My boys and I recently checked out the newly opened Peek-a-Boo Factory in San Francisco’s West Portal ‘hood. And I know that’s far, but sometimes a change of scenery is a nice way to shake things up a bit. Plus, if they play hard enough, maybe they’ll nap on the way home AND transfer. Ha. I kid.
It took us about 45 minutes (morning traffic) to get there, we found free parking a block away in a neighborhood, and in no time were walking into the fun-factory. My three-year-old found the train table straight away, and my 10-month-old climbed around in the special infant/toddler play area designated for three and unders. But the main attraction was the three-story completely padded jungle gym with loads of things to climb up, slide down, and run through. And me? I played too. The slides were super fast and really fun – I chased my boys up the stairs, and then we’d all slide down, and then we’d repeat again and again.
Bring a lunch, buy a snack at their snack-bar, or pick up coffee and a treat at La Boulange right next door to enjoy inside. There’s plenty of tables within eyes view of all the attractions, and free WiFi too. And, it’s SUPER clean.
If you go:
- Open 7 Days a week from 9:30am – 6pm. But check their website before going – peekaboofactory.com – they sometimes close for private parties.
- Bring socks!
- Best for ages 10-months – 8 years
- Website >
- Located at 2 West Portal Ave near the public library and an outdoor playground