The Ultimate Guide to Indoor Play in Rhode Island and Southeastern MA is here! We have searched high and low to find all of the local spots to play regardless of the weather, and complied them into one huge guide to make it easier for YOU to get the kids out of the house and get them playing! For more ideas check out our Rhode Island Family Rainy Day Guide, head out to a local library, or, for budget friendly options check out one of these 27 local places you can get in free!
Chuck E. Cheese’s:
650 Bald Hill Rd. Warwick, RI
287 Washington St. South Attleboro, MA
721 Taunton Ave. East Providence, RI
531 Pleasant St. Attleboro, MA
444 Washington St. Attleboro, MA
876 Bald Hill Rd. Warwick, RI
1100 Fall River Ave, Seekonk, MA
252 Washington St, South Attleboro, MA
1500 Bald Hill Rd, Warwick, RI
9 Taunton St, Plainville, RI
Dave & Busters
40 Providence Pl, Providence, RI
Knead Doughnuts: 135 Elmgrove Ave, Providence, RI
The east side location features a pretend doughnut shop play area to keep the kids occupied while you sip coffee with a friend. And the doughnuts are killer too, of course.
CinemaWorld Lanes & Games: 622 George Washington Highway, Lincoln, RI
More than a movie theater, CinemaWorld is also a full service restaurant and bar that offers bowling, laser tag, and an arcade.
Breaktime Bowl & Bar, Pawtucket, RI
The only place on this list that is for grown ups only (because we deserve to play too!). Located in Hope Artiste Village, this upscale pub is home to the oldest continually running duckpin bowling alley in New England and serves grub that is leagues beyond your typical bowling alley fair. The perfect low-key date night. 21+
Monster Mini Golf Seekonk, MA
It’s Halloween at year at this glow-in-the-dark mini golf spot.
Rock Spot Climbing, Multiple RI Locations
All ages rock climbing. (Yes, they even have toddler classes!)
United Skates of America, East Providence, RI
Roller skating is a great indoor activity for the whole family. They even offer training skate rentals for the youngest skaters in your life.
Battleground Z, Lincoln, RI
Battleground Z offers a full range of indoor play and sporting actives including things like dodgeball, archery tag, (foam) dart wars, laser wars and more. Something for every age range ages 3 and up.
New England Sports Village, Attleboro, MA
A large indoor ice rink with public skating hours throughout the week.
Fantasy Land, Seekonk, MA
This family arcade is basically an indoor amusement park with seven full sized rides for kidsto enjoy. (Kids must be 36 inches tall to ride so break out the growth chart before you go.)
Snapdraggon Baseball, Exeter, RI
Use those cold and rainy days to work on your swing. Batting cage rentals are available for 60 minute or 30 minuet slots. Book online before you go.
Ryan Amusements, Newport, RI
This Newport game room has over 50 games, on two floors for kids of all ages.
Ace Archers, Foxboro, MA
Kids and adults can embrace their inner Robin Hood at this indoor archery range. Ages 8+
R1 Indoor Karting, Lincoln RI
Indoor Play doesn’t get much better than this. Aspiring NASCAR drivers rejoice! Junior Karting sessions are specifically designed for ages 6-17. R1 is also home to an all ages “sports bar” with billiards, darts and bowling lanes. (Free shoe rental!)
Cranston Veterans Memorial Ice Rink, Cranston, RI
When it’s a little too wintery outsides this indoor rink is the perfect place to hit the ice.
Laid Back Fitness, Warwick, RI
This indoor Ninja Warrior style gym has operate open gym hours throughout the week for kids ages 4-10 and for kids ages 11+.
Lazer Gate, Swansea, MA
This place has everything. Laser tag, indoor black lit mini golf, bumper cars and seven indoor bounce houses.
Mastermind Adventures, Swansea Mall
Next level indoor play. As an alternative to screen time, Mastermind’s board game lounge is free all day Friday to everyone. They also host other various games and activities on Friday & Saturday including a Friday Night Nerf Wars!
Duckpin Bowling, Various locations
The small ball size makes duckpin bowling perfect for the younger crowd. A couple places to get you started are Town Hall Lanes in Johnston and Dudek Bowling in Warren.
Arts & Science
Thank you to the Children’s Museum for Sponsoring the Arts & Science Section of our Guide to Indoor Play. We love our membership to the Providence Children’s Museum because the kids find something new they love every time they go & we know they are learning valuable skills.
Rhode Island Museum of Science & Art, Providence, RI
The exhibits and experiments at this new RI museum will keep your hands and your mind occupied. Perfect for artists and scientists alike.
Fab-You-Us Family Fun Center, North Providence, RI
Drop in music, dance, arts, crafts and movement classes for kids and adults with both drop off and stay and play options.
Museum of Natural History & Planetarium at Roger Williams Park, Providence, RI
In-house scavenger hunt and hands on exhibits will gets keep your kids engaged while they learn. =
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI
Part natural history museum, part aquarium this educational center has hands on exhibits for kids of all ages and a designated play area for kids under 6 stocked with books, puzzles, nature toys and lots more.
Biomes Marine Biology Center: “New England’s most hands on Aquarium” will hold the attention of the whole family and there is a gated marine life themed play area for kids ages six and under.
Paint Your Own Ceramics, Various Locations
Channel that rainy day energy into a work art at one of these studios:
Pea Poddery, Cumberland, RI
Weird Girl Creations Pottery Studio Barrington, RI
Clayground Studio, East Greenwich, RI
Create! Color Art Studio, Naragansett, RI
The mission of Providence Children’s Museum is to inspire and celebrate learning through active play and exploration. The Museum welcomes children and adults of all backgrounds and from all communities by:
-Presenting hands-on, play-based exhibits and programs that explore arts, culture and science, technology, engineering and math.
-Fostering children’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical development.
-Embracing a wide range of abilities, learning styles and forms of creative expression.
-Creating safe and welcoming environments in which visitors and staff share with and learn from one another.
-Being accessible and responsive to all families – culturally, physically and economically.
-Working in partnership with other organizations to meet the needs of children and families.
-Increasing awareness and knowledge of the ways in which children and families learn.
5Wits, Foxborough, MA
An immersive, adventure experience with variable endings depending on the choices your group makes. Each adventure spans several riddle rooms. A one of a kind experience for the whole family.
Great Escape, Providence, RI
The in room game master provides personalized guidance and clues if you need it. This Riddle Room is 12+
Escape RI, Providence, RI
Four escape rooms for 2-6 players. 10+
Lock & Clue Escape Room, Pawtucket, RI
The only local escape room with an experience especially designed for kids! The “Zany Zoo” is “especially made for younger escape enthusiasts in training aged 7-11.” All rooms are private rooms. 7+
RI Riddle Room
Kids as young as seven may participate, but the game themes may be too mature for many young kids. 7+
All in Adventures Emerald Square Mall, North Attleboro, MA
Nine rooms of various difficulty levels and maturity levels. All ages welcome.
Renaissance Gym: East Providence, RI
Open gym hours all week long for walking children under the age of 5.
Playdate: Seekonk, MA
Enjoy a cup of coffee while your kids enjoy a creative, active play environment designed for kids ages 0-6.
Emerald Square Mall Play Area: North Attleborough, MA
If you need to get some shopping don and have little ones in tow head over to Emerald Square mall and take advantage of their free play area for littles.
Little Seeds: Plainville, MA
In addition to a variety of themed areas for kids to play there is lots of seating, free WiFi, a self-serve coffee and tea bar, changing tables in both bathrooms, and a rocking chair in the “little woodland” area.
Providence Children’s Museum: Providence, RI
Burn some energy while you learn through play. Featuring something for kids fo all ages. There is even a Littlewoods section that is designated for kids under the age of four.
The Children’s Museum of Greater Fall River: Fall River, MA
This place is loaded with fun activities from climbing, to legos. Even the hallways are lined with things to do and explore.
Impossible Dream: Warwick, RI
The Inside Out Playground at Impossible Dream is open January -March and perfect for kids of all ability levels.
Bellani Maternity, Warwick, RI
In addition to the variety of classes Bellani offers for the preschool and younger crowd, they also have open gym hours several times a week for active kiddos ages six months to three years
Wiggle Kids, Swansea Mall, MA
Inclusive fitness classes for all ages & abilities. All classes are on a drop in basis, pay one price and take as many class you want that day!
We’d love to hear about your favorite place for Indoor Play in Rhode Island! Comment if we missed a spot!