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Revisiting Frolic Rock n Roll play space!

So happy to write that me and Miles Storm were able to revisit Frolic Play Space again for a second time today, and the experience was nothing short of perfect!

We were warmly greeted by co-founders Carey and Julia who started on their dream of opening a Children’s community-feel play space 2 years ago! That’s a long time waiting for the doors to finally open on January 9th just past. It is also so exciting for them, and for all the children in the “Willy B” area who are lucky enough to spend time Rocking out at their venue!

As soon as we walked in Miles Storm took off, at speed, to the Jumping Castle in the back room – he loved it. Not to mention the Ball Pit, the restored awesome VW bus, the Rolling Stone inspired slide and his favorite “Creature Symphony”.

What is Creature Symphony I hear you ask? It is a state-of-the-art custom video wall where animated creature movements are reflected by the children moving in front of the screen. The creatures all make different sounds so children can create their own music, if they so please. It is very cool and unique. I would love to have something like this in Miles Storm’s bedroom!

Frolic is a members only club. There are 2 different membership options available which are moving like hot cakes – ALL ACCESS (pay in full): $948 annually ($79 per month) or I’M WITH THE BAND (pay in full): $1,320 annually ($110 per month). There are different perks to each subscription which you can check out HERE.

A great time was had by all, and we are looking forward to many wonderful times at Frolic in the future.

Miles Storm tripping out at the Creature Symphony.

Open Play at “The Gym Park” – Gymnastics Inspired Play.

The Gym Park is another great find!

To think a few weeks ago I thought that there was nothing really for my Little One to do – boy was I wrong. There is so much to do in the Williamsburg Brooklyn area, I can barely keep up.

Head down to 8 Oak Street down in Greenpoint, on the East River, if you are ever stuck for an indoor activity, or you just want to let your Little One tire themselves out. There is plenty to do inside the Very Colorful 2,800 square foot facility including trampolines, swings, hula hoops, scarves, toys, balls, and lots of other children! Everything is Padded too, which is great. Miles fell over so many times running and jumping, and did not bat an eyelid, it was all part of the appeal for him.

The Gym Park has been open for around 2 years now, and has mixed reviews in the area – one thing I have learnt is that you cannot keep everybody happy!  I met Peter, who runs the venue and he was very helpful. Sure, he did seem a bit obsessive compulsive but I really did not take it to heart. There is nothing wrong with running a ship-shape and clean venue, right?

Open Play is from 10.30AM – 12.30PM on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, as well as 3PM – 5PM on Wednesday. The cost is $15 up front or $10 if you pay a $30 Open Play membership fee. There are also a ton of classes offered for babies all the way up to teenagers.

Additionally, The Gym Park offers a lot of other activities including Birthday Parties, Camps and special events like “Kids Night Out”. You can find more information on their web page at www.thegympark.com

I am going to try out a “Mommy and Me” class with Miles Storm the week after next, as they are closed for Presidents Week (like a lot of other places). I am very much looking forward to it and will let you know how it goes.

Greenpoint Reformed Church Playgroup – AMAZING!

This morning, (not to my liking because it was so unbelievably cold and frigid out), we walked the 2 miles or so to the Playgroup which is held at the Greenpoint Reformed Church located on Milton Street.

First of all – what a beautiful street Milton is. So many gorgeous town houses, and although the leaves are not on the trees right now one can only wonder how pretty it looks in Spring/Summer. I cannot wait to see that!

Playgroup starts at 10.30AM and runs through 12 noon. The asked donation is $5 which is AMAZING, especially compared to the other activities around  town. This is a BARGAIN and so welcomed.

The lady who runs the group Melanie Sawyer is a Professional Baby Wrangler… yes you heard me right and you can click on her name for more information on that. Mel was so welcoming, helpful and informative – just such a genuinely lovely person! I am very much looking forward to seeing her next Friday. The playgroup had such a sense of Community, rather than “All Business” if you know what I mean!

The playgroup was full to the brim with eager little minds. It was really beautiful to see  the Little Ones so excited to play on the Jumping Castle and roll around in the mini Ball Pit. I so remember loving the Ball Pit when I was a little girl!

I cannot rave enough about how much fun it was for Miles Storn. I was so impressed. This experience is definitely a Great recovery from my experience at Frolic yesterday!

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this to Local Mummies to add to their weekly calendar. It was such a Positive vibe!

Here is a picture of Miles complimenting some of the local Greenpoint Art on the way home today.

THANKS MEL!

Miles Storm in Greenpoint Brooklyn