UPDATE: Duran Place FOr Kids has closed their physical location in Oakville but still hosts wonderful, family-friendly events and activities for kids. You can find them on our events calendar.
Have you been to Duran Place for Kids before? If not, you should add it to the top of your list! It’s a spectacular destination when you’re looking for great things to do with kids in Oakville.
Duran Place for Kids is owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Claudio and Tina. You can feel their love in every way in their incredible 4-level building dedicated as a place to play for kids. Not only do the spaces speak for themselves, but there are so many fun & inventive events & activities throughout the year. Read on to learn all about every space at Duran Place!
A Beautiful – and Rentable – Lower Level
On the Lower Level of Duran Place, you will find a beautiful open space with stone walls, a full kitchen, and even a fireplace! This space is the perfect area for hosting tea parties, baby or bridal showers, or event craft markets! Duran Place utilizes this space often for their Baby Time art classes, Tea with Princesses, and many holiday-themed events like Visits with Santa or The Easter Bunny! The beauty of this space is that it has neutral décor and can really be used for anything you can dream up! Amber hosted her best friend’s bridal shower here. It’s gorgeous.
Making Music on the Main Floor
When you enter Duran Place, you’ll find a lovely foyer & entrance, where you will often be greeted by the amazing owners. The main floor also boasts a gorgeous grand piano and a music room. This floor is used for private music lessons, from guitar to the piano!
Second Floor – Where The Real Fun Begins!
This is where the real fun begins! The second floor is home to Duran’s famous Sand Room & Big Blue Block Room! Yes, you read that correctly. An entire room, filled with sand! Can’t get to the beach but want your kids to enjoy the sensory experience of playing with sand? This is the place to go! The adjoining room is a gorgeously lit & well-padded space filled with ‘Big Blue Blocks!’ These blocks are huge and well crafted and can be turned into anything your kids can dream up. Then you knock them down and start all over! From cars to thrones to pirate ships, the many shapes & sizes of the big blue blocks lead to the most creative & enjoyable creations for every age.
Duran Place For kids – Third Floor of Fun
The third floor is another haven for your creative and imaginative children. With two, soon-to-be-three, separate creative spaces, this floor is a great option for many age groups. The largest space is the music room; a large space with huge windows, filled to the brim with musical instruments for kids to bang, play and enjoy. There’s even giant piano! This room also plays host to weekly ballet classes and other programs. The second space is a dollhouse room! The entire space is filled with multiple beautiful wooden dollhouses and all of the accessories for your kids to imagine a world of their own. We also learned an inside scoop, you heard it here first! The third floor with soon be home to a play kitchen space! This room will include a play kitchen, all the accessories, and café tables for both kids & caretakers.
Don’t Miss The Rooftop Terrace
Another unique space that makes Duran Place stand out is the rooftop terrace. With beautiful views of downtown Oakville, it is a lovely place to host an event. Throughout the warmer months, the rooftop terrace is home to wine & paint nights, moonlit yoga, and more.
One of the other wonderful things about Duran Place is all of the beautiful artwork! There are lovely murals on the walls in many of the rooms, always painted by local talented artists. These truly add to the amazing creativity of this space. There are also bathrooms on each floor and kitchen spaces where there is always hot coffee & cold water.
Duran Place For Kids: Connected To The Community
On top of these amazing levels of fun, Tina & Claudio are always coming up with new ways to bring the community together. In 2021, they turned one of their outdoor spaces into a water table wonderland, for kids to come & splash and explore. They turned their parking lot into a play village filled with playhouses and climbing structures for kids to enjoy. Over the holidays, you can find anyone from Spider-Man to Santa visiting their space for kids to meet & greet. They are constantly evolving & finding new and inventive ways to make the best & most fun places for children. From infants to pre-teens, there is always something happening at Duran for them to enjoy.
Duran Place is an incredible place to visit just for fun, or for your next special occasion and with so many options for ages and spaces, you can book an awesome birthday party here. Tina & Claudio will work with you to set up food, activities or even special visitors like a princess or superhero! Looking to try out ballet class or music lessons just once? Their drop-in programs are a great, no-commitment way to find out if your child enjoys it!
It’s pretty clear that Duran Place for Kids in Oakville really has it all – from unique events and classes to spectacular spaces – it’s well worth a visit.
Duran Place for Kids is located at 83 Reynolds St, in Oakville, ON. Visit their website to learn more.