In search of an indoor play area where your smaller kiddos can play, participate in activities & connect with others? Rachel Withers from Fit Triangle Mom is sharing her visit to Play Days and all it has in store for growing local families. Read below and plan your visit to Play Days in Apex.
“One of the hardest things that I experienced as a stay-at-home mom has been loneliness. Taking care of my baby, sleep deprivation and being the only adult in the house led to this experience. I had to get creative to connect with other moms in my shoes. Playgrounds were made for older kids and coffee shops were for quiet.”
That’s exactly what Tricia a mother of 2 kids found when her family moved to Apex from Upstate New York. Tricia was actually looking for a locally-owned business that catered to moms to help promote her photography business. When Tricia didn’t find it, she decided to fill this business void by using her background in owning a small business along with her experience in working with special needs and therapeutic groups and creating Play Days.
Play Days is a cafe, play area, crafts, yoga, music, story time, and birthday party venue geared for moms and their children 6 months to 6-years-old. It’s also a no shoes, socks only and nut-free/gluten sensitive facility that creates a safe place for children to play and learn while moms can connect. Tricia serves specialty coffee, hot chocolate, and healthy snacks in the cafe. Outside food is not permitted due to their strict nut-free policy.
Children will find a large open play area with toys, kitchens, ball pit, ride-on toys and a dress-up area. There’s a large craft room for crafting and painting. Moms can find a quiet room for nursing/feeding, rocking chairs and a changing table even a shower for those unforeseen accidents.
Play Days offers a free, daily enrichment activity at 11 a.m. that is included in the admission price. Mondays- Yoga with Flower Yogis, Tuesday is Create (sponsored by a local business), Wednesday- Storytime presented by local Usborne representatives, Thursday- Music from Bach to Rock, and Friday is a Wiggle & Giggle Dance Party with dancing and bubbles.
Play Days offers birthday parties on the weekends with access to the indoor space as well as the new outdoor fenced-in space (coming this Spring) that will include a playhouse, sensory tables, outdoor kitchen and Adirondack chairs for the adults.
Tricia hopes Play Days becomes a go-to place for moms in the Triangle to work, connect, hold meetings and socialize with others. Play Days also offers free Wifi.
Want to go? Play Days is located on the lower level of the Orange Remax Building on Hwy 55 at 441 West Williams St, Apex.
Cost: Parents are free, Children aged 1-6 = $7.50 , Crawlers to Siblings = $5.50, Children aged 6+ = $3.50, Infants are free.
Play Date Specials– $6 per child and includes a snack and a drink. Must schedule in advance.
Plan to go more than once? Then consider purchasing a monthly membership. Memberships include unlimited open play, 1 guest pass and 15% off birthday parties. See Memberships fees below…
- $30/1 Child
- $35/2 Children
- $40/ 3 or more Children
Learn more about birthday parties and special events at PlayDays NC.
Rachel Withers is the owner & blogger at Fit Triangle Mom where she shares helpful tips on staying fit while raising a healthy & happy family.