VainMommy Reviews are written with the busy mom in mind -- quick and easy to read so you can quickly make a decision and get going! I hope you enjoy!As promised I am going to be dishing out some of our favorite kid-friendly places and activites in Atlanta.
So here we go.
You know the feeling, your
kids children (sorry mom) are running amuck. It’s early, the weather sucks (in one way or another) and you Must. Get. Out of the house!!
Well, RUN to Hippo Hoppp!
Hippo Hopp is one of our favorite indoor ‘playgrounds’ (maybe my favorite) located in Atlanta near Brookhaven/Buckhead GA. It serves as a perfect place for hot, cold and rainy days. Although, every other mom and caregiver may have the same idea and it can become rather crowed.
- Dedicated area for little ones under two
- Nursing Nook for us nursing mamas
- Food! Hippo Cafe offers: Gluten free, Organic, Vegetarian/Vegan and non-dairy options. So you can really make a ‘day of it’ and head home for nap.
- Complimentary COFFEE Monday-Friday before 1030 am. I always bring my Contigo spill proof coffee mug (This thing is amazing check out the reviews) so that I can have coffee on hand while chasing Ari, without fear of a spill.
- Open Early at 930 am — Strategically (in my opinion) thirty minutes before other indoor playgrounds like Catch Air. I don’t think that was an accident. When Ari is stir crazy and bouncing off the walls thirty minutes is an eternity and Hippo Hopp is a savior in those cases. They also offer party packages, and if you’d like you can rent the entire place!
- Free Wifi, the password will be on your recipe
- Sofas and Seating. So you can take a load off and ‘relax’ — if you can remember how to do that!
- Shoes are allowed if you aren’t using the jump houses. Ok, this isn’t a deal breaker and I’m not a germaphobe by any means but I do wish that shoes were a no-no for everyone. Socks are required but only if you get in the jump houses, but it’s not strictly enforced. It just seems to make sense to me that if little ones are crawling around on the floors that shoes would not be ok. At ALL.
- There’s carpet. Its low pile, but its still carpet. I feel that a wipe-able foam like surface would be more sanitary.
- Small restrooms with only one change table. To me it could be larger and have a cleaner feel (if that makes sense). I don’t jump for joy when I have to walk in there with my socks on.
- Rainy, hot or cold days. Its also nice if you go on a nice day because the place is much less crowded and you will be able to ‘relax’.
- They offer Summer camp programs
- Door lock system that locks if a child approaches
- You can return at anytime during the same day without charge IF you have your receipt
- They are ALWAYS adding new toys and structures
- They supported Climb Out of the Darkness 2014
- Hand Sanitizer throughout
More Info on Hippo Hopp Indoor Playground:
Ages: Baby- 12 years old (Children under 1 are free) There are even a few bouncers for babies that aren’t mobile yet, and a foam mat for little ones in the toddler area.
- Adults: Free
- Under age three: $5 (or $3.75 if you get the re-loadable Hippo card — you have to put a minimum of $30 on the card but you can also use it to purchase food). Follow the link for more info.
- Over age three: $9
Parking: Free. There is additional parking in the back of the building. Walk up the right side of the building.
- Monday- Thursday 9:30am – 6:00pm
- Friday & Saturday 9:30am – 7:00pm
- Sunday 10:00am – 6:00 pm
Overall, we LOVE Hippo Hopp, have you been, what did you think? How could I make this review more useful — What did I miss?