Manhattan – Chelsea
10 W 25th St (bet. Fifth Ave. and Broadway)
Manhattan, NY 10010
Created by Alison Qualter Berna and Allison Schlanger, two mothers who both have twins and met in a neighborhood music class, this bright, cheery, 15,000 square-foot indoor space allows kids to run and play. In addition to a stellar playground, Apple Seeds features a kids' hair salon, a boutique/bookstore/café, various story times and space for both weekend and weekday birthday parties. There are also more than 100 classes per week, including ballet, soccer, cooking, language and movement.