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Join us with your grown up for a fun play group in the park!

Toddler: Play Adventures will bring materials for me to play with that I can use in any way I imagine! You can talk with your friends about me! I can socialize with kids my age! Please, it'll be fun!

Grown up: Well, hmm, when is it? Where is it?

Toddler: Tuesday and Wednesday from 9-11am! Rahilly Park

Grown Up: Its probably insanely expensive! How much is it?

Toddler: Its only $3 each day! First Five Merced subsidized tuition!

Grown Up: When does it start? 

Toddler: Tuesday , January 31st. And guess what there are FREE monthly Workshops and FREE child care during those workshops! (you decide what the workshops are about from a list of topics!)

Grown Up: Do I need to register?

Toddler: Register here or just come and register there!

(Yes, this is a fictional Toddler or one with impeccable verbal skills)


Check Out the Latest Dates Below

  • SUMMER CAMP 2023
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Jun 05
    Four weeks of Summer Camp!
  • Pop Up Play Days at the County Fair
    Wed, Jun 07
    Come experience the magic of child led play and loose parts. Learn about our various programs! Application fee 50% discounted if you register at the County Fair!
  • Play Adventures Volunteer Work Day
    Sat, Jun 17
    We are about to move locations and we need help! The space has great potential but it needs love! Free Child Care at Play Adventures OG residential play space. Lunch and cold drinks will be served!
  • Pop Up Play Day at the Pride Fest
    Time is TBD
    Join us to pop up and celebrate ALL People Equally

Ready To Sign Up For Our Forest Preschool Program?

Schedule A Tour

Come see what we are all about! Families interested in our program are encouraged to schedule a tour. Contact us by clicking on the button below.


We can't wait to meet you!


Is Play Adventures a good fit for your family? Submit an application with a non-refundable application fee of $50. The application fee is waived for families that qualify for a government subsidy or apply for financial aid. 

Get To Know You Visit

During this time the family shares valuable information to ensure continuity of care while the Director and Teachers share school policies, procedures, and routines. 


Enrollment paperwork is completed prior to the child's first day. To reserve a space, the family pays one month's tuition.

Information about our Forest Program 

Ages: 2 through 6 (Full day applicants must be toilet trained. Half day applicants may be toilet training) Afterschool Elementary school  agesTk-6th grade

Hours:                                                                Costs:

Full Day 7:30am -5:30pm                                 $1200 monthly

Preschool: 9:00am-2:00pm                              $800 monthly

Preschool Early Drop Off: 7:30am -2:00pm    $1000 monthly    

Clubhouse Afterschool:  2:00pm-5:30pm       $400 monthly

Transportation to After School                        $250 monthly

Drop In: 8-12   (flexible)                                    $60 daily

Application Fee: $100  unless you are applying for financial aid. 

  • Give to Play Adventures Scholarship Fund and help ensure all have child care.

  • Apply through Access for tuition assistance.    

  • Apply for assistance from Play Adventures Scholarship Fund


What is Play Adventures?

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