Indoor Drop-in Activities for the Little Ones for Marin & Beyond
Looking for fun indoor activities and play spaces for the little ones? There are several places to take the kids to get them out of the house and get creative or burn off all that extra energy, especially on a cold or rainy day. Here are a few ideas for fun indoor drop-in activities in Marin County and beyond:
New Parents' and Babies Group
Fairfax Community Center (next to Peri Park)
16 Park Road, Fairfax
Hours: Tuesdays, 11 am–12:30 pm (year-round with a break in summer)
This group offers a safe and supportive environment conducive to sharing about topics such as emotional and physical recovery after birth, expectations surrounding being a mother, changes in lifestyle and in relationships, finding support and trusting caregivers, life balance and sleep, child development, play and temperament and more. Meet new moms and dads and talk about whatever is on your mind surrounding parenting. This is a participant led group; please suggest speakers and/or topics of interest. Bring your baby - feel free to feed, change and let baby talk or fuss. Free. For more info, visit their website.
- Tot's Open Gym
142 Bolinas Road, Fairfax
Hours: Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30–11:30 am
Join other moms, dads and kids at the charming red building on the hill. Children 0 to 4 years enjoy riding scooters and climbing on a variety of soft blocks and mats. We will encourage early childhood development by guiding children to play and explore their physical capabilities with state of the art gymnastics equipment.Parents enjoy mingling, playing and drinking fresh coffee and tea. Cost: $20 per child or 2 for $30. All adults and children over 2 must wear a masks regardless of vaccination status. For more info, visit their website.
- Cal Star Gymnastics Indoor Morning Power Play
70 Digital Drive, Suite #3, Novato
Hours: Monday & Wednesday, 9:30–10:30 am (ages 1–2 yrs) and Friday, 9–9:55 am, 10–10:55 am, 11–11:55 am (ages 2–5 yrs)
Cal Star Gymnastics offers drop-in fun for ages 5 years and under. Participants can run, jump and play in an open gymnastics environment. The cost is $15 per child and $130 for a 10-visit saver card. Cal Star Gymnastics. For more info, visit their website.
- Music Time with Megan
100 Vintage Way, Novato
Hours: Wednesdays, 11:30 am–noon
Join Megan Schoenbohm for socially distanced music for families at the Sports Basement in Novato. Drop-in, no reservations required. Bring your face masks, blanket, and a shaker or other instrument. Free, but donations welcome; Venmo @musictimewithmegan. This is an ongoing weekly class. Event details.
- Redwood Empire Gymnastics
434 Payran St, Petaluma
Redwood Empire Gymanstics offers a drop-in gymnastic class called Littlebugs (ages walking to 36mo only). Sign up for each class individually. Please call for more information/protocols:(707) 763–5010. For more info, visit their website.
- Rebounderz Rohnert Park
555 Rohnert Park Expressway, West, Rohnert Park
Families looking for active indoor fun should head up north to Rohnert Park and check out the new Rebounderz Indoor Trampoline Arena. See prices here. A one-time purchase of our Rebounderz Jump Socks is required to jump. These socks are reusable and are available for purchase at the front desk. For more info, visit their website.
- Play-Well TEKnologies
Marin Engineering Center, San Anselmo
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 12–6 pm
Play-WEll TEKnologies in San Anselmo offers drop-in LEGO play for all ages. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more info, call (415) 460-5210 or visit their website.
- House of Air
926 Mason Street, Crissy Field, San Francisco
Hours: various times
The Presidio's House of Air indoor trampoline park offers a variety of programs for little ones. Reservations for trampoline sessions are required. Reserve weekend time slots in advance as they sell out! They're located in an historic aircraft hangar at Crissy Field. Cost: check website for cost. For more info, visit their website.
- Do Art Studio
1547 4th Street, San Rafael
Saturdays, 9 am–noon
San Rafael is open for pottery painting. Grab a donut from Johnny’s donuts and have the most fun Saturday ever! All social distancing and mask-wearing will be followed. Painting pottery is great for ages 2-102 and our prices range from $10-$80 and include all glaze, firing, and your time in the studio. Free parking in our private parking lot located at the back of the building. For more info, visit their website.
- Fox & Kit (cafe & indoor playground)
1031 C Street, San Rafael
Hours: Monday–Sunday, opens at 8 am
What came to life is a modernist wonderland with a rolling grass hill, color-changing passageways, a climbing wall, a reading nook, a costume room, imaginative wooden play structures, and a seriously cool sensory cave. Every square inch intentional; every square foot thought out. At Fox & Kit, your children will lose themselves in their imaginations whether you relax and enjoy a moment for yourself or decide to follow them down the rabbit hole and discover your inner child. Socks required. *Masks required during open play for everyone over 2 years old. Admission: $10 (9–23 mo), $12 (24–35 mo), $15 (3–11 yrs). There's a 15% sibling discount and a 50% last hour special. For more info, visit their website.
- Jumping Jacks
The San Rafael Community Center
618 B Street, San Rafael
Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 am–noon (6 months–4 years)
Jumping Jacks is an hour-long class that consists of activities that encourage creative movement, balance and hand-eye coordination. These activities are done in a high-energy, fun-filled atmosphere. The first half of each class is free play - parents/caretakers are expected to have fun interacting with their child/children! The last half hour of class is group time...have fun dancing with scarves, playing with the parachute and of course popping bubbles! Jump-up (for children crawling to 26 months) class is from 9:30-10:30 a.m. High Jump (for children 26 months to 4 years) is from 11 am–noon (30 Min Re-Set/Disinfecting Between Sessions). Come and check out this fun program! Drop-in fee $10. For more info, visit their website.
- Toddler Open Gym
GymWorld, San Rafael
3040 Kerner Blvd, San Rafael
Hours: Monday–Friday, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
GymWorld offers Open Gyms for Toddlers on a drop-in basis. Come run, jump, bounce, swing, use the foam pit and trampoline! Cost: drop-in $20 or $35 for 2 kids. You do not need to register, however, your child must be a registered member of Gymworld and the release form must be signed. Register here. For more info, visit their website.
- Children's Museum of Sonoma County
1835 W Steele Lane, Santa Rosa
(707) 546-4069The Children's Museum of Sonoma County provides hands-on, interactive exhibits and activities in a safe environment that are custom designed for families with children aged ten years old and younger. Closed on Tuesdays. Cost: Adults and children: $14, babies under 11 months: free. For more info, visit their website.
3215 Coffey Lan, Santa Rosa
The new Epicenter indoor sports complex offers a variety of activities, from a trampoline park to indoor sports courts. There's even an on-site restaurant and a Starbucks, too. For more info, visit their website.
Snoopys Home Ice
1667 W Steele Lane, Santa Rosa
Snoopy's Home ice in Santa Rosa offers a full range of skating activities with both public and private time, as well as a café. You can even visit the nearby Charles M. Schulz Museum for more fun! For more info, visit their website.
- PlayLand Sausalito
610 Coloma Street, Saualito
Hours: Monday, Friday and Saturdays, 9 am–noon (reserve your spot)
PlayLand is an indoor bounce house playground for ages 11 months to 7 years 11 months. Come jump in the bouncy zone, play games, have fun at the train tables, or even spend some quiet time in the arts room. Playland cost: $13–$18. Reserve your time spot here. For more info, visit their website.
- Bay Area Discovery Museum
557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito
Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 9 am–4 pm, Saturday: 10 am–5 pm, Sunday: 9 am–5 pm
BADM is a perrenial favorite with Marin parents and children. They have a number of different indoor play and activity areas as well as a variety of programs for all ages. Cost: adult (ages 19 –- 64 years): $18, child (ages 1–17 years): $18, babies (ages 6 mo. –1 year): $15. Reserve your tickets here. For more info, visit their website.
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