MOST parents of preschoolers live in perpetual noise so a relaxing Sunday is ideally far away from the hustle and bustle of busy malls or supposed “play areas” that go cha-ching to the sound of your cash dissipertating at a rapid pace.
We’re not looking for much: a place to play freely with pizza will do. If you get to interact with your child on a cerebral level or at least get them to interact with nature, you’ve struck gold.
Here are three places close enough to home to visit on the weekend:
The Puzzle Place in the Valley of a 1000 Hills
This family business was established in 1991 when after eighteen years in the corporate market, Ian Courtney started making kiddies toys in his garage.
His toys were marketed via flea markets and he gained a reputation for quality goods.
After the purchase of a scroll saw, the toys became puzzles as well, and through a series of progressions the three dimensional puzzles evolved.