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Looking for things to do with kids? Families play and learn together at The Children’s Playhouse - rain or shine!.  This High Country destination is located in Boone and close to Blowing Rock, Jefferson, Banner Elk, Wilkesboro, and Mountain City. It offers flexible hours for open creative indoor/outdoor play as well as great classes for kids and adults.

Come enjoy our Vet Clinic exhibit, Arts & Crafts studio, Meadow Room, What's Cookin' Kitchen, indoor Romp and Stomp with bouldering wall and more.

Holiday Hours

We are closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day. Click here for hours and fees.

Take a Virtual Tour of Our Facility

Take a virtual 3-D tour of The Children's Playhouse, thanks to Overmountain Studios, Inc: click here for the tour!High Country United Way

We are a High Country United Way Agency.

We are 501c.3 nonprofit--click here to make a donation.


Playhouse Receives Smart Start Grant to offer Brains and Babies and Special Families Facilitated Play Groups

Beginning in November, The Children's Playhouse will begin offering two special programs: Brains and Babies and Special Families. These free 10 week playgroups will be offered at The Children's Playhouse and will be facilitated by experts on psychology and development. We especially want to serve low-income families not enrolled in childcare. Enrollment is free but limited to 12 children per group. These groups are supported by a grant from Smart Start through the Children's Council of Watauga County. For more information, about Special Families click here. For more information about Brains and Babies, click here.

Share the Gift of Play with a Family in Need

Did you know that The Children's Playhouse gives away over 25% of its memberships to low income families and agencies serving children with special needs? Help local families enjoy educational play and loving time together for a whole year. Donations to The Children's Playhouse, a 501c.3 nonprofit, are tax-deductible. Click here to give.

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We offer over 50 programs a years, most of them free! Sign up for our free email newsletter to get timely reminders. Click here to sign up.

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Did You Know?

That you can deduct a large part of your Playhouse membership? According to IRS Publication 526 (2009) Charitable Contributions, $75 of your membership contribution may be deducted to the extent allowed by law. Why not join or renew today?

Our Ears are Ringing...

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