The Rain or Shine play space in Berkeley invites kids to roam around, touching, exploring, pretending, or observing, for as long as they like, after paying for admission. We invited our readers to check it out this month, and here's what happened. (Note this venue is now closed)
The Close5 app enabled us to offer steeply discounted tickets and raffle off prizes from our sponsors. Anyone who puts the Close5 app on their phone can buy and sell gently used items from people in their neighborhood — and at our special event, could enter to win prizes. (One lucky kid won this enormous teddy bear!)
The children enjoyed the regular daily programming at Rain or Shine, which includes parachute time and music time.
In the snack room, parents enjoyed the coffee and bagels we provided, and everyone sampled the Noodles in A Cup product that our partners at Revolution Foods set up. We loved hearing parents say that their kids wouldn't eat it, and then seeing that their kids DID EAT IT! So many surprised parents!
Eventually, it was time to go home for naps. We sent our guests off with goody bags featuring samples from Babyganics and Revolution Foods, and asked them to join the Rain or Shine email list to receive a special discount immediately. If you want the same offer, sign up here >
Thanks to local blogger Sally Mason for photographing our event and to Close5 App, Babyganics, and Revolution Foods for sponsoring it.