Mountain Play Lodge, Arden

4.3
#9 of 18 in Fun & Games in North Carolina Mountains
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4.6
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  • August 15, 2017
    Foam jungle gym and obstacles for play as well as slides and rock wall! Clean area for baby play. Must wear socks and no shoes in the play areas. The snack bar serves beer and wine for those parents w...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Clean fun and interactive. Friendly staff. Employees had just as much fun as the kids did. Fun had by all.  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    Horrible...no toys or props!! I've taken my children, ages 2 and 7, a couple times. Both times, the place had food all over the floor and older kids were running around (even in toddler area) and knoc...  more »
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  • June 7, 2017
    Clean and beautiful facility, in theory would be the perfect play place for preschool children. Air conditioned and comfortable during a warm summer day. Maybe it is during morning hours when school is in session. We went today and there were many kids who were way too large to be playing on the equipment (middle school aged kids). They were running over toddlers and running up the slides and abusing the play equipment. There are multiple signs saying "no running" and "no going up slides incorrectly." All were ignored. There are a couple of people working at checkin but nobody supervising the play area. They could easily pay an attendant to supervise this area when open for general play. We were told it was the parent's responsibility to supervise their children, which many weren't. Would not recommend to parents of small children during the summer. Maybe it's a different atmosphere during the school year. Hopefully a small child doesn't get seriously injures due to the dismissive nature of the staff concerning their own rules.
  • May 10, 2017
    I've been bringing my daughter since she was 1 (now 3) and she has loved every second of it. However, the price increase from $8 to $12 when she turned 3 is a lot so we decided to now bring her once in a while. Snack prices are too high as well and I've been yelled at before for bringing my own water. I've suggested memberships (like Hands On) so we can bring her more often but even asking got me a sour face from some of the staff (other staff members and the owner are very approachable though). The place is great for kids and very clean. I understand the initial investment was high and most people don't take care of others' property so maintaining it expensive but making it more affordable would be awesome!
  • June 14, 2017
    We live about 45 minutes away and this is the perfect day trip for our preschoolers. It's clean, safe and, for the most part, a hands-off experience - we don't have to "help" our kids play. They run around, exploring on their own. This is a staple for our family whenever we visit Asheville.
  • May 1, 2017
    My #1 stop to take kids to get their energy out. I love that they have the 1 rate for whole day, and we can leave to eat lunch and come back the same day without paying again! THANKS TO THOSE WHO MANAGED TO MAKE THIS PLACE AND KEEP IT CLEAN FOR KIDS: ) Am and will always tell my friends about this awesome place!
  • June 23, 2017
    Cool place to let the kiddos run around. Easy going atmosphere and easy for parents to relax. Safe equipment and easy to look out for kids while they play!

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