Frequently Asked Questions
Hours of Operation for Drop-in Play
Monday and Tuesdays: CLOSED (Private booking time slots available for $75 per hour)
Wednesday - Friday 10am-5pm (Special events and Birthday Parties held in the evenings, check Facebook for details)
Saturday - CLOSED for PRIVATE PARTIES
Sunday - 11am-5pm (Birthday Parties can be booked from 9-11am and 5-7pm)
Do you require proof of vaccination for anyone over 12 years old?
Yes, as per the provincial government order, all non essential businesses must be shown proof of vaccination before being admitted.
What are your COVID protocols?
As per the North Bay Public Health Units mandate, masks are required for all adults attending Northern Tikes. Children are encouraged to wear a mask but it is not required. We will require everyone to sign in to our COVID Tracing sheets. Extensive cleaning and sanitizing of our equipment, party rooms and seating area is being done frequently.
Are your Birthday Parties Private?
Due to COVID all of our Birthday Parties are private at this time. This means that you will be the only people in the facility during your party. There may be slight overlap while the next party comes in, however we will do everything necessary to keep people socially distanced.
Do I need a reservation to come and play?
At this point we are not requiring a reservation to come and play. We are restricting the number of children at any given time to 25. This may mean at certain times there may be a short wait to come into the playground.
Does everyone who enters need socks?
Yes, everyone who enters needs to have socks including adults and babies.
What is the common age of children attending?
Most children attending are between the ages of 6 months to 12 years of age.
Am I allowed to bring outside food or drinks into Northern Tikes?
Unfortunately, we do not allow any outside food or drinks. We do have a concession shop that serves healthy snacks as well as other tempting treats! Our concession stand serves pizza, hotdogs, paninis, wraps as well as homemade soup and fresh fruit and veggie cups as well.
Add How long am I permitted to stay and play?
Our price is a daily rate. This means that you can stay as long as you wish and can even leave and return later the same day!
Is Northern Tikes Closed to the public when a party is hosted?
No, Northern Tikes is still open to the public when a party is in place. At times we are open late and closed to the public for special private events.
Can we have our year end school trip at Northern Tikes?
Yes! We love to celebrate the end of the school year with the children! We offer group rates as well as great lunch and snack options. Please call for more details!
Am I allowed to have a birthday party at Northern Tikes without booking a Party?
You may bring children to celebrate birthdays however we do not allow any presents, cake or other outside food to be brought into our facility without a party booking. Please call if you have any questions.