Indoor Play Areas

Cool in summer, warm in winter, these areas offer indoor fun for kids and their families. For more indoor play ideas, also see the Skating category in this section or flip to the Sports & Fitness section for information on Gymnastics and Fitness Centers, Clubs & Sports Facilities.   


Bricks 4 Kidz; Chico. Devoted to providing an extraordinary atmosphere for children to learn, build, & play with LEGO® Bricks. Offers activities for children ages 3-13+, including afterschool enrichment classes, week-long summer camps, birthday parties, in-school workshops, pre-school classes & kidz night out. 1141 Forest Ave., Ste. 40. (530) 332-9172.

Children’s Discovery Playhouse; Paradise. At this creative open play facility, children ages 1-9 & their accompanying adults can enjoy 7 themed play areas: Stage, Construction, Vet’s Office, Grocery store, Bakery, Pizzeria, & their newest theme: Down on the Farm.  Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat. $5/child (adult free); drop-ins welcome. 5923 Clark Rd., Ste. B. (530)712-1050.

Children’s Play Area at Chico Mall. Head to the children’s Play Area and let your little ones have a ball while you keep a close eye on the action. Kids can climb and explore the bright, colorful area filled with oversized play elements, large puzzles, and plenty of space to stretch those active little legs, as well as their imagination. Children are required to be supervised by an adult at all times. The play area is located on in the Food Court. Chico Mall,1950 E 20th St.

KidsPark Indoor Fun; Chico. Drop-in childcare center for ages 2-12. Large, colorful indoor & outdoor area with lots of room to play. Games, crafts & fun group activities. Hourly rates. 2477 Forest Ave., Ste. 190. (530) 894-6800.

Sunny Garden Montessori; Chico. Offers indoor play & learning for children ages 0-5 & their parents/caretakers in a Montessori-inspired environment full of hands-on fun & activities, including art & science themes. Hourly rates, sibling & class card discounts. 2801 Godman Ave., Ste. 140. (530) 343-3101.


Mt. Shasta Mall Turtle Bay Indoor Play Area; Redding. Kids will enjoy little slides for big fun at this play area for young children (& resting area for parents!). 900 Dana Dr. (530) 223-3575.

Rare Air Trampoline Park; Redding. 10,000 sq. feet of trampoline space includes multiple dodge ball courts, slam dunk basketball hoops, an air bag pit, main court, a junior zone &  more. Arcade, birthday parties, private party rooms, air-robics classes & toddler time (offered twice a week & specifically for our jumpers ages 6 & under). 3625 Old 44 Dr. (530) 221-1206.

Turtle Bay Exploration Park; Redding. Turtle Bay’s museum features indoor areas for children to play & learn. They can check out a teepee, watch fish, explore manipulatives, play with KEVA planks or another featured building set & investigate hands-on educational exhibits. Children & their parents can enjoy the weekly “Little Explorers” preschool playgroup together. 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530) 243-8850.


Mt. Shasta Community Resource Center. Offers a variety of child development programs & activities including preschool science, early childhood art, music & movement, holiday events & a weekly parent & child Interactive playgroup. Call for drop-in hours & information. 109 E. Lake St. (530) 926-1400.

Sisson Museum; Mt. Shasta. Located in a charming building at the Mount Shasta Fish Hatchery site. Features displays, exhibits & special events focused on local history. Children’s activities include a vintage fire truck, model railroad setup with locomotive control panel, old-fashioned toys & more. Open Apr-Dec. 1 N. Old Stage Rd.  (530) 926-5508.

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Updated: Nov 10, 2017 @ 10:10 am