Village Play in Fountain Inn is a Parent’s Dream for Kids Playtime

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If you are looking for an indoor play space for your little kids to burn off some energy, then Village Play in Fountain Inn may be it. Allison Manchester opened Village Play to fill the need for a play space for young children. Plus, it doubles as a cafe and meeting space for moms and caregivers to enjoy each other and form lasting friendships!

Village Play in Fountain Inn, South Carolina

Allison and her husband, Chris, moved to Greenville in 2016 from Massachusetts. She is a full-time accountant and he’s a former investment banker-turned-entrepreneur in the postal business. They have two little kids and understand the importance of not only safe spaces for kids to have fun but also a space that gives parents some time to recharge. Having seen similar concepts in big cities, Allison started looking for a place like Village Play in Greenville but didn’t find exactly what she was looking for. 

So as women are known to do, she decided to do it herself. 

Idea Turned into Reality

Allison had definitive ideas on what she wanted Village Play to look like. 

Lounge area of Village Play in Fountain Inn, South Carolina

“I want it to be a great community feel where primarily moms – but any caregiver – connect and where it’s a relaxing place for moms and kids,” Allison said. “This will have a little more of an intimate feel. Everywhere you sit in the cafe, you’ll have a view of the play area. You can have coffee, catch up with a friend, while you watch your kids.”

Village Play: A Place for Little Kids

Village Play is specifically geared towards kids ages 0-6 years old. There are lots of imaginative play aspects for those ages. 

Allison wanted to create a safe place for the smaller kids to have fun without fear of older kids accidentally trampling on them. It also gives parents peace of mind that they can let their kids enjoy the space while they catch up with a friend in the cafe. 

Village Play is not a drop-off daycare. Parents must be present with their children at all times.

Birthday Parties & Private Events + Cafe

What’s a new play space without the ability to host parties? Village Play has options for birthday parties and private events. Birthday parties start at $287 for the basic package and go up to $547 for the total birthday bash.

A full espresso bar is available as well as prepackaged snacks. They don’t have a full kitchen but really, coffee and play sounds just perfect. 

Before You Go Play

Socks are required so be sure to bring your own. Village Play will have them for sale if you forget to bring them.

Also, to save time, sign the waiver online before you go.

Regular open play is available for children up to six years old. Older siblings are able to participate as well, they will just need to purchase a play pass.

“I want people to know that this is a space designed for the kids but also for the adults in mind so that everyone can enjoy themselves in a relaxing environment,” said Allison “Think of it as a place to catch up with your friends in a more intimate setting while your children play and learn together.”

Cafe space at Village Play Cafe
Inside Village Play, courtesy of Village Play

Hours, Rates, & Play Passes

Village Play is open Monday – Friday from 9 am – 3 pm and on Saturdays from 9 am to Noon for open play.

The drop in rate of play is $10/child and you can purchase an unlimited play membership for one child for $37/month or multiple children for $57/month.

Village Play also offers a Homeschool Membership for play Monday-Friday between the hours of Noon-3 pm for $25/month per family. The Homeschool hours are most beneficial for children 8 years of age and younger.

A 10-pack of play passes is available for $85, which is valid for children in the same family and expires a year from the date of purchase.

If you’d like to reserve a play spot ahead of time, you can do that here.

Village Play
4 Howard Creek Drive, Fountain Inn
Village Play Facebook

Fountain Inn, SC

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About the Author
Kristina Hernandez is a mom of two girls, freelance writer and photographer. Originally from New Jersey, she is in love with the Upstate and could not imagine raising her kids anywhere else. She enjoys hiking to waterfalls, kayaking, camping, cooking, and exploring all that Greenville has to offer. And she really loves baby goats. Follow her on Instagram at @scadventurer.

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