Bumble Brews Play Cafe in Raleigh NC

Amy Hartle

📍1028 Oberlin Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607

🐦We’re currently on a mission to visit all the indoor playgrounds and spots for family fun in the Triangle. If you don’t see something on our site yet, it’s definitely in the works!

Essential Things to Know:

⦁ Every Day: 8:00am-6:00pm
*Note: closed on the 1st Monday of each month for maintenance

Check the website, especially on weekends, to ensure Bumble Brews isn’t booked for a birthday party or private event. They also have fun events on some weekends you might want to attend!

$10 per child/$8 per sibling (6 months and up) for 90 minutes
Adults and babies free


A cozy sports/camping area inside Bumble Brews

Bumble Brews Play Cafe Review – Indoor Play Area Raleigh NC

Having been to the Bumble Brews in Cary many times, Mal and I decided it was time to pay a visit to its sister location in Raleigh. We were not disappointed!

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The Bumble Brews Play Cafe in Raleigh is very similar in style and vibe to the Cary location. The space is a big room filled with toys for imaginative play, physical play, constructive play, and more. Designed for kids around ages 6 and under, Bumble Brews is among the most toddler-friendly and toddler-focused of all the indoor playgrounds in the Triangle.

Combine that element with the fact that you can purchase coffee, wine, and beer, and you’ve got the makings of an ideal spot for little kids and their parents.

A joyful toddler with curly hair holding a toy maraca inside a colorful padded play area at Bumble Brews indoor playground in Raleigh, NC, surrounded by soft blocks and vibrant play structures.
Malcolm in the little foam pit

I find Bumble Brews to be very reasonably priced, and you can also opt to buy a membership if you plan to go often. This turns out to be a very good deal.

As for what to expect, both Bumble Brews locations are clean and well kept. Outside of the play area are seats for parents, or for kiddos wanting to enjoy a snack break. All kids and parents must wear socks during their visit; shoes are not permitted. There are cubbies along the front of the play area to place your shoes and bags while you play.

A child engrossed in reading books in the cozy book nook of Bumble Brews indoor playground in Raleigh, NC, with a soft fabric garland overhead and a gentle slide, encouraging quiet time and reading in a playful setting.
The reading nook

I really like the cozy reading nook at this Bumble Brews location, as well as the clever, creative murals on the support beam in the center of the room. They’ve really done a great job making this space feel cozy.

There is also a small carpeted section which is suitable for babies who may not be walking yet. Bumble Brews (in Cary) was actually the first play place I ever took Malcolm, and he “played” there before he could even sit up.

Creative play area at Bumble Brews indoor playground in Raleigh, NC, featuring a playful mural with 'Bee Creative!' slogan, and a variety of interactive toys and structures for children's imaginative play.
One of the cute murals with the baby section seen to the left

Bumble Brews Raleigh has lots of climbing toys in the Montessori style, which not only looks pretty, but offers a lot of fun and challenging play for toddlers and young kids.

Children actively climbing and playing on a multi-level wooden play structure at Bumble Brews indoor playground in Raleigh, NC, reflecting a safe and engaging environment for kids to explore and have fun

Looking for a place to host a birthday party? This is a great option for birthdays for littles, as they have a large party room and a few different packages to choose from. Their party room also sometimes serves as an event space; we attended a fun music class by Music With Miss Kasie. Follow Bumble Brews on social media and check their website to make sure you don’t miss out on events like this!