A Guide to Indoor Play Areas in Folsom/El Dorado Hills and Beyond

By Macaroni Kid -- Folsom - El Dorado Hills March 26, 2024

Here is a list of indoor play areas and activities to occupy your kids on those cold, rainy days this fall, winter and spring  

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The Folsom, El Dorado Hills, and Cameron Park Libraries
All of these fabulous libraries hold a play area for your little ones to enjoy.  The library is one of my absolute favorite places to take my kids because it spans all four of their ages!  My older two are content picking out new chapter books, and getting started reading them. Meanwhile, my younger ones check out the picture books before diving into the play kitchens, puzzles, and other fun games waiting.  There is never a shortage of free story-times, and programs awaiting you at the library. Even if there isn't a story time currently it's still a fun, kid friendly hangout.  I am also able to sneak away for a minute and grab a new book or magazine for myself.  

Chick-fil-A, Burger King, Carl's Jr., and Starbucks (Folsom) 
Kids will be entertained running, and playing in the large play structures before and after enjoying their food. The McDonald's located by the Folsom outlets has an indoor play area as does the Chick-fil-A on E. Bidwell St. Both restaurants are ideal for lunch spots when it's cold and rainy as well as Burger king, and Carls jr. Lastly, the Starbucks on the corner of Highway 50 and E. Bidwell (by the In-N-Out) has a very small section for young kids filled with a few toys, and a chalkboard(chalk included). 

Palladio 16 Cinemas and Century Folsom 14 (Folsom) and Regal Theatres (El Dorado Hills)
Every Tuesday all of these movie theaters offer all showings at just $5! Who can pass up a GREAT deal like that?! 

Sunrise Mall (Citrus Heights), Galleria Mall (Roseville), and Arden Fair Mall (Sacramento)
A little shopping for mom, and a little play time for the kids equals happiness for all! Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights, Galleria Mall in Roseville, and Arden Fair Mall in Sacramento all offer play areas for young children. So grab a beverage and maybe a cookie for the kids and let them run wild for a bit!

Folsom Sports Complex -- 66 Clarksville Road, Folsom 

10AM - 10PM Monday through Friday

9AM - 8PM Saturday and Sunday 

Sea Quest Folsom -- Palladio Parkway, Folsom 

10AM - 7PM Monday - Saturday 

10AM - 6PM Sunday

Wacky Tacky -- 11327 Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova

Call for daily open play times (916) 476-3315 

Sacramento Children's Museum --- 2701 Prospect Park, Rancho Cordova

10AM - 2PM Tuesday - Friday 

10AM - 4PM Saturday and Sunday    

Folsom Lake Bowl --- 511 E. Bidwell Street, Folsom 

12PM - 12AM Monday - Friday 

10AM -12AM Saturday and Sunday    

Busy Kids  (Play town and Coffee Shop) --- 1014-7 Riley St - Folsom, CA

Please call to check daily open play schedule 916-608-8850 x1 

Something Extra Play (inside Bel Air) --- 2760 E. Bidwell St., Folsom 

Call for daily reservations and times (916) 983-8844


Indoor Activities around Sacramento County

Here are some more ideas for those days when you need something to get out of the house. They are in no specific order.

Crocker Art Museum 216 O Street Sacramento

Wednesday - Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM

California State Railroad Museum 111 I street Sacramento

Daily 10 AM - 5 PM

The California Museum 1020 O Street Sacramento

Thursday - Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM

Sacramento Aerospace Museum 3200 Freedom Park Drive McClellan

Thursday - Sunday 9 AM - 4 PM

SMUD - Museum of science and curiosity 400 Jibboom Street Sacramento

Monday - Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM

Indoor Activities around El Dorado County

Red Hawk Arcade Red Hawk Parkway, Shingle Springs  

Monday-Thursday: 1 PM - 12 AM
Friday: 1 PM  - 1 AM
Saturday: 11 AM - 2 AM
Sunday 11 AM - 12 AM

The ApexRed Hawk Parkway, Shingle Springs  

Monday - Thursday 11am - 11pm
Friday 11am -12am
Saturday 10am - 12am
Sunday 10am - 11pm

Exhilaration Station 1412 Broadway, Placerville

Mon-Fri   10:00am-5:30pm
Saturday  10:00am-2:00pm


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