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The “Fun Starts Here” at Drop ’n’ Hop Play Café. We are your one stop play center for providing active play areas that include gross motor, fine motor and tactile environments. The center also includes two party spaces and two multi-sport simulators.

Drop ‘n’ Hop Play Cafe is Central Alberta’s local indoor playground and activity centre located in the town of Sylvan Lake. We offer all-day playground admission, 2-Multi-Sport simulators (pay for play) ages 3 and up. We can host your next birthday party in one of our party rooms or you are welcome to rent the entire facility after hours for larger groups.

Multi-Sport Simulators at Drop ‘n’ Hop Play Café is perfect for adults, children and youth groups. Both simulators are equipped with Rally Baseball | Slapshot Hockey | Breakaway Soccer | Foot Golf | Bowl-a-Rama | Disc-Go Golf | Zombie Dodgeball | Wild West Shooting Gallery | Football.

The large playground structure is designed for children ages 3 to12 and parents are invited to play too. This larger playground has 2-tube slides, cave peaks, obstacle course and a ball pit.

Hourly Drop-In Play (unparented) at Drop ‘n’ Hop Play Café is a safe space for parents to feel confident to leave their children while they complete their everyday chores like grocery shopping, laundry, doctor or dentist appointments; spa time: hair, nail, massage, etc. appointments; boat ride, water sports or fishing for a few hours. Any time that is need for the family that your child needs temporary care for a minimum 1 hour to a maximum of 4 hours per day.

Our baby and toddler area is perfect for anyone 3 years of age and younger. Designed to improve dexterity for the littles, the area includes a slide, soft climbable obstacles and foam building blocks for hand-to-eye coordination.



2 Parents and/or Guardians free per family
0-8 mo Free
9-12 mo $1.00
13-23 mo $4.50
2-4 yrs $8.50
5-15 yrs $10.50


2 Parents and/or Guardians free per family
0-8 mo Free
9-12 mo $2.00
13-23 mo $6.50
2-4 yrs $10.50
5-15 yrs $12.50

Parent/Guardian (16+): 2 Free per each paid general admission (Each Additional Parent/Guardian: $5.00)

3 or more family member admissions receive 10% off each play center admission *Discounts do not apply to punch cards, sport simulator rental, birthday room rental and party admission, date night, hourly drop-in, private rental.

*Last hour of the day the admission rate is 50% off

Holiday Hours

Drop ‘n’ Hop will be open at its regular hours on all Statutory Holidays except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day or unless otherwise stated!

Other Closures

For most day-to-day activities and closures, please refer to our Social Media pages.


Date Night is 5.30 pm – 9.30 pm every Friday and Saturday Night Rate: per child $30 per night Included with the rate: Playcenter access exclusive to the date night guests after 7.30 pm Age appropriate NETFLIX or Disney+ movie Snacks/Drinks available for purchase


Hello Central Alberta,

Tammy and Marvin are residents of Sylvan Lake. We believe in community and wanted to offer the children of Central Alberta a place to have fun by incorporating interactive games with the traditional elements that indoor playgrounds offer. The layout of our center has been designed to allow parents to play with their child or relax in our café and have direct line-of-sight to their child.

We are a fabulous blended family of nine children and have successfully parented children of various ages. We are also proud grandparents of seven. The experiences we have with all of our own children and grandchildren, we know how important it is to have ‘parent time’ with a coffee or alone time to relax, while feeling comfortable your children are safe and having fun.

Our hope is that your family has as much fun here as we have had creating this playground for you and your family.

What Parents Say

This is exactly what sylvan needed! I took my 6 month and 18 month old and they were entertained there for over an hour! The facility was very clean and the staff were so kind! I think I had more fun at the sensory table than them! Their favourite was the magnet wall for sure!!
I love how the sitting area still has full view of the play place so you can sit and still watch your kids play!!

-Kiara Larocque

Visited on May long weekend 2024.
My kids (almost 2 years old and 6 years old) really enjoyed it. The toddler area and ballpit were great for my younger kid and the slides and climbing areas entertained my older kid.
We had a snack (chips & juice boxes, very reasonably priced) and the adults had coffee (good coffee!!!).
Bathrooms were clean and stocked.
Layout of the place is good, you can sit and enjoy your coffee and watch the kids pretty much everywhere.
We will be back!

Cynthea Cotmen

A very fun and colorful place to bring kids of all ages. You can play for hours alone I’m sure in the sand and general area where the little houses, slides, and kid movies are playing. I was impressed with the clean bathrooms and where you can play a bowling game on the simulator. I want to go sit and enjoy a coffee and snack and would see that having a birthday party here would be a great way to spend your time and money. The party room was bright and inviting. A very friendly staff member showed me around.

Melody Ellerby