Gah. Does anyone else have kids who act like whiny punks, all threatening to Occupy the playroom from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays? Oh, just me? Fabulous.
In an effort to thwart the afternoon tedium, I’m always looking for activities to keep the little Frat Boys busy. We had been anxiously awaiting the opening of Baxter’s Bunch Playhouse in Fort Mill for just that reason. They finally opened yesterday, and we busted all up in there today, determined to knock the new smell off of everything.
There are bounce houses and slides, obstacle courses, rock climbing walls and a toddler area where my 20-month-old could not find enough things to break. Thus, much of his time was spent running loops through the inflatables.
For me, the best part was hearing about the adult and child fitness classes, personal training sessions and art classes being offered soon, as well as the news that the food in the snack bar is all prepared by Something Classic in Charlotte, which is delicious and health-conscious.
If you’re going:
- Sign up on their website before you go. If you wait until you get there, you’ll be doing it while your kids are losing their dang minds waiting to go play like mine were. You’ll also get 20% off your first visit.
- They’ll give you orange cause bracelets with your membership numbers on them that can be referenced when you return. If you bring the bracelets back with you each time, you’ll get a 5% discount on your entry fee. I stuck mine in the console of my car, because I know I’ll never remember them/know where they are otherwise.
- They’ll take your picture for their membership records. I’m sure mine is an extra awesome glamour shot since I chose today not to style my hair or wear make up.
- They charge $6.95 for kids under three, which I feel is a little high. There is the option to buy a Frequent User Card for $42.00 and good for up to 10 visits, making it $4.20 per visit, if you use them all.
- There are outlet covers to deter tiny finger zaps. To me, this means the owners are paying attention to detail, and know their demographic.
- Expect pleasant and attentive staff.
- There is a small cafe dining area, as well as couches, chairs and a TV for those who don’t have to chase their hooligan toddler like I do.