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Dayton Area guide to Indoor Play

Disclosure: This guide is sponsored, but we are so excited to partner with some incredible local businesses to bring this guide to indoor play spaces to the moms of Dayton.

Aqua-Tots Swim Schools

Aqua-Tots heated, indoor pool offers families a clean, safe and family-friendly environment. Join them most any Saturday afternoon (check out the Facebook pages in Springboro and Beavercreek to be sure) for open swim time! Members swim free or it’s just $5-$10 per family for non-members AND they have some great pool toys.

Take advantage of one of their family-friendly events (How much fun does a Glow Swim sound? Or swimming with Santa?) to check out the facilities for future swim lessons or to practice what the kids have already learned.

Aqua-Tots offers family fun for infants through adults, and swim lessons for all ages and abilities as well, so make sure you ask about those while you are there.

**Mom Bonus** There are TWO convenient locations in the area where you can swim.

Family Swim Times:

Most Saturdays at 1:15p

Follow them on Facebook for information on family swim events.

716 N Main St, Springboro, OH 45066
2451 Lakeview Dr, Beavercreek, OH 45431

YMCA of Greater Dayton

Looking for indoor fun, don’t forget to check out your local YMCA!

A membership to your local YMCA brings with it the opportunity for year-round indoor (and outdoor) fun.

In addition to the regular gym classes and amenities, there are a variety of engaging opportunities available throughout the year, including a Kids Night Out at Camp Kern (there is even a New Years Eve option for those older kids), Youth Popcorn and Movies (4-10 years old), and a Parents Night Out that your kids (5-12 years old) will beg you to take – insert “praise hands” here! Seriously though –  what kid wouldn’t love a night of swimming, basketball, and pizza while you get some much-needed adult time in as well?

**Mom Tip** In addition to the traditional membership options, the YMCA offers youth/teen memberships (including a FREE summer membership for kids entering 7th & 8th grade in the Fall of 2018). Call your local branch for more info. 

Offerings vary based on location, so you want to make sure you follow their Facebook page, check out the individual location websites, or call to get the most up to date information.

Several locations around town.

Scene 75

With 12 incredible attractions, Scene75 has more things to do under one roof in the Dayton area than anywhere else!

Do you have little ones? Bouncing inflatables are just $9/hour ($7 for 30 minutes). Or enjoy a little blacklight mini-golf ($5 for 9 holes). Mini-Bowling is also a terrific option for little ones – it’s big fun on a small scale ($3.50 per game). Plus, kiddos 36” or taller can ride with a grownup in a GoKart ($10)

For the big kids? Laser Tag, GoKarts, Bumper Cars, a 4-D Motion Theater, Lazer Maze, Mini-Bowling, Chaos Room, and the incredible arcade will make for hours of fun.

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Tuesday Closed for Private Events
Wednesday-Thursday 11am – 10pm
Friday 11am – 1am
Saturday 10am – 1am
Sunday 11am – 10pm

6196 Poe Ave.
Dayton, OH 45414

Dayton Children's Flight Zone at the Dayton Mall

Hours of Operation:

See website for mall hours.

2700 Miamisburg Centerville Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459

Mall at Fairfield Commons Play Area

Hours of Operation:

See website for mall hours.

2727 Fairfield Commons,
Beavercreek, OH 45431

Run Around Fun Town XL

Hours of Operation:

Monday 10a-2pm
Wednesday 10a-4pm
Friday 10a-8p
Saturday 10a-5pm

4401 Lyons Road
Miamisburg, OH

Fairhaven Children's Play Area

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday 12p-4p

637 East Whipp Rd.
Centerville, OH

The Playland at Stillwater Church

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday 11a-4p

6911 Frederick Pike
Dayton, OH

Goldfish Swim School

Family Swim Times:

Monday-Thursday 12p-2p
Friday 12p-2p & 6:30p-8:30p
Sunday 12p-1p

Follow them on Facebook for additional family swim events.

671 Lyons Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459

Discovery Center at Liberty Center

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Thursday 10a-9p
Friday-Saturday 10a-10p
Sunday 12p-6p

7100 Foundry Row
Liberty Twp, Ohio

Located on the 2nd floor near the food court.

The Magic Castle

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Thursday 11a-9p
Friday 11a-10p
Saturday 10a-10p
Sunday 10a-9p

4990 Wilmington Pike
Dayton OH 45440

Busy Kids Gymnastics

Hours of Operation:

See website for open gyms days and times.

3061 Wilmington Pike
Kettering, OH

Jump and Jack's

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Thursday 9:30a-8p
Friday-Saturday 9:30a-9p
Sunday 11:30a-8p

7102 Office Park Dr.
West Chester, OH 45069

EnterTRAINment Junction

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Saturday 10a-6p
Sunday 12p-6p

7379 Squire Court
West Chester, OH 45069

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Saturday 9a-5p
Sunday 12p-5p

2600 DeWeese Pkwy
Dayton, OH 45414

The Lange Family Experiencenter at the Dayton Art Institute

Hours of Operation:

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11a-5p
Thursday 11a-8p
Friday 11a-5p
Saturday 11a-5p
Sunday 12p-5p

456 Belmonte Park North
Dayton Ohio 45405

National Museum of the US Air Force

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Sunday 9a-5p

1100 Spaatz Street
Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433

Dayton Metro Library

Variety of programs available, see website for details.

See website for the library location nearest to you.

Skateworld of Kettering

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday 6p-8p
Friday 6p-8p
Saturday 11a-3p

1601 E David Rd
Kettering, OH 45429

Sky Zone

Hours of Operation:

Monday Closed
Tuesday-Thursday 4p to 8p Open Jump
Friday 10a-11a Toddler Time (Ages 5 and under)
Friday 4p-9p Open Jump 
Friday 9p-11p GLOW (All Ages) Must wear a shirt that glows in order to jump!
Saturday 9a-10a Toddler Time (Ages 5 and under)
Saturday 10a-10p Open Jump
Saturday 10p-12a Sky Jam (Ages 14+)
Sunday: 11a-8p Open Jump

976 Senate Drive
Washington Twp, OH 45459

Urban Krag Climbing Center

Hours of Operation:

Summer: May 1 – Sep 30

Monday Members Night 5p-10p
Tuesday-Friday 3p-11p
Saturday 10a-8p
Sunday 12p-7p

Winter: Oct 1 – Apr 30

Monday Members Night 5p-10p
Tuesday-Friday 1p-11p
Saturday 10a-9p
Sunday 12p-8p

125 Clay Street
Dayton Ohio 45402

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3 Responses to Dayton Area guide to Indoor Play

  1. Jessica July 16, 2017 at 9:47 pm #

    Another great one is Jump and Jacks in West Chester. They have a huge indoor playground and bounce houses on certain nights… our 4 year old could spend hours there!

  2. Christine September 19, 2017 at 8:48 am #

    Englewood Fun Center is nice and Scene 75

  3. Kristen July 19, 2018 at 10:19 pm #

    Chaos Room is no longer in business, I think they closed a year or two ago.

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