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Mom Groups, Play Groups, and Meetups- Oh My!

Posted on May 24, 2016

Parents of young kids often report feeling socially isolated and overwhelmed, because let's face it, parenthood is a huge job, and not one that is particularly conducive to a social life! It can be hard to maintain the same relationships with friends that you had before your kids were in the picture, so it's especially important that you meet other parents and make friends with people who are in a similar stage of life. That's not to say that you shouldn't nurture your friendships with old friends, but it's a huge relief to hang out with other folks who know exactly what it's like to realize you have some kind of mystery goop on your shirt an hour after you left the house.

mom groups in Orlando

So, how can Monkey Joe's help you do that? Read on for some ideas on how you can connect with other parents while giving your kids a fun afternoon of active play in Orlando

Mom Groups and Dad Groups

Many moms and dads find it helpful to join a group for other parents of kids around the same age. There are lots of moms groups in Orlando, so find the one that fits your needs best and invite them to meet you and your kiddo for a fun day at Monkey Joe's! Take advantage of our affordable walk-in prices, or reserve a group event with a discount rate and other features like food and drinks. While the kids play, you'll have the opportunity to get to know the other parents, sharing ideas, supporting each other, and laughing at the crazy things your kids do. 

Play Groups

Does your neighborhood have a play group for kids? Whether you join an existing one or start your own, Monkey Joe's is a great option for getting the kids together and letting them burn off some energy. This is especially true in the summer, when it's so hot no one wants to go outside. Our indoor playground is a great indoor activity in Orlando, rain or shine. 


Meetups are a great way to meet people with similar interests and experiences. Check out Meetup.com to find a group that fits your needs, or start your own! Whether you want to connect with other parents of special needs kids, families with twins, or people with a shared hobby, Meetup makes it easy for you to start a monthly event or get-together. 

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