6 Indoor Soft Play Areas Around Atlanta for Kids & Toddlers

Indoor Playground in Atlanta - Northpoint Mall

Finding affordable or free things to do with kids is the main thing in most parents minds. Kids love playgrounds no matter where they go. It’s even better when there is an indoor playground in the mall to help parents get rid of the extra energy to ensure a smooth shopping trip. One of our family favorite things to do on a hot afternoon is heading to the mall. Here are 5 malls that not only will give parents the window shopping craving out of our system but allow the little kids to enjoy the soft play area playground and get their energy out before heading home. The best part is it’s FREE.

6 Indoor Playgrounds or Soft Play Areas in the Mall

1. Avalon -You’ll find this soft play area located next to the Regal Cinemas and across from Kona Grill. This is technically an indoor/outdoor play area with a retractable garage door-style divider. Don’t look for this one to be a warm place in the winter, but it certainly provides covered portions and has the advantage of having fresh air associated with it and shaded areas.
Location: Avalon, 2200 Avalon Boulevard, Alpharetta, GA  30009

2. Mall of Georgia – Another favorite, even though we didn’t go there as often. For the Northern corridor Atlanta metro parents, the Mall of Georgia is like a one stop entertainment center for the whole family. Little kids can enjoy the soft play area tucks in the Northern part of the mall.
Location: Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford, GA 30519

3. The Mall at Stonecrest – This mall is built with family with children in mind. Kids play area will provide cool indoor fun for the kids.
Location: The Mall at Stonecrest, 2929 Turner Hill Road, Lithonia, GA 30038

4. Arbor Place Mall – Another mall that has a great play area for family with kids.
Location: Arbor Place Mall, 6700 Douglas Blvd.,Douglasville, GA 30135

5. Town Center at Cobb – This children’s play area in Town Center is a great space for family on a hot or rainy day in Kennesaw area.
Location: Town Center at Cobb, 400 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy, Suite 100, Kennesaw, GA 30144

6. Northpoint Mall – It’s our playground for most Sundays after church. The play area has soft play structures in the transportation theme ranging from a fire truck, police car and an ambulance. Kids can enjoy hours of afternoon fun while parents can sit and watch them in peace.
Location: North Point Mall, 1000 North Point Circle, Alpharetta, GA  30022

Tips for Parents:

  • Avoid the weekend or busy hours in the mall. It can be pretty busy and the fun factor might not be worth it.
  • Many indoor playgrounds will have height limitations to prevent older kids from running over smaller kids. But many parents ignore the rule, so watch your little ones!

Did I miss any mall in your area? Please feel free to leave a comment!

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  1. Hello, I came across your site from Lily. Very informative! I always try to find things to do with my kids! Hope to meet you one day.

  2. Thank you for the information. It is very useful. I will make sure we take advantage of the free and low priced events.

  3. don’t even bother taking your kids to those playgrounds in malls … if you take a smaller child, the bigger ones will try to tackle the little little ones. the parents don’t care to stop their kids from almost jumping on the little kids! no joke.

  4. I agree w/Paige. I only take my “just turned 3 yr old” daughter to one of the playgrounds in the mall when I just can’t get to another facility. The older children are rough and their parents do not watch them. They run all over the little kids. By the time my daughter is finished playing, my nerves are shot!

  5. Hey and thanks for good guide to “soft playgrounds”. However, there is one more that I know that we have taken our toddler to that he loves in Decatur and it is called Leapin Lizards http://www.leapinlizardsplay.com and is a really great place with TWO GIANT halls of inflatable fun castles, slides, mazes, moon-walks, air hockey and more. They also offers free WI-FI which is great for web-geeks like me :) We also found the prices to be very affordable – especially if you buy a 10-visit cards. The place was a little hard to see from the road, but with a GPS it worked well anyway.