Open Play at Columbia, MD Play N' Learn
For $9 per child 12months-15yrs Come play for up to 2 hours in our spacious showroom in Columbia, MD. Our huge indoor facility, which features safe rubber flooring, has swingsets, basketball goals, trampolines, air hockey and foosball tables best suited to entertain ages 2-8.
Open Play hours are not the same as shopping hours and sometimes requires advanced tickets. Please read the information below for details of Open Play.
Open Play Days and Times
Monday – Friday (except when schools are closed during the school year)
Just pop-in anytime from 10AM-5PM. No advance tickets or reservations are required UNLESS Howard County schools are closed for School Holidays, snow days, Professional Work Days etc. Just pop-in and pay at the counter when you arrive.
Saturdays, Sundays, School Holidays, School Snow Days
We limit the number of Open Play tickets & you MUST pre-purchase a ticket online for weekend and school holiday play. Tickets can not be purchased at the store on these days. This is done in an effort to ensure the safety and comfort of our guests as weekends are busiest due to birthday parties and shoppers. Weekend Play tickets are posted every Thursday at 10am and generally sell out very fast.
Thursday Mornings, Play for Charity!
From 10am to 12pm on alternate Thursday mornings in Spring/Summer is Play-For-Charity. Each week we donate the proceeds of Thursday morning open play to a different local charity or non-profit organization. CLICK HERE for more info on Play for Charity.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Monday – Friday 10-5. Just pop-in. (school holidays like MLK Day and Spring Break require pre-purchased tickets)
Saturday – Sunday. Playtimes vary depending on ticket purchased. Weekend Playtime Requires online tickets purchased prior to arrival. Weekend Play Tickets are limited and sell out fast.
Saturdays and Sundays are the busiest days of the week. We host birthday parties and are also busiest with families coming in to shop for swing sets, trampolines and basketball hoops. In an effort to keep the showroom safe and comfortable for all guests we must limit weekend open play traffic.
All parents are responsible for supervising their own children while on the playground. A waiver form is required to be completed prior to play.
No, once the waiver is on file, you do not need to fill it out again unless you bring in children not accounted for on a previous waiver.
Weekend tickets for Columbia are put on our website each Thursday at 10am for that weekend’s play. We add a limited number of tickets and they sell out fast.
Only groups with over 10 children are required to make a reservation for weekday play. On school holidays such as MLK Day and Spring Break online tickets are required. To make a group reservation call 410-992-0992 ext 101.
$9 per child (12 months and up)
There is no charge for adults or babies under 1.
Up to two hours per visit.
On or off, but no bare feet.
Absolutely not! Reservations, Tickets, or Payment are never required for shopping and your children are welcome to play while you shop.
Weekdays, yes. Weekends, No. No food or drink are permitted on the showroom floor; however we do have a party room you are welcome to use to eat in as long as it is not occupied by a party on weekdays. On the weekends party rooms are always full, so please no food on weekends!
We have plenty to entertain the children including swingsets, trampolines, and basketball goals.
Children ages 8 and under are best but we do have baby swings for the little ones and tall sets and trampolines for the bigger ones. We charge for any child over 12 months.
A Waiver for every child must be completed in full prior to play. It is easiest if it is filled out prior to arrival so the kids may begin playing immediately.
NO, PARENTS MUST STAY WITH THE KIDS. ADULT SUPERVISION IS REQUIRED.
NO, ALL BIRTHDAY PARTIES, SMALL OR LARGE, MUST BE PROPERLY SCHEDULED IN ADVANCE. TO HAVE A PARTY AT PLAY N’ LEARN. NO FOOD IS PERMITTED ON WEEKENDS UNLESS YOU HAVE A PARTY ROOM BOOKED.
We are an Indoor playground.
Yes. The network is Play N’ Learn guest, no password required.