Finding kid-friendly activities that your child actually wants to do can sometimes be a bit challenging. Even more challenging is finding activities your child wants to do that for your family’s schedule.
KidPass is a mobile app that works in major cities sort of like ClassPass does for gyms, except instead of pilates and yoga the events are all things like swimming lessons, art classes, and trips to the zoo.
The idea is that you don’t have to sign up to commit to a particular activity without knowing if your child is going to like it, and you can do a variety of different things each month. So, you can try art lessons and if it’s a hit come back, or if it’s not, swap it out for karate or a trip to the museum the next week.
Using the service requires a mobile app.
A Basic plan is $49 a month and includes 10 “activity credits” that will translate into 2-3 activities during the month (some events require more credits than others). Super active parents can get 50 activity credits for $189 a month. Credits roll over from month to month for 90 days, so if you go on a vacation or just get busy one month you don’t lose them.
The number of activity credits something takes varies. A swim class at the YMCA might set you back 3 credits in a month, while a music class with a smaller group might be 5.
The subscription is month-to-month, so if you know things are about to get hectic or you’d rather sign up for that art class exclusively, you can bail.
On a basic level, it can be a good resource for finding new things to check out near you, especially if you have a child who tends to like to try a variety of activities rather than just one, or your family has one of those schedules where another regular weekly commitment just won’t work.