Rock on at Frolic!


We’ve reviewed some cool play centres on Babyology but I think this one might win.

Located in Brooklyn, New York, Frolic has redefined play centres with a rock’n’roll urban edge. If the amazing pop-art-meets-Led-Zepplin decor is not enough to set Frolic apart, then the list of ‘extras’ most certainly does.


Reflecting the artistic culture of the surrounding neighbourhood, the focus of the activities and classes offered at Frolic are on the creative – music and art with a distinct rock edge. There are music classes with names like Little Rock-its and Little Showstoppers (never too young to aim for Broadway!) and art classes for pint-sized painters that include tailored art history lessons so kids sort their Pollock paint splatters from their Lichtenstein pop art.

The music program, created by local kindie musician Tim Kubart, includes a live band at every class – pretty impressive stuff! Ballet, yoga, hip-hop and soccer classes are also on the regular schedule at Frolic.



The play area is a riot of colour and customised features including a Rolling Stones-inspired tongue slide, an amazing interactive 1970 VW instead of the standard-issue cubby house, a concert stage (with a backstage area – a fabulous authentic touch) and video wall installation called Creature Symphony.


There’s a sleek cafe for parents to relax in and a boutique stocked with children’s clothing, musical instruments and gifts, many from local Brooklyn designers.

Wished you lived in Brooklyn?! Various membership packages are available, beginning at US$83 per month.




Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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