Funtopia: A Fun, Indoor Option for Kids in Queens

Looking for something fun to do with your children in this freezing weather? Funtopia Usa, located in Middle Village, has a 3 level play area, toddler area, arcade games, bowling, and much more! You’ll find the Metro Mall, at 66-26 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village, NY 11379. The parking is free! The entrance can be tricky, so remember to take a left off of Metropolitan Avenue and drive all the way towards the back, where the entrance to the mall is and the free parking. The mall is not pretty inside, especially if you have just visited Rosevelt Field, but you are not here for that. Just take the elevator to the 2nd floor, or the escalator (my kids find this a ride in itself) and you will see signs for Funtopiausa.com. The last time we went, it was $6.50 per kid, Monday-Friday. On weekends and holidays the rate goes up to $8.50. The good news, you can go back within one month and use that to get in FREE.

Some other things to know about before you take your kids to Funtopiausa.com:

  • Food: If you have special dietary needs, or keep kosher like we do, they do
    not allow outside food in the place. It is a good idea to feed the kids
    first and keep a stash of drinks and snacks in your bag.
  • Supervision: This place is pretty big and your kids may want to run. If you
    are there with more than one kid, you may have them running in three
    different directions. It is good to go with a friend and keep an eye out for
    escape artists (this has happened to me before).
  • Bathrooms: There are bathrooms in Funtopiausa.com. They are clean and I have
    not experienced long lines. As always, bring wipes and an extra change of
    clothes. There was a child that had an accident (numero 1) in the play area,
    but the Funtopiausa.com cleaning crew was right on it and closed off the 3
    level play area until the accident was cleared.

By Esti Berkowitz