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I found some translations but am not sure if there are better and shorter alternatives:

  1. "children playground" — I am thinking about a small place inside, not a large playground;
  2. "corner for children" — maybe this is the only one valid.

Is there any other short idiomatic phrase to describe it?

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It has been called a Children's corner in all the places I have been – mplungjan Apr 26 '13 at 11:38
Thank you - It is almost same in Polish :) – Chameleon Apr 26 '13 at 11:44
I'd call it a play area. – FumbleFingers Apr 26 '13 at 11:59

Apparently it hasn't made it into the dictionaries yet, but funland is definitely in use. Search "McDonald's Funland" for many examples.

Sometimes is spelled as two words "fun land."

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Sounds nice since very simple. – Chameleon Apr 26 '13 at 13:42
I've heard it referred to as a "McDonald's Playplace" all my life (in America), but I can't say I've heard "funland". Which it not to say that you are at all wrong, but perhaps "playplace" is another good alternative. – kenbellows Apr 26 '13 at 16:21

tot lot

a small playground for young children ([MW])

Designates special play areas set aside for children, particularly pre-school age children. (gohistoric)

More usage examples, etc.

“Tot lot” is a Parks expression used to describe a space used for the recreational purposes of small children. (NYCity-Parks)

In Oklahoma City a number of tot-lots … are incorporated into the development of subdivisions and also you will find plenty of back yards with enough area and play equipment to qualify as a suitable tot-lot. (imaginativeAmerica)

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A tot-lot in Pigtown, South Baltimore, MD.

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Never heard but very short and nice. – Chameleon Apr 26 '13 at 14:32

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