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The Pittsburgh Mom’s Guide to Indoor Activity Centers

Indoor activity centers are a saving grace for kids during the cold and gray winter months. These play palaces have everything a kid could want: games, prizes, slides, climbing and more. See below for a the list of fun indoor play areas in the Pittsburgh area. It one is unique and has something fun to offer.

Party Lane

162 Brickyard Road, Suite 400
Mars, PA 16046
412-446-8126

Party Lane creates a “tiny town” that is the perfect size for small children and their imaginations. Small little play buildings such as the town bakery and animal hospital will bring your child’s play to life! There are costumes and props and everything kids need to have fun. They even do art too! Check their event calendar for children’s paint events for ages 4+.  

Open Play
9am to 4pm Monday through Friday

photo credit: partylanepa.com
photo credit: partylanepa.com

Lilliput

4125 Washington Road
McMurray, Pennsylvania 15317
(724) 942-3022

Named “One of the best places to take Toddlers/Preschoolers on a Rainy Day” by CBS KDKA Local, Lilliput Towne Center is a play town fit for playful young children. During their visit to the town, kids can fill up their bags with groceries at the market and fill up their delivery truck tank at the gas station. They will get hours of enjoyment strolling around this tiny town!

Village Play Hours
9:30am TO 4:00pm Monday through Friday

 

photo credit: http://www.lilliputtownecenter.com/
photo credit: http://www.lilliputtownecenter.com/

The Lightning Bug

170 Scharberry Ln
Mars, PA 16046
724-900-2808

This family entertainment center is a one stop shop. It not only has entertainment, but also a restaurant and coffee shop. The attractions include Laser Tag, Lightning Bug Glow Golf, Spin Zone Bumper Cars,  a large indoor playground, arcade and prize games. There is endless entertainment for all ages!

Hours of Operation
Monday through Thursday 10am to 9pm
Friday and Saturday 10am to 10pm
Sunday 10am to 9pm

photo credit: thelightningbug.com
photo credit: thelightningbug.com

Wildwood Highlands

2330 Wildwood Rd, Wildwood, PA 15091
412-487-5517

This great family entertainment center has it all. For the winter months the outdoor attractions aren’t available, but you won’t even notice because the indoor attractions have plenty to keep you busy and entertained on a cold winter’s day!

Hours of Operation
Sunday – Thursday: 11am to 9pm
Friday – Saturday: 11am to 10pm
Wildwood Highlands is fully operational from Memorial Day thru Labor Day. This means that although we are open year-round, most of our OUTSIDE attractions will not be open during the school year with the exception of Mini Golf. Outside attractions WILL be open on weekends (weather permitting) through the Spring and Fall seasons starting Friday at 5pm

 

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Chuckie Cheese Bridgeville, North Hills & Monroeville

Everyone remembers Chuckie Cheese as a kid! It is basically a birthday party institution. But don’t rule it out as a possible destination for fun on any blustery day this winter. With 3 locations in Pittsburgh, you are bound to find a location near you!

Bridgeville
1035 Washington Pike
Bridgeville, PA 15017
412) 257-2570

Hours of Operation
Sun-Thur 10am-9pm
Fri 10am-10pm
Sat 9am-10pm

Monroeville
3800 William Penn Highway
Monroeville, PA 15146
412) 856-5044

Hours of Operation
Mon-Thur 11am-9pm
Fri 11am-10pm
Sat 9am-10pm
Sun 10am-9pm

North Hills
20 McIntyre Square Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
412) 364-7762

Hours of Operation
Sun-Thur 10am-9pm
Fri 10am-10pm
Sat 10am-10pm

Stay ‘N Play

1900 Cochran Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15220
(412) 561-1168

This indoor play space caters to the development and enrichment of children who visit it. They even have their two play rooms divided into gross motor and fine motor play.

Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday 9am to 1pm

photo credit: Facebook.com Stay 'n' Play at Beth El
photo credit: Facebook.com Stay 'n' Play at Beth El

The SeeSaw Center

935 Pine Avenue
Castle Shannon, PA 15234
412-953-6161

This indoor activity center was created specifically to create a safe, warm and fun place for children and their parents to come and play during the winter months! They have a great variety of toys that are bound to entertain every family

Hours of Operation
Monday 9:30am to 3:00pm
Tuesday 9:30am to 3:00pm and 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Wednesday 9:30am to 3:00pm
Thursday 9:30am to 3:00pm and 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday 9:30am to 3:00pm
Saturday 9:30am to 12:30pm
Sunday Closed

 

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Snapology

This indoor activity center is one of a kind! It works to engage children in interactive play using robotics and animation. Additionally, this is a great place for little ones who enjoy all things LEGOs and building! With three locations in the Pittsburgh area you are sure to find one in your area.

Snapology Pittsburgh
412-295-1545
1699 Washington Rd, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15228
Hours of Operation
EVENING/WEEKEND HOURS: Fri: 5:30-8:30, Sat/Sun 12PM-5PM
SCHOOL-YEAR WEEKDAY HOURS (thru 6/10): Mon-Fri: 10AM-2PM

Snapology East Pittsburgh
(412) 372-1788
200 Mall Circle Drive
Monroeville, Pennsylvania
Hours of Operation
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10am to 5:30pm
Wednesday 10am to 5:30pm
Thursday 10am to 5:30pm
Friday 10am to 5:30pm
Saturday 10am to 6:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Snapology North Pittsburgh
412-440-PLAY(7529)
Check their website for event locations. The currently have events scheduled at Cranberry Township Parks and Recreation

photo credit: Snapology
https://pittsburghnorth.snapology.com/schedule/
photo credit: Snapology https://pittsburghnorth.snapology.com/schedule/

Fun Slides Carpet Skate Park and Party Center

Pines Plaza Shopping Center,

1130 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh PA 15237
(Behind Shop N Save)
412-364-9400

This indoor skate park has a lot going on. It is 33, 000 square feet of black lighted fun! It’s claim to fame is it’s carpet ramps, but the site also includes dodge ball an obstacle course and a bounce and jump area. If you’re looking for a full speed, energetic way to have fun this winter, then this is the place to see.

Hours of Operation
Please check their website here for their schedule.

photo credit: Facebook.com Fun Slides Carpet Skate Park and Party Center
photo credit: Facebook.com Fun Slides Carpet Skate Park and Party Center

Zone 28

2525 Freeport Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
412-828-1100
 
This family fun location, previously known as FunFest, has a little bit to offer everyone. They have bowling, arcade games, billiards and food. It doesn’t get any better than that!
 
Hours of Operation
 
Sunday-Wednesday:  9am-11pm
Thursday:  9am-Midnight
Friday-Saturday:  9am-2am
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SeaBase Family Fun Center

770 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601
724-838-8887

Seabase is every kid’s dreams brought to life. It has a giant two story play gym, miniature golf, Laser Maze, and interactive game floor, train rides, laser tag, and an arcade. And rest assured they even have a special Toddler room for your littler players.

Hours of Operation
Sunday-Thursday 10am-9pm
Friday & Saturday 10am-10pm

Photo credit: http://www.seabasefun.com/
Photo credit: http://www.seabasefun.com/

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