We’re sad to announce that in 2024, Sweet Peas Play Cafe closed its doors.
When we stepped into the Sweet Peas Play Cafe, I felt right at home, and my kids did too because they started playing with everything in the indoor playspace! This clean, bright, and airy space will call to your kids from the moment you walk in the door. There are preschoolers running around in costumes, toddlers toddling towards playhouses, school-aged kids working on homework in the cafe, taking a break to slide down the slide or build something at a table. Sweet Peas is an action-packed place for play.
Sweet Peas Play Cafe in Kokomo is an innovative pairing of a coffee shop for adults and an indoor playground for children. It’s a great space to relax and work while your kids play, connect with other families, and play alongside your children. And the café drinks are quite the hit!
When you visit Sweet Peas in Kokomo, the biggest difference between this play cafe and others is the range of ages that are welcome. There are spaces designed for little ones to enjoy and other spaces and areas for elementary-aged children. The goal is for Sweet Peas to be that place where people love to gather and be together as families, as neighbors, and as a community. All 3,500 square feet have been designed with safety and community in mind.
Preschool and Toddler Play Area
There’s a fun indoor playground with slides, stairs, bridges, and little places to hide and seek. You’ll see fun playhouses that are filled with themed toys to match the building—the car repair shop has ride-on cars, gas pumps, and a complete auto shop with tools and parts to make those fun car repairs. The grocery store is well stocked with play food and shopping carts. The bank has a safe and cash registers and cold, hard “cash”.
School Age Children Play Area
On the older kid side of Sweet Peas, there’s an arts and crafts playhouse with craft supplies that will keep your kids busy for hours. The building playhouse, sponsored by a local orthodontist, has construction and building toys like LEGO bricks, a giant LEGO wall, Magformers, and other fun STEAM toys. Another playhouse has a dreamy play kitchen set and right outside of the playhouse, there’s a fabulously furnished doll house.
Both play areas have a high-tech, interactive BEAM floor projection game system. The littlest kids will enjoy the simple games, and older kids can participate in the more challenging games. No matter which age group your kids fall under, they’ll enjoy playing at Sweet Peas Play Cafe in Kokomo.
Baby Play Area
The baby play area is a special space in the young children’s area. It’s enclosed with shelving full of fun toys for the littlest kiddos. The soft, padded floor is great for tummy time, tiny ones who are learning to crawl or walk, and their caregivers. A collection of musical toys and bright, colorful age-appropriate toys are available for entertaining and playing with the babies.
Admission Price for Sweet Peas
Admission is $15 per child age six months and older, and includes re-entry for the day. Children under six months are free with a paid sibling. Annual and monthly memberships are available as well as pass packs. Grip socks are required.
Sweet Peas Open Play Hours
Sunday 9 am – 1 pm
Monday – Thursday 8 am – 3 pm
Friday 8 am – 6 pm
Saturday 9 am-Noon
(Updated and accurate as of October 2023 – Changes may occur, we recommend calling ahead before visiting.)
Private parties & special events may impact weekend open play, follow the Sweet Peas Facebook page for the most up-to-date info.
Special Events at Sweet Peas Play Cafe in Kokomo
Circle Time is a special event included in your admission. Check the schedule on Sweet Peas Facebook page for session dates and times. Your child can enjoy a themed craft and story time with Ms. Maddie.
Jammin’ with Rhum Academy is included in your admission. Mr. Tim provides a kid-friendly show with music and dance.
Sensory Friendly Hours are offered at a special time each month. This offers a quieter experience for children who need it.
Character events and other classes take place for an additional fee and pre-registration.
Food and Drinks at the Play Cafe in Kokomo
Sweet Peas has a variety of caffeinated beverages as well as tea, canned sodas, and juice boxes for purchase. Freshly baked goods and packaged snacks are available for sale. Please keep in mind that this is NOT a nut-free facility.
No matter how you like your beverage, hot, iced or blended, Sweet Peas has the perfect one for you! Delivery, carryout, and curbside pickup are available when you order online through sweetpeaskokomo.com or Doordash
What to Wear
Everyone must wear socks. Socks are available for sale if you forget to wear your own. Children should wear comfortable clothing for play. Parents should also wear socks so they can join their children as needed.
Sweet Peas Play Cafe offers exclusive space rentals for birthday parties and other occasions. Up to 30 children can attend a Sweet Peas Play Cafe birthday party.
Krystyne and Kirt Wilson didn’t just dream up the concept for a Sweet Peas Play Cafe in Kokomo. When they were living in South Korea, they experienced a wonderful play cafe where children and caregivers both felt happy and satisfied with their experience—the kids could play safely and the parents relaxed and were in a community with other adults around them. Krystyne and Kirt dreamed of bringing this concept to Indiana and they did! Stop in and play at Sweet Peas or come in for a delicious beverage.
1825 South Plate Street