Charleston Indoor Play Areas

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We are so lucky to live in a place like Charleston that boasts beautiful landscapes, sunny skies, and lots of opportunities to explore and play outside. But sometimes, on rainy, gloomy, cold, and (in the summer) HOT days, you just want to have some fun indoors! We’ve created a list of our favorite Indoor Play Places in Charleston, just for you!

Active Play:

Sky Zone

Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park! Sky Zone offers a variety of kid’s programs including open jump, Toddler Time, Sensory Jump, Home School Hop, and Sky Club.

Where: 411 Wando Park Blvd, Mt Pleasant, 29464

Hours: See website for hours.


Charleston Fun Park

Charleston Fun Park is full of indoor fun with a full arcade, mini bowling, and indoor climbing wall.

Where: 3255 Highway 17 North, Mount Pleasant 29466

Hours (Summer hours begin June 3rd): Monday-Thursday: 11 AM – 8 pm. Friday: 10 AM – 11 PM, Saturday: 10 AM – 11 PM, Sunday: 12 PM – 8 PM


The Little Gym (Mt. Pleasant)

The Little Gym offers classes and programs for kids ages newborn – 12 as well as parties and camps.

Where: 624-E Long Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, 29464

Hours: See website for schedule


The Little Gym (Summerville)

Where: 1201 Old Trolley Road, Suite C, Summerville, 29485

Hours: See website for schedule


The Little Gym (West Ashley)

Where: 1662 Savannah Highway, Charleston, 29407

Hours: See website for schedule


Mellow & Play Cafe

Sit back and relax…read, or chit chat with friends and fellow patrons while your children enjoy some play time! Be sure to grab one of their delicious coffee drinks as well! 

Where: 9473 US 78, Ladson, 29456

Hours: Mon – Tues; 6a – 4p (Café), 9a – 4p (Play) Wed – Fri; 6a – 7p (Café), 9a – 7p (Play) Sat
9a – 7p (Café & Play) Sun 12p – 6p (Café & Play)


Monkey Joe’s

Monkey Joe’s in an indoor playground full of inflatable bounce houses, slides, and obstacle courses. Their play place is suitable for children up to twelve years old, and they even have a toddler area where little ones can safely play.

Where: 4952 Centre Pointe Drive, Suite 116, N. Charleston,

Hours: Monday – Thursday 10-7, Friday – Saturday 10-8, Sunday 11-6


Rolly Pollies

There’s a reason that Rolly Pollies has been voted a favorite place to take the kids for years! With a variety of classes for kids ages 6 months through 10 years, it’s the perfect place to learn, grow, and of course, get some energy out! They also have preschool classes, birthday parties, and open gym times!

Where: 9730 Dorchester Rd #206, Summerville 29485

Hours: Check schedule here


Kids Play Garden

From classes and camps to preschool and parties…You can count on Kids Play Garden for all kinds of fun and enriching learning activities. Work to get done? Shopping to do? Trying to get a workout in? Leave the children at Kids Play Garden, a drop-in learning center for children ages one and up.

Where: Charleston location: 57 Windermere Blvd., Charleston, 29407, Mt. Pleasant location: 320 W Coleman Blvd, Mt Pleasant, 29464

Hours: Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., SAT: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., SUNDAY: Birthday parties & special events only.


OutSlide In

With over 7,000 square feet, this new space has quickly become a favorite indoor play spot among Charleston parents! Located inside Citadel Mall, there’s a giant play structure with 4 slides, 3 party rooms, a toddler area, and a mini-city for imagination play!

Where: 2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Charleston, 29407

Hours: Mon-Sat: 10 am – 7 pm, Sun: 1 pm – 6 pm


KidsSuperFunStation

Also a newer spot, KidsSuperFunStation has an indoor play space that caters to babies, toddlers, and kids up to 10 years old, and offers Xbox and board games for slightly older kids. They also host birthday parties and movie nights!

Where: 5101 Ashley Phosphate Rd., North Charleston, 29418

Hours: Mon-Sat: 8 am – 11:30 pm, Sun: 1 pm – 11:30 pm


Stars & Strikes

Located in Summerville, this new indoor attraction is a great place to beat the heat! With bowling, laser tag, bumper cars, and more, there’s something for everyone! Bonus: kids bowl free during the summer, register here! They also host birthday parties and corporate events!

Where: 4570 Ladson Rd., Summerville, 29485

Hours: Mon-Thur: 10 am-midnight; Fri: 10 am – 2 am; Sat: 9 am – 2 am; Sun: 9 am – midnight


Carolina Ice Palace

With public skating, hockey, and birthday parties, you can’t get much cooler in the summer months than an ice rink! Check out their family skate specials on Friday and Saturday nights! 

Where: 7665 Northwoods Blvd., North Charleston, 29406

Hours: Check website for hours.


Grassroots Gymnastics

Located in North Charleston, Grassroots has gymnastics classes, camps, birthday parties, and open gym time with no pre-registration required! 

Where: 2220 Old School Drive, North Charleston, 29405

Hours: Check schedule here.


Museums and Attractions:

South Carolina Aquarium

The Aquarium is a great place to explore, learn, and check out a show!

Where: 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, 29401

Hours: Open daily 9am – 4pm


Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry

With a focus on imagination through play, your child will be entertained for hours at the Children’s Museum! There are also snacks available for purchase which is a win-win for us moms! 

Where: 25 Ann Street, Charleston,  SC 29403

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday  9am – 5pm, Sunday 12pm – 5pm


North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum

Children 12 & under are FREE with paid accompanying adult!

Where: 4975 Centre Pointe Dr, North Charleston, SC 29418

Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am  – 5 pm, Sunday 1pm- 5pm


The Charleston Museum

The Charleston Museum offers family fun events, kids tours, toddler days, hands-on history workshops and more activities for kids.

Where: 4975 Centre Pointe Drive, North Charleston, 29418

Hours: See here for program dates and hours


Story Time:

Barnes and Noble (Mt. Pleasant)

Where: 1716 Towne Centre Way, Mt. Pleasant, 29464

Hours: See website for story time hours


Barnes and Noble (West Ashley)

Where: 1812 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, 29407

Hours: See website for story time hours


Barnes and Noble (North Charleston)

Where: 7620 Rivers Ave, Charleston, 29406

Hours: See website for story time hours


Story Time at Itinerant Literate Book Stop

Where: 4824 Chateau Circle, North Charleston, 29405

Hours: See website for story time hours


Library Branches

The Charleston County Public Library has locations all over the Charleston area and offers story time for children of all ages. Dorchester County Library and Berkeley County Library also offer story times. Be sure to check out our Community Events Calendar for a list of all the upcoming storytimes! 

Where: See CCPL locations here, Dorchester County locations here, and Berkeley County locations here


Movies:

Cinnebarre

Enjoy a meal and a movie at Cinebarre. 

Where: 963 Houston-Northcutt Blvd, Mt. Pleasant, 29464

Hours: Check showtimes here.


Regal Palmetto Grande

Where: 1319 Theatre Drive, Mount Pleasant, 29464

Hours: Check showtimes here.


Citadel Mall IMAX Stadium 16

Where: 2072 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Charleston, 29407

Hours: Check showtimes here.


Regal Charles Towne Square Stadium

Where: 2401 Mall Dr, North Charleston, 29406

Hours: Check showtimes here.


Northwoods Stadium Cinema

Where: 2181 Northwoods Blvd., North Charleston, 29406

Hours: Check showtimes here.


Regal Cinemas Azalea Square 16

Where: 215 Azalea Square Blvd., Summerville, 29483

Hours: Check showtimes here.


Creative Play:

Art Place Studio

The Art Place Studio has is a walk-in studio with a calendar full of kids classes in painting pottery, canvas painting, fused glass, clay building, and more. 

Where: 300 Clements Ferry Road, Suite 204, Charleston, 29492

Hours: Tue – Thur 11am – 5pm, Fri 11  am – 8 pm, Sat 12 pm – 5 pm,  Closed Sundays & Mondays


Art Buzz Kids – Wine & Design (Mt Pleasant)

Where: 424 Broadway Street, Mt. Pleasant, 29464

Hours: Check calendar here.


Art Buzz Kids – Wine & Design (West Ashley)

Where: 1331 Ashley River Road, Charleston, 29407

Hours: Check calendar here

Don’t forget to check our Community Events Calendar regularly to see all the fun events happening around Charleston! 

What are your favorite indoor activities in Charleston?