Purple Monkey Playroom Chicago
Where is it at?
Purple Monkey Playroom
2040 N. Western Avenue
For public transport, they are steps from the Blue Line train at Western Ave.
Where are we going today?
It's playtime at the Purple Monkey Playroom!
There is over 1,500 square feet of fun, colorful and creative play space with education, creativity, fun and of course safety designed into every aspect, for those playful infants up to preschoolers.
Lap babies and crawlers can explore their curiosity with their plush alcove just for them. They can enjoy the age-appropriate toys without the older kids around them. It's just for them!
The older kids won't be too far away though, and always able to be in the sight of parents as the build, read, climb, bounce, color, create, and use their imagination. Playing, creating and learning with imagination, touch, feel and sound all develop those key factors that are important with the kids growing up happy and healthy, and they can do it in an environment that's fun, safe and clean.
In addition to the all-day, daily open play, the center offer a calendar FULL of special events for not just the kids, but for the adults too! From the beneficial toddler yoga, to the expressive baby ballet, as well as weekly story time where kids can get lost in a world of characters and fantasy.
The first Thursday of the month at 10am is musical story time (and it's free with a drop-in play admission!). This is geared towards kids up to 4 years of age, and is 30 minutes of songs, dances, and instrument play-alongs!
Of course, what would a birthday be without fun and imagination! Purple Monkey Playroom offer full service party packages so they can help make any birthday as perfect as they can for you!
Happy playing! We can't wait to hear about what you have been imagining!
How much does it cost?
- Children$12 first child; $10 sibling;. Ages 0 - 7 months $6
- Free Under: Siblings under 8 months free
When can we go?
Monday to Friday 9:30am - 5:30pm.
Weekend hours are determined on the party schedule, so check before you arrive.
There are yummy and healthy snacks available for you to buy, but also outside food and drink are welcome. They also have free tea and coffee. .
Fruit crisps, apple sauce, and fruit smoothies are all available for the health conscious. .
Any Top Tips?
You must bring socks to play in the play area, but not to worry if you forget - you can buy them for $2 a pair when you arrive if you need!.
Need a little extra help?
If you have special needs just give them a call to see how they can help!.
We have a changing table and a special area for non-walkers. Hot water available for making bottles, and strollers must be folded during peak hours. .
Can I get one of those?
They have a small retail area where you can get handmade items for babies and children. .
They have free wifi! .
What people are saying?
by Mandy Guzman
With a newborn and a two year old about to turn three, I knew that I needed a birthday party that would be fun and EASY! Purple Monkey Playroom is just the spot! With affordable birthday packages with several options, it is the BEST place to have a party. My daughter’s birthday was at 10 on a Sunday (they are flexible with times). We arrived at about ten to ten, and Jeanetta was waiting for us ready to help. She set up everything and was a great help throughout the party. Everyone had a fabulous time, and when it was time to go, there was...Read More
by Dana Fort
Love love love this place!!!! It's always super clean and my two year old has a blast. Perfect for snowy days and tiring out kids.
by Mary McDevitt
This place is great...for very small kids. The age range probably maxes out at 2 years. There are only a few spots for adults to sit (unless you love tiny chairs). Babies are side by side with toddlers and there is no specific area for them. The space is small and parking is tough to find.
by Mandy Guzman
With a newborn and a two year old about to turn three, I knew that I needed a birthday party that would be fun and EASY! Purple Monkey Playroom is just the spot! With affordable birthday packages with several options, it is the BEST place to have a party. My daughter’s birthday was at 10 on a Sunday (they are flexible with times). We arrived at about ten to ten, and Jeanetta was waiting for us ready to help. She set up everything and was a great help throughout the party. Everyone had a fabulous time, and when it was time to go, there was no clean up required! We just left. It was amazing. Normally at birthday parties, I’m stressed the entire time, trying to make sure that everything is going smoothly. Jeanette took that pressure off and I was able to enjoy my daughter’s party! The price is great, the employees and owner are wonderful, and best of all, the kids loved the party! Some kids even cried when the party was over because they were having such a great time! I highly recommend Purple Monkey Playroom. This is Chicago’s hidden gem!