There are lots of great indoor playgrounds in Cincinnati, but only a few are geared towards little kids. I’m talking little kids: crawling babies, learning-to-walk toddlers and wild preschoolers. Going to an indoor playground with younger kids can be challenging, and it’s no fun for parents to have to constantly scoop-and-move their tots out of the big kids’ paths.
Lily PadPlay fills the need for a little-kid friendly indoor playground in Cincinnati.
Located on Madison Road in O’Bryonville, LilyPad Play is a few doors down from the BonBonerie and is about as adorable as you can imagine. The sign is bright green; the space is sunny and light, with natural-colored play structures and lots of soft, inviting spaces. In terms of aesthetics, LilyPad Play is a playroom straight from a Pinterest page.
But LilyPad isn’t just a pretty space – it’s also an extremely fun place to play. LilyPad Play is aimed specifically toward kids 6 and under, and the space is truly fantastic for that *very* diverse age range. Wild preschoolers, busy toddlers and even tiny babies will all have fun at LilyPad Play.
Crawling babies and little cruisers will be big fans of the soft gym areas, bug scooters, train table and imaginative play areas.
Preschoolers will eagerly climb the rock wall and play structure (which gets major preschooler points for having a fire pole), and love the puzzles and magnetic tiles.
In addition to a fantastic play area, LilyPad also offers a variety of classes and special events. From art activities and story times, to kids yoga, Zumbini and cooking classes, there’s always something going on at LilyPad. All activities are reasonably priced and can be purchased à la carte — registration is easy: simply follow the link on LilyPad’s Online Calendar.
LilyPad offers open play seven days a week, with a single visit costing $8/child ages 1 and up (children under 1 are FREE!). They offer sibling discounts and bundled play passes, plus unlimited monthly membership options.
Being stuck inside with young kids is the worst. And with spring approaching, the rainy days might just drive every Cincinnati Parent crazy! LilyPad Play is a wonderful indoor option where kids can roam, play and explore — and then come home and (hopefully) take a nap. This hidden gem is absolutely worth checking out this spring.