The Best Indoor Play Gyms for Toddlers to Bounce, Jump, and Climb On

Bethany Braun-Silva
·5 min read
little tikes, princess castle
little tikes, princess castle


With most families still spending more time than ever indoors, many parents are eager to find ways to keep their kids active, and in turn, keep themselves from going crazy. It's no secret that toddlers have a ton of energy, and they need a place to burn it off that's safe and fun. An indoor play gym is an excellent option to keep them moving and entertained for hours on end—and it'll save your furniture from utter destruction.

Indoor play gyms are especially useful for families who have limited outdoor space, like city dwellers. And since it's not always convenient (or safe) to get to the park these days, investing in an indoor playground-like system is a great alternative to outdoor play that's sure to bring a smile to your toddler's face.

While you may feel like a fancy indoor gym is unnecessary when you could allow your little ones to play in your existing living space, an indoor play gym can actually prevent damage to your furniture or home inevitably caused by playtime, saving you money in the long run. Plus, they're safer options that are made specifically for toddlers' little bodies.

To help you out, we found 10 indoor play gyms that come highly reviewed by parents who say they're worth every penny. Many options are also affordable and designed with small spaces in mind. In fact, several of our picks, below, can be folded up for easy, out-of-sight storage between each use.

Keep reading to check out the best indoor play gyms for toddlers, according to real parents.

Best Overall - Soozier 5-Piece Climb and Crawl Activity Playset

This five-piece set can be configured to different shapes and is even light enough for toddlers to move the pieces themselves. “Great quality, sturdy and well made,” wrote one parent. “Great for climbing, stacking, and building.”