Indoor Things to Do Near Buffalo, NY

Indoor Things to Do Near Buffalo, NY
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Looking for indoor things to do near Buffalo, NY?  Here’s a list of some of WNY’s best places that are fun 4 kids to play indoors. Plus, there is a list of places that offer indoor activities just across the border in Canada!  If we’ve missed one, please contact us and we’ll happy add it to the list.

We’ve also got a list of indoor pools that offer open swim.  Click here to view it.

Updated 4/23/2021

5 Wits – Cheektowaga


Adventure Landing – Tonawanda

Albright-Knox Art Gallery – Buffalo

Allie Brandt Lanes – Lockport

AMF Bowling – Lancaster

Aquarium of Niagara – Niagara Falls

Art By You – Depew


Barnes and Noble Children’s Section –Amherst, Blasdell, Williamsville

Billy Beez –  Walden Galleria Mall

The Bookworm – East Aurora

Boulevard Mall Play Area (near JC Penney’s) – Amherst

Bounce Magic – Amherst, Hamburg

Bowl Inn Bowling Center – Buffalo

Braymiller’s Lanes – Hamburg

Buffalo Battleground – Tonawanda (city)

Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens – Buffalo

Buffalo History Museum – Buffalo

Buffalo Museum of Science – Buffalo

Build A Machine Fitness – Buffalo



Chuck E. Cheese – Buffalo

Classic Lanes Bowling – Kenmore/Tonawanda

Clay Hands Pottery – Clarence



Dave & Busters – Cheektowaga

Designing Dish – East Aurora

Dog Ears Bookstore – South Buffalo


Eastern Hills Mall – Williamsville (small play area)

Epic Sports Center – Williamsville

Explore and More Children’s Museum – Buffalo




Get Air Indoor Trampoline Park – Cheektowaga

Goldfish Swim School – Williamsville (open swim)

Grand Island Fun Center – Grand Island


Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum – North Tonawanda (closed January through March)

Hybrid Ninja Academy– Lancaster




Kenmore Lanes – Tonawanda


Lasertron – Amherst

Leaps N Bounce – Williamsville

LEGOland Discovery Center – Toronto, Ontario


Little Buffalo– Buffalo


Mallwitz’s Island Lanes – Grand Island

Manor Lanes – Tonawanda

Monkey See, Monkey Do…Children’s Bookstore – Clarence


Niagara Aerospace Museum – Niagara Falls

Niagara Climbing Center – North Tonawanda

Niagara Kraze – Gasport, NY

Niagara Power Projects Vista Center – Niagara Falls, NY


Orion’s Landing – Hamburg, NY


Paddock Chevrolet Golf Dome – Tonawanda (mini golf inside – golf is closed in summer)

Palm Island Water Park – Batavia



Rainbow Rink – North Tonawanda

Rainbow Skateland – Lockport

Rapids Bowling Center – Niagara Falls

Rochester Museum of Science – Rochester

Rolly Pollies – East Amherst, North Buffalo and Orchard Park.


Sensational Fun, Inc – Orchard Park

Spinners Rink – West Seneca

Splash Lagoon Indoor Waterpark – Erie, PA

SportZone at the Dome – Tonawanda

Strikers – West Seneca

Strong National Museum of Play – Rochester

Sweet Charlottes – Clarence


Theatre of Youth – Buffalo

The Little Gym – Williamsville

The Warrior Factory Buffalo – Williamsville

Tonawanda Bowling Center – Tonawanda

Transit Lanes – Williamsville


Urban Air – Cheektowaga


Voelker’s Lanes – Buffalo


Wimbledon Lanes – West Seneca




Indoor Activities in Canada

Where do you take your kids for indoor fun? Email me at I will add it to my list!


  1. I have been to nice but pricey and you don’t get a lot of time to jump for your money. good place to take your kids is to Rainforest Cafe it is Niagara Falls it’s a bit pricey but the food is good.

  2. It’s back to school time and the weather will be changing! Visit The Family Room for all your indoor play needs that is recreational and educational! Read the rave reviews on this site too. For more info visit find us on Facebook Friends of the Family Room.

  3. I have been to billy beez, it’s a great place for kids of all ages. If you are a parent or grandparent that can play & climb & slide with your children it’s a great place. It can be expensive because you pay for all adults, even if you can’t do the climbing & slides. With a bad (R) knee & a total (L) hip replacement, I can’t & still have to pay to observe. It’s very secure but needs to have small lockers
    for purses etc. with paid child.

  4. If you haven’t been to Cheeky Monkeys in Canada yet , you should check it out with your children. All running & playing all the time. No waste of money on expensive token games 4 stupid little junk prizes. Children interact with others. Great leather furniture for parents to relax, look at a magazine or play on the equipment with their children with No extra cost. $10.00 CAD per child. I took my grandchildren 2 times & we love it. Clean & friendly.

  5. Rolly Pollies, Sweet Charlottes and maybe Billy Beez (?) The only one we’ve never been too, so I couldn’t be for sure on that suggestion!

  6. Hi, we will be visiting the area from Canada. What would be the best place (indoor play center) for a walking 15 month old?

  7. My 8 year old daughter loves to draw/ and do art, but looking for a place that teaches it to kids, etc around Cheektowaga area..TY

  8. The culinary institute in niagara falls ny offers cooking classes for children and holiday events in. The month of December they have a bake off and the kids get to create their own gingerbread house

  9. Found the Grand Island Fun Center from this site, did not realize it was so close! Kids had a BLAST on the go karts and mini golf and was very reasonably priced!

  10. Thanks Andrea. This list includes places people don’t have to register or sign up. They can just walk in and play or read or look at exhibits.

  11. Hi Ashley, that picture was just a random picture I found on google, it’s not around here. I just replaced it actually!

  12. I was curious to know .. There is a pic at the top of this page showing an indoor play place with what looks like a ball pit. I was wondering what place that is and would it be a great fit for a 10 and 8 year old? Thanks 🙂

  13. Is there a place that teen girls can go and play dress up for a birthday party. Either in or around Williamsville ?

  14. Toddletown and more is an indoor playplace in depew. The website link is not active…I’ll have to give a call over there to see what’s up!

  15. Make Your Mark Art Studio should be in the list too, transit in east amherst.
    Great place for kids art classes, parties, etc.

  16. Hi Kelly! The reason I don’t break things down by age is I feel I’m not qualified to do so unless it is ages 7 and under. (These are the ages of my own kids!) Anything above 7 I just don’t feel comfortable giving an age range.

  17. If including Rochester area stuff.. Kango in henrietta is awesome. Also there is the sandbox…

  18. Just found out about a place called Skyzone, in Cheektowaga – haven’t been there, but it sounds like lots of fun… All trampolines, all the time! ;^)

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