They Stay While You Play

Ladies and gentlemen…there’s a new babysitter in town. One that actually returns your calls, can keep up with your high-energy brood, and doesn’t flake out if something better comes up.  Adventure Kids Playcare, a brand-new drop-in childcare option in Issaquah, is the answer to your daytime and nighttime babysitting issues.

Adventure Kids Playcare accepts infants as young as 6 weeks (there is a separate infant nursery) to children up to age 12 and offers them a safe, secure, and totally fun environment while you embark on your own adventure. The rate is hourly (depending on age) but kids can even stay all day. Wherever your child-free excursion takes you (date night, haircut, a day of skiing at the Pass, or jumping on I-90 to hit an M’s game), rest assured knowing they’re having a blast. With an ever-changing monthly calendar of crafts, games, theme nights and more, there’s never a dull moment. The focal point is a large climbing structure (totally padded and netted) with a slide for the monkeys in the group. Other activities might include playing at the gaming stations, performing karaoke, or playing with age-appropriate toys (train table, dress-up, dollhouses etc…). There’s even a homework/reading station for older kids. Snacks are included in the rate and meals can be ordered for extra (or you can pack your own). They are open late every night and Sundays are reserved for birthday parties.

Check it out for yourself this weekend at the Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, April 3rd. Drop-in anytime from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.. The huge event will include an egg hunt at 10 a.m., inflatables in the parking lot, face painting, crafts, a mobile game theater, and visits from the Eastside Fire & Rescue Team in the morning. A raffle with great prizes will benefit the Issaquah Schools Foundation.

Adventure Kids Playcare – Issaquah, 775 NW Gilman Blvd (In the Issaquah Commons, next to Chipotle), (425) 391-5358.

PS – We’ll have an easy-to-print round-up of all the drop-off childcare options in the Greater Seattle area soon (perfect to hang on the fridge).

—Angie J. Ballas