WowMoms World, which recently opened in Mineola, is a luxury play space that also offers services for caregivers. The relaxing space is set up so that children can play or take a class while caregivers or parents enjoy a manicure, a bite to eat, or even take a class themselves. This unique business–which currently has other outposts in Canada and Florida–truly has the entire family in mind.
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Walking into WowMoms World Long Island, you'll be greeted by a friendly face at the reception desk. After checking in, you are free to explore the cafe or play space or to head to the designated area for a class. The cafe makes most of its food in-house, meaning you're getting fresh and delicious items rather than prepackaged food. The entire space is clean, bright, and airy. Serene clouds hang from the ceilings, adding to the calm feeling of the space. The play area itself is full of toys that encourage children to use their imaginations or engineering skills. You won't find clutter or mess, even when the area is full of children playing. The staff is helpful and enjoys interacting with children and parents.
There are different classes for children offered throughout the week, including art, science, and cooking classes; parent-and-me is also an option. My 5-year-old couldn't wait to grab a whisk and get baking in the mini-chefs class. Everything was pre-packaged and waiting for him at his station, where a small group of children eagerly waited to learn how to make cupcakes. The steps were child-friendly, and kids were welcome to get as messy as they wanted. My son likes to pretend he's Gordon Ramsay, so he was all for cracking the eggs and getting his hands dirty. The instructor was kind, informative, and catered to the audience. It felt like a luxury experience, and the pricing is surprisingly affordable at only $35 for drop-ins. A 10-class package costs $300, and classes can be mixed between those for adults and children. Memberships are available for $65 a month and provide unlimited open play as well as discounts on classes.
In addition to classes for children, WowMoms World offers adult fitness classes. They have interval training, a cardio and strength training class, and a pole dancing class. Children can play safely in the play area with staff supervision while caretakers are in class. WowMoms World even offers a nanny service. For an extra $10, newborns to age 2 can have a dedicated staff member to take care of them. This includes bottle feeding, rocking, holding, or whatever else the child needs.
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Enjoy nail services for yourself or your little ones. Photo courtesy of WowMoms World
If all those perks weren't enough, WowMoms World also offers manicures and pedicures. Make an appointment to get your nails done while children are let loose in the play area. Nanny service is also available for mani-pedis. Staff members are always on watch and are happy to report to you if you want an update on your child during your appointment.
Birthday party packages start at $650 and include open play for kids, decor according to your theme, cake, and food. Food options include vegetables, veggie chips, and the main dish of pizza or wraps. Fun add-ons include manicures and pedicures, face painting, and glitter tattoos.
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There is a lot to build and explore in the play space at WowMoms World.
Children are also welcome to just come by for open play. There are no time limits, and unlike other indoor spaces, WowMoms World tries to have open play hours on the weekends. There are classes both during the week and on weekends.
To see the class schedule, check out open play hours or book a party, check out WowMoms World Long Island's website.
Unless noted, photos by the author