Changes at My Urban Toddler
I just saw a Twitter post from My Urban Toddler that they are going to be making some changes to the operating hours for their play area effective March 1.
They will only be open for drop-in play on Mondays and Tuesdays. Wednesday-Friday they will only be open for classes, registered play group sessions, and reserved play space time. Saturdays and Sundays they will only be open for private parties.
I am glad that they were able to leave some drop-in times on the schedule. However, they are also introducing a new pricing structure – $10/child for open drop-in on Monday and Tuesday. By reservation, the cost is $75/hour for a group of up to 10 children.
I am shocked at their new prices. I find the $10/child for open drop-in to be quite high, especially when compared to the indoor play grounds (Jungle Java, Chelsea Treehouse) or bounce places (Xtreme Bounce, Jump City). I understand that they are struggling to keep the play area profitable, but I worry that the new price structure will keep people away.
With the changes, they will be adding several scheduled playgroups, so there may be one that fits your schedule.
We did drop in play time a few times a year when my daughter was younger. We were last at My Urban Toddler last spring. At 5, she had mostly outgrown it. Now we have switched to the indoor playgrounds and inflatables.
I wish My Urban Toddler the best of luck and hope that they are able to continue to offer their play area for toddlers and their families. We definitely enjoyed our times there.