The holidays are over, so now it’s time to hunker down and enjoy the rest of this long winter cramped up inside at home with the kiddos, right?

Instead, why not beat cabin fever with one of these great play options that will banish the “I’m bored” blahs? And many winter session classes are registering now, so be sure to sign up soon! –Jennifer Oxenford

Nest Philly
1301 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA

Philly’s newest indoor play oasis, Nest, reopens its doors from the holiday break on Monday, December 26th with lots of fantastic drop-in classes that will keep your kiddos entertained for hours. Check out drop-in classes for ages newborn up through 7 years, with everything from Karate Kids, Me and My Sous Chef, Bend it like Beckham Soccer and much more. Plus, kids will never want to leave Nest’s indoor, eco-friendly play space, featuring a giant treehouse to climb and slide down, farmer’s market toys and more! Call or check out the website to register or see full pricing details.

The Creative Living Room
15 Chester Road
Swarthmore, PA

Swarthmore’s The Creative Living Room is offering its new winter session starting on January 9th with classes ranging from family yoga, art classes, language classes, tai chi and many more. Plus, enjoy their free trial week Monday, January 9th – Saturday, January 14th. Email or call 610-544-5800 to reserve a spot for a free class!

The Little Gym
Area Locations

The Little Gym–with locations all throughout the Philadelphia area–offers classes for kids of all ages, featuring parent-child classes for infants and pre-school through grade school gymnastics classes for ages 3-12 years. The Little Gym also offers sports skills development and dance classes. Your child will delight in learning flips, tumblesaults, jazz, sports skills and more this winter at an indoor Little Gym facility near you.

Romp n’ Roll Willow Grove
2856 W. Moreland Road
Willow Grove, PA

Romp n’ Roll Willow Grove is packed with new ways for little ones to play and stretch their bodies and minds. Romp n’ Roll classes are available for infants through 5 years of age with a range of music, science, gymnastics and more. Call or check out the website to register or stop in for a trial class anytime!

Philly Art Center

Fairmount Art Center
2501 Olive Street

Queen Village Art Center
514 Bainbridge Street

With two locations to serve Philadelphia families, kids can take classes at the Fairmount or Queen Village spots. The winter 2012 session starts January 9th and features classes like Art Explorers, Art Start, Elements of Art in 2D and 3D plus movement, dance, and more.

Kehler’s Gym
680 Parkway Blvd
Broomall PA 19008

Delaware County’s Kehler’s Gym is home to one of the best indoor gymnastics centers in the area. With classes for ages 15 months through high school, kids will learn the basics of gymnastics in this top-notch facility. Plus, Kehler’s has cheer and tumbling classes for your little spirited one. Take advantage of their risk free introductory offer of a first class free if you don’t love it!

The Little Treehouse
10 West Gravers Lane
Chestnut Hill, PA

The Little Treehouse Play Café in Chestnut Hill is a fantastic facility with several indoor play spaces for your little ones to play and learn. Classes are offered in yoga, dance, gymnastics, move and music and more! Plus enjoy the great café for a delicious healthy lunch or coffee and a snack while your little one is having a blast. Bonus – sign up for a class now and get unlimited free admission to the Treehouse, too!

Gymboree Play & Learn
Area Locations

Time-tested, mom-approved Gymboree has locations throughout the Philadelphia region that offer classes for a range of ages, from newborns to 5 years. Their cornerstone class is the Gymboree Play and Learn, but Gymboree also offers classes in music, arts, sports, school skills and more! Get a free class by signing up at a location near you.


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