(The Fun Zone's next door sister-business Sew Crafty also offers crafty summer camps for children ages 7 and up. There are a ton of camp options including sewing, painting, clay, beads, and much more. Sew Crafty also offers sewing classes for age 8 and above as well as home school programs and afterschool and workday programs. Sew Crafty will also be offering craft days when year round schools are tracked out. Check out their website for more information: http://besewcrafty.com/.
What we like: Since we first tried out the Fun Zone a few weeks ago, we have already returned twice, at the insistence of our two daughters aged 3 and 5! They can't wait to get there, and the place is walking distance to a bunch of excellent restaurants; and then the girls never want to leave! We've been so impressed that I even arranged for child care at the Fun Zone for a charity benefit I organized: the other three families (a total two girls and 4 boys aged 2.5 to 9) who participated all reported the same thing! Now my husband and I feel like we are so free to get out a little! And my girls want their to be held there... The space is so inviting, the kids just instantly take to it-- neither of our kids usually take to a new place that fast. The activities are all really engaging, and when kids need to blow off steam, the bounce house is perfect. Ms Toni and her helper keep the kids busy and happy, and we've packed dinner for them to eat there too.
What could be better: While the location is terrific on a quiet pedestrian street in the heart of downtown, it can be tricky to find. Orange Street is a two-block walking street that runs from the front of the downtown Durham post office to the intersection of Parrish and Mangum. On-street parking can be tricky, so the easiest solution is the parking structure at the intersection of Rigsbee and Chapel Hill Streets, across from Rue Cler restaurant (parking is usually free on weekend evenings).
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Hours: Open Fri and
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