Toddler time at the Ballwin pool (Tuesdays through Aug. 12)

June 28, 2008

When M. was younger, we never went to the special toddler hours at local pools. He was much happier splashing around with the big kids — and even now, at age 5, he can usually be found challenging the 8-year-olds to cannonball contests. S. is a whole different story!  He loves water, but not when it splashes, or is too cold, or is too deep … and he’s perfectly happy to sit out and watch if the pool doesn’t meet his exact specifications.  Now I know why toddler hours were invented!

The North Pointe Aquatic Center in Ballwin is a great option for us.  The Little Splashers hours are Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and the age range is 0 to 5.  We can make S. happy for an hour, then let M. romp with the big kids when the pool opens to the public at 11:30 a.m.  The price is right, too:  $3 admission.

Regular admission rates are $4 for resident kids and seniors, $5 for residents age 18 to 62, and $7 for nonresidents. Regular hours through Aug. 13 are 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., then there are special late-season hours through Sept. 1.  Check the homepage for details.  One limitation to note is that the toddlers must stick to the Bucket Falls play area.  If you have any questions, call the pool at 636.227.2981.

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