Indoor Activities and Places to Go!

Looking for a warm place to go in and around Buffalo with the kids during the middle of a cold winter?  We’ve got some fun ideas!

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(photo credit, google search.  Indoor place of this picture unknown)

Attention businesses!!  Contact me if you wish to expand your listing below!

7 Kids Play – East Amherst

Adventure Landing – Tonawanda

Albright-Knox Art Gallery – Buffalo

Aquarium of Niagara – Niagara Falls

AMF Bowling - Cheektowaga

AMF Bowling – Lancaster

Art By You – Depew

B is for Books – Orchard Park

Barnes and Noble (children’s book section/small Thomas play area) – Amherst, Williamsville and Blasdell

Boulevard Mall – Amherst (play area and carrousel near the food court)

Bounce it Out (the Ultimate Play and Party Place) – Rochester

Bounce Magic – Amherst and Orchard Park  (7/11/14- new location opening)

Buffalo Battleground  (Tonawanda – city)

Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens – Buffalo

Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society – Buffalo

Buffalo Museum of Science – Buffalo (Explorations room for the little ones!)

Buffalo Zoo – Buffalo (rainforest falls exhibit; the treehouse; cub club)

Butterfly Conservatory, Niagara Falls (CANADA, just across the border)

Chuck E Cheese – Amherst and Blasdell

Classic Lanes Bowling – Kenmore/Tonawanda

Clay Hands Pottery – Clarence

Crafts Unique Ceramics – Blasdell

Creative Essence – Clarence Center

Dave & Busters – Williamsville

Designing Dish – East Aurora

Dog Ears Bookstore – South Buffalo

Eastern Hills Mall – Williamsville (small play area)

Explore and More Children’s Museum – East Aurora

Great Wolf Lodge - Niagara Falls, Ontario  (Canada)

Grand Island Fun Center - Grand Island

Gymboree Play and Music – Williamsville

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

Jungle Jolt:  A Themed Adventure - Webster

Just Fun Family Entertainment Center – Hamburg

Kango Play Center – Henrietta

Kingdom Kids Family Fun Center – Buffalo

Lasertron – Amherst

LEGOland Discovery Center in Toronto, CANADA

Leaps N Bounce:  Leaps N’ Bounce is an open play and party facility that features inflatable slides, a toddler playground, bounce houses and video gaming.  Our admission rates are for unlimited play time.

Mallwitz’s Island Lanes – Grand Island

Monkey See Monkey Do Children’s Bookstore – Clarence

Monster Mini-Golf - Amherst

Niagara Aerospace Museum - Niagara Falls, NY

Niagara Climbing Center – North Tonawanda

Niagara Hobby and Craft Mart – Cheektowaga

Paddock Chevrolet Golf Dome – Tonawanda   (open in winter/closed in spring & summer)

Palm Island Water Park – Batavia

Pole Position Raceway – at the Walden Galleria Mall

Rainbow Rink – North Tonawanda

Rainbow Skateland - Lockport

Rolly Pollies – East Amherst and Orchard Park

Sandbox Indoor Playground - Rochester

Skylon Tower - Niagara Falls, ONTARIO

SkyZone Indoor Trampoline Park – Cheektowaga

Spinners Rink – West Seneca

SportZone at the Dome – Tonawanda

Story Time Bookstore – Snyder

The Strong National Museum of Play – Rochester

Sweet Charlotte’s – Clarence

Theatre of Youth – Buffalo

ToddleTown A-Z - Depew

Transit Lanes – Williamsville

TOPS Cooking School

Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium – Buffalo  (currently closed for renovations)

Where do you take your kids for indoor fun in the winter? Leave a comment below and I will add it to my list!


  1. 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! ;^)

  2. Hi Nancy – yes! Skyzone is awesome! You can read my Mom Review of it up in the Mom Review section.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Strong museum would be great addition to this list art gallery too

  4. Theatre of Youth should definitely be mentioned on this list!

  5. melissa says:

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

  6. Kelly Simpson says:

    It would lovely to see a tab on this site, breaking down fun things age appropriately! xo

    • Fun4KidsInBuffalo says:

      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.

  7. Ferguson Planetarium is currently closed for renovations.

  8. Bounce magic’s Amherst location is reopened on Maple road near Dick’s sporting goods.

  9. Try Music with Mar classes, offered all year at multiple locations all over WNY. See their website for all class listings.

  10. Kimberly Stahl says:

    What is toddletown and more? When I go to the link it gives me an error. Thanks

  11. Sharon Travis says:

    Make your Mark art studio in East Amherst has closed :-(

  12. There is a really great place in Wyoming County on Route 20A if your children LOVE animals this is a must do. They also have a really great petting zoo. It is worth the drive. Below is the link.

  13. How about the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls???

  14. Jillian M. Rung says:

    Dave and Buster’s! Way better than Chuckie cheese! ! :)

  15. Christina B says:

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


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