Below are answers to some commonly asked questions about Where the Wild Things Play. We will continue to add to this list. If you have a question that has not been answered please click the button below to contact us!
Commonly Asked Questions
Who is Where the Wild Things Play For?
Generally speaking your Wild Things ages 10 and under will enjoy our space the most. We’ve had babies as young as 7 or 8 months old exploring our toddler corner, and children as old as 9 and 10 enjoying the active play structure and STEM screen. Even if your little one is younger, we’ve had new mom groups enjoying time with each other catching up while letting their babies crawl around on the soft carpet of our toddler corner.
Play is on a first-come first-served basis. We do our best to offer something for all ages – from imaginative play houses and an active play structure for the little ones, to interactive STEAM experiences thoughtfully placed throughout the space, and comfortable seating, maximized sight lines and coffee for caregivers. the price of admission covers two hours of play during open play hours (although when we’re not at capacity or expecting to reach capacity that day, we welcome you to stay as long as you’d like).
Admission is $11.00 per child and $9.00 per adult. We also offer memberships for those who plan on attending on a more regular basis!
With each paid adult membership, a second family caregiver is included (per family unit).
Do you have gift cards?
Yes! Our gift cards and adorable gift card holders are available in store during play hours or a voucher can be purchased through our online store. Stop in during open play hours, or order a voucher through our online store by clicking here.
What are you doing to ensure the safety of guests during this pandemic?
As we’ve been planning for opening this past year, we’ve modified many of our processes to create a safer environment for our staff and guests. Masks are recommended for unvaccinated guests age 3 and older. We have also chosen to limit our open play groups below 50% of our capacity for the time being, and are offering private play sessions for your quarantine PODs throughout the week. A link to our COVID-19 procedures can be found here.
How will you manage capacity?
We encourage our guests to sign up ahead of time to reserve their play sessions. Walk-ins are always welcome when we’re not at capacity. Feel free to call us ahead of time to see if we’re nearing capacity if you haven’t made a reservation. 717-220-7910
Can I drop my child off while I shop or dine nearby?
We know your time as parents and caregivers is precious and limited, but unfortunately we are not a registered child care provider. It is the responsibility of all parents and caregivers to supervise their children while they play in our space. However you can connect to our wifi while your child plays!
Coffee Bar and Food Policy
You are welcome to bring your own food and drink to our space. For your convenience, we also offer a coffee bar, along with various snacks for purchase. As a family that experiences food allergies, we do our very best to offer snacks for everyone. Although we’re not a certified nut-free facility, we ask that our visitors refrain from bringing with them snacks that contain nuts.
Can I host a birthday party here?
The short answer is…Yes! Please visit our Party page for more information!
A few things to keep in mind:
Impromptu parties are not permitted. All parties must be scheduled in advance. We respectfully ask you to refrain from bringing your cake, candles, party decor, gift bags and gifts if you have not reserved a party.
Do large groups need reservations?
To ensure your group has the best experience possible we do kindly ask for notification of large groups. Please visit our Group page for more information!
Accessibility and Sensory Sensitivity
Our space, the play houses, discovery corner and STEM screen were all designed with ADA accessibility in mind. We have done our best to be sensory-friendly in the design of our space. If our space is not meeting the needs of your special-needs child, please contact us and we will do our very best to make accommodations.
We want you to feel free to feed your baby however, wherever you’re most comfortable. We do have a chair in the toddler corner where priority is given to nursing mamas.
Why do I need to make party changes prior to the start of my event?
For all of our parties, there are custom details that we factor in as we prepare for your big day! Whether we’re reserving capacity for each child (plus their included caregivers) off of our floor, or ordering food and snacks, in order to keep our space and parties moving smoothly, we ask that all changes to the number of children and custom add-ons be made prior to the event. Your confirmation email will specify the date depending on your party package.
What is your current mask policy?
As of Monday, 6/21/2021 our mask policy is that masks are *recommended* for unvaccinated guests over the age of 3. Our staff will continue to wear masks for the time being.