This Schaumburg play place is a hit with the under-6 crowd

It’s nearing the end of January and it’s time to get out of the house! If the kids need space to run around, and you’re tired of them running circles around the house, bring them to Kids Art & Café, a play space located Schaumburg. They can let loose and you can sip on real Italian coffee, munch on homemade waffles or pierogi and try the homemade ice cream. It’s a win-win for both kids and parents!

Celebrating their two-year anniversary, Kids Art & Café is a popular place for kids 6 and under. Choo-choo fans can go crazy at the train table. Creative minds can pretend all they want at the adorable little imagination section with a huge dollhouse, play kitchen, laundry … the works! Have kids that love to build? They will adore the little table with Legos and other building blocks. Crawlers have their own little padded space with age-appropriate toys. But the real highlight is the two-story bright play structure with all the necessities: ball pit, slides, a bridge, swinging ball and more! My kids spent the majority of their time here.

After chatting with the owner, Marta, who originally hails from Poland and now calls Schaumburg her home, it’s evident that she is quite busy (she also is the owner and teacher of a Polish school), but also quite passionate about providing a fun and safe place for kids to play. And as a teacher and lover of art, it only made sense to offer art classes, too. Students can take pottery classes on Mondays and Wednesdays, and adult classes are also offered as well. A regular art class takes place on Thursdays.

While the kids are enjoying the play area or an art class, parents can grab an Italian coffee or food from the café. Marta is really conscious of the kinds of food and drinks sold at Kids Art & Café. For instance, you won’t find any diet drinks (so long, aspartame) and their food is homemade. We’re talking homemade waffles (Marta’s favorite is the fruit waffle and I agree—it’s delish!) and even pierogi. And if you’re visiting, you must try their homemade ice cream. Made with nothing but fresh fruit, milk, whipped cream, egg yolks and sugar, it’s simply delicious. 

The only bummer about Kids Art & Café is that it’s not terribly spacious. Although it wasn’t too busy when we visited, I could see it getting really crowded when it does get busy. They recommend to visit on Monday or Tuesday when it’s not as crowded, and you’ll want to leave those strollers at home. 

Other than that, we would definitely come back! The kids had a blast, and I enjoyed sipping my coffee and savoring my delicious waffle and ice cream. We would love to also try out a class next time. Read more about our visit to Kids Art & Café.

If you go

Kids Art & Café

710 E. Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg

Children over 12 months $10, siblings over 12 months $8.50, children under 12 months $5.50, adults are free. Admission is 50 percent off one hour before closing. 

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