• Closed Temporarily Due to Water Damage

    **Update January 26, 2023: Renovations are underway and we expect to reopen the week of February 7th**

    On December 27, several radiator pipes broke at The Playhouse causing extensive damage to the north side of the building on both floors and a storage area. If you would like to donate, please click here. Scroll down to make play reservations for February and to sign up for new Brains & Babies classes starting Febuary 21st.


  • Sign Up Now for Two Great New Classes Starting in February!

    Brains & Babies

    8:50-9:50 am Tuesdays February 21-March 28
    For babies from birth to 6 months. Registration Required.
    Childcare for older siblings included!

    Meet other parents, get your questions answered as we learn about the amazing changes in a child‘s brain in the first year of life. Brains and Babies is taught by Gabby Hukill, a certified child life specialist and experienced mother of two.

  • Brains & Bigger Babies

    9:00-10:00 am Thursdays February 23-March 30
    For babies from 6-12 months. Registration Required.
    Childcare for older siblings included!

    Learn fun ways to support your baby‘s development in this six week class for parents or caregivers with infants 6 to 12 months old. Your baby‘s brain is going through so many changes during this period. Facilitated by Gabby Hukill.

  • Welcome to The Children’s Playhouse

    We’ve been providing educational fun for kids and friendly support for parents since 2002!

    Located at 400 Tracy Circle, The Children’s Playhouse is open year round for hands-on play for kids from birth to age 8 and their favorite grown-ups.

    For your safety and to avoid crowding, we require play reservations at this time.  If you have difficulty with the form or if you want to come at a different time than the slots offered, please call 828-263-0011 and we can help you.

  • Save the Date: BuildFest Returns April 1, 2023

    BuildFest 2023 will be held from 9-2 pm at Watauga High School. The 8th Playhouse BuildFest will be held on Saturday April 1 at Watauga High School and will feature more than 70 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities for kids aged 2-12 including a giant Cardboard City, an Amazing Physics Show and more. If you would like to get updates on BuildFest and invitations to get involved, please click here to fill out our 2 question interest form. 

  • Signup for the Playhouse Newsletter!

    Never miss another program! This signup adds you to our mailing list which comes out 2-4 times per month. You can opt out at any time. 


    • Plan Your Visit

      Find out our hours of operation, special events, and take a virtual tour of the facility!

    • Become A Member

      Keep the fun going all year round with a playhouse membership. Membership includes all members of your family and will pay for itself in just a few visits!

    • Upcoming Events

      There is always something interesting and exciting going on at The Playhouse. Find out more here about upcoming events.

    • Donate

      Help the Children’s Playhouse survive and thrive! All donations are tax-deductible.

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