18 Awesome Arcades Near You in Hamilton and Halton

Arcades are exciting places where kids can immerse themselves in a world of fun and games. These spots are filled with rows of colourful machines that light up and buzz with excitement. Think of an arcade as a playground for video games!

But what exactly is an arcade? Well, it’s a place packed with various types of games that range from classic pinball machines to the latest cutting-edge video game consoles. Picture yourself surrounded by a variety of games that challenge your skills, test your reflexes, and most importantly, provide heaps of entertainment.

Arcades make a great destination for a team outing or a birthday party. Venues often offer great food and drink options, and cater to large groups regularly.

Playing video games can be a great way for kids to have fun, develop hand-eye coordination, and even learn problem-solving skills. Moderation is key, though! Just like enjoying a tasty treat, playing video games in moderation can be a good thing. It’s important to balance gaming with other activities, like outdoor play, reading, or spending time with friends and family.

Now, let’s explore some fantastic kid-friendly arcades and gaming spots where young gamers can unleash their skills and have a blast! These places are carefully designed with kids in mind, offering a safe and enjoyable environment to play games. From classic arcades with retro games to modern gaming centers equipped with the latest technology, these spots cater to a wide range of interests and ages.

Whether it’s competing in virtual races, embarking on epic adventures, or simply enjoying classic arcade games, these kid-friendly spots ensure a world of excitement and entertainment. Get ready to press start and dive into a world of gaming fun at these amazing arcades and gaming venues specially crafted for young gamers and fun loving parents!

What To Expect At The Arcade

  • Every arcade in Ontario is completely unique. They will each have a different quantity and line up of games to choose from. If you;re looking for a specific game, call ahead and see if they have that one.
  • Some arcades still run on quarters (sorry, no more penny arcades!) and some run with credit card-like payments where you load an amount of money on the card and use the card to pay for game play. Video games are often priced as “credits”, so it takes 2 credits to play a game, etc.
  • Time of day will generally determine how busy the arcade will be. Kids should be ready to wait in line to play the newest and most popular games.
teenage boy playing a driving video game at the arcade

Arcades in Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville and Milton

Activate Indoor Gaming Experience
High-energy, massive indoor gaming experience. Read about our visit here.
AMF Frederick Lanes
Bowling, birthday parties - for both kids and teens, billiards, arcade, and food - there's something here for everyone.
385 Frederick Street Kitchener, Kitchener, N2H 2P2
Burlington Bowl
Burlington Bowl features 48 lanes, a full-service licensed restaurant, a fully stocked pro shop and a games area featuring a pool table, air hockey and more. It offers cosmic glow-in-the-dark bowling, special-effect lighting and the latest music. Kids have a blast with bumper rails, ball ramps and super lightweight balls.
Champs Family Entertainment Centre
Large complex offering bowling, billiards & a gaming area, plus a sports bar with creative pub grub. At Champs we have incorporated a one of a kind Main Events gaming area equipped with all of the latest new gaming attractions to some of the favourite old classics.
Dave and Busters
Bring your friends and enjoy local and weekly specials. A fun experience for any occasion. Eat, drink, play and watch sports - all under one roof.
Milton’s largest active play zone for kids and adults alike. Great for the whole family. Epic Play Zone offers Laser Tag, Indoor Playground, Arcade, Birthday Parties.
Family Fun Centre Laser Tag
Featuring a multi-level, state of the art laser tag arena, and the latest selection of arcade and redemption games
Funvilla Guelph
Featuring a Trampoline Park, Ninja zone, soft play area and arcade - plenty to choose from for a rainy afternoon or a party!
Funvilla Kitchener-Waterloo
Featuring a Trampoline Park, Wall Climbing, Ninja zone, soft play area and arcade - plenty to choose from for a rainy afternoon or a party!
335 Gage Ave, Kitchener, N2M 5E1
GameTime Social Restaurant and Arcade
We're Burlington's home to endless fun and entertainment for people of all ages! Power up your wristband and let the fun begin.
GYGO - Get Your Game On
A 26,000-square foot active play experience with a wide range of indoor and outdoor games and activations, like NERF Challenge, mini golf, laser tag, go-karts and more.
iBowl Family Fun Centre
5 and 10 pin bowling available, with specials for families, lunch, and even a 'triple play - one game of 5 pin bowling, one game of 10 pin bowling, and a round of the on-site mini golf!' Contact them for birthday party info too.
10 Park Hill Road East, Cambridge, N1R 1P2
Kingpin Bowling
With 28 state of the art 10 pin lanes including a separate section for private parties, Kingpin Bowlounge is the biggest bowling venue in the Waterloo Region.
425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, N2B 3X7
Kingpin Cambridge
Bowing, laser tag, an arcade, and a giant, multi-level play structure means kids of all ages can be entertained at Kingpin! Ask about their birthday party packages!
Cambridge Centre Mall 355 Hespeler Road, Cambridge, N1R 6B3
Parkway Social
Parkway Social has been an icon of St Catharines since 1958 as an entertainment destination that has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for family fun, a quirky date night idea or to get competitive with friends or colleagues, our venue is the perfect location. 
St. Catharines
Splitsville Bowling and Arcade - Hamilton
34 lanes, Glow in the Dark Bowling, Angry Birds bowling, interactive screens/games on lanes, state-of-the-art arcade, and a large redemption prize store.
Splitsville Bowling, Laser Tag and Arcade - Burlington
24 lanes, luxury VIP lanes, Glow in the Dark Bowling, 2-level laser tag arena, state-of-the-art arcade, large redemption prize store.
Waterdown Lanes
We offer 12 lanes of 5-pin bowling, as well as regular special events and parties, complete with glow-in-the-dark bowling! Looking for a fun way to keep active? We also have bowling leagues for all ages and skill levels.
Woodlawn Bowl
Woodlawn Bowl has 8 lanes of 5 pin and 24 lanes of 10 pin with many different types of Interactions whether it’s Bowling or playing in the Arcade Room, to business meetings, and birthday parties. 
253 Woodlawn Rd W, Guelph, N1H 8J1