How to Start Indoor Playground Business

Being with kids is really a lot of fun and if you want to earn money with playing with children then you need to know how to start indoor playground business.

This business is all about providing a safe environment for children while there are enjoying playing.

Starting an indoor playground business must be safe for kids and must be as friendly as it can be. An indoor playground is a good place for children to play just in case that weather from the outside of our home is not good or if children can not play outside due to rain or any bad weather. The playground should have necessary things like toys and other stuff that children will love. Toys must be appropriate in accordance to the age of the children that you will admit on your indoor playground. Varieties of toys and other recreational games must be made available for toddler and those on their pre teens.

A unique and appealing name and sign boards is important to catch the attention of the parents and children. And for your business security, you should you have to register your business on a limited liability corporation that offer protection on your liability of your assets in case that your company is sued.

You need to process every permit to start the business, such as health department. Learn al the requirements needed and understand their regulation regarding your business. Usually, health department will require you to be certified in executing CPR and other first aid skills for the safety of your customers.

In choosing indoor playground you need to look for a playground that everyone will surely enjoy, you may at least do a survey in you area containing list of most favorite playground that most children will love to play. This will surely give you an assurance that you indoor playground will surely be a talk of the town, knowing the fact that your respondents are the kids around your place.

And aside from the indoor playground, you may need to include other amenities such as, snack bar, gaming room, vending machine and other things that children will need. You should also consider guardians or parents waiting area, chairs and table or a coffee stand will do and include WiFi in the area so other parent will not get bored waiting for their children.

After listing all the things that you will be using for your indoor playground business, you have to look for a place that can accommodate all of the equipments and facilities you are planning to have for your business. You must at least leave an extra place in case that you are planning to expand for the future.

Hire staff that are well trained and have experience in terms of maintaining the playground. Kid friendly employee is also important to make your customer feel welcome on your indoor playground.


  • Lisa & Bob said on October 7, 2010
    Hazleton, PA USA. We want to open an indoor play/party place for children. There is nothing in the area except a bowling alley, movie theater & video game place for birthday parties. I think this would be a great business because there is a lot of children in the area & everyone has parties. we are not sure where to begin. I did email to see what the size and cost of a lease would be for a building in the local mall area. Have not herd from them as of yet. Could you give us any advice on opening this business. How do we get the money we need to purchase the equipment & for the lease.
  • Mike madrigal said on April 24, 2012
    Corrnelia ga want to start a indoor inflatable fun business how to go about it? Safety do I need to do? Our daughter is looking for a large building thank you mike madrigal
  • gabriel tawile said on June 30, 2012
    hello,i am from lebanon , byblos city , i want to open an indoor playground place for kids and children. there is no adequat place in my city (i mean specially for kids ) for birthday parties , or spending time with kids playing and having good times , activities ,reading books , internet games ,etc.... thank you in advance . gabriel
  • Mapula Nkgabe said on October 14, 2012
    I am staying in nellmapius ext 1 pretoria SA and would like to open a play centre for young an teenagers to keep them busy an out of the street. isee thid a
  • Roger and Loronia Gravely said on December 15, 2012
    Hi My name is Loronia. Me and my family want to start a business for children, birthdays parties etc. please contact me to discuss further details. Thanks in advance
  • Fauzia Ali said on February 9, 2013
    Hi, My name is Fauzia Ali, I live in kenya Nairobi city. I am a mother of six kids. My town doesn't have an adequate place to take the kids for fun. The idea of an indoor playground sounds very a piling . The advise you gave is very nice. But I would very much like to know which is the most cheapest way to start up and go gradually up from there? I would very much like to hear from you, for I am keenly interested. Thank you!
  • delisile said on March 31, 2013
    Hi my name is Delisile, staying in Soshanguve I would like to open a playground for children, teenagers and older people to keep them out of streets and for family's to spend more time together. My problem is I just need help on how to go about it.
  • Sonia Molacek said on August 9, 2014
    I am from Riverside County, California and, I would also like to know how to start an indoor playground business for children in my area, without any money? Thanks so much.
  • priya said on October 4, 2014
    I am Priya Shah from Udaipur . It is in India . I also want to start a kids gaming zone . what do i need to do for this .
  • Eliezer said on January 3, 2015
    Hello my name is Eliezer Vazquez. I wish to open up an indoor playhouse. I have the Idea I have the space. Need some help in figuring out what type of licenses I need and trying to find sponsors to help or other ways to get the money needed for a startup.
  • Ioana Rotaru said on August 7, 2015
    Hi,my name is Ioana and I live in London and I want to open an indoor playground area. I need help with the licenses and how much will it cost and where to take the money. Thank you
  • lubumbe chipande masule said on February 19, 2016
    Hi,my name is lubumbe and I live in lusaka,zambia a business lady.who wants to open an indoor playground (commercial) for children, teenagers, for birthday parties in my country we don't have that kind of place like that,and I need help to find an invest or a sponsor my project.
  • nenita b. baylon said on March 1, 2016
    I'm nenie, a grandma of a 1-year old boy who is so playful & hyperactive & so i decided to put up a children's indoor playground business in a 10x10 meters area to start with. could you help me with a floor plan & the materials & paraphernalia needed to put up one? i would appreciate whatever assistance you could extend to me. thank you & God bless.
  • Elizabeth r said on March 17, 2016
    Elizabeth R Connecticut. I have an idea to open up an indoor playground and need guidance on how to open. Please direct me on adequate resources. I tried to contact a few amusement organizations but they don't seem to be of assistance.
  • Shrinivas vijaykumar mukk said on May 30, 2016
    I am shrinivas from Mumbai i want to start kids gaming zone wath i do.
  • Dheeraj said on January 27, 2017
    Greetings everyone! My name is Dheeraj and i'm from Bangalore City, State: Karnataka, Country: INDIA. I am interested in setting-up a professional multi level 'SPORTS CENTER' in Bangalore. I am looking for professional guidance. I would like to have a professional one on one conversation. Other people who have also similar vision, can give me ideas and tips. I can be contacted via, e-mail : or my mobile number : +91 99454 79090 Regards
  • Natacha Leigh said on June 18, 2017
    Hi, I just move to St Simons Island and there is nothing for kids to play indoor, you need to go over a hour to find good stuff for kids. So I am thinking on opening a indoor playground, I would prefer a small one for kids 6 and under with a possibility of a small coffee/snack side. Can you help me on where to start? I am so motivated on this project. Natacha
  • daphney said on May 17, 2019
    I would like to open a game room /indoor here in Botswana. I need help with how to start it and do I need to start it.


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