Unplug your tots from their iPads and bring them to Tigard for a new adventure at Jenni and Tommy’s Kids Unplugged. At this cool indoor play space, your kids will explore and learn a variety of activities from woodworking to dress-up. Here are seven rooms you’ll love at this unique play spot.
1. Dig pit. Yep, it’s literally a room full of beans and then some. Your kidlets can don hard hats and vests, climb into the best pile-o-beans around and dig for buried treasure. Jewels, pirate booty (coins not green snacks) and enough trucks, scoops and shovels to keep several hands busy for hours.
2. Movement room. Who doesn’t like to move it, move it? Climbing structure with slide, ball pit, telescope, puppets, things to tunnel through, obstacle courses to build, softer/plusher animals for the littles, benches for the mamas and papas and did we mention the slide?
3. An exploration room with epic dollhouse, train table, light table, maps, parking garages and other hands-on activities and stations.
4. A room of make believe starring dress-up options galore (firemen, dragons, superheroes and princesses to name but a few), play kitchen, books, puppet theater, and imagination stimulation for days.
5. A woodworking shop! This one costs an extra fee but is rad for the older set. Drills, earplugs, eye protection and some very exciting crafting await.
6. Ditto on the art studio. Throw on a smock. Pay a little extra and let the painting and creativity begin.
7. Last but not least, check out the hallway chalkboards, magnets and swap area for gently worn baby and toddler clothing, gear and toys. You may find something useful or leave a little gift for another family.
Open for seven months, and still sparkling clean and shiny new, Jenni and Tommy’s Kids Unplugged is worth the drive. They sell snack basics like bottles of water, squeezy applesauce and crackers but bringing your own munchies is welcome and their snack room is easily accessible if you’ve got two or more kiddos to keep an eye on. Big thing to note – they’re a nut free zone. So leave your peanut butter sandwiches in the car.
JaTKU is available for birthday party rentals on weekends and are a morning and afternoon preschool option for Tigardians. Added bonus: every Friday night they rock a Parents’ Night out for 18 months to six year olds. At $30 a kiddo and $20 each sibling, your 5:30 – 8:30 just got easy. The kids will munch pizza and sip drinks, then play the evening away and wind down with stories. The Allison Hotel’s yummy Jory Restaurant is only 15 minutes away and we totally approve of their burger, while bellied up to the bar.
Open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon. Drop in play costs $5/kiddo per visit and $40 buys you a 10-play pass.
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— Liz Overson
Photo credit: Jenni and Tommy’s Kids Unplugged Facebook page and Liz Overson.