Today, Kate shares a lead for a local, simian inspired playspace:
"This has been a long winter in New England, and each weekend presents an opportunity - challenge? - to find new ways to keep my toddler daughter happy and occupied while indoors. Recently, a friend passed along a great tip for a different kind of indoor playground: Monkey Joe's in Danvers.
A nationally franchised chain, Monkey Joe's offer a new twist on the playspace recipe by providing a big room of inflated equipment - bouncy castles, slides, climbing walls, twirled and whirled playspaces - all well-padded and all age-appropriate for toddlers and little kids (there's even a self-contained space for babies).
For every kid who has ever waited impatiently in line for a turn in the carnival moon bouncer, Monkey Joe's will be like a little slice of heaven. And for parents, Monkey Joe's offers a chance to let the little ones run and play and burn off winter-captivity energy, all in a safe space and with plentiful adult supervision (the Monkey Joe's staff dresses in referee outfits). Last but not least, Monkey Joe's provides rooms in which to host birthday parties, at which Monkey Joe himself - or, at least, a staff member in an inflated monkey outfit - makes an appearance for cake-cutting or gift-opening (the whole place can also be rented out for special occasions). Take the drive to Danvers and check out the inflatable fun that is Monkey Joe's."
Monkey Joe's, 10 Newbury Street, Danvers; Tel: 978-739-8099