Oaks ‘n Acorns

This café and kids activity studio is one of Danforth East’s newest additions. Lots of sunlight, bright and colourful décor, plenty of play areas to appeal to all ages and interests. And, as far as kids place spaces go, very clean.

We visited on a Thursday after lunch and it was quiet. Beautifully quiet. The owner said that it’s typically busy during class times but often depends on the season. (Currently middays are busy; however, in winter, it’s the mornings.)

With a four-year-old and 12-month-babe in tow, it cost us under $10 for play time plus snacks. ($5 for stay ‘n play + $2 for a sibling – babies up to six months are free.) Most toys are geared for baby to three-years-old-ish, but my oldest son enjoyed checking out all the toys before getting totally absorbed into the big lego table. And the open crafts area? Would have been my childhood dream location!

Since we were there on a day without classes, the downstairs studio space was free for the running. With hoola hoops, a mini balance beam and balls, it was a perfect obstacle course to tire out any tot.

O n A lego2

O n A baby

TRIP TIPS:

Getting there – fairly cheap paid street parking on Danforth Ave. One-hour free parking along the residential streets. Public Transit: Just west of Woodbine subway stop.

Food – plan to eat there. It’s a café so get your am (or pm!) buzz. Some fresh baking (oatmeal raisin cookies had just come out of the oven when we were there) and lots of lunch paninis and pizzas. Loads of snack foods and of course high chairs.

Sign up for a class – (hello Big Top Hip Hop!) or plan to drop in ($20-$25 includes Stay ‘n Play.) They collaborate with a long list of local artists/instructors. The Fall schedule just launched with a new fitness class with CareerFit Mom. Check out perks to becoming a member.

Stroller parking – there is secure outdoor stroller parking with lock-up chain. Bring a lock (but they have some on hand in case you forget.)

Feet – Shoes off at entrance. Bring indoor shoes or socks.

DETAILS:
www.oaksnacorns.com
1856 Danforth Ave
info@oaksnacorns.com / 416.425.3213
Hours
@oaks_n_acorns
facebook.com/oaksnacorns

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