Children love to emulate adults, especially by playing house, attending stuffed-animal jury duty, and filing fun-size tax returns. Give young ones the run of a kiddie city with today's Groupon to The Play Place in Ridgeland. For $12, you can choose from the following options:
- Five all-day admissions to The Play Place's indoor playground open-play sessions (a $30 value).
- Admission to one Parents' Night Out (a $25 value), available on the following Friday nights from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.: May 13, June 10, or July 15.
- 2.5 hours of childcare on a Tuesday or Friday, available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (a $25 value).
Licensed childcare director Kristal Bailey serves as mayor of The Play Place's toddler metropolis, complete with a bustling rush hour of kiddie commuters and free WiFi for parents (all-day admission $6). The tots' town is equipped with miniature versions of civic institutions, including a bite-size boutique for dress-up, a hardware store for blossoming builders, free toy-truck parking, and state-of-the-art climate-control technology. On Tuesdays and Fridays, Bailey frees harried parents to run their errands or just get a morning off with indoor childcare ($10/hour), where tykes can meet and play with other local little ones. On certain upcoming dates, The Play Place will host a four-hour Parents' Night Out, granting moms and dads with 2-year-olds and older a Friday-night freedom that once seemed more fictitious than a fairy-princess rap battle.