This past week my son David and I had a play date with one of his classmates from school. His mother and I were deciding on a place to take the kids and she suggested the Present Place. If you know me I love exploring new places and trying new things! David was so excited to play with one of his best buddies Otto and just run around and be themselves in a kid friendly environment while escaping the winter cold.
David could not wait to kick his shoes off and explore all that Present Place had to offer. Such a inviting, beautiful, and relaxed space filled with a great variety of toys to spark the imagination. I personally loved the couches surrounding the perimeter of the room and the open loft style layout of the room was making it very easy to keep a watchful eye without disrupting their independence.
Present Place is a space that promotes independent play without over stimulating the child. Majority of the toys are wood, or non-battery operated toys, and you can also find some of the toys in the play space available for purchase . There are an assortment of healthy snacks available for purchase and free coffee, tea and wifi for parents. The kitchen is fully equipped with high chairs and its okay to bring outside food as long as its nut free.
Present Place Toy and Gift Shop
Tips for your visit
Present Place is located in an loft building on the corner of Ravenswood and Waveland Avenue and you must use buzzer #248 to gain entry into the building. Stroller parking is available on the first floor, just make sure you are not blocking any mailboxes before you head to the 2nd floor.
Parking: Free parking is available along Ravenswood and Waveland Avenues.
Hours: Closed Monday. Tuesday-Friday, 9:30am-5:30pm, Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am-12:30pm.
Waiver: A signed waiver must be completed prior to entry. Save time by signing the waiver here online
Admission: $12 per child, $10 per first sibling (6+ months or older; babies under 6 months are free with paid sibling), and $5 per additional sibling. Admission includes same day reentry.
Shoe-free Policy: Present place is a socks only facility. Socks MUST be worn by everyone, and if needed they are available for purchase.There are plenty of cubbies available to store your personal belongings
Nut-Free Facility: Feel free to bring your child’s lunch and snacks but please DO NOT bring any items that contain peanuts. If you forgot to bring a snack there are also an assortment of healthy snacks available for purchase. The eating area includes high chairs for your little ones and even a refrigerator, microwave, and sink all available to use.