Review: Klub 4 Kidz Playspace in Williamsburg

We view playspaces with some serious ambivalence. On the one hand, they offer something structured, fun, and unusual to do — and the kids wear themselves out. On the other, they can be crowded, wild, and — on occasion — full of the kind of entitled New York City parents you want to avoid.

Still. It’s winter and new ground to cover is new ground to cover. When the arts-and-crafts routine has grown weary at home, I’m ready to pay for some entertainment and willing to travel for it.

I’ve had Williamsburg‘s new Klub 4 Kidz on my radar since reading about it on Mommy Poppins. Goodbye, construction paper- and glue stick-strewn dining room table! Goodbye, Park Slope! Hello, neighborhood that makes me feel OLD AS HELL.

Chrissy had to be convinced. But that wasn’t hard, given that she knew I wouldn’t shut up about the place until we went. She caved easily. Here’s what we found.

Klub 4 Kidz

Ready, set, run!

What it is:

Klub 4 Kidz is a big, bright, cheery new playspace where your kids can run, jump, climb, and slide. There’s a big climbing structure (where Jasper and Magnolia spent every second of their time, pictured above) and a rock climbing wall. My kids are 4 and 6 — it was perfect for them. Older kids (and a couple of adults) gravitated to the rock climbing wall.

There’s also a separate toddler play area and an arts space.

My kids were happy making the loop on the climbing gym — there’s a little Zip-slide thingie, tunnels to crawl through, different levels to clamber up and down, and two impressively fast slides to zoom down.

Klub 4 Kidz also offers classes and parties; they have a small cafe with snacks for kids and coffee for tired parents.

What it costs:

Open Play in the playground area is $12 for one kid, $20 for two. Ditto the toddler play area. See prices for rock climbing (it’s extra), combo passes, and daily play passes here.

Where it is:

Klub 4 Kidz is at 159 North 4th Street (bet Bedford and Driggs) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Tel: 718-599-5900

What we thought of the place:

A huge hit and we will definitely go back! They open at 9am on the weekends, and I think getting there when the doors open would be a great idea — let the kids exhaust themselves in the morning, then go have lunch, and you’re in great shape for the rest of the day.

Kids leave hot, sweaty, tired, and happy.

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4 Responses to “Review: Klub 4 Kidz Playspace in Williamsburg”

  1. 1 Natalie Keller Reinert January 20, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Hmmm. Looks good! Now what would be even better is if you could drop your kids off and wander off down Bedford for a night out.

  2. 2 Melisa January 20, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Agreed. Drop-off would make the experience even better. (Although we did eat dinner out in W’burg recently — at Pies & Thighs — and I swear to God everyone in there was 25 MAX.)

  3. 3 debbie from words to eat by January 22, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Chris, next time you head there drop me a line & I’ll try to bring H over! We live nearby.

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