My dream came true
About my Inspiration
I'm Katrina and Time to Play Café is my dream. Since I was a little kid, I've always loved playing games! My family used to play the classics such as Monopoly, Clue, and one of my favorites, HedBanz's. I remember being absolutely terrible at HedBanz's, so bad in fact, that I would sorta use the bathroom mirror to "help" me when I got stuck...ssshhhh. As a bonus mom to an energetic daughter named Jaidah, (better known as "Cub"), I've spent many days and 11 o'clock nights (per her request), playing some of those same games. But often times, it can be hard to find a game that everyone can enjoy. Sometimes she just isn't old enough to understand the game or hasn't lived long enough to be good at my trivia favorites. She can however kick my butt at games of skill or strategy, like Jenga or Connect 4. Today there are so many games on the market and if you are anything like me, a person who loves trying new games, you know that buying new games can get expensive. I've wasted money on games that I just couldn't figure out, and I've also purchased games that have become household favorites that I pull out time and time again.
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As a bonus mom, I've also spent many a Saturday afternoon at kids' birthday parties, trampoline parks, and skating rinks. When my cub was younger, I frantically stalked her throughout every venue worried that she'd get lost or hurt. Yes, I was that mom. As she got older, I found myself tired of the same old routine of weekends spent at trampoline parks and skating rinks. If you ask my cub what she wants to do this weekend, 9 times out of 10 she will say go skating or to the trampoline park. I'm sure your own child has a similar obsession. Those places are not my type of fun. Fun for me, is actually time spent interacting with my friends and family, talking and playing game after game. But let's be honest, most of the time as parents we're going to do what is fun for the littles. So, I decided that we needed a place that could meet in the middle. Somewhere adults can get together and have as much fun as the kids. A place where they can play games as a family or with other adults, be entertained, have some delicious coffee and tasty treats, and relax (or get work done) while their children play safely. After talking with family and friends, Time to Play Café was born.
" My love for hosting game nights with my family is something I can't wait to share with your family and friends in our play café. We hope to create an enviroment that the whole community can appreciate."
What we do
Time to Play Café
Time to Play Café is a unique, North-Houston area, family friendly games café, and inclusive indoor play space for babies, toddlers, and children up to age 12. We offer a variety of engaging games and activities plus host exciting events like Tuesday night trivia, Thursday night karaoke, Boggle, Connect 4, Jenga and many more competitions for people of all ages and abilities.
Our family-owned and operated 4,000 sq. foot space features a clean, imaginative play-area for the four and under crowd, as well as a sensory cove for sensory sensitive guests, and separate inclusive and accessible playground for your older children ages 5 to 12. Engage with your family and friends or make new friends as you select from our menu of games (see what we did there). Play time is complete with a delicious coffee, tea, light snack or dessert.
Time To Play Café features private party rooms available for hosting birthday parties, baby showers, fundraisers or other private events. For our youngest guests, we offer a separate enclosed infant/toddler play area where they can enjoy activities that are stimulating and fun, but safe from being trampled by older children.
Our space is the perfect size for your littles to run and play, yet intimate enough for adults and caregivers to relax, play a game, have a conversation, or catch-up on work.
While you’re welcome to sit in one of our cozy chairs and observe inside the play area, we also love to see adults get in on the fun and play along!
We appreciate anyone that supports local, small businesses.