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“Great place for kids to play - especially on a rainy day!”
Review of Green Bean

Green Bean
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Norfolk, Virginia
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“Great place for kids to play - especially on a rainy day!”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

I brought my nearly 2-year-old granddaughter for some exciting indoor play on a bad weather day, and she loved it.

There are many different themed areas to play in, including a climbing gym and slide, a music area with instruments like drums, tambourines and and piano, dress up area with hats and masks, a large dollhouse, lots of wooden puzzles, lots of unusual toys, and much more. Many of these toys are items that kids wouldn't have at home, so they are unusual and exciting to play with. It was lots more fun that I'd anticipated (for both of us!), and we'll be back for sure - especially for active play on bad weather days.

The day that we were there, they also offered fingerpainting in the special art room. (There's a monthly schedule online that lists special events like arts and crafts, story time, etc.)

There are many comfortable seating areas for the grownups, including private areas for nursing a baby. (This is not a "drop-off" place, adults stay and play with their kids.)

The place was VERY clean and neat (including a spotless bathroom, equipped, of course, with diaper changing area.) The staff circles around the room regularly to put toys away. They also say that "Toys, play equipment and all areas of Green Bean are cleaned throughout the day with non-toxic, botanical or natural cleaners. This keeps harsh chemicals away from little hands. Deep cleaners are used only after hours and all surfaces to which they are applied are re-cleaned with botanical cleaners to keep them safe for our tiny guests."

Green Bean is a "shoe-free zone" for both adults and kids. We wore socks. (They say "Guests who choose to play barefoot must clean their feet with sanitary wipes, located at the reception counter and free of charge, before entering the play space. ")

They have a cute little snack bar with kid-friendly snacks.

They are not open to the public on Sundays, when they have private parties, for birthdays or baby showers, etc.

You can leave and come back later on the same day's admission charge. Next time I plan to go earlier in the day, go home for lunch and nap (for BOTH of us!), and then go back for more fun!

Visited February 2014
Thank Meryl Ann B
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