|Playtown's Main Street; photo from its website|
So was Playtown worth getting up early for? If you asked my daughter, I think she'd say "yes" (not that she can actually say "yes" yet).
|Drive Baby, Drive|
It's not a huge space but there is plenty of room for kids to move and play. And because there are so many different buildings, there is bound to be at least one area that interests your child.
But while Playtown is definitely a fun place, it's also can be rather hectic. When we first arrived, it was just on the verge of being busy. Then at 10am, as the birthday parties started, it quickly went from verge-of-busy to packed to chaotic. I didn't mind it but by 11:30am, my daughter had clearly had enough of the noise and the other children. "She's becoming mean," Husband said as Daughter stole a stuffed toy away from a little girl inside the vet office. As we left, we heard more than a couple other kids having melting downs; Playtown is fun but it can be very stimulating.
|The Grocery Store|
Speaking of that lounge, unlike some other indoor playgrounds, this one doesn't sell food or drinks so come prepared. Also make sure that you're wearing socks as neither shoes nor bare feet are allowed past the vestibule (socks are sold on site, just in case you do forget).
Rates and hours can be found here; when we went it was $7 for children 13 months - 23 months and $12 for those 2 to 12 years. Each child gets to bring in two adults for free. While no monthly pass is available, you can get an annual one for around $200. There is also the Playtown frequent visitor card that will get you a free visit after seven paid ones.
Would we visit Playtown again: Yes!
Should you and your kids visit Playtown: Yes but be prepared for a potential meltdown.
|Getting Ready To Fight A Fire|