Walk-in Play

 Once Frederick County schools are fully reopened, we look forward to returning to our Walk-In Play model. Until then, we’re helping a handful of local kids manage their online learning. 

All walk-ins are welcome and no reservations are required, but it’s a good idea to check our calendar to be sure we don’t have a delayed opening due to a field trip or inclement weather. We typically follow FCPS weather delays and closings. 

Our current hours are Sunday 12-5pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am-4pm; Wednesday 9-2pm.

The playhouse offers two colorful floors that are dedicated to imaginative play, creativity, and experiential learning. Upstairs encourages dramatic pretend play and downstairs houses the hands-on interactive floor for our more scientific or visually artistic thinkers.    

Our warm-weather outdoor garden extends the fun with a construction pit of trucks, a dreamy wooden castle and fairy garden, along with some natural features that encourage gross-motor play..

The Original Playhouse targets children ages 3-9 as the activities are most appropriate for this developmental range. Toddlers are welcome to play too; however, parents need to be extra watchful in the water room and around the stairs. There are toys that aren’t designed or safe for children under three. For these reasons, bringing a baby can often result in an unpleasant experience Children 10 and up are certainly invited as we believe you’re never too old to play!

Our two requests while you’re here:
1. Stay together.
2. Restore the room before moving on.

Our goals for you:                                                                                                                                   Have fun!
Create together
Learn together
Laugh together                                                                                                                                     Turn off the device and play!

Admission:                                                                                                                                                Child 3+: $10                                                                                                                                            Child 18mos-2 years: $5                                                                                                                        Adult: $5

Punch card passes are available year round and can be purchased below. They are good for an entire year beginning on the date of your first visit. We ship them for free! 

Please keep in mind as we navigate our way thru the Corona virus, we remain uncertain when normal walk-in operating hours will return. As much as we appreciate your support of the Playhouse, we’re advising our Playhouse family to abstain from purchasing new punch card passes until we can resume walk-in, no-reservation-required playtimes and make your purchase worthwhile. THANK YOU!

5 Visit Pass