Rafiki? What's Rafiki? Rafiki is one of Boise's newest play places for kids. It means "friend" in Swahili. (The other new place is called Monkey Bizness).
A couple of weeks ago, we had some really awesome friends in town so we decided to give Rafiki a try. We're glad we did because we all had a fabulous time. There was a lot for the kids to do. Here's a run down of some of the activities on site. There's a climbing structure with a slide that's fun. A train table with Thomas trains. A play kitchen with lots of plastic food. Baby dolls and accessories. Dress-up clothes. Costumes. Puppet Theater. Books. Games. Toys. Air hockey table. Ping- pong table. Climbing wall. Wii Room. Arts and Crafts table.
Besides the great activities for the kids, I appreciated the clean bathrooms, healthy snacks, comfortable sofas, magazines, espresso bar, and the fact that it was an all around clean facility. And it wasn't crowded either. And you know how I love places that aren't crowded.
My friend Emi and I relaxed on the sofas while they played for TWO hours. With 7,000 square feet, Rafiki is very large and open. It was easy to keep an eye on all four kids while they did their various activities. We went at 4 pm and got in for a discounted rate of 5.49 per child. I thought that was a great price. We will definitely be back again. ****Four out of four stars.
Things to know before you go. Make sure your child is wearing socks.
How to get there. 6202 State St Boise Idaho 83703. Look for the Zamzows on State St and you'll see Rafiki. It sounds far away if you live in south Meridian like I do, but it's only 12.8 miles from my house and if you take the freeway to Curtis Rd, it only takes 25 minutes. It's worth the drive.
See their website for more info.