Indoor activities

Indigo Play Austin

May 25, 2021

When the weather isn’t cooperating and you need an indoor space to play, Indigo Play is a fun place to spend a few hours with the kids!

We decided to check out Indigo Play on a cool, rainy May morning. We got there right at 9 a.m. when they opened and were the first ones there!

Quick Tip! Make sure you bring socks for everyone, including adults. Shoes must be left out in the lobby area in the cubbies.

The Café at Indigo Play

They let us know upon arrival that outside food or drinks will no longer be allowed beginning in June. There is a café and tables set up inside, so you can purchase drinks and food while you’re there. They even sell beer for the adults!

Baby Section

There is a small section near the front that is clearly marked for crawlers. Parents were doing a good job of keeping their older kids out of this area to keep it safe for the babies.

Toddler Section

We spent most of our time in the toddler section. My little guy loved the spinning ride toy in here. It’s a good workout for adults who push the kids on this one! My son likes smaller slides rather than big ones, so he really enjoyed the little slides in this section too.

Large Play Structure

This is the really exciting part! What I liked most about this section were all the fact cards displayed throughout the tower. As you climbed, you could read and learn some new things! The large play structure was decorated with scenes and facts from different countries, which was super fun! Make sure you try the giant American flag slide at least once!

Pretend Play

My son loved this section. There were separate rooms for different places around town, like a garage, a fire department, a store, a vet, and a coffee shop. We played here for a long time!

Sensory Room

The sensory room was cool! There’s a giant floor piano and light exhibits to explore.

Free Play

We discovered this section after eating our lunch. It’s an open area at the end of the giant play structure with soft soccer balls, soccer goals, and giant soft Lego-like bricks.

Birthday Parties

You can have a birthday party here! Parties are 2 hours and include admission for all the guests.

Austin Active Kids Opinion

It’s no secret that Austin Active Kids prefer to be outdoors, but sometimes you need an indoor option for play. Indigo Play is a fun place to spend a few hours getting the wiggles out!

Outing Time

We were there for about 3 hours and left because it was nap time! My 3 year old could have stayed and played long after we ate lunch there. If you have older kids, you could easily stay for up to 5 hours here.


Don’t forget your socks (even for adults)!


13530 Research Blvd, Suite 102, Austin TX 78750


Monday – Saturday from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Sunday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Starting June 1st, they will be open until 8 p.m. instead of 7 p.m. on Mon-Sat, Private parties available 9 a.m. Sundays and after business hours any day. 

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