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Exploring Beyond Rancho Cordova/Folsom/El Dorado Hills

[Public Libraries] [Indoor Playgrounds/Bounce Houses] [Imaginative Play] [Arts & Crafts] [Food & Fun] [Indoor Musuems] [Indoor Sports] [Indoor Malls] [Additional Ideas]

Additional Public Libraries

If you head North

Granite Bay Library (6475 Douglas Blvd, Granite Bay) – Has a few storytimes per week.

If you head East

Cameron Park Branch Library (2500 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park) – has a couple storytimes per week.

If you head West

Orangevale Branch Library (8820 Greenback Ln., Suite L) – Has one baby and one preschool storytime per week.

Fair Oaks Library (11601 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks) – Has a few storytimes per week. Next to Fair Oaks Park.

Rancho Cordova Branch Library (9845 Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova) – Does not have any toddler storytimes.

More Indoor Playgrounds, Bounce Houses, & Trampolines


Bounce U

7611 Galilee Road, Roseville

Check their schedule for special hours for ages 7 and under, typically 2x/week. From Folsom, take Folsom-Auburn Road to Douglas. Right at E. Roseville Pkwy continue past the Galleria to a left at Pleasant Grove Rd. Continue past Washington Blvd and then make a right on Galilee Rd.

Photo by Bounce U.

Wacky Tacky


7351 Galilee Rd. #160, Roseville

Large Indoor Playground with a jungle theme. Attractions of interest to younger children include a foam ball shooting range, animals to swing on, and soft climbing structures. There are also two large climbing/play structures for older kids.

Photo by Janelle Edwards


Bayside Church Blue Oaks

10000 Alantown Dr, Roseville

If you feel comfortable visiting a playground on a church campus, this wide open space with an indoor play structure could be a rainy day hit. It is free and open to the general public seven days a week from 7am-8pm. An artificial lawn and tree with umbrellas and adirondack chairs bring a touch of the outdoors inside, and provide a good place to spread out a picnic blanket for little ones. Also included in this space is a cafe selling snacks and refreshments.

Photo by May A/Yelp

Crazy Climbers (10556 Industrial Ave #100, Roseville) No longer in business.


Sky Zone

1091 Tinker Road, Rocklin

Indoor trampline play center. They encourage kids 5 and under to come opening hour on any day (when it’s less busy) or check for special toddler time hours.

Photo from Yelp

Laser Craze

6694 Lonetree Boulevard, Rocklin

In addition to lazer tag, and arcade games, this fun center also has a bounce area with three huge slides, obstacles and jungle gyms. Socks required. Children under 4 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.





11905 Dry Creek Rd, Auburn, CA 95602

Indoor Playground with an outer space theme. Has a special 3 and under play area, big slides, trampolines, trampoline bungie bouncing, pool tables, and a small arcade area. Kind of similar to Wacky Tacky, but with more trampolines and a larger tot area.

Photo by Funfinity


Elk Grove

Funtastic Play Centers (9882 Waterman Rd, Elk Grove) No longer in business.


The Bounce Spot

2939 Promenade St, West Sacramento

In the mornings 4x/week their playtastic room (which has a climbing structure, a bouncer, and toddler toys, including big legos) is open. There is also a bounce room for older kids open on evening/weekend hours. Take the Harbor Blvd exit heading south towards the port, Turn left at Industrial Blvd, Turn right at Southport Pkwy, Turn right at Promenade, Turn right into the first driveway.

Photo from Yelp

Climbaroo Indoor Play Center


4421 Gateway Park Blvd. #130, Sacramento

In the Natomas part of Sacramento, this indoor play center looks great for little kids. In addition to the climbing stuff the big kids will like there’s a whole bunch of giant foam shapes for building and climbing, and an infant area. And everything is situated so you don’t have to supervise in multiple rooms if you have more than one or are coming with a friend or group.

Photo by Kids Busy Book



Imaginative Play

Sacramento Children’s Museum


2701 Prospect Park, Rancho Cordova

Hands on learning and science museum for children. Exhibits include vacuum tubes that suck scarves, ball ramps, a neighborhood pretend play area, art studio area, and a baby play area. You may want to bring a change of clothes if your kids get wet or covered in paint using the water table exhibit or art studio.

(Photo by Sacramento Sidetracks)

Imaginative Play Locations in Folsom


Arts & Crafts

Fair Oaks

The Art Box (8920 Sunset Ave. Ste G, Fair Oaks, CA) This high energy art studio is a place for “messy” art like stamping on the floor, drawing on a chalk wall, finger paint, and shaving cream art.



8417 Washington Blvd #135, Roseville


Drop in art studio where kids can create three-dimensional art projects using recycled materials for $6/hour.



Art Beast

2226 K St, Sacramento


ArtBeast is a drop in arts exploration space for children. In addition to an open studio for kids to create art projects (expect kids to get messy!), play spaces include dramatic play, sand/gravel, movement room, tummy time space for babies, and a music area.

Alpha Fired Arts


Create clay sculptures, make pottery on a potter’s wheel, or paint ready-made ceramic pieces ranging from car-banks to trinket-boxes.


Food & Fun

(food purchase may be required for entry)

Citrus Heights

Chuck E. Cheese’s

6251 Sunrise Ave, Citrus Heights

Pizza, indoor play, and arcade games. From Folsom Blvd. take Greenback Ave. to Sunrise Blvd and turn right onto Sunrise Blvd. Turn left at the first stop light, Arcadia, and turn left into the second parking lot.

Photo by Julietta B.

Burger King

8030 Greenback Ln, Citrus Heights

Has a bright and colorful large-ish but mostly overhead tunnel maze indoor playground. You may want to bring some hand sanitizer to use after playing.

Photo by Chris R.


Chuck E. Cheese’s

9601 Fairway Dr, Roseville

This location is a little bigger than the Citrus Heights one and the attractions for older and younger children are somewhat seperated, which parents of younger kids may appreciate.

Photo by Kyle G

John’s Incredible Pizza Company


384 N. Sunrise Ave, Roseville

Salad bar & pizza and buffet restaurant with many indoor play attractions for kids, such as a kiddie rollercoaster, bumper cars, bowling, lazer-tag, rides, and arcade games.

Photo by John’s Incredible Pizza



Indoor Museums

Indoor Museums have been moved to the Museums page.

Indoor Swimming Pools

Rancho Cordova

The Northern California Swimstitute

11335B Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova

This year-round indoor pool (warmed to 84 degrees) offers swim instruction and lap swim.



Mike Shellito Indoor Pool

10210 Fairway Drive, Roseville

This indoor pool a state of the art facility that includes an 8 lane, 25 yard pool with depths between 3.5 – 8.5 feet. There is an additional 1,500 square foot warm water pool with depths up to 5 feet deep.

Photo by Margaret F.



Sacramento YMCA (2021 W Street, Sacramento) – membership required.

Indoor Sports (Mini Golf, Bowling, Skating, Etc)

Citrus Heights

Sunrise Rollerland

6001 Sunrise Vista Drive, Citrus Heights

Old fashioned rollerskating rink. Both traditional rollerskates and inline skates are available to rent.

Photo by Juee R.



Skatetown Roseville

1009 Orlando Ave, Roseville

Indoor Ice-skating rink with open skate hours, open year round.

Roller King

889 Riverside Avenue, Roseville

Family owned and operated since 1977. Provides rollerskating and blading.

Photo by Roller King

AMF Rocklin Lanes

2325 Sierra Meadows Drive, Rocklin

A 40 lane bowling alley with an arcade.

Photo by AMF Lanes

Strikes Unlimited

5681 Lonetree Boulevard, Rocklin

A 50 lane bowling alley with state of the art technology and an arcade.

Photo by Strikes Unlimited



Foothill Skate Inn

4700 Auburn Blvd, Sacramento

Rollerskating rink. Closed for remodeling at the time of this article.

The Rink

2900 Bradshaw Rd, Sacramento

The Rink (Formerly Kings Skate Country) offers rollerskating. For younger kids, they have plastic shoe “skates” that fit over regular shoes and you can rent little walkers with wheels if your child needs extra help balancing as they learn to skate. They also offer an assortment of arcade games that let the young ones win tickets to redeem for prizes.

Photo by Werner O.


Indoor Malls with Play Areas

Citrus Heights

Sunrise Mall (6041 Sunrise Mall Rd, Citrus Heights) – Has an indoor play area for babies and toddlers with a slides, tunnels and soft climbing objects. They also have a once a week kids club program with activities aimed at ages 0-5.


Galleria At Roseville (1151 Galleria Blvd, Roseville) – This mall has a fenced indoor play area suitable for babies and toddlers (downstairs, near Sears), an outdoor playground (downstairs, in the Prominade near the food court) for all ages, a carousel ($), and a “family lounge” (by the food court bathrooms) with child-sized toilets, toys, and a place for mom to nurse.

Additional Ideas

Sacramento Sidetracks has a whole category on their site for rainy day activities, or you could jump straight to a post on their blog with rainy day ideas.


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