Once Upon A Time Center is a child and parents’ dream come true. We are the safest, cleanest, and most creative indoor “edutainment” and play facility in the Capital Region. Our boutique-style play village is designed for you to help nurture your child’s imagination and creativity in a healthy and fun environment. All the while, your family can enjoy our Parents’ Cafe which offers coffee, tea, juice, and snacks.
Please note: Socks are required for any child or adult who enters the indoor play space area.
The Market provides children the opportunity to make choices as they shop for groceries. The imitative role playing in this room helps children understand who their parents are and what grown-ups do. By selecting groceries and using the cash register, the child will acquire important life skills that help them become independent adults
The Pirate Ship encourages playfulness and adventure! While exploring the ups and downs and ins and outs of the ship, children are learning the importance of enjoying new experiences & taking risks. Being adventurous in a safe environment helps children become resilient and gives them the independence to develop into creative thinkers..
The Play Palace a magic fortress for make-believe. Inside the castle, children can let their imaginations soar, making it possible to experience a whole world inside their minds.Exercising the imagination teaches children the ability to look at any situation from a different point of view, and enables one to mentally explore the past and the future.
The Hideout encourages discovery and provides opportunities to strengthen ones sense of self. This a two tier structure that will help your child strengthen muscle coordination and explore self expression. is an ideal place for children to develop strength, balance, flexibility and hand-eye coordination. Providing physical and mental challenges with a full body workout is the perfect way to engage a child and keep their minds active and bodies in motion.
At the Diner, your child is not just cooking up their favorite meal, they are exploring role playing and discovering how to work with others.The diner provides a shared space for cooperation, negotiation, and social skill development.
The Police Station encourages intellectual stimulation by providing toys and experiences that promote learning. Kids can use their imaginative play in this scaled down Police Station. it even has a jail cell. This type of pretend play provides your child a time and place for important self exploration and reflection.
The Mine Shaft encourages kids to explore the unknown. Kids can use imaginative plan in a scaled down version of a mine. Kids can have the opportunity tto pretend play, and experience the world of the underground.
The Theater encourages musical and dramatic play. Shake the tambourine,ring the bells, bang on the drums and groove to the beat while developing large and small motor skills and delighting the senses. The sweet sound of parental applause that follows a performance is a terrific confidence-builder for the child!
The BEAM (interactive flooring system) concept is simple. A state-of-the-art projection screen combined with dual motion sensors turns a normal floor into an outdoor playground, complete with wildly addicting games, a fun social atmosphere, and lots and lots of physical activity!
Parents love it because they can relax while their kids release energy through play in a safe, hygienic environment. Kids love it because it’s immersive and with dozens of games to play, never boring. Here at Once Upon A Time we wish to cover all the areas of development and this cutting edge technology is sure to aid in education all while the kids are having a blast!
The Your kids are safe, secure and having the time of their lives. Now it’s your turn. Our Café allows you – the parent – the luxury of YOU time with your child just steps away. Catch up with a friend, enjoy an interruption free workspace, or simply relax with a coffee and a snack.