Library events are shared to the IN List Weekly blog posts each week– so you can always check there to see what is happening at the library closest to you. The Greenwood Public Library has a great play space both my boys can enjoy. I have also shared a blog post on everything at the Greenwood Public Library HERE. We have visited the library all different times of the day and I know finding the least busy time is ideal for a lot of parents. We always try to go during that “afternoon nap time” that my 3 year old finally dropped, so 1-2pm worked best for us. During the summer there are a lot more kids during the day, so this time may still be busy!
Monday: - Thursday: 9am-8pm.
Friday & Saturday: 10am-5pm.
*Check hours for the closest Johnson County Library location to you!
The Commons - Columbus Indiana
300 W Washington St. Columbus, IN
This indoor playground is FREE and is less than 40 minutes from the Southside of Greenwood. There was plenty of equipment here for my 3 year old to not get bored– 3 story climbing structure, tunnels, slides, and more. This place would probably be great for kids 12 and under from my personal experience. I was also able to bring my youngest (at the time 6 months) and was able to lay out a blanket for him to play on while I watched his brother play on the equipment. Keeping up In Carmel shared an awesome blog post that included two local places to grab a bite while you visit The Commons in Columbus, IN here. My recommendation is to arrive as soon as they open, because they do get busy quickly.
Monday - Thursday: 10am-9pm
Friday & Saturday: 7am - 10pm.
12 and under. (Not much equipment for pre-walkers though).
The Indianapolis Children’s Museum
3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208
I can’t say enough good things about the Children’s Museum! I have a toddler who loves to touch everything and the museum has so much that is hands-on for him to do. The membership has definitely been worth it for our household. More information here.
Tuesday - Sunday: 10am-5pm.
Wrights Gymnastics FUNTimes
1012 N Bluff Rd, Greenwood & 1064 Greenwood Springs Blvd, Greenwood
FUNtime is just 60 minutes of open gym at the Wright’s Gymnastics Facilities. You do not need to be a member to take advantage of these times. We love that areas are separated for kids younger than 5 and 6 - elementary school. These times are included in the IN List Weekly! You can also register for them here. $15 per child for FUN-time.
Different times on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.
Walker - Elementary school.
-Indoor Trampoline Parks-
Sky Zone Trampoline Park Indianapolis
4150 Kildeer Dr. Indianapolis, IN
Sky Zone has many different areas for kids of all ages that are separated, which helps with little toddlers. I’m able to see my toddler across most of the attractions and there are no height requirements to try anything. “Little Leapers” is awesome if you have toddlers as well! They can jump for an hour prior to the actual opening time for $12. (1 adult with them is free). $12 for any other jumping adults. Kids have to be under 6 to jump during this time.
Tuesday - Friday: 12-8pm.
Little Leapers: Friday 11am-12pm. and Saturday 9-10am.
Walkers - High School.
Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park
1172 N Main St. Franklin IN
$11.99 for kids under 5. $16.99 - $29.99 for kids older than 5 depending on the package you buy.
Monday - Thursday: 10am-8pm.
Friday & Saturday: 10am-9pm.
Walker - High School
10 Pins Franklin IN
27 W Monroe St. Franklin, IN
Mini bowling alley, arcade, and food/drink available for purchase. $25-$40 per lane/per hour.
Tuesday - Thursday: 4-9pm.
Preschool and up.
Please tag @keepingupingreenwood on instagram when you visit one of these indoor activities on Indy's South side so I can share it to my story. I love seeing all of your faces out in our community!
*All this information is correct at the time of publishing, please call or check their websites for the most up-to-date information.