Best of Toronto 2013: Indoor Playgrounds

Winner! Beans & Babes Café in Whitby

Our readers have spoken — quite loudly! After receiving over 7,000 votes in this category, we have our winner for the Best Indoor Playground in the Greater Toronto Area... with some close honorable mentions. Thank you to everyone who voted! These are your top 5 indoor playgrounds:

1st Place and Winner of Best Indoor Playland in the Greater Toronto Area:

Beans & Babes Café
1077 Boundary Road, Whitby, ON L1J 8P8 | 905-432-2326
Beans & Babes Café is a terrific indoor playground and café that will appeal to any parent. There are toys and activities for a wide range of ages, a healthy homemade menu for parents and kids, and of course, excellent gourmet coffee. Beans & Babes Café also hosts children’s birthday parties.

Beans & Babes Café

Here's what some of the voters had to say about Beans & Babes Café...

"Although not as large as some, Beans and Babes Cafe was the first indoor playground I came across in Durham that had a good balance of space dedicated to kids fun and parents relaxation. They also serve wonderful organic coffee and have a healthy lunch and snack menu. We love it there and it's our go to place now for family fun! "

"They treat parents and children like they are always welcome. The staff go above and beyond. Children never want to leave!!"

"Beans & Babes has great prices! They offer sibling and group discounts which really helps out! One of the highlights is their delicious, nutritious food. Makes it a really easy outing with kids!"

Honorable Mentions:

2nd Place - Kidnetix Yorkdale
100 Bridgeland Ave. Unit #1
North York, ON M6A 2V1 | 416-904-2556
(Kidnetix also has a location in Brampton)
Kidnetix is GTA’s premier indoor play centre. It's a clean, safe and comfortable place for you to sit back and relax while your children explore in a never ending maze of tunnels, wobblers, climbing walls, slides, activity panels, and interactive games that will have them playing for hours. Birthday party packages, Summer camps, and programs for kids are also available.

"SAFE! The price is right! Kids love the staff!"

"There is endless entertainment provided for children. It keeps them out of trouble! The playground is very clean and their staff is incredibly friendly!"

3rd Place - Jellybeenz Indoor Play and Party Centre
10 Bramhurst Avenue Units 12-14
Brampton, ON L6T 5H1 | 905-463-2336
Jellybeenz was featured in Today’s Parent in 2012 in the “Best of Indoor Playgrounds” for Kids and has also won many other awards. Through customized play groups and programs, Jellybeenz staff, along with parents, encourage children to develop social skills, discover their imagination, and explore in a clean, safe environment. With a large play area geared towards toddlers 1-4 years, featuring various pretend play climbers, castles, and an 8′ Thomas the Train, and activity tables. Parents can play actively with their children, or sit back and watch their children interact with other kids building their confidence and social skills. Jellybeenz has 3 party rooms to host birthday parties.

"They offer a safe fun environment for kids from toddlers to pre-teens to play. They offer March Break and Summer camps. They have great birthday party packages. My daughter loves their Friday night dance parties!"

"Jellybeanz is a very clean and friendly place. They always cater to everyone's needs and are always striving to provide the best service!"

4th Place - The Play Cube Woodbridge
8000 Hwy 27 Unit# 8
Woodbridge, ON L4H 0A8 | 905-851-0110
The Play Cube is a giant play structure that remains open for play with trampolines, giant slides, climbers, and punching bags. There is a section for toddlers with puzzels, basketball, and small toys. As well, buckets of play clothes, crafts, and fun toys are available to play with. Birthday party packages are also available. There are 3 separate areas that each contain a kitchenette, tables, and chairs for private functions.

"This is the most visually appealing indoor playground I have visited to date... and I've been to quite a few across the GTA. What makes The Play Cube stand apart from the rest is how clean, well-lit, and flexible this centre is. The staff are extremely friendly. This indoor playground really is Toronto's hidden gem!"

5th Place - Alpha's Discovery Club
170 Ambassador Drive, Units 9-10
Mississauga, ON L5T 2H9 | 905-564-2511
Alpha's Discovery Club is an indoor playground and party centre in Mississauga, serving Brampton, Oakville, Milton, Georgetown, and Etobicoke. They are the only indoor playground offering adventure-theme private birthday parties. Adventure-theme parties include character entertainment and an organized program of activities as well as free play time in one of the private playgrounds. They also offer: pre-school, daycare, Kindermusik, camps, and special events.

"Alpha's Discovery Club is the best! It is very clean, and has a great party room. The play structures are wonderful. The staff is very friendly, helpful, and caring. They provide excellent services for birthday parties with great themes. Overall, it's a great place for everyday fun for children!"

Congratulations again to all the winners and thank you to everyone who participated!

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