Twice last month we went to Dynamic Gymnastics Open Gym for little ones ages 0-5. If you are in the Northern Virginia area, definitely check it out. The first time we went, my two girls and I had the entire gym to ourselves. (The second time we invited some friends.)
The Teenager has been a gymnast for years, and she’s lobbying for me to put Babystar in gymnastic classes. I’m not ready for that kind of commitment, so Open Gym is a great compromise. Babystar gets to play on the cool equipment and bounce around at her own pace. Plus she loves watching her big sister do ‘cool tricks.’
The 0-5 Open Gym at Dynamic Gymnastics is every Monday and Wednesday from noon to 1pm, $10 per kid.
We also paid another $120 to continue our membership at Nook and bought a 3-visit pass to Busy Bees for $36 plus a $15 2-for-1 deal at Busy Bees with a friend.
There are millions of playgrounds in the area and Babystar really does adore the parks. But I think the indoor play spaces are a nice change for both of us. Not all playgrounds have fences. And all playgrounds have at least one tempting but highly dangerous for a not-quite-two-year-old feature. And that highly dangerous but superfine feature is always Babystar’s most favorite thing. Every. Single. Time. So playing indoors is much more relaxing for ME. And I’m the boss, applesauce.
Parents, where do you stand on free parks versus pricey indoor play spaces?
RAISING BABYSTAR: $18,068.65
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Wow, $10 for an hour of open gym seems high to me. I hope that space is super amazing. Wallace did a few months of gymnastics class and it was fun, but likely wouldn’t have been ready for it before 3 due to his personality. We don’t have any indoor play areas here so that ($35 a month), a nature class ($3 a class), and story times (free) is what got us through the winter. Generally he does great at playgrounds and parks but when he was little, I fully appreciated the fenced in play lots near where we lived in Chicago.
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It seems high to me too, but I think that might just be our area. It is sadly comparable to other play spaces in the area.
Yeh I think it’s comparable to what they cost in Chicago. I’m by Flint, so things are cheaper here (and less to choose from).