Creativity is most frequently triggered through hands-on activity, which is why Picasso spent most of the 1930s challenging children to thumb wars. Nurture the mind's eye and occupy kids' excitable mitts with today's Groupon to My Kids Clubhouse, which has locations in Poway and Bonita. Choose from the following options:
- For $19, you get a five-admission punch card (a $40 value)
- For $29, you get a three-month membership (a $64 value)
Fortified with a friendly, patient staff, My Kids Clubhouse's spacious indoor facilities are stocked with colorful slides, bouncy playthings, and imagination stations for wee ones up to age eight. Parents can accompany tykes as they weave through a maze of tunnels, whip up pretend yummy in the play kitchen, or dress up as previous incarnations in the costume area. A separate toddler area treats crawly ones to a host of safe toys and rides that help build motor skills, while the relaxing Clubhouse Café sets a comfy stage for former children to socialize, enjoy free WiFi access, and nosh snacks and coffee.
My Kids Clubhouse's staff holsters extensive experience in management and childcare. Committed to cleanliness and safety, their careful procedures ensure that all patrons sport socks and that each plaything is sanitized and sprayed for wildebeests.
- What I loved about this place was that it was the first place I'd been to where the adults can go in the play structure with the kids...There's a huge area for the younger kids with toy kitchens, bus, and costumes. And another area for infants and toddlers with a mini-roller coaster of their own. – Amy Y., Poway location
- This place is great. It's clean and has good security for families coming in and out. . . . A great place to come and play if the weather isn't ideal or you just want to stop in somewhere safe. The bathrooms have toddler size toilets and sinks perfect for potty training. – Wendy K., Bonita location
My Kids Clubhouse
My Kids Clubhouse supervisors watch over open play as socked feet scamper through a ball pit and a mesh tunnel opening onto three slides. Across the open-format playroom floor, youngsters as old as 8 direct their own imaginative adventures in a play kitchen, soft-block area, dress-up area, and puppet theater.
Parents can drop their kids off through a secure check-in service, join their progeny on the playroom floor, or sip coffee in the Wi-Fi–enabled Clubhouse Café. In addition to holding open play hours, My Kids Clubhouse hosts two-hour birthday parties, including a slumber party option and a dinosaur-themed blowout with 3.5 billion candles to celebrate the birth of life on Earth.
My Kids Clubhouse founder Stephanie Antin opened her indoor playrooms after a disappointing search for creative play options for her own three children. She teamed up with business maven Jeri Price Smith to open two recreational locations in Poway and Bonita. Child development consultant Debbie Cazares funnels 20 years of education experience, a master's degree in Developmental Psychology, and 10 years of experience as a child to design the most creative and educational programs.