Scientists agree that the only reason adults have children is so they have a socially acceptable reason to visit amusement parks, novelty pizza arcades, and movies with Shreks in them. Put some fun in the oven with today's kid-friendly Groupon: for $65, you get a three-class sampler, 10 playspace passes, and one child's haircut at Kidville (a $369 value). You will also receive a 30% discount at any Kidville boutique and 30% off lunch at the Kidville Café at the Upper East Side location until the Groupon expires. This Groupon may be used at nine Kidville locations: Upper East Side, Little Maestros at 69th Street, Upper West Side, Tribeca, Midtown West, Union Square, Park Slope, Scarsdale, and Hoboken. This Groupon is valid only for the fall 2010 semester beginning on September 13 and it expires on October 31, 2010.
Kidville is a colorful, fun, and educational stomping ground where children can expand their minds, get out their wiggles, and make new, non-imaginary friends. Babies, toddlers, and children under age five will get to attend three class sessions ($129) that have been carefully designed by early-childhood development specialists. Hundreds of stimulating choices await your munchkin's eager eyes and ears, such as the Little Maestros music course and the energetic Run, Wiggle, Paint, and Giggle class. My Big Messy Art Class lets your children Picasso to their heart's content with paints, chalks, and crayons, leaving your freshly painted hallways and furniture completely art-free. The fit and friendly gym classes, including Big Muscle Playtime and Kidville Tumblers, allow kids to romp amidst a bevy of colorful and squishy play mats. Classes may vary at each location, so check the schedule to confirm offerings. You'll also receive 10 passes ($140) to Kidville's state-of-the-art indoor playspaces and the magical outdoor playgrounds at select locations.
Give your tyke a new 'do in the hyperfun Kidville Salon ($24) at the Upper West Side location. Child-friendly stylists will style unruly mop tops as kids faux-fly an airplane, dream-drive a fire truck, or stationarily play Playstation on a flat-screen TV. Kidville’s annual registration fee ($76) is included in the price of this Groupon and remains active for a full year. You'll also be entitled to receive a 30% discount at any Kidville toy and fashion boutique, and you can refuel for 30% off at the Kidville Café in the Upper East Side location. Keep your little ones active until elementary school bombards them with Brontë novels and philosophical debates with a visit to Kidville.
This deal can be used for any 45–60 minute class. Some classes require adult accompaniment. Children under three are required to be accompanied by an adult. Class reservations required.
Kidville has received tons of press, including being named Best Tot Spot by New York magazine in 2007, and a write-up from New York City-based phoebesmom blog. Parents of GoCityKids give it a four-star average rating and it has more than 2,000 Facebook fans.
- Two brave knights and three pretty princesses are on a stroll. They make regal crafts each day and all member of the court get to prepare royal treats for a king…The kids are at the Fairy Tale adventure camp at Kidville. – Raziqueh Hussain, Khaleej Times
- We started going to Kidville last year. My toddler has made SO many friends in his classes as well as with all the girls in the front and teachers. We love this place!! –– DDAronsen, GoCityKids
Within the multihued walls of Kidville’s indoor playland, tykes expand their minds, network with members of their peer group, and deplete their vast energy reserves. Babies, toddlers, and kids 6 or younger delve into classes developed by Kidville’s early-childhood-development gurus. Burgeoning Beethovens can swivel their hips, flex their sing-along muscles, and edit their massive music manuscripts during one of Kidville’s music and dance classes, or enlist in one of the art classes to create a piece that captures their inner rage toward broccoli. Fun and fit gym classes let tots run, roll, and hover through gauntlets of plush blocks and spongy play mats. Clasping hands and scampering legs can also roam freely through Kidville’s sprightly indoor playspace, though all munchkins must be supervised by a parent, guardian, or trustworthy primate.