Taking a cue from the wildly successful ClassPass, a monthly subscription service for grown-up fitness classes, KidPass (one of the leading websites for families to discover and book kids’ activities) just launched its second location right her in the Washington, DC area. Now, DMV parents can search through and simultaneously book from thousands of kid activities, saving time and money. Translation: Gone are the days of signing up your kid for a full session of soccer only to find they prefer pruning the flowers.
KidPass was born out of the frustrations of a group of tech execs who had become parents and discovered how difficult it was to find and book kids’ activities in their neighborhoods. Sound familiar? KidPass started in 2016 in New York City, and now they have over 150,000 activity listings (and counting) in NYC. Already in the DMV, KidPass has over 1,000 kids’ activities (and counting!!) available from partners including Newseum, Tiny Dancers, Pinstripes, My Gym, Gymboree, Jei Learning Center, The British Swim School, and Yoga Heights.
How it works:
It’s easy as ordering a pizza online. After you sign up for a KidPass membership ($49-$99/month) online, you can browse and book hundreds of local kids’ activities, including art classes, sports, play spaces, music, museums, and much more. Upon registering, you are given a certain amount of credits that can be used towards an activity (most are 2-4 credits). You can register for the same class three times a month, and in the event you don’t make it through all of your credits, they roll over into the next month. You can search for activities by category, location, date, time, and features. Once you’ve found an activity that you want to attend, click “Book” and you will receive a confirmation email.
Good to know:
Life happens. So you’ll appreciate KidPass’ activity cancellation policies, which are dependent on the particular class. For activities that offer a cancellation policy, if you cancel within the specified cancellation period, then you will be refunded the credits that were used to book the activity.
Have you tried KidPass? Tell us about it in the comments.