Good news, Eastside parents! No more long drives in search of an indoor playground – JuzPlay Kids has juz’ opened in Issaquah and is ready to delight your little monkeys. Combining the best small-scale climbing toys (think Giggle Jungle in Redmond and DaBuDa in Bellevue) with large-scale towering climbing, crawling and sliding apparatus (think Funtastic Playtorium), JuzPlay Kids offers exciting variety for wee ones all the way up to 55 inchers.

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photo: Jennifer B. Davis

JPK Visionary
JuzPlay is the brainchild of Stephanie Tang, who, along with her sister, opened JuzPlay Kids right off N.W. Gillman Blvd. on Mall Street. Seeing a need for not only something in the Issaquah/Sammamish area, Tang also understands the benefit of providing a place that can entertain kids and siblings alike. After all, she and her sister are both mamas to small kids. And since Tang often finds what appeals to her younger daughter isn’t as exciting for her older daughter, she designed and constructed this play area to grow with kids up to 55 inches.

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Treehouse Fun for Everyone
Centered around a treehouse theme, JuzPlay Kids features mascots Juzzy and Spila, magical treelings who love to play in their world made up of enchanted playgrounds. The treelings watch over a dedicated area for infants and toddlers along with an upper loft designed for nursing moms (complete with a glass railing to keep an eye on older sibs below). Toddlers and preschoolers can enjoy a soft climbing pyramid, balloon pit with slide and a variety of climbing and swinging pieces, while older kids will find the netted-in play structure right up their alley. Psst! The play structure includes two ball pits, a large-scale slide and three stories of climbing fun.

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Party Time
If you’re looking for a place to throw your little animal’s next big bash, a party room is available for rent and provides not only the private room rental and free play passes for guests, but also decorations (balloons and banners), the ability to bring in your own food and drink, paper and plastic products in the color of your choice and use of the photo booth. While still in-process, the photo booth will provide 2”x6” photo strips – unlimited use for guests available as a party add-on. Additional extras include themed decorations (think Frozen, Star Wars and Dora the Explorer) and snacks provided by JPK.

Work Hard, Play Hard
If you’re looking for a place to pull a little work/play double duty, JuzPlay Kids features an “out of the way” upper loft and seating inside the party room (with visibility to the main play room), plus free Wi-Fi and ample access to plugs and USB outlets. Snacks are also available for purchase and an upper TV loft is scheduled to be installed which will provide the ultimate chillax station—making this a truly comfortable space for every member of your family.

JuzPlay Kids
1430 N.E. Mall St., Ste. B
Issaquah, Wa 98027
425-657-0074
Online: juzplaykids.com

Hours:
Mon.-Thurs., 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Fri.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (check website for early closures due to private parties)
Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Costs:
$12/Child (over 24 months) for 2 hours
$8/Toddler (12-23 months) for 2 hours
Free/Adults & Infants (under 12 months)
Siblings – 10% off

Have you visited JuzPlay Kids? Do you plan to visit soon? Tell us about your experience in the Comments below!

— Jennifer B. Davis