My neighbor, Nichole, has been looking for a place to do her son's 2 year old birthday party. It's a hard age to find stuff for--they aren't babies anymore, yet they are still too young to do bigger kid stuff.
She just found a place called Silly Town last week. It's in Rosenberg, TX which is just down the road from us. I checked it out online and it looked like fun. $7 per child that is walking for all you can play 9:30-1:00. It's set up with different rooms labeled as "Market," "School," Speedway," "Music," etc. Each divided part of the room has corresponding toys. There is a ball pit, many scooting tricycles and cars, dress up clothes and a stage. There was also a place that is penned off for under 2. It was a dream come true to let Kendrick go to town!
However, the only down fall to the morning was that there was a group from a daycare visiting. I say daycare, but I am really unsure as the age of the kids was 5-9. They were really riping up the place and their knees looked quite silly all balled up on the little toy cars. For the most part, they were fine and didn't bother our kids too much, but it was just extra noisy and I'm sure Cavett would have enjoyed it more, had he been able to explore more. The owner/manager did give us a free coupon to come back and said it usually wasn't like this.
My question is, "why let kids this age come without parents?" I can understand if a child this age comes with a parent and a smaller sibling, but if I were the owner, I wouldn't let groups like that in at all. That is what their daycare is for. In fact, the place looked like it could have been a cool daycare spot. If it were me, I would try to cater to the stay-at-home Moms who need a change of scenery and their kids need a change of toys and a place to come play with friends. Just my opinion.
Cavett still had fun regardless and kept calling it different names--Busy Town, Funny Town. I think he finally has it right now. We will go back, but may wait until school starts again to avoid the "crowds."