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BusyBees

July 25, 2015
Andrea Verwys
Falls Church
6110 D Arlington Blvd.
Falls Church, VA 22044
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

We were thrilled to try out the brand new BusyBees in Falls Church!  Located next to Target on Arlington Blvd, BusyBees is close to Arlington, Alexandria and 495.  Busybees is a new concept that is much more than what an indoor mall playground or Chuck E Cheese's can provide.

BusyBees Indoor Play AreaBusyBees is a modern, clean and fresh approach to indoor play for children.  


Inspired by a mom who has 2 children of her own, the facility is very sleek.  The concept is from a Japanese manufacturer.  Her energy and enthusiasm is evident in all the details from check-in to departure.  When I walked into BusyBees, I was greeted by a group of energetic employees with bright aprons.  I was asked to sign waivers that were located on Ipads that were attached to the wall.  (Tip: we recommend you fill our your waiver online before you arrive to save time.)  After signing the waivers, you pay at the counter and then go through a gate to enter a small area for parents to relax, children to take off shoes, and a wifi bar area with plugs and high seating that overlooks the play structures.



The entire area is white with lime green, turquoise and other bright accents.  The play structures are covered with foam and a soft material.  Some of the structures are inflatable, so there is a soft humming from the pump in the background.  There is a structure that is similar to the flying swings at the fair.  Children can sit on a BusyBees Indoor Play Areaball that hangs from above and swing around.  There is a rotating wheel similar to a gerbil wheel that goes very slowly and children can try to sit in it without being flipped.  There is a large slide area to climb on and also an area with a lot of colorful balloons floating with blowing air.  There is a soft see saw and also a lot of large cubes and smaller areas for younger babies.



On the day of our visit, the employees were very nice with children.  There is a floating employee that walks around checking on the children and enforcing any rules (socks on, older children not allowed, etc).  Every 3 hours, there is a "rest period" and the employees spend 15 minutes wiping down the interior of the playground with organic wipes and products.  There are cubbies to store shoes and fun hooks for jackets.

The play area space is designed for the 5 and under set with a maximum height of 48 inches.  Don't bring older children because they are very strict about keeping them outside the play area.  This can be very hard if you have a mixed age group of children.  One note - their outlets are uncovered.  Why? BusyBees has installed specific outlets that are safe for kids.

Admission is $15/child and siblings are $12.  Parents are always free.  BONUS:  The price is not hourly, it's all day long. You can play in the morning, head out for lunch and return afterwards to continue playtime.  Alternatively, Buzzy passes can be purchased for $60 which brings the entrance fee down to $12/person.  This pass acts as a prepaid card and you can use it until the balance is $0.  The pass is an all-day pass where you can come and go as you please.  Socks can be purchased on site for $2 but everyone (including adults) needs socks so don't forget.

Goldfish, Honest Juice Boxes and other small treats are available for purchase at $2/piece.  These can be eaten in the WiFi bar area.  There was also a really fun party room where lunches can be eaten.  BusyBees offers several birthday party packages and you can find those options here.

Combine a day of shopping at Target, going to Chick-fil-A (next door!) for lunch and BusyBees play time.  This playarea is a great addition to the Seven Corners neighborhood.  Keep up to date on the happenings of BusyBees on Facebook.  The owner hopes to be debuting drop-off play in the near future.

Head to BusyBees for a funtastic, exciting indoor play adventure for you and your little ones!

BusyBees Indoor Play Area  BusyBees Indoor Play Area

Photos by Andrea Verwys.

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Submitted by sandy@iarossi.net on
This place is awesome! The staff is friendly and play structures all move and are fun! The balloon area is a big hit with the kids. I highly recommend checking it out.
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Submitted by theresa51282@ho... on
I took my four year old to visit shortly after opening week. He had a good time. I would recommend filling out the waivers and paperwork on their website before you visit as it is a bit time consuming and they did not let my child in to play while he had to wait. Adults are also required to wear socks only so be sure to bring some. The play area is original and inviting. I felt like it skewed pretty young though. My 4 year old got bored of it in a couple of hours and has never asked to go back. The 2 year olds seemed much more impressed than he was. My kids and I both prefer the PB and Jack in Fairfax quite a bit better even though this one has the nice play equipment.
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Submitted by lindsay.c.barry... on
I too would recommend filling out the waiver beforehand. It took about 10 minutes because their system was down...not fun! But, my kids had a great time (2 and 4) and we'll be back.
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Submitted by bartsch117@gmail.com on
My 3 year old enjoyed himself. A little pricey, but fun to do every once in awhile.
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Submitted by Terrell.michael on
I took my 4.5 year old son to Busy Bees. The facility was nice, very clean and I really like the fact that food and drink are allowed to be brought in. We stayed for several hours, and while my son really enjoyed it, he was just about too old for it. I would definitely recommend it for younger children.
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Submitted by Cmcferren13@hot... on
My 4 year old loves Busy Bees IF we take a friend! She always has a blast there and comes home tired. It's also nice that they let you bring in your own snacks.
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My 4 year old loves Busy Bees IF we take a friend! She always has a blast there and comes home tired. It's also nice that they let you bring in your own snacks.

By: Cmcferren13 on Fri Jan 20, 2017
We went to a 3 yr old's bday party here, and it was awesome! Very clean.

By: kathleeng on Fri Nov 4, 2016
I took my 4.5 year old son to Busy Bees. The facility was nice, very clean and I really like the fact that food and drink are allowed to be brought in. We stayed for several hours, and while my son really enjoyed it, he was just about too old for it. I would definitely recommend it for younger children.

By: TMichael on Fri Nov 4, 2016
My 3 year old enjoyed himself. A little pricey, but fun to do every once in awhile.

By: julier on Sat Oct 1, 2016
I too would recommend filling out the waiver beforehand. It took about 10 minutes because their system was down...not fun! But, my kids had a great time (2 and 4) and we'll be back.

By: lcb215 on Thu Mar 3, 2016
I took my four year old to visit shortly after opening week. He had a good time. I would recommend filling out the waivers and paperwork on their website before you visit as it is a bit time consuming and they did not let my child in to play while he had to wait. Adults are also required to wear socks only so be sure to bring some. The play area is original and inviting. I felt like it skewed pretty young though. My 4 year old got bored of it in a couple of hours and has never asked to go back. The 2 year olds seemed much more impressed than he was. My kids and I both prefer the PB and Jack in Fairfax quite a bit better even though this one has the nice play equipment.

By: TMeyers on Fri Aug 28, 2015
This place is awesome! The staff is friendly and play structures all move and are fun! The balloon area is a big hit with the kids. I highly recommend checking it out.

By: sandrai on Sat Aug 15, 2015
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