Tell local parents about your business
Kidding Around Playtown is a mini-town filled with playhouses and toys where young children (crawling to approx. age 8) can play, use their imaginations, celebrate birthdays, and take various classes. We have a train table and eleven areas/playhouses, including a house with an attic, firehouse with a police station above, fix-it-shop,tiny tot area, art/play-doh area, dress-up boutique, pet vet, mini-mart, and a musical church. For further stimulation, we offer Spanish, music, Baby Signing Time, and drama classes. We have a supply of pre-packaged snacks and drinks if the little ones (or mom and dad) get hungry or thirsty, as well as allowing outside food and drink to be brought in. Wi-fi will soon be offered at Playtown as well.
When/Why did you start?
One day while patronizing a similar business on the opposite side of town, we decided that Northwest Phoenix needed a place where caregivers of young children could meet to socialize and let their children socialize while engaging in imaginative play. After two years of planning, praying, and searching for just the right location, Kidding Around Playtown opened May 25, 2010, at the NW corner of I-17 and Bell Road in the Bell Canyon Pavilions Shopping Center. Our exact address is: 2810 W. Bell Road, Suite 1420, Phoenix, AZ 85053.
Who do you cater to? Parents, schools or both?
Our goal is to make Playtown a clean, safe place where parents, grandparents, or caregivers can come to socialize and relax, leaving the clean-up to us while the children in their care have a fun, stimulating time playing, creating, and interacting with other children their age. We offer special rates for pre-booked mom’s groups and day care groups. Currently, we are offering Tic-Talk Spanish, Music Together and Baby Signing Time for our younger patrons. Drama Kids and Spanish classes are being offered for homeschooled children.
What are the costs associated?
Adults are always free at Playtown. We charge $9. for the first child and $8. for each additional child. After nine paid admissions, the tenth visit is free (with our free frequent patron card). We offer monthly unlimited use passes as well. Admission is for open play between the hours of 9-3 Tuesday through Friday and 9-4 on Saturday.We are closed Sunday and Monday.
Can parents host a birthday party at your location?
We would love for parents to celebrate their child’s birthday with us! We offer two party packages for up to 8 children ranging in price from $120-$180. Both packages include 75 minutes in Playtown and 45 minutes in our private party room with a party hostess to help with the fun. Of course, more children and/or other “extras” can be added to customize your party. You can find all the details on our website at: www.kiddingaroundplaytown.com or give us a call at: (602) 993-PLAY(7529).
Any specials or discounts you’d like to offer the readers?
We currently have a limited number of 10 admissions for $50 cards available. These cards expire 6 months after purchase and some restrictions apply. In addition, anyone who comes in for the next month and mentions “The Examiner” will receive $2 off the price of each admission in their group (offer expires on October 19th, 2010).