The Big Backyard

Your Year Round Indoor Playground

New Hours!

Monday: 9am – 4pm

Tuesday: 9am – 7pm NEW!

Wednesday: 9am – 7pm NEW!

Thursday: 9am – 7pm

Friday: 9am – 8pm

Saturday: 9am – 3pm after 3pm parties and special events

Sunday: All day parties and special events

Hot Chocolate with Santa!

Santa will visit us from the North Pole on:

Friday December 2

Friday December 9

Friday December 16

Friday December 23

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Come meet Santa at The Big Backyard!

Stay for some tasty Hot Chocolate and Open Play!

Things to know before you go:
Parents are welcome to take their own photos
Free with each Open Play admission
No coupons, No punchcards, No unlimited passes, No Groupons
No reservation required
No requirements other than guests are required to have FUN!

Please sign our liability waiver:

Liability Waiver

New Food items alert!!

BBY is now excited to offer our customers pizzas, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, mac n cheese and Tator tots to our menu! 

Not only can you purchase during Open Play, these items can also be added to our Birthday Party packages and Field Trips!

Monthly Specials

Visit our SPECIALS page to see what’s going on this month.

Special of the Month:

Punch card Sale!
10 Open Play Punch Card $50
6 Open Play Punch Card $30
4 Open Play Punch Card $20

$1 Off Admission Fee with non-perishable food item supporting the Waukesha Food Pantry


Covid-19 Safety Information:

Please sanitize hands upon arrival and throughout your playtime.

Hand sanitizer is provided throughout our facility.

We have increased sanitization for high traffic areas.

An air purifying machine will purify air and sanitize surfaces.

If feeling ill or recovering from being ill, we ask for you to please stay home.


Monday: 9 am – 4 pm

Tuesday: 9 am – 7 pm

Wednesday: 9 am – 7 pm

Thursday: 9 am – 7 pm

Friday: 9 am – 8 pm

Saturday: 9 am – 3 pm   Open for Birthday Parties/Special Events after hours too!

Sunday: Closed for open play, Open for:  Birthday Parties/Special Events only

All day Saturday and Sunday available for parties and special events.

Come join us year round to run, climb, ride, slide, and have a blast at our indoor playground. The Big Backyard brings the outdoors inside with huge play equipment, riding toys, balls, playhouses, infant toys, and more.
We are also the perfect place to host parties and special events. Let us make your child’s party fun, easy, and one they won’t stop talking about.
You will find the most appropriate ages for the indoor playground are children ages 0-8; however, we always welcome older children who come with their families.



General Information

Socks are required for both children and adults.

Rates are for the entire day – readmission is allowed.


All children need a Release of Liability Waiver Form to be signed before playing. Complete this form before you arrive to save time.

We offer gift cards in any denomination. You are welcome to stop in to purchase a gift card or call us with a credit card and we will mail the card to you.

Note: We are not a childcare facility, so an adult caregiver (18 or older) is required to stay with each child and is responsible for their general safety and supervision.

Now Hiring:

We are hiring for evening/weekend part-time managers, evening/weekend snack counter workers, and party hosts for evenings/weekends.  Please complete our application and e-mail it to