Mountain Play Lodge, Arden

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  • This place is wonderful, definitely worth the 1 hour drive it took for us to get here. There's gates to ensure the kids are safely in the age appropriate play areas. Adult seating where you can see al...  more »
  • I love bringing my daughter here to burn off some energy, especially if I've worked a few nights and don't have a while lot of energy myself. There are many interactive dress up "stores," a Biltmore h...  more »
  • This place is so clean and so fun for small children. Theres great seating areas for parents. They have good snack selection and coffee. My kids (age 5 and 2) had so much fun and I felt safe sitting d...  more »
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  • This place is fantastic! The equipment is adequate for my three year old and she loves the slides and climb on equipment in both the older area and toddler area. The food is good and they have Poppy Popcorn, which is amazing! The staff is very kind and nice when they check you in. MY MAIN ISSUE is with the people that go there and let their children run wild without any supervision. There are signs clearly posted that say no running and I see older kids running around and knocking down toddlers, but nobody stops them. Parents don't stop them and employees don't stop them, they just continue. Today two things happened that I found to be outrageous. The first one, we were in the larger play area and there is a giant tree in the middle, a much older boy was dangling from the top of the tree and just let himself fall, almost on top of a little child. Parents, nowhere to be found. The second one happened in the toddler play area. A little boy, about three, came and pushed my child..no big deal, she pushed him back, then he approached a much younger child, maybe one and pushed him right off the canoe. Immediately I thought a parent would come and be apologetic, but NOBODY came. Instead he continued to climb around the place until he climbed over the wall and to his parent. Again, this boy could not be more than THREE years old playing unsupervised. I think the Mountain Play Lodge needs to invest money in more help so that they can have people in the play areas supervising children since parents are refusing to do the job. Children run about pushing and shoving others out of the way as they are going up the slides and in my opinion, it is just not safe. Again, it is not the fault of the Play Lodge, but the fault of the irresponsible parents who sit on the sidelines on their cell phones chatting with friends instead of watching what their children are doing. Again, I love this place and the employees are great and I will continue to go there, but be aware of your child because they can get really hurt due to the negligence of the parents. Mountain Play Lodge hire more assistance so that all children can play safely and put some larger "no running" signs in the play areas.
  • We were visiting Grandpa for Christmas and this place gave the kids a nice outlet to expend some energy during the break. It was clean and well maintained and even as a bonus the restrooms were nice and clean. The snack bar offered some nice pretzels and water. Everything seemed reasonably priced as well.
  • Much cleaner and better playstuff than similar places we go in northern Virginia. Although the youngest has outgrown it, the large separate area for littler kids was a huge plus. Older than seven or so may be too big for this place (especially so on really busy days), but for those in the two to six sweet spot, this is the best play-place in the world. And comfy chairs for the observers.
  • Had my daughter's birthday party here! We did it after hours so it'd only be the her friends and family. Loved the place. Very clean. Their staff are very nice and help out if you need them. They also serve alcohol! They make everything easy to do a party. They can supply the food, drinks.... Also for the people that are attending the birthday party, your children can play all day long instead of the couple hours of the party. That includes any day. You pay one time fee for that day. If you want to leave and come back then you don't have to pay again.
  • If your kids love to play with other kids this is the place to be. You can relax in nice chairs or sit at a table. They have snacks there for you and the kids. My son can play for hours.

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