When my daughter was in preschool, we learned about an awesome place called Nibbles Play Cafe. I loved it because it was a place where she could play safely while I sat down for a few minutes to have a cup of tea. The cafe has several different themed play areas that you can easily see from spots all over the cafe. Therefore, it was somewhere that allowed us to get out of the house without being a place where I would have to constantly chase her down (aka too much work). Plus, I knew that I would be able to get her a healthy meal there as opposed to something I felt bad about giving her. Additionally, it has a ton of special events, that will make kids sparkle! Kat and I took the girls there and they could literally play for hours! Additionally, the staff was very engaging and friendly.
If you are looking for somewhere to take the wee ones, Nibbles is a good choice. Here is some more about Nibbles Play Cafe: Nibbles Play Cafe is a fusion of indoor play center and
family-friend restaurant where moms connect with other moms over
coffee, lunch and more while their children enjoy a great play
experience. There are a variety of play areas for children 0 to 7 years of age
including dress up, a train table, arts and crafts area, a baby area, and
more.Check the website calendar for daily activities, special dinner
events, brunches, kids programs. Great for playdates, rainy day
activity, birthday parties and other special family occasions. Free wi
Daily admission for children between ages of 1-7 is $7.50 for
1st child; $3.75 for additional siblings. Group rates are available. Currently, you can receive one free admission with $10 food purchase at Nibbles Play Cafe through a Windy City Kids Guide Coupon. Click here for the coupon. The coupon is valid through October 31, 2012. Nibbles Play Cafe is located at 13 Huntington Lane in Wheeling, IL.
***Disclosure: I will receive a free day at Nibbles Play Cafe for this post. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.