UPDATE: KInderland is no longer open.
It has been a rainy spring and since school was out I was on a mission to find something fun to do with my 4-year-old daughter. Enter Kinderland in Algonquin. My daughter had a blast in the multi-level play structure and we both enjoyed the food from the cafe.
- A bright play structure. The multi-level structure was as sweet as can be. There were obstacles, slides, and lots of fun features for kids.
- Swing away! One surprising feature was the swings. This one loved it!
- A ball pit area. The”Pink House” was a big hit especially since she could slide all the way down the twisty slide and end up in the ball pit.
- Tiny tots can have fun too. There is a small section within the playground where tiny tots can have fun and slide. The whole first floor of the playground is free for them to use with fun toys like foam blocks, a teeter-totter, and more. If it’s busy you may have older kids running around, so you’ll need to keep on eye on them.
- Delicious food. Everything on the menu looked SO good and they had so many options.
From waffles to smoothies to sandwiches, everything just sounded so good. I had to start with coffee so tried the Caffe Nougat (a hazelnut-flavored type of coffee) brewed with an Italian coffee.
What’s even better is that their food is from scratch. In the end, I followed the recommendation of the staff member and ordered the chicken pesto panini. My picky daughter actually ate it so that was a good sign. I do have to admit, it was delicious and the portions large.
- Bring your socks!
If you’re looking for delicious food and a fun place to take the kids for a few hours, you can’t go wrong with Kinderland. My daughter spent about 3 hours here and she could have stayed longer. What a great option in the area!
Location: 2791 W Algonquin Rd., Algonquin, Illinois
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ticket prices: $12/children 2 and up; $10/siblings 2 and up; $6/children 12 and 24 months old; free babies and adults
Parking: Strip mall parking lot
Stroller-friendly? Your best bet is to keep the strollers close to you by your table. If it’s busy, it may just be easier to leave the stroller in the car.
Food: A cafe with a variety of options
Crowded: We visited on a Tuesday afternoon during lunchtime and it was pretty busy.
What to expect: An indoor play place located with a multi-level play structure and a cafe.
Looking for more play places in the area? You can’t go wrong with Bumblebee Play Cafe, Tyke Play, or Yu Kids Island.