Did you know they have a kid’s room at Fenway for #RedSox games? #RedSoxMoms #RedSoxFamilyBOSTON AND AROUND, NEWS | Nirasha Jaganath | June 26, 2014 at 8:22 am
Did you know they have a kid’s room at Fenway for Red Sox games?
Yeah, me neither. A big, I mean super-big, reason I’m writing this post is to tell you that. Firstly I’m a Red Sox Mom! Has that sunk in? I can understand your envy (even if you’re rooting for the other team) but this is the RED SOX! I know! I could tell you how much of an honor it is being asked or how special a day at the ball park is but I won’t. I lie! I will but first I will tell you why if you have a family you HAVE to check out the kids’ room at Fenway or the Kid Nation Clubhouse as they call it! I swear this amenity could make or break any family visit to Fenway. Before I give you my low down on it, here is what the formal description is:
The Kid Nation Clubhouse is a space inside Fenway Park designed for our youngest fans! This kid-friendly area is open to children of all ages and their families, as a place to relax and move about with plenty of entertainment and fun activities. The Kid Nation Clubhouse is located in the Champions Club (by Gate B) from the third through seventh innings of select Red Sox games. The Kid Nation Clubhouse will be open on Saturday and Sunday day games during the months of April-June and September, and every game during the months of July and August. Entertainment and amenities include:
- Appearances from Wally in the 4th inning
- Face Painting
- Caricature Artist
- Balloon Artist
- Carnival Games
- Toddler play area
- Climate controlled
- Appearances from team partners
*Entertainment may vary game to game
Seriously folks, I should not have to mention a single word beyond that ridiculously amazing post above, but I will. If you’re a reader of Mommy Niri you would know that I have a kid with Autism. With her SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder) and ability to deal with noise, crowds, temperature and ability to sit still for long periods, this is a gift from the baseball Gods! On this feature alone I would happily pay to watch a game, granted my family were guests for this game on Father’s Day. That’s right, I gave my hubby the ultimate Father’s Day gift, but after our past few stressful years he more than deserved it.
Back to that room! Imagine an antsy kid (totally normal and not just special needs kids – all kids) and you just want to watch the rest of the game. You can make them “suffer” it out and have them miserable, you miserable and eventually pay the ultimate meltdown price when you make it home (though many start on the journey home).
In this room your child can take a breather and you don’t feel like you’re missing the game thanks to the big tv screens. I truly believe having a successful family outing includes balance and realistic expectations. By having a room (which is huge) easily accessible means you can make it to the end of the game. We have been to Fenway 3 THREE times with the kids and this was the first game we saw to conclusion. It was so incredibly worth it.
If you’re wondering at the ages of the kids, they run the gamut. I saw little babies on a padded floor space, toddlers playing with toys, elementary aged kids test their skills at manned activity sections. Tables, in case you prefer a sit down meal with your kids.
We were lucky to be there for Father’s Day which as a special allowed people on the field after the game, which we opted out of since my kids had already played on Fenway - I know – click on the link there to see the fabulousness of that day. But please check out their promotions page because, while the game itself is so incredibly special, they have added more deliciousness in those extra promotions.
Disclosure: We were invited as guests as part of the Red Sox Moms program!