We are a community not for profit preschool facility. We welcome new members and really enjoy the community vibe that we have at the playhouse. Anyone with children between the ages of 0 to 6 (before they start primary school) are welcome to join. The way it works is that you pay an annual membership fee and you can access the Beaumaris Children's Playhouse for the calendar year from January to December.
On this website you can sign up via the Try Booking link in the memberships tab, Once the Playhouse is full we will switch over to open up a waitlist.
We have a cap on membership numbers to allow you to have more than enough space to enjoy the Beaumaris Children's Playhouse and not have it feel too crowded.
The Playhouse is run via a volunteer committee formed each October at the AGM.
The Beaumaris Children's Playhouse is open 6 days a week between the hours of 9am to 6pm Mondays through to Saturday (during daylight savings times).. Then on Sundays the playhouse is closed as it can be booked out by members for their own private Children's birthday parties.
The aim of the Beaumaris Children's Playhouse is for it to feel like your home away from home. Once you join up as a member you can come and play as much as you like, any time you like (during our open hours). You can drop in and there is no need to book in.
We have hundreds of age appropriate toys for pre-schoolers. Inside we have a library full of books. We have many dolls, prams, bassinets, high chairs, dress ups, train sets, farm animals, dolls house, musical toys, baby jumperoos etc. Outside we have a sandpit, mud kitchen, magical fairy garden, four swings, a rock climbing wall, brand new cubby house, slides, climbing frame and an amazing shed filled with all the toys you could imagine such as scooters, bikes, trikes, building blocks, ride ons, hula hoops etc
Anyone that is providing care for your child can come along and supervise such as a parent, grandparent, nanny or extended family member. Please note you can allocate up to 2 additional carers on your application.
We have baby change facilities, a fully functional kitchen, high chairs and anything else that you need to make caring for your wee ones as easy as possible.
Usually January and July each year. We will pro rata the membership fees for July.
As often as you like within our opening hours.
We all know that some young toddlers like to run and run fast they do. The great thing about the playhouse is that it is very secure. We have an enclosed big backyard. At the front door we have a capture gate that is child proof and then our front door has high door handles The playhouse can only be accessed by a code which only members have access to.
Yes we have a booking system available to our members to book in their children's birthday parties for a small fee. These are available on Sundays throughout the year and there is capacity for a morning party and an afternoon party. Please note there is no alcohol allowed on premise for birthday parties and no food allowed indoors.
The Beaumaris Children's Playhouse is a safe place for preschool aged children. When you drop in for visits this is only for your children aged 0 to 6. However we have many events throughout the year and the whole family and siblings of all ages are more than welcome to come to the event days.
As the playhouse is a member only facility it is only for paid members to utilise, so the only way friends can play is if they sign up as members.
We have many events during the year and they change from year to year. Event days are included in your membership fee which is a lovely added bonus. Some of our past events include parties to celebrate Mothers day, Father's day, Easter, Halloween and Christmas.
In addition we have other event days like a visiting animal farm, fire truck visit, butterfly house, pony rides, magicians, African drumming etc. throughout the year.
Our 2023 membership fee is $350 booked via trybooking. It can seem like this is a big outlay however across an entire year it works out to be about $6.73 per week, which is far less than a playcentre entry, and you can visit as many times as you like during the week. If you join mid year then the membership is pro rata.
Yes please reach out via the contact form to arrange a time. We also have an open day each year. We are currently working on making some videos for you to have a virtual tour of our inside and outside spaces.