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if you have questions, or comments or want to partner, please leave us a message!  we'll get back to you within 24 hours.  feel free to call as well, we can be reached at 650-993-9097.

1419 Chapin Avenue
Burlingame, CA, 94010
United States


rec room creative is an indoor play space & boutique for families with littles (0-6 years old) in downtown burlingame.  we provide open-ended, collaborative and tinkering type play, and provide opportunities to engage in mini-maker activities and lol (love out loud - organized and random acts of kindness). we strive to bring together family, creativity and doing a little good in the world -- a trifecta of awesomeness, right?!  we hope you'll join us =)


rec room creative drop-in play

we are open play all the time.   so when the urge to play and imagine hits, come with your kids to explore, tinker, create and collaborate with friends old and new.  parents can roll-up their sleeves and release their inner child, and also explore and shop in our thoughtfully curated boutique of toys, home goods and socially conscious artisan goods.  


we'd love for you to come visit with us!  we focus on collaborative, imaginative, open-ended and construction-type play for littles 6 and under, and feature invitations-to-create for little makers.  in lieu of "open-play hours", we're open-play all the time!  so stop in when the urge to play hits, and when it works for you and your littles =)  

also please note, we totally understand it’s the season of frantic potty training before preschool enrollment ;), but no diaper-less or pull-up-less potty training in any of our spaces, thanks so much for your understanding!!

if you have a play group or play date coming in, if you could kindly give us a shout ahead of time we'd greatly appreciate it!

read on for more details!  and be sure to check out our location & parking page for...well...information on location & parking =)

hours of operation

our current business hours* are as follows (and may be subject to change):

  • tuesday - friday: 10am-5pm

*please be sure to check for closures prior to your visit!


enjoy our space with drop-in play passes:  (we've opened up membership options, contact us if you're interested in joining the family!)  

     $15 play pass for (1) child

     $10 play pass for (1) infant

additional guests are $10/child

*adults must be accompanied by a little in their party to enjoy the space =)

*we define infants as littles under 10 months old.  

*if you will be enjoying the space with a toddler and newborn (babies who will be carried or remain in a car seat), there will not be a charge for the newborn =)

*please note that play passes do not currently have time limits, but are for contiguous play.  in-and-out privileges are enjoyed by members only =)  also, during peak times, play passes may be enjoyed for up to 60 minutes of fun, these times may vary.  

our space

create a show at our puppet theatre, enter through the armoire into our pretend play area, go camping in our teepee, build 3D and/or 2D structures or scenes with our magnetic building toys and wall, and more!  infants love tummy time in our reading nook, hanging out with our giant bunny, and exploring all the toys =)  we also re-imagined our favorite childhood toy, the Lite Brite, and had the Play-LED wall commissioned into existence!  for littles, they can practice their fine and gross motor skills, then progress onto color recognition, then learning about patterns (which are so important for math and reading!), then progress to creating unlimited images and scenes.  This wall can also now be found in museums across the globe, but we've got the original one, cool huh?!

we also feature an invitation-to-create maker activity that is included with the play pass.  participation is always optional, and this activity will change regularly.  instead of instructor led creating, we provide high level guidance and materials, and encourage your littles to use their imaginations to make something uniquely their own =)  these mini-maker activities will often revolve around lol (love out loud).

*a nominal materials fee may apply for our more elaborate (and always optional) invitations-to-create.