Best Indoor Play Places for Kids in Chicagoland – Chicago Parent

As we try to stay home as much as possible, cabin fever is hitting us hard. We’ve been missing our favorite indoor play places that help keep us parents sane. While many of these spots remain closed during the pandemic, a few indoor play places in Chicago and the suburbs have reopened with new COVID-19 guidelines and private playtimes available to help keep the play experience safe for families.

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Indoor Play Places Offering Private Rentals

BumbleBee Play Café

This popular play café has two separate rooms. The larger room has a jumping pad and a huge play structure with slides and obstacles. The other room is perfect for younger kids who can enjoy pretend play with the cafe’s mini town. While kids enjoy playing, parents can enjoy treats and drinks available for purchase.

Little Hoppers Play Cafe

Located in Beverly, the newly opened Little Hoppers offers open play options like sensory boards, pretend houses and Lego bricks to keep kids entertained. Currently, private play packages are available that can include up to 12 kids.

Yu Kids Island

If you’re headed to the mall and need a break, Yu Kids Island has you covered with a colorful playground oasis. Rest assured parents, everything is