Welcome to Little Skipper's Play Café!

Come join in the fun at one of our many play areas or spend some time relaxing in the café. We know how important it is for parents to have a place for their children to be able to run around and have fun enjoying new toys and imaginative play. At our indoor play area your children can have fun in a safe environment no matter what the weather is like outside. Invite your friends to join you for a play date or host your child's birthday party here and we’ll take care of the clean up.

We have a variety of play areas to meet the many needs of children ages infant to approximately 6 years of age, including imaginative play, large motor play, fine motor play and even an infant crawling area.

Summer Hours:

Monday-Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm

Friday 9:00am - 2:00pm

Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm

Available for parties and special events outside of regular business hours.

Email info@littleskippersplaycafe.com or call (614) 771-9281 for more information.

Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.

- Kay Redfield Jamison

Play Info

We are open for play time during the summer on Monday - Thursday from 9am - 4pm, Friday from 9am - 2pm and Saturday from 9am - 1pm. Private bookings are available on Saturday and Sunday afternoons for parties and special events.

Prices for an unlimited day of play time:

Adults and babies under 1 year: Free

Children 12 – 23 months: $5.00

Children 2 years and up: $8.00

Monthly unlimited play passes available.

Children 12-23 months: $24.00

Children 2 years and up: $32.00

Looking for the perfect gift for the toddler/preschooler in your life? Consider a pass for a month of unlimited play or a gift certificate.

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.

- George Bernard Shaw

Procedures for the Play Cafe:

Check in at counter and sign a waiver form. Pay for playtime.

Leave kid’s shoes in a cubbie. We encourage socks in the play area.

Adults are responsible for supervising all children that accompany them.

Please do not bring sick children into the play café. Use disinfecting wipes on toys before and after play if you'd like.

Parents – relax, have a cup of coffee, visit, enjoy. Kids - Explore, Learn, Have fun!

Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.

- Fred Rogers

Café Info

Serving excellent coffee, tea and a wide selection of other beverages.

We have a variety of food choices including muffins, crackers, fruit, mac & cheese, yogurt, and fruit pouches for the little ones.

Behold, children are a gift from the Lord.

-Psalms 127:3

Parties and Private Events

Talk to our staff about scheduling your next party or event at the Little Skippers Play Café. Your child’s birthday is a special time and we want you to enjoy it and not stress about planning it. Let us help!

Birthday Party Package - $225

Play time for up to 15 children for 2 hours.

Entrance 1/2 hour prior to the start of the party for set-up.

We will provide a child-sized table and chairs for the little party guests and a complimentary carafe of coffee for the adults. We will take care of the clean-up! Donatos pizza is available to order at a discount or you can bring any food you'd like to have for your guests with you. We can also recommend a local cake designer that can make a custom cake just for you.

We want this event to be special for you and your child. We can accommodate most reasonable requests. Let us know how we can help!

*For parties over 15 children, please add $5 per child.

*A non-refundable deposit of $75 is due at the time of booking. This will go toward your total balance, which will be due at the time of the party.

Think about us for your meetings, showers, and other special events. Available for an hourly rental rate.

Email info@littleskippersplaycafe.com or call (614) 771-9281 for more information or to book your event.

Abby and Dave F. recently had their son's birthday party at Little Skipper's and said the following about their experience:

"Thank you so much for such a wonderful birthday party - every bit of our afternoon was perfect & we couldn't have done it without all of your help! We had so much fun playing there but your space & hospitality is perfect for parties - already thinking about next year's party there!"

Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shovelling the walk before it stops snowing.

- Phyllis Diller

Having a two-year-old is like having a blender that you don’t have the top for.

- Jerry Seinfeld

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You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.

- Plato

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