Reopening June 15: San Ramon Indoor Play Space: PlayStar Kids - 510 Families
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Reopening June 15: San Ramon Indoor Play Space: PlayStar Kids

PlayStar Kids is a contemporary-looking open play space suitable for children 5 and under. Located in the posh San Ramon City Center Bishop Ranch shopping center, children can engage in a variety of active and quiet activities.

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Navigating a floor maze | Photo: Sarah Lee

Play Star features a mid-sized play space of approximately 3,500 square feet:

  • Movement activities: Rock climbing wall, play structure.
  • Dramatic play centers: Playhouse, a sweet, miniature cottage with a metal bell to ring, play kitchen, costumes, tent.
  • Tabletop activities: LEGOs, train set, puzzles, dinosaurs, and blocks.
  • Engineering toys: Magnetic gears,  build-your-own maze.
  • Infant space: padded floors, blocks, plush dolls, stacking rings, rattles, floor activity mat.

I visited with my 3-year-old and she had a wonderful time exploring the play space. The tunnel slide was her — and many of the little ones — favorite activity. Do note, however, it is very fast, but not to worry as the floors are completely padded.

I was most impressed by the engineering and strategic thinking activities that were unique to this play space. Similar to Lawrence Hall of Science, PlayStar has an area to create a ball obstacle course using different materials such as PVC pipes, wooden tracks, and rubber tubes. Also available was a detachable track wooden floor maze to create their own maze and navigate using bright colored balls.

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Learning the English alphabet, Spanish words, and fun with magnetic gears | Photo: Sarah Lee

The magnetic wall promoted literacy with letters, words, and pictures for matching in Spanish and English. I was pleased to see how inclusive the toys were– gender-neutral and dolls of color.

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Imagination house and a ride-on toy with track | Photo: PlayStar

Based on the location of this play space, it can be an all-day affair. You’ll find plenty of shopping, eating, and drinking (coffee!) opportunities for moms to check out. There’s also a central courtyard with Adirondack chairs and large foam construction blocks for children to play.

infant play area
The cozy infant play area has soft toys and a soft landing | Photo: PlayStar

Plan your visit to PlayStar in San Ramon

Admissions: $20/child includes accompanying adults and siblings under 6 months old. Additional siblings over 6 months are $5 each.

A monthly pass is $99 per child and $25 for any additional sibling over 6 months old.

Address: City Center Bishop Ranch: 6000 Bollinger Canyon Road, Suite 2605 (on the second floor), San Ramon CA 94583

Hours:
Subject to change the current opening hours are:
Monday through Saturday 9:30-5:30
Sundays 9:30 to noon.
Closed Monday.

Sponsor

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For more information or to learn about private party rental: Website >

Things to know before you go to Play Star Kids:

  • Socks are required for both adults and child(s). (available for purchase if you forget)
  • No shoes allowed within the play space.
  • Bathrooms include baby changing tables.
  • No food or drinks allowed.
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Climbing rock wall and flopping soft landing spot | Photo: PlayStar

[Photos by Sarah Lee and PlayStar staff; used with permission]

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