Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Stomping Grounds

Today we had a playmate with our friends, Teague and Jackson. We headed to the Stomping Grounds to play for the morning. This is a new place in Sugar Land located next to Michael's on Hwy. 59. It is basically coffee/cafe meets indoor playground. My kids loved it!

We arrived just before 10 and they both played hard until 12. There are 2 different play areas--one for 2 and under and then a gigantic one for over 2. Kendrick had his fill of the little play area after about 20 minutes. Then he was off the find the big boys. Every now and then he ventured back to the smaller area. Cavett was in hog-heaven and just couldn't get enough. In the big area there are multiple slides, a river/swamp complete with stumps and an alligator, tubes, and enclosed netted areas with huge exercise balls that just barely fit in the space.

We ended up staying for lunch as well. They have several paninis and salads as well as a well stocked snack service and meals for kids. The only problem with it was that it was a la cart. Being new, the place is very clean and nice. There are 5 birthday party rooms available.

Here's the price low down. Ages 1-2=$4.25, Ages 3 and up=$7.75. To go and play every now and then, I found it reasonable. To add food or even drinks to that price it was a bit much, especially how hard these kids are playing. It would be nice to have a water fountain rather than shell out $1.75 for a bottle of water. There are 2 month memberships available. It basically works out that if you go once a week you break even. Otherwise pay as you go.

My overall take--it's a great place, especially for cold or rainy days. We will probably return this weekend when our cousins are here.


Candace Chaney said...

Fun fun!

Claire said...

That slide was fast! Great video and pictures. It was good fun...Jackson told the girls all about it! Can't wait to go again.

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

I'd love a place like that here! In fact, there are indoor play areas like that in the counties to the north and south of us. A friend is trying to get all the permits together to put one where we live, but there are a lot of hoops to jump through, sigh...