Whether you need occasional help with the kids while you run errands or go to an appointment, or if you need regular afterschool care, or even a few hours each week so you can go to the gym, Ashley’s Playhouse can help you out. Ashley’s Playhouse is a drop-in childcare center for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old in North Austin off of Highway 183. A great help for busy parents, this cute center is equipped with lots of fun indoor play features along with plenty of engaging activities for the kids.

Ashley’s Playhouse is also a great option for date nights since they are open late, even up to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Hours are:

  • Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m. – midnight
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. – midnight

Childcare prices are based on an hourly rate and prorated to the minute after the first hour. You can even opt to purchase meals for the kids, too, so their staff can take care of feeding the kids while they are there. If you choose, there is also a membership plan available where you can save 20% off drop-in childcare fees. You can learn all about pricing on their website here.

If you’re thinking ahead about what to do with the kids during the summer break, take note that Ashley’s Playhouse offers Wet & Wild Wednesdays for some extra fun with water play, and they’ll focus on the following themes this summer:

June: Dinosaurs
Week 1: Types of Dinosaurs
Week 2: Herbivore vs. Carnivore
Week 3: Fossils
Week 4: Volcanoes

July: Beach Bash
Week 1: Fireworks/4th of July
Week 2: Under the Sea
Week 3: Sand and Sea Shells
Week 4: Camping

August: Jungle Theme
Week 1: Elephants/Monkeys
Week 2: Trees/Vines
Week 3: Snakes/Frogs/Insects
Week 4:Giraffes/Hippos

You can learn much more about Ashley’s Playhouse, their staff, birthday party offers, after school pick-up, and more by visiting their website and checking out their Facebook page.