Stay ‘n Play

Parents and caregivers join their children in this innovative play space!

Thank you for visiting our page!  We open for the season Wednesday, October 3!

Did you know Stay ‘n Play was named to Kidsburgh’s 10 Places for Hands-On Learning in Pittsburgh!  If you haven’t already, come visit us and see what all the fun is about!

Stay ‘n Play is an indoor play space that offers a stimulating environment where parents and caregivers can interact alongside their young children. Located inside Beth El Congregation of the South Hills, Stay ‘n Play offers two playrooms to cater to the development of our special audience.

 

SnP_croppedEnter our fine motor skills room, where children can construct tracks and mini towns at our choo-choo train table, play make-believe at either our kitchen, dress-up or dollhouse stations, produce colorful,imaginative crafts with different sorts of materials, expand the mind by playing games or doing puzzles, and explore their sense of touch by delving their little fingers in sand and other sensory tables.  We also have an infant area for wee little ones with books and toys specifically for babies one year and younger.

image1Our gross motor room houses several tricycles, push-powered vehicles, bouncing balls, climbing structures and lots of space for your little one to run around in and burn energy! We also sell inexpensive snacks, drinks (and coffee for the adults who need it!) and have tables and chairs so you can provide your child with a snack or even lunch.  We ask that you respect Beth El’s outside food policy and not bring any meat of any kind into the building.  Please NO MEAT!

Stay ‘n Play offers several unique and engaging events and activities per month for our little guests.  Here’s just a sampling of our events: PJ Library story time, Mommy and Me Yoga, Bread Baking, Make-Your-Own Chia Pet and holiday celebrations.

We are gearing up for our opening and have some fabulous events planned for your little one! Our first major event is Emoji Day on Friday, October 5.  On Monday, October 8 at 9:30 we welcome our PJ Libary South Hills Ambassador Katie Louik for a story time, craft and a morning of fun! Our friends at the Dormont Library come on Friday, October 19 for a Fall-themed story time and craft hour starting at 10:30.  And finally the months ends with, what else?  Halloween! We will host a Spootaktacular party on Wednesday, October 31 all day long with special treat bags and crafts all included with admission!  Surprises are always in store so don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and check for to updates.

ALL events are FREE with Stay ‘n Play admission!  Be sure to check our Facebook page for updated event information.

Join Stay ‘n Play on Facebook!

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It’s a great way to spend a morning! We hope to see you soon at Stay ‘n Play!

Cost:

Stay ‘n Play is $5/child for unlimited hours of play per day. We offer seasonal family memberships for $80 where the ENTIRE family can visit Stay ‘n Play for unlimited play during the season.  We also offer a punch card for $25 for 5 visits and the 6th visit is free!

Hours:

Stay ‘n Play is open for the season!  Please visit our Facebook page for more information and remember, now is the time to book your birthday party with us!  Please contact us for availability and additional information.  We are happy to help and work with you to make your little one’s birthday special!

Host your child’s birthday party with Stay ‘n Play!

Read our Rules of Play

 

Contact Us:

There are a number of ways to reach out to Stay ‘n Play if you have any questions.  You can message us directly on our Facebook Page, e-mail us at [email protected] or call Beth El’s office at 412-561-1168.  However, please keep in mind that our staff might not easily be reached during our open play hours.  Electronic communication is usually the best way to ask initial questions.

Meet our staff!

 

Stay ‘n Play in the News

See what others have to say about our great play space!

Kidsburgh – Top 10 Places for Fun Hands-On Learning in Pittsburgh

The Jewish Chronicle – Stay n Play offers big smiles in the South Hills

Snp Lebo Mag April 2015

Beth El Congregation opens a new children’s play center | The Almanac

Kidsburgh article

 

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