Have preschoolers that really need to get out of the house on a rainy day? Monkey’s Treehouse is a great solution. This indoor playground is geared toward younger kids – toddlers and preschoolers. Tamzin (2) loved it. Declan (8) is a bit too old.
Monkey’s Treehouse is a wonderland of imaginative play opportunities. It has large tables at preschool heights with all kinds of things to explore. Have a kid that likes trains? They have you covered! Another who’s first word was Tyrannous Rex? Lots of dinosaur fun too. There are tables of fun throughout the play area. Tamzin was fascinated with the doll house that is taller than she is. It had plenty of dolls and furniture to keep her occupied for quite a while.
There is a large play structure with a slide, a tree house and even a hollowed out tree that kids can get in. There are 2 sets of steps to enter the climbing area which made it easy for even the littlest guest to enjoy exploring. On our visit, there was concern from several different parents about the rope ladder. The “rungs” are pretty far apart and, of course, the two and three-year-olds wanted to climb but it was just a bit too big for them. When Tamzin was on the play structure I stood at the bottom of the ladder to ensure she didn’t try to climb down unassisted. I also stood behind her to make sure she did not fall on the ascent. This was the only area in Monkey’s Treehouse where I felt like I had to supervise Tamzin closely.
There is a large area with over-sized foam blocks, a small ball pit, a small slide and an interactive school bus for infants and toddlers. It is separated from the main area by a half height wall keeping the littlest guests out of the main traffic patterns. You can stay in the area with you little one and still see your bigger kids in the other area. It was very well thought out – definitely designed by a Mom. 🙂
Have a child who is tired of running around? Check out the art tables. There was plenty of paper, markers, and crayons for kids to take a break and get their creative juices flowing. This area is also separated by a half height wall so kids are not interrupted as they create.
And if that is not enough – there is an entire imaginative play town in the back corner. This included a garage, complete with ride-on cars and a work bench, a muffin shop with a full kitchen set up and a grocery store with plastic food, a shopping cart, and a cash register. There is also a fire station and post office too.
In addition to open play time, Monkey’s Treehouse offers classes and activities that typically are included with a paid admission (call for a schedule or check calendar here) and birthday parties.
Hour : Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9 AM to 2 PM
Tuesday & Thursday 9 AM to 5 PM
Saturdays 9 AM to 1 PM
Cost: $9/child for each child up to to 8 years of age.
Lauren is a transplant from Texas and has become a local tourist exploring the area with her two children. She loves to discover new places in Nashville to share with others.