Indoor Playground La La Land Opens in Babylon

The indoor playground has plenty of play space. Photo courtesy of the venue
The indoor playground has plenty of play space. Photo courtesy of the venue
3/6/23 - By Gina Massaro

La La Land is Long Island's newest indoor playground for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. La La Land is warm and inviting, and little ones can explore, pretend, climb, slide and so much more in a safe environment built just for them. 

Check out our Guide to Indoor Play Spaces for Long Island Kids for other activity ideas, and find more great things to do with little ones in our Long Island Baby Guide and Preschooler Guide.


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La La Land: Getting There and Layout

La La Land staff and its owner, Christina, welcome you to the indoor playground with smiles. You and your child are immediately given a snack and drink for that inevitable moment when your little says, "I'm hungry!" The gate to the indoor playground is smartly placed at the back of the venue, far from the front doors. Just outside the gated indoor playground is the bathroom, equipped with a changing table, wipes, and even diapers. There is also a large area for eating the snacks you were provided upon entering. 

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Indoor Playground La La Land Opens in Babylon
Littles will love the train table.

Fun Things to Do with Babies at La La Land

One of La La Land's fantastic features is its lack of clutter, providing a safe space for babies to explore each activity without fear of being trampled on by an older preschooler. Crawlers have Montessori stackers, like a wooden rainbow, rings, and sensory blocks, to play with, as well as wooden activity centers. A car table allows babies to scoot cars along roads pictured on the table. Caregivers of babies just starting to toddle will love the multiple walkers that are available. The ample space is also a safe area for babies to practice crawling and walking.

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Speed down the slippery slide. Indoor Playground La La Land Opens in Babylon
Speed down the slippery slide.

Fun Things to Do with Toddlers and Preschoolers at La La Land

The highlight for many toddlers and preschoolers at La La Land is the large CedarWorks playground. The playset's many cool features include two slides of differing heights, hideaway holes and tunnels, and appropriately-sized monkey bars. The slides are a big hit, and even babies can get in on the action with a little help from a caregiver or older sibling. But be careful, those slides are deceivingly fast! Thankfully, there is plenty of runway at the bottom. 

Pretend play is another big feature of the indoor playground at La La Land. There are two buildings, a cafe, and a veterinary hospital. Both are sufficiently stocked with toys for little ones to imagine and play with. There is also a grocery store checkout and play kitchen. A train table rounds out the larger play stations for toddlers and preschoolers. 

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Special Events at La La Land

Currently, La La Land holds Mommy and Me music classes on Mondays and is looking to expand offerings with regular baby yoga classes. The venue holds special events throughout the year, like a pizza pie-making class for Pi Day. 

Themed birthday parties are super at La La Land. Indoor Playground La La Land Opens in Babylon
Themed birthday parties are an option at La La Land.

Birthday Parties at La La Land

Parties can be themed to anything you or your child likes. All packages include at least 90 minutes of playtime, and even the basic party package includes balloons for the table and invitations. There are three packages offered, and available add-ons include characters, a face painter, and a balloon arch. Parties book up quickly, especially during peak times, so book early.

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Know Before You Go to La La Land

  • No outside food or drink is permitted in the space, but a snack and drink are provided for you. 
  • There is a metered lot just to the west of La La Land. Bring quarters. It is 25 cents an hour.
  • Free municipal parking is available on Totten Place and behind The Studio.
  • Everyone must wear socks to enter the play space. Cubbies are provided for shoes and personal belongings.
  • There is plenty of room for stroller parking in the back of the space. Strollers are not permitted in the play area.
  • The indoor playground is designed for children 5 years and younger. 
  • There is a complimentary coffee bar for adults with all the fixings you'll need to make the perfect cup.
  • Even crawlers must pay admission, but there is a discount for them, as well as a sibling discount when booking siblings together.
  • Book online in advance for open play and special events. Private play sessions are also bookable in advance but require at least 10 children. 

La La Land is located at 158 E. Main Street, Babylon, NY 11702.

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