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  • Admission to the play area is good for all day play.  Keep your wristbands on and you can come back later in the day for no charge.
  • Adults (age 16+) with a child: Free.
  • Adults and carried infants are free.
  • PASSES are good for open play on weekdays or weekends but do not include certain special events as noted on our website calendar of events.
  • Our Play Area is built for children 12 years and younger who are no taller than 4’10”.  We ask that youth exceeding our height limits or teens age 13 through 15 not enter the Play Area – even to supervise younger children – and remain in the Cafe Area.  Only adult caregivers, 16 years and up, are allowed in the Play Area.  

    This policy has come based on experience when youth too tall for the Play Area, while meaning no harm, inadvertently put toddlers at risk playing among them.  Older youth in the cafe are welcome to:

    • enjoy the board games, cards, puzzles, art set, and other items located on bookshelves by the cafe stage.
    • sit at the “bar” along the windows into the play area if line of sight is needed or desired with their party.
    • bring a friend and enjoy hanging out at the cafe.
    • grab some complimentary infused water and relax in the cozy cafe booths reading, studying, or watching the latest YouTube viral video.
    • enter the play area to access the restrooms and then return to the cafe.
    • participate in party room activities if here for a friend or family members party.

    Though we love all children and youth, safety is our priority, especially for the most vulnerable. There are no exceptions to this policy. Thank you for doing what is best for our facility, especially our youngest guests.

Cafe O’Play Pricing  

GENERAL ADMISSION to the Play Area

  • Weekdays:
    • Ages 2 to 12 years: $10
    • Crawlers to 23 months: $7
  • Saturdays:
    • Ages 2 to 12 years: $12
    • Crawlers to 23 months: $7
  • Happy Hour! : $6.50 (Per child admission, last 2 hours we are open)
  • Multi-Play Passes
    • 5 Play Pass: $37 ($7.40 per admission)
    • 10 Play Pass: $79 ($7.18 per admission since the 10-Play includes one extra bonus play for 11 total)PURCHASE NOWPLAY-AREAS-cafe-o-play-800x534


DISCOUNTS OFF ADMISSION

Please request these discounts at the time of admission.

  • $1 for grandparents with grandkids
  • $1 for teachers and members of our safety forces (military/police/fire/guard). Please show your ID.
  • $1 for Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts in uniform or with ID
  • $1 for small groups (8 or more children coming together).
  • $2 for large groups (20 or more children coming together).

Monthly Passes

Valid one month from the date of purchase.

  • 1 child families: $45
  • 2 children families: $80
  • 3 or more children families: $110
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Winter Seasonal Pass

Valid for unlimited admission through the months of December, January, & February.

  • $99 for 1 child families
  • $199 for 2 child families and
  • $299 for 3 or more child families
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* Important information regarding all PASSES:

  • Passes can be used for either weekday or weekend admissions.
  • Passes do not guarantee admission at all times.
    • Passes WILL NOT be honored at certain special events & classes.  These are typically events & classes where we incur extra expense related to hiring outside characters/vendors, providing special food, adding extra entertainment or decorations and/or needing to provide extra supplies or staffing.  We typically hold 1 or 2 of these types of special events or classes each month.  Any events that we sell tickets for are NON-PASS events.
    • On very busy days, attendance at Cafe O’Play may exceed our capacity of 200 people.  If this occurs, for the health and safety of all, staff will not allow any new customers to enter until attendance drops to 150 people.
  • 5-Play and 10-Play Passes may be used with multiple children at one time and may be shared with friends and family members or given as gifts.  5-Play and 10-Play Passes should be treated like cash as they cannot be refunded or replaced if lost.
  • Monthly, Annual, and Seasonal Passes follow the children they were purchased for.  This means that other caregivers than the parents (such as sitters, nanny’s or grandparents) may bring in the pass when accompanying the children the pass was purchased for.  Please present a picture ID when using one of these passes.  If lost or stolen, Monthly, Annual, or Seasonal Passes can be replaced.
  • When purchasing a Monthly, Annual, or Seasonal pass in the cafe, you will be asked for the children’s names and birthdates that the pass is intended for.  If purchasing one of these passes online you will receive a followup email or call to get this information.  Only those children the pass was bought for can be brought in under that pass. These passes cannot be shared with other families or relatives.  Anyone caught violating this policy will lose the use of their pass and no refund will be given.
  • Any child or adult who violates the rules of Cafe O’Play to extent that they are asked to leave and they came in under a pass, will not receive any refund.

 

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Tickets now available for our Mommy and Me Tea!! We will be live later on with a preview of activities for this special VIP event. ...

Mommy and Me Tea!

May 7, 2017, 9:30am - May 7, 2017, 11:00am

Sunday May 7th, 9:30am-12:00pm. Celebrate Mom/Grandma/Aunt or other favorite women in your life at Cafe O’Play during this private event. For $25 per adult and child duo you’ll get admission to the Play Area, sandwiches, fruit, veggies, tea, juice and coffee. There will be a craft available to do with your child. One flower for each duo to plant together and you will each receive a cookie to decorate. There will also be fun door prizes and giveaways. Each additional adult or child is $15.

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My 7 year-old face turned beet red and I wanted nothing more than to be swallowed whole by the church pew.

All eyes in the church turned around and smiled at little ol’ me.

Young and old alike let out a collective, “Aww…..”

My father, a pastor, had just told the congregation a story about something I said to him during the week. Out of the blue I had told him, “Guess what, Dad?” “What?” he said. “I love you!”

What he had shared as an anecdote about love for his sermon backfired on him. From the pulpit, he noticed I looked like a deer in headlights.

He had put me on the spot and I was embarrassed.

Later in the day, my Dad found me and apologized for making me feel uncomfortable. He proposed that in the future, he would always ask me first if it was ok if he shared a story about something I said or did.

All was forgiven and I felt respected and heard. He never again shared something about me without asking me first.

Ah...the trials of being a Pastor's Kid.

Or PK, for those of you in the know.

Us PKs are a certain breed.

One thing we know, is that we are likely to be the last family to leave the church after services. There was always one more person that Mom or Dad had to touch base with, or some part of the building that needed to be locked up.

I’m convinced this is how my parents taught me the concept of eternity, because that’s how long it took for us to leave.

We also knew that weekends are for other people. For our parents, the weekend was the focus of all the preparation and prayer during the week. After Sunday services were over, Mom and Dad were TIRED! Especially Dad. There was a mandatory rest time Sunday afternoons, and even if we didn’t want to rest, we sure had to be quiet if we were in the house!

This is even more true over the holidays. High and holy days took even more energy and focus. There is nothing like the relief a clergyman feels once all of the holiday services are over.

But despite this and all of the “pressure” of being a PK, I’m grateful for the foundation of faith my parents provided me. They introduced me to the most important Person of all and gave me lots of opportunities to grow in my faith and make it my own.

At Cafe O’Play, we understand that after holidays like Passover or Easter, families of clergy can really use a chance relax and reconnect in something that is just for them.

That’s why we are really excited to be hosting our 2nd Annual Faith Leaders Appreciation Night, April 23rd, from 5:30pm-7:30pm. We are providing the food and fun for free (due to limited space, this is for church/synagogue staff-only). We want our area clergy to know they are appreciated, valued and are deserving of unique time together as a family.

Do you have a faith leader you want to make sure can take advantage of this event? Please tag this article or share the opportunity with them. This is ideal for families who have children in our target age and height range (see our website for details: www.cafeoplay.com) and could include nieces or nephews or grandchildren if the ages best accommodate them. Participants must register ahead so we can plan appropriately for food and staffing. faithappreciation.eventbrite.com

It’s not everyone who gets what it’s like to grow up in a family of clergy, but from one PK to all you others out there, hang in there.

I know it’s not easy sometimes. But I hope you will be as grateful someday as I am.
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