Playnasium inspires imaginations inside pint-size frames as kids cavort on sock-clad feet about the approximately 1,800-square-foot facility. Geared toward children aged 6 and younger, the indoor playground showcases a wealth of active options to entertain children as snow and wintry winds roost in outdoor jungle gyms. Kids whip up imaginary snacks in play kitchens, safely leap around in a net-enclosed bounce house, and draft declarations of their pillow fort’s national sovereignty from the coloring area's diminutive picnic tables. Staffers clean and disinfect the entire playroom daily with nontoxic and eco-friendly products to protect budding tots. Playnasium serves up piping-hot coffee to keep parents' tummies toasty, and lunches may be brought from home to refuel tuckered-out tykes. After scheduling an appointment ahead of time, verifying their children's health, and filling a knapsack with a day's supply of snacks, parents can drop their kids off for up to 4 hours of Playnasium-provided childcare and go tend to adult duties.
Playnasium shutters its doors during birthday parties, granting hosts and their guests unfettered access to the facilities’ attractions. Plates, napkins, and utensils will be provided to accompany food and cake brought by the client. The facility’s dedicated staff lends a hand to parents by helping to set up the room prior to the party and cleaning up any messes or leaky big-wheel motors afterward.
When not cantering in the outdoor sand ring, leaping over water in the grass jumping field, and trotting down wooded trails and wetlands, Prairie Star’s horses graze in their paddocks at their home at Old Barrington Farm. Beyond its expansive amenities, the facility is home to the North Barrington Riding Academy, whose instructors foster a supportive, goal-oriented environment as they groom young riders to become accomplished competitors in the sport of hunter/jumper. In inclement weather, lessons can move indoors to the 85'x210' heated ring, where parents or spectators can observe from a viewing room complete with a fireplace, wireless Internet, and flat-screen TV.
Adventurers can free-fall gently under a parachute with views of Chicago, Milwaukee, and Lake Michigan at 120 miles per hour with World Skydiving Center in Kenosha. After jumping in tandem with an experienced diver, individuals can take home a video of their gravity-defying feat.
America's Action Territory encourages familial bonding through amusements in session year-round indoors and seasonally outdoors. During warm weather, the park staff operates six outdoor activities, from bumper boats in a 75,000-gallon pool to paintball in a fully enclosed outdoor inflatable field. Back inside, kids can enter the smoky, black-lit laser-tag arena to demonstrate who is most deserving of parents' love, or challenge their progenitors to skee-ball at the arcade. Between games, an eatery supplies patrons with refreshments such as sandwiches, chicken strips, and pizzas on crust made without gluten or lasers. It also offers a wine and beer list for adults, as well as free WiFi. For special occasions, Action Territory's team can also arrange birthday parties and organize group packages.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30 Minutes or Less
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Recommended Age Group: Adults
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
As a boxing trainer, I saw so many individuals who wanted desperately to obtain the benefits from a boxing/kickboxing workout, but had that look in their eyes when they saw the facility. [They] loved the equipment, but were anxious about working out with boxers?not really knowing what to do and how to do it, as boxing is not a structured workout. Did I mention the contact that goes along with boxing?getting hit? With this in mind, I looked for models that would be enticing to this demographic and allow everyone to enjoy the unbelievable benefits of boxing: learning real self-defense [skills]\ while shedding pounds, toning muscles, and building functional strength and agility.
What special training do you or your staff have?
We have a background in boxing and Golden Glove fighters and trainers. In boxing, it's not just learning the skills, but learning how to obtain peak conditioning and strength for a real-life battle.
What is the experience customers can expect, and how do you make it special?
You can expect to have fun and and learn a skill. The atmosphere is welcoming and the people are energetic. Weight-loss, strength, agility, and cardio are just the side effects from learning. That leads to a fun workout.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Our website and Facebook have videos and a great deal of more information.