Café and Playground Announcements – Evanston

COVID-19 update from Little Beans. Little Beans is closed for drop-in play due to restrictions around COVID-19. We closed our doors on March 16th and will reopen to the public for drop-in play only when advised safe by the CDC. Per the IL Phase 4, Tier 2 plan, Little Beans is able to offer reservation-based play for 45 or fewer people in the building (10-12 families), reserved groups with fewer than 45 people, Summer Camp, our Grow & Learn program for kids 2-6 years, Virtual Learning Support for kids 7-11 years, and Co-working.

Reserve your spot for family playtime. Our calendar includes our available reserved play slots. Search for your desired date/time and click on the link to see details and availability and to book – Find dates and reserve HERE!

Learn more and reserve Fall Learning and Enrichment programs – Grow & Learn (2-6 yrs), Virtual Learning Support (7-11 yrs), Co-Working, and extracurriculars. Learn more HERE!

COVID SAFETY: At Little Beans, our main priority is keeping the kids safe. For Fall learning and enrichment opportunities, groups will be in socially distant PODS, temperature and health checks are done each day, the best effort will be made to keep activities socially distant, frequent handwashing and sanitizer will be enforced, and kids over 2 will wear masks.


Interested in a gift card or a 5 or 10 visit pass? You can purchase one HERE!
To sign our WAIVER in advance of your visit to avoid that step in-store, click HERE
Socks MUST be worn in the Little Beans play area and gym shoes or socks are required in the Big Beans obstacle course and gym. No snow boots or dress shoes are permitted.

Little Beans Café and Big Beans Family Activity Center is an imaginative playspace and recreational center for kids 0-12 years. We offer open drop-in play for kids 0-6 years in Little Beans and for kids 4-12 years in Big Beans. More information on hours and rules for the play areas is below.

We also offer drop-in play and scheduled activities in our half-court gym, classes, events, camps, birthday parties and more. The Little Beans Café is a warm space for families to gather and enjoy delicious yet healthy food and drink options. At Little Beans, kids have the freedom to play, learn, imagine and create in our custom interactive indoor playgrounds. While children enjoy the kid’s indoor playground and parents smile at how much they do, Little Beans Cafe truly proves to be a destination that is fun for the whole family!

Please note that parents must stay on the premises while the kids are in the playspace and socks are required and will be sold at our coffee bar in case you forget to bring them.

For our membership rates click HERE

Hours of Operation


During COVID we are only offering reservation-based play. Slots are available on weekdays at 9:30-11am and 1-3pm and weekends at 8:30am-10:30am, 11:00am-1:00pm, and 1:30pm-3:30pm.

Socks MUST be worn in the Little Beans play area (adults and kids) and gym shoes are recommended in the Big Beans obstacle course and gym.


Daily Passes: $20 per child

*Pricing for reserved family play during COVID Phase 4 restricted capacity