Philadelphia, PA 19107
The other day I had three hours to kill before naptime and it was raining…for the third day in a row. Now I have a lot of tricks in my bag but I am not a magician and it was going to take more than my usual for us all to survive the next three hours. So what did I do? I put the kids in the car and headed to IKEA. That’s right I took them to the parental Swedish playground. Not my proudest moment but it did the trick.
Validated parking $4.00 / 3hours (Purple Members Only)
- Stroller parking: Big enough for the Dugggar’s
- Café: So yes you just might get to eat today!
- Kiddie gym: Enough said.
- Art room: Keeping your couch paint free!
- Open play area: Love the playhouse but the room needs more toys.
- Modern: Because you deserve it.
- Make sure you pack socks for you and your little one.
Talking to the owners I know they have invested a lot of care, time and thought in the classes they offer and the teachers in charge of them. My plan is to do some drop in classes to see what the boys like before I sign them up. The reason I am doing this is because cost of the classes are on the higher side of the spectrum then I am used to seeing. The environment is fancier than the other places and the class offerings seem really good so a higher price tag is to be expected. Bottom line I like what they have done, I like what they are doing and I hope it really does become the family hub they are hoping to create. class schedule class application complete list of programs
What does it cost?
To have access to the first floor amenities and ground floor play area it is $295 a year ($30 / month) per family. Please note that is per family and not per child. This is what they call the Green Membership. There are also some perks regarding priority enrollment for classes, etc.
If you kick it up a notch to become to a Purple Membership you are paying $595 a year ($55/ month) per family. This also gets you discounted parking and 15% off all the first floor amenities.
Can’t commit? (Which I have dubbed Grey membership…get it?) You are welcome to drop in 4 times a year for $20 a pop.
My biggest issues is I want to put the kids in classes but I am paying $600 plus the cost of the classes for a season so I am looking at upwards of $1,000. And I also like to go to a lot of different places to keep it interesting. some parents are fine having one main location. On the other hand winter is coming and most the places I take the boys right now are outside. I am really torn on this one and would love to know what other parents are thinking.