Monkey Around At Purple Monkey Playroom

Monkey Around At Purple Monkey Playroom

Looking for a place for your little ones to spend an afternoon? Purple Monkey Playroom provides a safe play space for youngsters to let off steam! The spacious playroom’s drop-in schedule and day passes allow parents and caregivers the freedom to bring their little ones whenever convenient. Plus, The Playroom also offers birthday party space rentals for your next shindig.

Purple Monkey Playroom is a media partner of the 2017 Chicago Baby Show, taking place on August 26 and 27, at Navy Pier. A family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler – from top products to trusted parenting experts – the Chicago Baby Show will welcome thousands of expectant and new parents from Chicago, the surrounding suburbs, and beyond!

Tickets to the Chicago Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.


To learn more about Purple Monkey Playroom, we spoke with Jessica Routibchek, the business’ founder and owner.

For someone unfamiliar with Purple Monkey Playroom, how would you describe the business’ mission and core offerings?

Purple Monkey Playroom is a 1,500 square foot playroom that runs on the child’s schedule. Families are welcome to drop-in at their leisure, and can stay until the playroom closes. Day passes are also good for a full day of play. Children can go home after a morning of play and return later in the afternoon at no additional charge. Parents and caregivers can relax and enjoy complimentary, coffee, tea, and WiFi while their kids enjoy imaginative play in a relaxing and safe environment.

We are also a premier, award-winning party destination and offer everything from space rental to full service bashes and everything in between. We specialize in 1st birthday celebrations. 

Tell us about the business’ background. When did it start and how has it evolved since then?

Purple Monkey was started in 2012, when the owner’s daughter was almost two. She was looking for an opportunity to open a neighborhood playspace that would foster community and parenting support. Over time the playroom also became widely known for its award-winning birthday celebrations.

What are the most popular and/or newest offerings from Purple Monkey Playroom?

Purple Monkey is known for its full-service birthday celebrations. In 2017, Purple Monkey will be offering its signature celebrations at several other venues in the city, in addition to baby showers and gender reveals.

Our fall calendar will feature a brand new storytime plus craft days. We also have a brand new Zumbini (Zumba for babies and toddlers) class starting in September.

What sets Purple Monkey Playroom apart from other play spaces in Chicago?

Purple Monkey is committed to building community, both in and outside of the playroom. We are a warm, welcoming destination where we know our clients and people form lasting friendships. We generously support our local schools, neighborhoods, and non-profits. To learn more about Purple Monkey Playroom, check out