Imagine Nation Playcenter

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Thank you to Imagination Nation for partnering with us and giving the moms of Memphis some much needed indoor fun! All opinions are 100% my own.

Imagination Nation Playcenter

It’s hot and humid outside. The kids are antsy and a bit irritating. I NEED A BREAK. Just some peace and quiet, and maybe a little retail therapy (Honestly, I can only probably afford a latte and a cookie; the kids eating habits have tripled since school got out.) But shopping with kids is a total buzz kill. So…..Imagine Nation Playcenter here we come! Imagine Nation Playcenter is located inside of the Wolfchase Galleria, Entrance 1. This indoor imagination dynamism is amazing. They have play areas galore: a full-service kitchen, beauty shop, and a tool shop that every dad would envy. They even have TWO ball pits! This place is definitely among my “favorite things.”

(Cue Julie Andrew’s “My Favorite Things” from “The Sound of Music” soundtrack.)

Ball pits and foam toys and musics with movies

Pretend plays and kitchens and dance floor are groovy.

Slides made from tree trunks, from Kidz Bop they sing.

These are a few of my favorite things.

Bentleys that zoom and Connect-Four game winners

Cooking in the kitchen some ice homemade dinners

Hammers away in the workshop they swing

These are a few of my favorite things.

When I want to shop, but they want to drop

And I’m feeling sad

I simply remember this magical place

And then I don’t feel sooooooo baaaaadddddd.

Yea, this place literally make me want to sing. Keep in mind I’m a 35+ yr old woman. My 4 kids, aged 10, 7, 7, and 5, thoroughly enjoyed themselves. They played in the ball pits. They pretended that they were in a gourmet restaurant and served the parents 5-course meals. They drove around in tiny cars and made new friends. Plus, it was great to chat with other moms about cooking (or our lack of it), kid stuff, and some really cool parenting hacks. (Mine are on a “Summer Schedule” and don’t call my name until lunch time.)

What you need to know

Hours of Operation:

The Imagine Nation Playcenter is open during regular mall hours, with the exception of Sundays. (They reserve Sundays for birthday parties!)

Monday – Thursday: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Friday – Saturday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Sun: Closed for private events

Imagination Nation Playcenter
private party room!

Play Options:

They have 2 options for play. You can either “Drop and Shop” or “Stay and Play.” If you want to shop alone for a few hours, get a latte and some Chick-Fil-A, or just see a movie, select the “Drop and Shop” option. You can also choose to “Stay and Play.” With this option, you can sit back and relax while your kids play until their hearts are content. This is a great way for you to catch up on some leisure reading or surf social media. Either option, you win, and you won’t regret your decision.

Stay & Play:
$10.50 / child ages 2+
$8.50 / child under 2
$5.50 / child under 2 with paying sibling
Drop & Shop:
$15.50 / hour – 1st child
$10.50 / hour – 2nd child
$5.50 / hour – each additional hour
  • Allows for parents to leave children for up to 3 hours.
  • Children must be potty trained.

Imagination Nation Playcenter

Where to go:

Imagine Nation Playcenter is located inside the Wolfchase Mall Galleria on Level 2, near the Dillards entrance. The easiest way to get there is through Entrance 1 between JC Penny & Dillards.

2760 N. Germantown Pkwy.
STE 204
Memphis, TN 38133

Safety First:

Inside you’ll find enter/exit gates to prevent children from running out into the mall. While children are in the hourly care (“Drop & Shop”), Imagine Nation requires they wear their brightly colored, special t-shirts so they are easily identified. No adult is permitted in Imagine Nation without a child, and no child is permitted without an adult.

Plus, Imagine Nation is wheelchair and stroller accessible! The interior is all flat floor. Strollers are to be stored in the stroller parking area only.

Snacks and more snacks:

Kids seem to be fueled on snacks during the summer. Food & drink are permitted inside Imagine Nation but only in their designated eating area. 

Oh, and don’t forget to wear (or bring) socks!

Need more info?

visit: www.imaginenationplaycenter.com   or call   901-440-8500

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Patricia
Patricia is a Memphis native and LOVES Memphis to her core. She is the mom of 4 kids, Aiden (June 2008), Elliott and Elijah (January 2012), and Eve (November (2013). *Please ignore the lack of an age gap between the twins and Eve…things happen. Patricia is the wife of a tall, dark, and handsome man, Anthony. She graduate from the University of Memphis in 2007 and 2010, with a Bachelors degree in Exercise and Sports Science and a Masters Degree in Arts in Teaching. She earned her Library Endorsement from the University of Knoxville (hooray for online education.) Patricia is a school librarian and a blog writer, realworkwife.com. She loves to read, write, read, cook, read, run, read, travel, read, and hang out with Memphis. Yes, you read that right, she likes to hang out with the entire city. Life has dealt Patricia a series of highs, lows, and “why-me” moments, but you will never catch her without a smile in eyes, ignited from her soul within.