The holidays are over so now it’s time to hunker down and enjoy the rest of this long holiday week cramped up inside at home with the kiddos, right? Better yet, beat cabin fever with one of these great play options for banishing the “I’m bored” blahs (or the “these kids are driving bonkers if I don’t get out of this house immediately I’m going to scream” blues) this holiday vacation. And many winter session classes are registering now so be sure to sign up soon if you want to keep the fun going through the long winter ahead.
Philly’s newest indoor play oasis, Nest, reopened its doors from the holiday break on Monday December 26th with lots of fantastic drop in classes that will keep your kiddos entertained for hours. Check out drop-in classes for ages newborn up through 7 years with everything from Karate Kids, Me and My Sous Chef, Bend it like Beckham Soccer and much more. Plus kids will never want to leave Nest’s indoor, eco-friendly playspace featuring a giant treehouse to climb and slide down, farmer’s market toys and more! Call or check out the website to register or see full pricing details.
Swarthmore’s The Creative Living Room is offering its new winter session starting on January 9th with classes ranging from family yoga, art classes, language classes, tai chi and many more. Plus, enjoy their free trial week Monday January 9th – Saturday January 14th. Email Lynn@thecreativelivingroom.com or call 610-544-5800 to reserve a spot for a free class!
The Little Gym with locations all throughout the Philadelphia area offers classes for kids of all ages featuring parent child classes for infants and pre-school through grade school gymnastics classes for ages 3-12 years. The Little Gym also offers sports skills development and dance classes. Your child will delight in learning flips, tumblesaults, jazz, sports skills and more this winter at an indoor Little Gym facility near you.
Romp n” Roll Willow Grove is packed with new ways for little ones to play and stretch their bodies and minds. Romp n’ Roll classes are available for infants through 5 years of age with a range of music, science, gymnastics and more. Call or check out the website to register or stop in for a trial class anytime!
Fairmount Art Center
2501 Olive Street
Queen Village Art Center
514 Bainbridge Street
With two locations to serve Philadelphia families kids can take classes at the Philly Art Center at either the Fairmount or Queen Village locations. The winter 2012 session starts January 9th and features classes like Art Explorers, Art Start, Elements of Art in 2D and 3D plus movement, dance, and more.
Delaware County’s Kehler’s Gym is home to one of the best indoor gymnastics centers in the area. With classes for ages 15 months through high school kids get to learn the basics of gymnastics in this top-notch facility. Plus, Kehler’s has cheer and tumbling classes for your little spirited one. Take advantage of their risk free introductory offer of a first class free if you don’t love it!
The Little Treehouse Play Café in Chestnut Hill is a fantastic facility with several indoor play spaces for your littles to play and learn. Classes are offered in yoga, dance, gymnastics, move and music and more! Plus enjoy the great café for a delicious healthy lunch or coffee and a snack while your little one is having a blast. Bonus – sign up for a class now and get unlimited free admission to the Treehouse, too!
The time tested mom approved Gymboree has locations throughout the Philadelphia region that offer classes for a range of ages from newborns to 5 years. Their cornerstone class is the Gymboree play and learn but Gymboree also offers classes in music, arts, sports, school skills and more! Get a free class by signing up at a location near you.