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This new play space in Queens is every kid's dream

Written by
Danielle Valente

NYC has an impressive indoor playground for kids to add to its roster. 

On Jan 24, Forest Hills welcomed the 6,000 square-foot Dream City (108-48 Queens Blvd) to the neighborhood, and the venue's sweet, whimsical nods to New York make it the perfect retreat for pint-sized urbanites—specifically ages 1–6. 

Photograph: Courtesy Dream City

Options abound at the tot-centric space: a ball pit amidst a colorful skyscraper mural, swings, a wood cubes pit and beehives, among others. Plus, with more cool things to do with toddlers on the way, including a food stand with faux treats, a teepee tent and park space, families will certainly want to make a visit. 

"I've met so many great parents and families in the Forest Hills community where my 4-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter have been growing up. We wanted to create a space where children can dream, discover and play, while simultaneously offer a place for parents to connect and network," says Corrie Hu, founder of the the space.

Photograph: Courtesy Dream City

The community will certainly benefit from Dream City's experiences, including open play ($30 per child for a two-hour visit and up to two adults; $20 per sibling ages 1+ for a two-hour visit) and birthday parties for kids. (If you're interested in a celebration, fill out the party inquiry online). 

Photograph: Courtesy Dream City

Its warm, welcoming ambiance—and colorful mural by Queens artist Rob Anderson—make an afternoon Dream City a no-brainer. Meet us at the ball pit!

Photograph: Courtesy Dream City

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