It is such a hassle finding activities and things to do that keep kids busy in crapy weather but never fear, Queens Mamas is here! These picks are great for rainy and cold weather days to keep your kids occupied (and you sane) including indoor play spaces, activities, and classes right here in Queens for you to enjoy. Looking for even more? also check out 100 things to do in Queens with kids and 110 classes for kids in Queens.
Kids Fun House is a hidden gem in Ridgewood Queens. They have open play sessions from Tuesday through Sunday and a cute toddler play area for little ones to hang out and play in. They also have excellent coffee for mamas!
6273 Fresh Pond Road Ridgewood, NY 11385 718-418-KIDS (5437)
Samuel Field Y
Go to the Samuel Field Y for some indoor play for children 5 years and younger. Kids can slide around and have a ball. They have all the equipment of an outdoor playground in an indoor environment. Meet new friends and bring some old ones. No pre-registration is required. Equipment includes balance beam, bridges, climber, hoops, mats, slides, tunnels, vault and activities such as parachute time, games, songs, musical instruments, balloons & much more! $7 for one child and $2 each additional child.
58-20 Little Neck Parkway Little Neck NY 11362 718-225-6750
Mommy and Me Playgroup at St. Luke’s School
Runs November through June for Ages 6 months and up. Lots of Fun Activities for Baby and Mom! Play Time , Circle Time Story & Music Time , Arts & Crafts, Holiday Parties, Coffee & Bagels for the adults , and snacks for the children.
Every Tuesday from 9:30am to 11am
$5.00 per child/2 siblings $8.00
16 – 01 150th Place Whitestone NY 11357 (718) 746-3833
Little Waltzers at Waltz Astoria (Closed)
This pay as you go sing a long show is a nice new addition to the Astoria Ditmars neighborhood.
It is held twice a week and you can go as often or as little as you like. The band Buranka is a Japanese and Brazilian music duo. The name Buranka comes from the Japanese word “buranko” which means playground swing or balance. Buranka is a rare mix of language and music styles from east to west which embodies traditional music with a New York flare.
23-14 Ditmars blvd. Astoria, NY 718-956-8742
Indoor Play at LIC Kids
LIC has a host of indoor classes ranging from Art to Ballet. They also have open play sessions for littles ones to run around.
5-02 50th Avenue Long Island City NY 11101 718-392-KIDS
Mommy & Me Playgroup at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament
$3 fee, but registration is not required. All ages are welcome, most children range from newborn to 4 years old. Coffee, juice, bagels, fresh fruit, cookies, goldfish, or other type of snacks available. Art projects, music, story time, and parachute games and lots of fun for moms, dads, caregivers and the kids!
Running from September 16th and every Thursday from 9:30am to 11am through June.
34-45 202nd Street Bayside Bayside NY 11361
Preschool Place at NYSCI
The NY Hall of Science is free to visitors arriving after 3pm on Friday afternoons and the Preschool Place exhibit offers a really fun, interactive environment for both little ones and adults. The NYSCI Preschool Place is the ideal space to explore and discover the natural and built world of a city. NYSCI’s youngest visitors can experience multi-sensory activities in a safe, protected area.
47-01 111th Street Flushing Meadows Corona Park Corona NY 11368 718-699-0005
Other Indoor Play Ideas:
Story Time at Barnes and Noble