Indoor Winter Fun places to go in Metro Detroit! Arcades, playplaces, bounce houses, indoor waterparks, indoor playgrounds, bowling centers and venues around town to have family fun when the weather is too cold outside! Fun indoor places to go in Oakland County and Metro Detroit Michigan. Things to do for kids and adults in SE Michigan when it’s too cold outside for outdoor fun or school is called for snow days!
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Indoor Winter Fun Places Metro Detroit
Auburn Hills Indoor Winter Fun Places
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan (Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, 4000 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326, 866-622-0605, website)
32,000 sq feet of of Lego fun! Features tours, 4D Cinema studios, master classes from the LEGO Master Model Builder, hands-play areas, build and test zone with racetracks, indoor playscape, and much more. Review – Pics.
Round1 Bowling and Amusement Center (4000 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326, District 5) 60,000 sq foot bowling, dining, arcade, karaoke, billiards, darts, ping-pong and more entertainment center. Fun for kids AND adults! Review – Pics.
Sea life Aquarium (Great Lakes Crossing, Auburn Hills, MI, website)
35,000 square foot aquarium filled with exhibits, touch screen displays, interactive touch pools, kids play area and more. Review – Pics.
Emagine Palladium (209 Hamilton Rd, Birmingham, MI, 248-385-0500, website)
Stadium-style seating in a luxurious movie going experience. 2,500 seats on 12 screens to a luxurious viewing experience with large custom designed leather styled recliner chairs in 5 screens with a limited seating capacity of 540 seats. Review – Pics.
Bloomfield Hills Indoor Winter Fun Places
Cranbrook Institute of Science (39221 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48303, 248-645-3200, website)
The Cranbrook Institute of Science museum is a hands on and interactive and covers up-to-date scientific studies about the earth and universe. You will also find a fun travelling exhibits, rocks and crystals, a planetarium, a mineral gallery, and more!
MeowTownLounge (33230 W 14 Mile Rd, West Bloomfield, MI 48322 (Inside Pet Valu), 586-825-3350, website)
Party with the cool cats – LITERALLY. MeowTownLounge was designed as a fun place where you can hang out with cats and kittens available for adoption. They host board game days with cats, movie nights with cats, and kitty meet & greets.
Clarkston Indoor Winter Fun Places
Brick It Up (948 S Baldwin Rd, Clarkston, MI, 248-309-3370, www.brickitup.net)
Ultimate Lego fun at Brick It Up in Clarkston MI – an entire house dedicated to Lego and Robotics! Brick It Up offers Lego classes, Robotics classes, and Open Play and Drop-In Play times. Review – Pics.
Clawson Indoor Winter Fun Places
Clinton Twp Indoor Winter Fun Places
CJ Barrymore’s (21750 Hall Road, Clinton Township, Michigan, 586-469-2800)
CJ Barrymore’s has a sprawling arcade, bowling alley and lazer tag complex for tons of indoor winter fun for kids. Lasertron laser tag towers two stories that’s packed with arcade video games, billiards and more.
Farmington Hills Indoor Winter Fun Places
Jungle Java (27658 Middlebelt Rd, Farmington Hills, MI, 248-919-3284)
Indoor Oakland County Playscape + Coffee Shop. many areas and caters to many different age levels. This is probably one of the indoor playscapes that can still entertain the older kids (up to age 9). It even has a separate area set aside for toddlers under three years old. Review.
Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium (1221 E Kearsley St., Flint, MI 48503, 810-237-3450, website)
History, education, and fun all in one place! Sloan always has exciting exhibits for entertaining kids of all ages and kids LOVE the laser light shows and star shows at the planetarium. Review – Pics.
Grosse Pointe Indoor Winter Fun Places
fLipSpot Gymnastics and Cheer (233 Kay Industrial Drive, Orion Twp., MI 48359 Phone: 248-340-0910, website)
fLipSpot hosts gymnastics, trampoline sessions, open gym sessions, birthday parties and so much more! Review – pics.
Northville Indoor Winter Fun Places
Tiny Town Play Lounge (15444 Haggerty, Northville, MI 48170, 734-667-4965, website)
Playplace for ages 6 and under. Tiny Town Play Lounge in Northville is a huge room that mimics an entire town, and includes all sorts of “places” to see and things to do. Review – Pics – Video.
Novi Indoor Winter Fun Places
Emagine Theatre (44425 W 12 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 888-319-FILM, website)
Emagine Theatre features stadium-style seating, gourmet snack foods, wide rows and luxurious seats.
Oak Park Indoor Winter Fun Places
Our Little Big World (21310 Coolidge Hwy, Oak Park, MI 48237, 248-308-5444, www.ourlittlebigworld.com)
5,000 sq ft. facility features hand painted murals, 6 continent themed play cubes, a sandbox, Soft-Play system, climbing wall, indoor slide, soft toys, tricycles, an art studio & gallery, three modern party rooms, and more
Oxford Indoor Winter Fun Places
Escape VR Virtual Reality Arcade (925 N Lapeer Rd STE 155. Oxford MI 48371, 248-800-4440, website)
More than 30 Virtual Reality experiences await at the state-of-the-art VR Arcade! Each VR Escape Pod is equiped with 8 foot x 8 foot play area, HTC Vive headset with 2 controllers, High performance virtual reality gaming PC, and 30 PLUS games and experiences.
Urban Air Trampoline Park
925 N Lapeer Rd, Oxford Twp, MI 48371, 800-960-4778, website
The 30,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Urban Air Trampoline Park offers dodgeball courts, a foam pit, soft play area, special trampoline zone for kids age 7 and under, a tumble track, wall-to-wall trampoline arenas, Warrior Obstacle Course, a Warrior Battle Beam, Slam Dunk Zone and MUCH MORE. Review – Pics – Video.
Rochester / Rochester Hills Indoor Winter Fun Places
Friendship Factory (210 West University, Rochester, MI 48038, 586-530-9090, website)
Friendship Factory store offers fun events, such as the craft bar, glitter tattoo station, shimmer lotion and sugar scrub creation station, party room, painting parties (a kids version of the adult “guided” paint classes), and a cozy lounging area. Fun for teens and tweens! Review – pics.
RARA Indoor Playscape ( 500 E. Second Street, Rochester, Michigan 48307, 248-656-8308, website)
The RARA Indoor Playscape is convenient for many different scenarios. It’s a great option for parents to occupy time with young children while their older children are attending classes. It can be rented out for birthday parties. It’s also a great option for getting a playgroup together to play on a snowy or rainy day. Review – pics.
Rochester Play (380 E Second Street, Rochester MI 48307, 248-650-7529, website)
Almost 11,000 square feet of indoor fun for toddlers and kids (to about age 11). Parents can enjoy the cull service cafe (smoothies, salads, sandwiches, coffee, breakfasts foods) while kids climb the day away. They even have an indoor arcade. Review – Pics.
Avon North Hill Lanes (150 West Tienken Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48306, 248-651-8544, website)
Avon North Hill Lanes is the premier bowling center in Rochester Hills, serving all of our neighboring communities! Avon North Hill Lanes is a huge hit with video game crowd. They have vintage and new pinball machines and tons of arcade games in addition to bowling! Review.
Emagine Theatre (200 Barclay Circle, Rochester Hills, MI 48307, 888-319-FILM, website)
Emagine Theatre features stadium-style seating, gourmet snack foods, wide rows and luxurious seats. Review – Pics.
Royal Oak Indoor Winter Fun Places
Inflatable Playspaces (5160 Meijer Drive, Royal Oak, MI 48073, 248-288-5888, website)
Indoor bouncehouse fun. Inflatable Playspaces offers inflatable bouncers of all kinds to rent but they also have open bounce times to bring the kids. Review.
The Great Escape Room (301 W Fourth Street, Suite LL110, Royal Oak, MI 48067, 248-495-7032, website)
Part scavenger hunt, part puzzle, part mystery, all fun! The Great Escape Room gives you 60 minutes to solve their clues and escape their room. This is a great team-building experience. Fun for kids and teens ages 12 and up and perfect for large groups. Review – Pics.
Wild Winter Weekends at The Detroit Zoo (8450 W. 10 Mile Rd, Royal
Oak, MI 48067, website)
The Detroit Zoo holds Wild Winter Weekends on select weekends during January, February and March. Wild Winter Weekends are themed events for kids that include indoor crafts and fun. All activities are free with Zoo admission. All sessions are held at the Ford Education Center. Review – Pics.
Emagine Theatre (200 N Main Street, Royal Oak, Michigan, 48067, Phone 888-319-FILM)
Upscale movie theatre and bowling. The 71,000 square foot Emagine Theatre entertainment facility features a 10-screen movie theatre and 16 lanes of upscale boutique bowling. Emagine has luxurious seats and serves cocktails, other alcoholic beverages and upscale snack options beyond standard movie theatre fare. Also in Rochester Hills and Novi. Review – Pics.
Shelby Twp Indoor Winter Fun Places
Joe Dumars Fieldhouse (45300 Mound Road, Shelby Township, MI 48317, 586-731-3080)
Arcade – Whirly Ball – mini golf, laser tag, high ropes course, giant slot cars. A great place to take the kids when it’s too cold outside!
The New Rink (50625 Van Dyke Ave, Shelby Twp., MI 48317, 586-731-5006, www.thenewrink.com)
Open skates, special events, parties, lessons, they even have bounce zone that comes with the price of admission! Review – Pics.
Sterling Hts Indoor Winter Fun Places
Wyndam Garden Sterling Inn Indoor Waterpark (34911 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights, MI 48312, 586-979-1400)
The 5000 Square foot indoor waterpark is conveniently located inside Best Western features a three-story water slide, lazy river, interactive splash splay park, full time lifeguards, indoor running track, state-of-the art fitness center, video game arcade, and more. Review – Pics.
Troy Indoor Winter Fun Places
MJR Grand Digital Cinema (100 E Maple Rd, Troy, MI 48083, 248-498-2100, website)
Oversized aisles, leather seats, a 45×84 movie screen (also measured as 4 stories by 8 stories) and a Dolby Atmos sound system with 49 speakers placed all around the theatre! MJR has 9 Metro Detroit locations. Visit their website to find one near you! Review – Pics.
Troy Community Center (3179 Livernois, Troy, MI 48083, 248-524-3484, website)
Affordable fun for residents and non-residents of Troy. The 127,000 square foot facility has an indoor aquatic center with slides and fun child splash zone. Review – pics.
AirTime Trampoline and Game Park (662 East Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI 48083, 248-918-0909)
Indoor trampoline park. AirTime Trampoline is a 31,000 square foot trampoline zone and arcade in Oakland County. Review – Pics – Video.
Skate World of Troy (2825 E Maple Road, Troy, MI 48083, 248-689-4100, www.skateworldoftroy.com)
Skating-perfect wood floors, great sound system, friendly staff, arcade, snack bar, and more for affordable family fun at skate world. Learn to Skate classes, affordable inline or roller skate rentals make it a fun place to go inside when the weather is too cold outside! Review – Info.
Utica Indoor Winter Fun Places
Dave and Buster’s (45511 Park Avenue, Utica, Michigan 48315)
Upscale arcade. Dave and Buster’s is humongous bar and restaurant that features a Midway of arcade and carnival style games. It’s upscale and features the latest and greatest arcade games. Dave and Buster’s is more like a casino experience for adults and kids than it is a Chuck E Cheese Michigan arcade visit. Also in Novi MI. Review.
Walled Lake Indoor Winter Fun Places
Waterford Indoor Winter Fun Places
Elite Sportsplex (2212 Mall Dr East, Waterford, MI 48328, 248-791-7944, www.elitesportsplex.com)
73,000 sq ft indoor facility features volleyball courts, basketball courts, cheer, lacrosse, gymnastics, futsol, dodgeball, and more. You can rent Elite Sportsplex sports courts to host parties, or just drop by for open gym. Elite hosts leagues, practices, and tournaments. Review – Pics.
Wixom Indoor Winter Fun Places
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