Party Magic sparks imaginations and enlivens special events by inviting children to explore its massive indoor playground or transporting carnival games, bounce houses, and personnel to all types of off-site celebrations. Inside Party Magic's 6,500-square-foot facility, kids navigate mazes, rocket skyward in bounce houses, and glide down slides as parents kick back and enjoy TV and WiFi in the lounge. A toddler playplace—replete with climbing mats and fitness toys—shields little ones from facing bigger kids and life's mounting responsibilities.
Whether it be a birthday, corporate party, or community event, Party Magic can generate excitement at any location with attractions ranging from mechanical bulls to rock climbing walls. An assortment of face painters, stilt-walkers, and clowns are also available to add a touch of joviality to block parties or Supreme Court hearings.
Art in the Pod bridges the gap between artist and creation by providing the space and tools necessary to paint, sculpt, or paste something beautiful. Art sessions cater to every age group, with after-school sessions that explore a variety of media and parties that include everything from art materials to gifts for the birthday kid. Mommy, Daddy, and Me classes give kids a way to express themselves that doesn't involve drawing on the furniture as they learn how to sing, tell stories, and create art projects. Adult classes, alternatively, allow groups to bring a bottle of wine and spend a relaxed evening splashing paint on a canvas in the never-ending quest to discover where the color purple comes from.
Upon entering, modern spotlights smear light across the glossy ceiling and beige walls like butter on toast––an appropriate evocation of the baked goods to come. There they wait at the counter: gooey fresh-baked brownies, crunchy biscotti, jelly-filled Danish, and crumbly scones that are as large as calzones. Maine Star Coffee lures patrons with the aroma of confections baked onsite, then encourages lingering with locally roasted coffee, steeping teas, and sweet espresso drinks made from locally sourced milk products. The café is also a haven for artists of all types, housing such entertainment as spoken word, acoustic music, and competitive whittling showdowns.
Just because school is out doesn't mean learning has to end. At Greenhill Day Camp at Buckingham Friends School, the programs make education fun as well. Youngsters get out from behind desks to engage in hands-on activities, whether they're incorporating non-instructional swimming techniques during pool time or discovering an insect's tiny backpack under a magnifying glass. Each day offers up a range of recreations that may include soccer, reading, drama performances, and outdoor living skills, and campers are organized by age in order to develop social skills with peers.