In the midst of freezing winter temperatures or scorching summer heat, my kids and I are always on the lookout for indoor fun in and around Overland Park! Fortunately, the area boasts multiple family-friendly options, providing opportunities for indoor fun for kids of all ages. Here are some local indoor Overland Park favorites!


B & B Theatres  |  Build-A-Bear  |  Ceramic Cafe  |  Dave and Busters  |  iFly  |  Inspired Play Cafe  |  KidScape  |  Museum at Prairiefire  |  Paint, Glaze and Fire  |  Pinstripes  |  Pump It Up  |  Scheels  |  Urban Air


B & B Theatres - ScreenPlay!

Grab your popcorn and show up early to a ScreenPlay! movie at B & B Theatres in Overland Park! This speciality movie screen features a family-friendly movie, but the biggest draw for kids is the large indoor play place inside the theatre. Kids can play for 30 minutes before the movie begins to get all the wiggles out.


Every child’s favorite store, Build-A-Bear has a location inside the Oak Park Mall in Overland Park. Kids will love picking out a special new fluffy friend, selecting a fun outfit, and seeing their new friend come to life. Make your child's birthday extra special by taking advantage of the "pay your age" promotion during their birthday month. For example, if your child turns 5 in January, you can visit Build-A-Bear anytime that month and pay just $5 for a birthday bear!

The Ceramic Cafe

Explore your child’s artistic side at The Ceramic Cafe, where an array of ceramics and pottery await a creative touch! Kids can enjoy customizing animal figurines, piggy banks, and more with paint. Join the weekly Storytime or Toddler Time sessions, designed for little ones to explore their creativity with a read-aloud story and personalized painted pottery.

ceramic cafe

Dave and Busters

If you and your kids are gamers, you’ll want to check out Dave & Buster’s. This hot spot features hundreds of arcade games as well as air hockey, basketball, dance games, and more! Make it a night with dinner and a gaming pass. Or check it out on Wednesdays in Overland Park when games are half price!

iFly Indoor Skydiving

Do you have a daredevil in the family? Check out iFly Indoor Skydiving in Overland Park! This indoor experience will make you feel light as a feather as you float through the air. Children over age 3 can participate so this makes for an incredibly fun family day out!


Inspired Play Cafe

The perfect spot to meet a friend for coffee in Overland Park has to be at Inspired Play Cafe! With a full breakfast and lunch menu, you can come and grab a bite to eat in the lobby or pay for a daily open play pass to the play space. This space is cozy and relaxing and allows you to sit in the cafe while the kids engage in imaginative play with friends. Check out this play cafe in Overland Park, open to kids of all ages and abilities!

KidScape at the Johnson County Museum

One of Overland Park’s best child-friendly places to play has to be KidScape. This indoor play area combines a museum of Johnson County history with a hands-on children’s play space. My kids love all the pretend play options inside KidScape and I love being able to watch them engage in imaginative play. KidScape is a one-room interactive history experience where children explore different time periods and jobs through play. This indoor play spot is affordable and fun for toddlers through elementary!

kids playing at johnson county museum in overland park ks

Museum at Prairiefire

Does your kid love dinosaurs, insects, space, or on-hands on learning? Visit the Museum at Prairiefire to see the giant t-rex skeleton in the lobby and then head upstairs to the Discovery Room. This room is geared towards ages 3-12 and features a dinosaur excavation site, space room, reading nook, and animals to observe. If you’re lucky, you may even get to hold one!

Paint Glaze and Fire

At Paint Glaze and Fire, you can not only paint quality pottery pieces, but grab a drink at the coffee bar! You can also work on glass, canvas, or clay pieces at this unique indoor spot for kids in Overland Park. If you have a budding artist this is the perfect spot for a parent-kid date!


Enjoy indoor family fun at Pinstripes in Overland Park! This is not your average bowling alley. Nestled in the lively Prairiefire area, surrounded by great shops and restaurants, Pinstripes offers more than just entertainment – it's also a culinary experience for the family. Treat your taste buds to a bistro menu filled with Italian American family favorites. Whether you're playing bocce, bowling, or grabbing a delicious meal, Pinstripes has it all in one family-friendly indoor spot!


Pump It Up

Another great indoor play option for kids in Overland Park is Pump It Up. Known for their fabulous birthday parties, be sure to grab tickets for an open play session. Your kids can jump to their hearts' content on various inflatables, featuring slides, bounce houses, and obstacle courses. Plus, there's a dedicated section designed for children aged 3 and under. As an extra perk, it's conveniently connected to the U.S. Toy store!


Why would you want to take your kids to a sporting goods store? Because it has a giant ferris wheel inside! What's even better? It's only $1 to ride. Scheels offers an incredible inventory of sports equipment, local team gear, and all the outdoor adventure gear you could imagine. Beyond that, there are arcade games, a coffee shop, an indoor play area, and even an aquarium! It's the perfect stop if you have kids of various ages and interests.

Urban Air

Finally, my kids top pick for indoor fun has to be Urban Air in Overland Park. Kids of all ages will love the trampoline and indoor playplace. Older kids can enjoy burning off energy here too with the Adventure Hub, Wipeout, or Ropes Course. This is the perfect spot for kids from preschool to teens!

Urban Air

From creative crafts to high-flying adventures, Overland Park offers a diverse array of indoor activities for kids of all ages. Whether it's a rainy day or scorching heat outside, families can find endless entertainment and enrichment within the city's indoor play spaces. So, when outdoor plans are on hold, remember that excitement and fun await just around the corner in Overland Park's vibrant indoor venues.