Without a healthy outlet such as indoor playgrounds, children's imaginations can wither, leaving them prematurely adult. Prevent the early onset of old age with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get three passes to open play at Kids Town in Wheaton (a $30 value). Passes are valid for children aged 7 or younger, and both parents and siblings younger than 1 year can enter for free.
Kids Town’s colorful, recently expanded play paradise delights youngsters with themed entertainment areas, creative costumes, and exciting toys. Open-play sessions invite kids to romp through elaborate sets, such as a construction room and a princess room that work together to allow budding noblewomen to put their castle-building skills into action. While kids’ imaginations run wild, caregivers can relax on soft black couches while enjoying free WiFi, sipping coffee, or watching the flat-screen television for signs that it has human emotions, and babies can toddle in a cozy padded area designed especially for them. After a day of play, children and adults can revive with snacks and drinks from the concessions stand, or can bring a peanut-free lunch from home.
The Groupon can be applied over multiple visits, or used for one visit with multiple children. Kids and adults must wear socks at all times in order to prevent sock-puppet infestations.
In its more than 12 themed play areas, Kids Town not only entertains little ones, but also helps them develop skills for creative self-expression and social engagement. Kids explore the indoor pint-sized city, wandering through the central market with a kid-sized grocery cart before paying a visit to the princess palace, sheriff's office, fire department, and pet clinic. Afterward, youths can cozy up to the pretend-only fireplace to read a book on the petite plaid sofa or enter the dramatically lit party room, with its galactic carpet and Earth-bound walls or enjoy weekdays Bubbles Show and Thomas the Train ride.
All the while, the facility keeps kids safe with careful sanitation—aided by a strict socks policy and nontoxic, all-natural BabyGanics cleansers—and by forbidding all peanut products.