A brand new indoor play area has arrived in Leesburg! Luv2Play offers a variety of opportunities for kids to run, climb and have fun. Admission prices vary depending on the day, but for special needs it’s always $5.95. As an autism parent I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that.
The place is fairly well organized. There is a designated area for babies and toddlers. It features a ball pit and a small play structure, as well as a floor piano.
There is also an area for parents to hang out and relax. Luv2Play provides free Wifi. They also have a small café where you can grab a bite to eat.
Luv2Play also offers sensory play. They have an area for kinetic sand:
They also have one of those projectors with an interactive screen. I’m not sure exactly what it’s called, but it makes for great sensory play.
Of course I can’t leave out the massive play structure. I’ve been to many indoor play areas that have these and was expecting the typical climb and slide. But Luv2Play’s structure offers A LOT MORE including:
- Monkey bars
- Various swings, both individual or group
- Fun house mirrors
- Ball Gun Shooting Range
- Two tube slides
- Large yellow slide that allows several kids to slide down together
You wouldn’t know all this was contained in this structure unless you climbed through it. I kept my little guy company and followed him around for a while, I was amazed at how much was in this thing! My son easily spent a couple hours in this.
From an autism perspective, the structure appealed to my son because of the tunnels and various places to burrow and hide. Overall it was noisy with kids teeming everywhere. But there were areas in this play structure that offered a respite when my son started to feel sensory overload. There was even a quiet place behind the structure:
The back also had a climbing wall, as well as various wall puzzles and magnetic mazes.
Of course, as an autism parent I have to case the place for any potential issues. The only thing I noted is that there isn’t much security to keep your child from wandering away. They don’t have someone at the door who is making sure you come and go with the same kids. While they issue you a wristband, it’s the same wristband they give to everyone. They don’t write on your hands with a special marker and assign your family a number. If your child has elopement issues you will need to keep an eye out to make sure they don’t leave. At the very least they have a baby gate to act as a barrier and discourage kids from escaping.
Now I haven’t mentioned the arcade area, we didn’t get a chance to play there but it looked inviting. Overall it was a great experience for my six-year old autistic son. He will usually last an hour at best, then feel sensory overload and want to leave. But he was here a good two hours, and if we didn’t have to go home for dinner we could have easily stayed longer. In my book, that is a win!
Basic information about Luv2Play:
1600 Village Market Blvd., S.E.
Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone: (703) 779-2128
Call to verify open play hours