Pictured: Huntington Hills – 6820 – 4th St NW
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Cost: Free but it is expected you will purchase something at McDonalds
Age Range: 3-12. Adults are welcome as well (at least in theory).
Footwear: socks. But you can wear shoes while you watch if you don’t go into the play space.
Safety Features/Concerns: You may have to fetch smaller children from the top of the play structure as sometimes they can’t manage to get down by themselves.
Play Area Features: Climbing tubes, tube slides, lookout points, steps, panels (may differ by location).
Overall Assessment: The first time I took Gordie to a McDonald’s playplace he was 2. Although we do go to McDonalds, we tend to eat on the go.
Gordie enjoyed himself, but we probably could have waited a little longer – he was just a little too little. He enjoyed going up and down the steps and was able to reach one of the panels but that was about it.
They recommend the play area for kids 3 and over and that’s probably going to be about right for most kids. If your 2 year old is more adventurous than Gordie (who wouldn’t even go up the climbing tunnels with me accompanying him), they would definitely be able to climb up the tunnels, but you may have go up to fetch them.
The signs at this McDonald’s said that parents are welcome to play too, but nobody was doing that while we were there.
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