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Indoor Play & Recreation

Keep your kids entertained indoors with this collection of indoor playgrounds, play spaces, climbing walls, skateparks, and other indoor recreation opportunities for kids in greater Pittsburgh.

UPMC SportsWorks
Come dressed to play at this huge indoor sports and exhibition complex on Pittsburgh's North Shore. Includes a special interactive section designed just for kids three to seven years old, plus family overnighters and birthday parties for kids.

Center for Creative Play
Unique 15,000 square-foot, parent supervised play center, located in Regent Square, keeps kids busy with a two-story play house, pretend village, technology lab, art and music rooms, special programs, and more. Plus, programs for special needs children, kids night out, and birthday parties.

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Three floors of hands-on, educational fun make the Children's Museum one of the best Pittsburgh places to take kid's to play. They offer educational classes and birthday parties too.

Chuck E. Cheese's
Four Pittsburgh area locations of this popular spot for kids offer birthday parties, food, and plenty of tunnels, ball pits and games to keep the kids entertained. Locations in the North Hills, Bridgeville, Monroeville and Greensburg.

The Climbing Wall
Over 7,000 sq. ft. of climbing surface awaits you at this indoor rock climbing gym located in the Point Breeze neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Offers instruction, classes, birthday party rentals, and more.

Dave & Busters
Looking to connect with your older child or young teen? Dave & Busters at the Pittsburgh Waterfront features plenty of video and interactive games and simulators, plus more traditional favorites like "Skee-Ball." No one under 21 permitted after 11 p.m.

Fun Fore All
Year-round family entertainment center in Cranberry Township has two mini-golf courses, go-karts, bumper boats, batting cages, arcade games, fair-type rides for the younger kids and playground and climbing tubes. Outdoor attractions are open weather permitting.

Giggles & Smiles
This Pittsburgh based supervised fitness and fun center offers parents a place to drop off their kids ages 3-10 while shopping, dining or watching a movie. The floors and walls are padded, their is plenty of fun and equipment, and security is a priority. Two locations: The Mall at Robinson and The Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills.

North Park Clubhouse
A sit-down restaurant, sports bar, and family entertainment center all rolled into one, North Park Club House is popular with the kids for their birthday parties, climbing wall, and game center. Two locations - Gibsonia and Robinson Township.

Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library
The Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library provides babies and young children through age six with a wide variety of stimulating, high-quality, imaginative toys and parents and other caregivers a place to relax and discuss the ins and outs of child-rearing (and life!) while their children play. Pay by the visit or join with an annual membership. First visit is free.

Safari Sams
Indoor playground and family entertainment center located in Cranberry Township, north of Pittsburgh, includes tunnels, ball pits, and climbing structures for kids. Plus food, games, birthday parties, and a toddler area.

Wildwood Highlands
This North Park Family Fun Center offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor family-oriented activities, including lazer xtreme, snow tubing, bumper boats, mini-golf, go carts, an arcade, and an indoor Kiddie City with four levels of tubes, slides, balls, a moving gyro-sphere, and cobra copter.

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