I am a mostly stay at home mom of 2. My daughter is 3 and my son is 1, so I am home with them all the time and spend a lot of time researching places to go in Cincinnati. Go Play Cafe, an indoor playground similar to McDonald’s Play Places, in West Chester caught my eye so off we went.
Price wise, I thought Go Play cafe was super affordable. I believe it was $3 for my daughter and free for my son (score because that boy can climb better than most 4 year olds!). There is no time limit for kids to play on the climbing structure so we could spend all day there if we wanted to. You will need to either pay cash or plan on spending at least $5 to use a credit card.
The playground itself is gigantic. We spent 1.5 hours there and I am pretty sure we didn’t explore everywhere. Your kids will need to be at least 4 to navigate in there by themselves because some of the climbing steps are pretty high. It seems kind of worn down but I didn’t feel like I was going to plummet to my death or anything. There is visible dust and garbage on the tops of the tunnels but I’m not exactly sure how they could even clean there anyways, so I tried not to judge too hard.
For the little ones, they had a play kitchen, similar Little Tikes tunnels, and some Megablocks. The decor was all themed on a jungle and had huge tiger stuffed animals hanging from fake trees in the lobby area. Our favorite part of Go Play Cafe was the fact that you could watch gymnasts practice through the climbing structure.
My kids had a great time and by the end of it we were all exhausted. My knees hurt for days from crawling around in there! They really should market knee pads specifically for parents forced to crawl through tiny tunnels with their little monsters… I definitely recommend Go Play Cafe and I think it’s a great activity for preschoolers and younger!