So how many of you have heard about the COOP in Frisco Square and wondered what it was like?
Having walked by it and peered through the window, I wasn’t convinced it was anything more than large slides and a ball pit. Way too big for my little toddler.
Most of the print advertising and posts on social media promoted it more as a “party” place. But the line, “caters for Adults as well as kids, by grabbing a coffee as they play” intrigued me. So I decided to embark on a visit with some friends, and realized it’s more than just that.
I met with owner Elizabeth Files who introduced us to her fun, modern premises. We had a look around while letting the kids enjoy all aspects of play. Here is what you need to know…..
- 3,800 sq feet of indoor play. Not so vast that you can’t keep track of two or more kids.
- Prides itself on cleanliness. They disinfect the balls and surfaces every night, and continuously wipe down areas during the day.
- Toys for all ages, and I mean ALL ages. There is an area to sit on the floor with young babies and build blocks, play with little wooden train tracks, roll balls, and stack cups, among other things. Elizabeth said several pediatric nurses commented on how great the area is for promoting sensory play.
- Lots of ride-on toys that bounce or move on wheels
- Toddler toys to pull along or push, most are high quality wooden pieces.
- An abundance of books to browse through.
- A quiet area with a doll house and furniture that was a big hit with the little girls.
- A range of kids stools and tables and plenty of comfortable seating for the adults.
- The slides and ball pit are geared towards 3 years and up, but the toddlers can play with the real balls all over the play area.
- A large bouncy house with a basket ball hoop inside
- Dance pad with all sorts of different games to choose, and great music that gets them going.
Outside, the play area is the general lobby with more tables for adults to hang out and enjoy one of their complimentary magazines with a coffee or catch up with other moms. You can even do some work or browsing, using FREE wifi, while still having visibility of the play area. There are also more books and dress up items, and a large coloring station that can hold about ten kids at once.
Baby changing facilities consist of a standard table and is well stocked with complimentary diapers & wipes in a spacious restroom.
The best news is you can bring in any kind of food or refreshments you like and just sit and chill and chat with your friends while the little ones play. Elizabeth does offer a range of coffees, juices, water and snacks, but she it open to you bringing in your own food from home or take out. “Quite often we have small groups of moms who want to catch up over some local food, while their little ones enjoy play” she explains.
$10 per child, unlimited play. They also offer monthly memberships starting at $55, visit as often as you want. While the fee might be a little higher than other places, I would look at it as a treat in a more relaxed and open place where you can play with the kids in a safe indoor environment.
With 2 or 3 kids you could easy spend that on an afternoon buying Starbucks & take out food, right? How many times have you stopped at the dollar area in target to let the kids pick out a treat and before you know it, have spent at least $10?
They also offer fantastic party options at weekends for both kids and adults, at various price ranges and wonderful themes like Pirates & Knights, Robots, Pinkalicious, Superheroes ,Wild West, Rock Stars, Dinosaurs and so many more, but will work with you to tailor to specific needs.
Why not give the COOP a try, and let us know your about experience.
Open Play: Mon – Fri 9 am – 5 pm
Weekends are reserved for private parties
8802 Coleman Blvd (Frisco Square)
Frisco, TX 75034
Phone: (972) 668-1100