Play Cafe

Play cafe wilmington nc

Play wilimingtonTurn your child loose in our child-sized village and playspace. Exploration centers give kids the opportunity to use their imaginations in a developmentally appropriate way. They can shop at the market, cook up a meal in the kitchen, build in the Lego room, make art, and more. RelaxSit in our cafe area or relax on our couches while reading a book from our resource library or using our wi-fi. We’re the only place in town that offers space for parents to truly relax while kids play. Healthy snacks and coffee, many from local restaurants and bakeries, so all you need to do is run out the door. (You are always welcome to bring your own snacks as well).

Rates and info

Open 9-5, Monday-Saturday

One-time “pay to play”: $9 for kids ages 6 months and up.

Become a Member!

Membership Options:

(memberships include all siblings)

The Mini Muffin

(babies 6-11 months)

  • unlimited visits
  • 10% off merchandise
  • Free baby carrier rentals
  • $1 off snacks/beverages
The Tmuffin

(Saturdays only)

  • Unlimited Saturday visits
  • 10% off birthday parties
  • 5% off merchandise
  • $.50 off snacks/beverages


The Fluffy Muffin

(kids 12 months and up)

{you will receive a $16 gift card from Ribbet Salon & Shop for Kids in the mail after purchase. Purchase must be completed by 4/30/14 at 11:59 pm to receive card}

  • Unlimited visits
    (weekdays & Saturdays)
  • 5% off birthday parties
  • 5% off merchandise
  • $.50 off snacks/beverages
  • Bring a friend with 1 free
    guest pass/month*
The Banana Nut Muffin

(kids 12 months and up)

  • Unlimited visits
    (weekdays & Saturdays)
  • 10% off birthday parties
  • 10% off merchandise
  • $1 off snacks/beverages
  • Bring a friend with 2 free
    guest passes/month
  • Free baby carrier rentals
  • $15 off Mini Monet
  • $28 off Kindermusik
  • Mom’s morning out (drop-in
    care) 2x/month – 1st Mon,
    3rd Thurs

*Guest Passes: “Bring a Friend” includes one family of parents/children or one child who is not part of your direct family but is under your supervision while at Tmuffin.

1 Month 4 Months Annual
The Mini Muffin $10 n/a n/a
Price: $10.00
The Tmuffin $20 $55 $120  
Price: $20.00
The Fluffy Muffin $150 $348  
Price: $50.00
The Banana Nut Muffin $75 $225 $525  
Price: $75.00

*Babies under 6 months are free

*Annual memberships require a contract and can be paid monthly. Please inquire about monthly payments by phone or in store.

*If included in membership, baby carriers can be rented for up to 1 week per carrier for the life of the member. We have a babywearing library of 7 different carriers and are building it every day.

* When purchasing online, we keep the membership on file for you. We’ll send you an email confirmation and put you into our system. Just give us your name next time you stop by to play.

Looking for Tmuffin’s Art Classes? Click here.