Address: 1347 N Galena Ave, Dixon, IL
Hours: Monday and Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday – Friday: 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9 am – 1 pm
Cost: $9 for each child ages 1-8
Children younger or older are free if accompanied by a paying sibling
If you are visiting with a child under 1 with no siblings, admission is $5
Adults are always free with paid child’s admission
When the weather isn’t cooperating, it can be hard to find things to keep your kids busy and active. My Play Village is a fun option that your kids will love visiting.
Located in Dixon, Illinois, My Play Village is a miniature sized village where kids can play and use their imaginations. The play area is nearly 3000 square feet and includes numerous well-made play structures.
Play areas include:
- Fire station with slide
- Grocery store
- Beauty salon
- Construction site
- Veterinary client
- Train table
- Wooden miniature dollhouse
- Tube building magnetic area
- Center area with magnet tiles
- **New in 2020** Baby play area with soft mats
Plans for a restaurant and school are in the works!
The entire play area is sectioned off with fencing and a gate so kids cannot get outside without a parent’s help. Parents have the option of sitting outside the play area at some tables or relaxing on one of several benches within the play area.
In addition, outside the play area, there are picnic tables to eat snacks and do other crafts and activities like kinetic sand and coloring. This is a great option for kids who may need a little time out from the excitement or would prefer to do a quiet activity for a while.
If you need to pick up a gift, there are toys and games for sale including quite a few Melissa and Doug products. There is also coffee, water, and other snacks available for purchase.
Things for Babies to Do (Birth – 12 months)
Babies have not been forgotten at My Play Village. There are several push-toys that they can use to toddler around the space. All of the play houses have some features that little ones would enjoy. There’s also a center area with Magnatiles, a train table, and small dollhouse.
If you have a very small baby and are bringing a sibling to play, you’ll appreciate the changing tables, extra wipes, and garbage cans just for diapers in both of the bathrooms, and the storage space in the back for your bucket car seat and diaper bag.
Things for Little Kids to Do (18 months – 8 years old)
My Play Village is perfectly set-up for kids ages 18 months – 8 years old. This age group will have the most fun here. In fact, they only charge admission for children ages 1 – 10.
Little kids will love the playhouses and the chance to use their imagination and act out roles of hair stylist, grocery store shopper, parent, firefighter and more. Each play house is full of themed items like shopping carts and play food in the grocery store and hard hats, tools, and traffic cones in the construction site.
There is plenty of room for kids to move around and push carts, strollers, and cars. Each play structure can easily hold 4-6 small children comfortably with some of the bigger areas, like the campground room holding double that. The set-up encourages collaborative play as the kids take turns playing different roles, changing costumes like firefighter gear, and using the props in each area.
Special Events and Parties
My Play Village hosts special events throughout the year. Past events have included a snow themed playdate with Elsa and Anna and holiday-themed play dates. Check out their Events Page and Facebook page for information on upcoming special events.
My Play Village is also a great place for hosting your kid’s next birthday party. Parties are two hours long and start at $250. You can find more information on parties and how to book yours here.
We visited My Play Village shortly after they opened and loved it! The space is bright, friendly, and very cute! The play structures are well-made and sturdy.
My kids (4 and 1) really enjoyed the experience. My daughter played in all of the houses and spent the most time in the beauty salon where a group of girls took turns styling each other’s hair. My son loved the shopping carts and ride-on cars and spent most of his time cruising around or building Magnatiles. The train table was also a big hit.
The space was extremely clean with employees constantly walking around and putting items back into their spaces and keeping the walking areas clear.
Neither of my kids wanted to leave when it’s was time to go and want to come back to play soon!
We spoke with one of the owners, Ashley Venier, at the opening and did a video tour of the space. You can view that here.