Little Land Play Gym and Pediatric Therapy is open for business and ready to welcome children of all ages! Located in North Austin, on the northwest corner of 183 and Lake Creek Pkwy, Little Land offers big fun for little explorers, from babies on up. I visited the new space with my 2-year-old on Friday, and had a hard time convincing her to leave! The plan was to drop by and take a few photos, but two hours later she was still fully engaged – climbing, swinging, hopping, and burying herself in balls.
The brainchild of local parents Ernie and Debbie Beltz, Little Land Play Gym was designed to serve a dual purpose: a fun open play area for kids, and a pediatric therapy gym. Debbie is an Occupational Therapist with 15 years of experience, and it was her dream to offer a developmental play environment where children could work with therapists to learn and practice new skills. Little Land currently offers bilingual Occupational Therapy, and has plans to add Physical Therapy and Speech Therapy soon. Appointments with therapists can made by contacting Little Land. If you plan to use insurance or medicaid, please note that a referral from your pediatrician is required.
On a personal note, one of my children recently needed regular Physical Therapy and I found that bi-weekly visits with a therapist add up quickly. Little Land Play Gym’s rate for Physical Therapy is on par with the industry standard, but the advantage is that after meeting with a therapist and learning new techniques, your child can practice at the gym as often as you’d like to bring them, for the regular day pass rate.
So, what is that rate? Anyone can visit Little Land Play Gym with a Day Pass ($12), a 5-Visit Pass ($55), or a 10-Visit Pass ($100). You can also opt to purchase an Open Play Membership (starting at $65 for one child). Parents are free. This week, through the official Grand Opening on Saturday, April 11, 2015, all of those prices are half off (the monthly membership is half price for the first month only). There is also currently a Groupon available, which offers up to 68% off passes and parties, while supplies last. The Groupon vouchers expire 90 days after purchase.
What else does Little Land Play Gym & Pediatric Therapy offer besides onsite therapists and scads of unique play equipment for active kids to explore? Parents Day Out! Starting at a weekly fee of $50 for 2 days a week, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., the Parents Day Out program has a small class size to focus on social skill development through music, art, and playing with other kids.
Little Land also offers Birthday Parties, with packages that include a private party room and open play for guests. Parties start at $150 per hour. Free Fun in Austin has a 2-hour birthday party for up to 15 kids (a $350 value) to give away! Be sure to fill out the entry form at the end of this post for your chance to win!
The Grand Opening celebration will be held at Little Land Play Gym & Pediatric Therapy (13802 N. Highway 183, Austin, TX 78750) on Saturday, April 11, 2015, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Admission will be half price ($6 for kids of all ages; free for adults) and you can enjoy live music, door prizes, giveaways, food and drinks, fun activities and more!
Little Land has plans to double in size within the year, so stay tuned for more exciting additions to this great space! You can follow Little Land Play Gym & Pediatric Therapy on Facebook and sign up for their mailing list to receive special discounts.
And now for the giveaway!
Fill out the form below for your chance to win a 2-hour birthday party for 15 kids at Little Land Play Gym & Pediatric Therapy! One winner will be selected at random on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 and notified by email. If you cannot see the entry form, please visit the original post to enter.