Basic Play is an indoor soft playground located in Arlington, Virginia. It’s perfect place to meet up with friends, a playgroup or to host a birthday party! Basic play is designed for children 40 inches and under. Our play area provides a space where children are engaged in free play on our playground. Parental supervision is required at all times.
1What are Basic Plays hours and admission?
Basic Play is open Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. with afternoons reserved for Private Events. Saturday and Sunday we will be open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
$10/ 50 minute session for a child (3 months or older) and an adult.
$ 2.50 per additional adult
We accept all major credits. No cash or checks.
2Where is Basic Play located?
We’re located at 2024-B Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201.
If entering from Wilson Boulevard, enter through the 2001 building entrance- we’re the second door on the right after the elevators.
If you’re coming from Clarendon Boulevard, enter through the door marked 2001 (located in between Modern Nail Salon and 7-11).
Follow the hallway and our door will be at the end of the hallway!
3Who is Basic Play for?
Basic Play was specifically designed for children 40 inches and under.
4Is outside food allowed?
Due to the growing concern of food allergens, no outside food or beverages allowed in the playroom.
5What are the sessions for open play?
We are open Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Our sessions begin at the top of the hour and last 50 minutes. Please keep in mind that we do have a break between sessions to allow our staff to clean and reset our play space before the next open play session begins.
6Do I need an account?
You do need a MindBody account to register. There’s no membership fee, however this is how we register clients for their designated open play times.
7How do I register?
First you’ll need to create an account with us. Once you’ve created your account, you can do book for a particular session (as well as signing up for a recurring session) or you can buy any amount of pre-paid sessions; whichever best fits your needs.
8Do I have to make a reservation?
We limit the amount of entries per session to ensure an enjoyable time for all and avoid over-crowding. While you do not need to make a reservation, we strongly encourage them!
9What if I have a large group?
Want to schedule a playdate with a moms group? Not sure if there a way to find out how many spaces are available for a particular session?
Give us a call and we’ll be happy to let you know.
10What if I have to cancel a reservation?
At Basic Play, we understand something may come up with your little one. You have 2 hours prior to the start of the session to cancel. If you do have to cancel your session, you’ll see that you’ll have a “credit session” in your account for a future session (expires 30 days from original purchase date).
11What if bad weather hits?
Pre-paid for a future session and inclement weather hits that day?
Safety is a strong concern for us, not just for your children, but for our staff as well. If weather conditions ever become a concern or deemed hazardous, we will contact all clients that are registered as well as post on all our social media accounts of closures.
12Is there a waiver I need to sign?
While creating your account you will be asked to sign our waiver. Please note, that all participants must have a waiver signed.
13Is there anything I need to bring?
You don’t need to worry about printing out a waiver- we’ll receive it electronically! Don’t forget that anyone who enters the play space must wear socks. If you forgot yours, don’t worry! We have socks at the front desk for purchase.
14Where can I park?
There is ample parking on Wilson and Clarendon Boulevards. If you prefer staying in a garage, there is a pay-per-use garage on Troy St. There is an elevator that takes you from the garage to Basic Play. Just press level one and we’re just down the hall (towards the right)!