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Giggles 'n' Hugs553in Los Angeles, CA 90067
about Giggles 'n' Hugs:
One of the chef's menu specialties is Mom's Tricky Treat - an option to puree veggies into just about anything. Kids who only eat mac and cheese need never know that cauliflower and squash were slipped into the sauce, and that cheese pizza might taste even better with a secret spinach infusion. Apart from the many ways to eat pasta and chicken tenders, there are some very tasty options for adults, too; we were delighted with the Chinese Chicken Salad, and then took guilty pleasure in finishing off a kids' portion of Snow White Fettuccine.
The play area requires a separate entrance fee and includes a climb-all-over pirate ship, an arts and crafts table, and a toddler play castle. Kid Aids monitor the action and play along, allowing mom and dad to finish a cup of coffee without having to leap up every time a crayon breaks.
Giggles n Hugs special family nights feature extra fun like balloon artists, character visits, concerts, karaoke, and dancing.
Monthly memberships are available from $33 and can make the play fee much more affordable for people who come at least once a week. The savings are even better on three, six, and 12 month memberships.
This is a natural spot for birthday parties, which cost $25 per child during normal business hours; private parties can take over the entire place for an additional $500 rental fee.
G & H also offers a handy drop-off child care service, for use by parents wanting some adult time to shop, dine, or watch a movie at the mall. Using the service requires a one-time registration fee of $35 (which includes a t-shirt for the participant), and hours are Sun-Thu 4pm-7pm and Fri-Sat 5pm-9pm. Drop-off costs $60 for three hours, or $75 for four, and includes dinner (pre-ordered), homework help, crafts, and live entertainment.
This location is in the Westfield Century City mall. Note that the play area requires socks.
The green parking area at the western end, closest to Century Park West, is closest to the restaurant, and parking is free for the first three hours.