Waterlemon's play space is unlike any other in the Chicagoland area. Full of fun, beautiful and imagination-stimulating play zones and toys, this is a space your child will LOVE playing in!

Here's how it works. 

At this time, we are offering a combination of both OPEN PLAY and PRIVATE PLAY.

What's the difference? OPEN PLAY is open to the public - anyone can come by anytime and stay as long as they'd like. PRIVATE PLAY is for your group ONLY. You reserve the space for your crew and your crew alone - outside peeps won't be allowed in during your 90-minute play session. 

Here's the current Open Play + Private Play schedule: 

9 am - 4:30 pm - Open Play 

9 am, 11 am, 1 pm + 3 pm - Private Play

9 am - 4:30 pm - Open Play 

9 am, 11 am, 1 pm + 3 pm - Private Play

9 am - 4:30 pm - Open Play 


Private play times will change in February! The Tuesday 3 pm slot and Thursday 11 am slot will no longer be available as we will be starting up story time again!

Also - Saturday's + Sunday's are usually booked for private parties so unfortunately, it's rare that we have open play on weekends. However, sometimes it happens! And when it does, we let you know via our social channels. 


Open Play: $14/child

Private Play Session (0-8 people): $60

Private Play Session (9-16 people): $90


You do NOT need to pre-book/reserve a spot for Open Play - just come in when you want and stay as long as you'd like. If you WANT to reserve a spot for Open Play- go for it! However, please note that pre-booking does not guarantee entry upon arrival. If you arrive and we are at capacity, we will take down your name and number and call/text you as families begin to leave and space opens up. 

For a private play session, your space/time is guaranteed, however, you must reserve ahead of time on our Booking Calendar. Just shuttle to the day/time you desire and pick your party size: 0-8 people or 9-16 people. 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to demand, all bookings are nonrefundable


During Open Play, adults and kids over 2 must wear masks since our space is open to the public. Children over 2-years-old are exempt from mask-wearing if they have a health or sensory issue that prohibits them from doing so. 

Masks do NOT need to be worn during private play sessions or private parties.  

At this time, Waterlemon has suspended food/snack service during both open play and private play sessions. 
No food or drink is allowed in during open play days, however, guests can bring in food/drink during private play sessions. 

Waterlemon does not require proof of vaccination at this time. 


While children of all ages are welcome in the play area, it was designed to entertain children ages 5 and under. Older children can play with their younger friends and family during a private booking but should not go in the playhouse as it was built to certain height/weight specifications.


Waterlemon is a socks-only facility for both children and adults. If you forget yours, we have them for purchase for $3/pair. 


Reservations for play are non-refundable and cannot be credited or rescheduled once booked.
Please double and triple check the day and time before making payment!!!! 

By proceeding with the reservation you agree to the terms and conditions of purchase, our COVID Guidelines, as well as the conditions outlined in our standard play waiver.


  • Socks are required for both children and adults before entering the play space. We highly recommend socks with grips on the bottom. Socks are available for purchase at the front desk should you forget to bring them! Sorry, no bare feet or shoes 
  • A waiver must be signed prior to entering the play area.
    Waterlemon is a supervised-play facility. Children must be watched by an accompanying guardian. 
  • All personal items must be kept at your table or designated cubby area before entering the play space. Waterlemon Kids, LLC is not responsible for any damaged, lost, or stolen goods.  
  • No drop-off, unloading or double-parking is allowed in front of Waterlemon.  
  • Waterlemon has a ZERO BULLYING POLICY. Any children seen harassing or bullying other children will be politely asked to leave and their day pass will be forfeited without refund.  
  • We love animals! However, no pets are allowed unless they are service animals.  
  • No smoking, alcohol or drug use of any kind is allowed at any time in or around the premises. 
  • If you or your child/children are sick, we kindly ask that you please do not enter the play space out of consideration to the other guests and staff!   
  • Food and drinks must remain in the café seating area. Outside food and beverages are allowed in the cafe. No food or drink is permitted in the play space at any time!  
  • We kindly ask that no outside toys be brought into the play area.   
  • No cake-cutting, gift giving, or organized parties/events are allowed during play time unless you book a Petite Party with us. Please inquire about party bookings if you are interested in celebrating an event!   
  • No painting, coloring or arts & crafts setups are allowed in the play area or café seating areas at any time. This applies to private events as well.  
  • Please no face painting, glitter, bubbles, or piñatas allowed.  
  • Please no climbing up the slides or the main play structure at any time.  
  • No standing on tables, chairs or any of the furniture.