Whimsy - Places For Kids


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14510 Big Basin Way #3
Saratoga, CA 95070, USA

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(408) 898-3197
9:00 am – 5 pm (Monday – Friday) 
Private Parties Only (Saturday Sunday)
$20 for first child and $5 for each additional child – Whim Day Pass
$170 for 10 On A Whim Day Passes (no expiration)
$375 for 25 On A Whim Day Passes (no expiration)

Summer Camp Options:
$65 for 1 day per week
$120 for 2 days per week
$150 for 3 days per week
$225 for 5 days per week
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Are you looking for a place where you can relax and enjoy a cup of coffee, eat lunch or visit with friends while your kids are safely entertained? Then maybe a trip to Whimsy is what you need. This Saratoga business started by two soccer moms is cozy, known for its scrumptious, organic food and filled with delightful activities for the kids and supervised by caring adults. Parents are welcome to let their kids enjoy the play space under the watchful eyes of Whimsy’s Play Supervisors while they relax in the cafe area, visit with a friend or catch up on work! 

Whimsy’s play area is appropriate for ages 2-7 but mobile children as young as 1 year old can take advantage of the play...

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1. Whimsy has very limited stroller parking at this time and strongly suggests that you leave strollers in the car whenever possible. 

2. While you can’t take your stroller into the play area, you can bring in a baby carrier.

3. If you plan to eat elsewhere, plan to eat before or after your visit since your $20 entrance fee is for one continuous visit.

4. If you become a member, you will be invited to regular, ‘Member only’ events. Other perks of membership include free coffee/tea and discounts on special programs and birthday parties.

5. If your child is not into paninis or salads, plan to feed him/her before or after your visit.

6. You can check the website to learn about dates and times...

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Phone:  (408) 898-3197

Website: http://whimsy-saratoga.com/parties/ 

Email:  info@whimsy-saratoga.com 

Time: 90 minutes, private parties on weekends only beginning at either 9:30am, 12:30pm or 3:30pm.

Party Price: 

$495 – On A Whim

$695 – Whimtastical Party

$1,295 – Whim-Boom-Bam

Whimsy members receive a 10% discount


On A Whim – Two Whimsy Helpers, guided Arts & Craft activity, decorative plates, napkins & utensils and complimentary Water/Lemonade/Coffee for up to 18 children. Your party is customizable through separate add-on list.

Whimtastical Party - Two Whimsy Helpers, choice of 16 party themes, guided Arts & Craft activity, custom decorated banquet table, complimentary beverages and choice of free snack food for kids for up to 18 children. Your party is customizable through separate add-on list.

Whim-Boom-Bam – A custom-designed theme of...

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