Climbing Vines Cafe & Play

 

Climbing Vines Cafe & Play

Our 2,500 square-foot space features a clean, exciting play area for children aged seven-and-under, complete with a sectioned-off, safe area for our littlest guests! We also welcome your older children to hang out in the lounge while the little ones play, free of charge, and adults are always free. We would love to be your whole family's destination for fun and smiles. Meet for play-dates, schedule a party, or attend our classes! The goal of Climbing Vines Café & Play is to become a hub for local families to come together and connect. Our intimate space makes it a breeze to mind your children while still relaxing and enjoying some of our delicious drink specialties.

New Policy- Members must present Photo ID when using their membership card

 

Open-Play Hours

Monday: 9:00 am-1:30 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am-1:30 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Saturday: 8:30 am-12:00 pm

Sunday: No Open Play

Please note our hours change seasonally- signup for our newsletter to stay up-to-date

Contact Us

585-502-1722

7217 State Route 96

Victor, NY 14564

PLEASE NOTE WE REQUIRE SOCKS FOR ALL GUESTS

Visit our Parties page to see why we are Rochester's favorite party venue- the perfect place for adults & little ones!

Visit our Parties page to see why we are Rochester's favorite party venue- the perfect place for adults & little ones!

Play Area

Our play area specializes in imaginative play, featuring high-quality, fun toys and creative activities for your child. Our cozy space allows for a truly unique play experience for the little ones and a truly enjoyable experience for parents. Take advantage of our intimate setting and enjoy some of our relaxing adult coloring books, spend time with a friend, or meet some new friends!

PLEASE NOTE THAT SOCKS ARE ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED IN THE PLAY AREA! We have socks for sale should you or your child forget a pair.

DROP-IN RATE IS $7.50 PER CHILD OVER 6 MONTHS OF AGE. CHILDREN UNDER 1 ARE FREE WITH A PAID SIBLING.

Features:

  • Dedicated, safe area for our littlest guests (18 months and under) and their parents or caregivers (you must stay with your little one)
  • Play village where kids can run errands, just like mom and dad!
    • Grab some veggies in our pretend farmer's market
    • Create something exciting in our art studio
    • Serve your friends in our play-café, Benjamin's Bakery
    • Play dress-up in our tailor shop
    • Do some reading in our book nook
    • Write a letter to Mom or Dad using the Vines Village Post Office
  • Train table
  • Soft-play toys
  • Puzzle games
  • Much More!

Want to save on our rate? Check out the SHOP page for packages of passes and our unlimited membership options!

 

 

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Sip. snack. enjoy

  • We cater to restricted diets and most allergies. Please see our allergy-friendly snack menu!
    • Not sure if we can accommodate you or your child's needs? Call or e-mail at least 24 hours before your visit and we'll do our best to make it happen! Please note that we are a nut-free facility.
  • Have something you'd like us to carry? Let us know! E-mail michele@climbingvinescafe.com
    • We are proud to partner with local vendors to bring you the freshest, highest quality snack choice

Hot Drinks

Coffee Based Drinks (café au lait, regular coffee, Red Eye (aka "New Parent"), cafe & cocoa)

Espresso Based Drinks (latte, espresso, mochaccino, cappuccino, cafe breve, cafe mocha, cafe americano)

Flavored Milk Steamers (at kids temp for little ones!)

Chai Latte

Hot Tea (at least 10 varieties always available!)

Hot Chocolate

*We have all your favorite flavors, including mocha, pumpkin spice, mint, almond, and MORE!*

Cold drinks

Iced Tea

Lemonade

Honest Juice Boxes

Canned Soda & Bottled Water

Milk

Iced Coffee and Espresso Based Drinks (latte, espresso, mochaccino, cappuccino, cafe breve, cafe mocha, cafe americano)

 

Check out our mix n' match snack menu, which is in addition to our fresh grab n' go options That change daily! Stop in to see what's fresh and ready today.

If you are in need of complete packaging and ingredients of our snacks, please ask a staff member- they're readily available!

If you are in need of complete packaging and ingredients of our snacks, please ask a staff member- they're readily available!

Climbing Vines Memberships

Our unlimited memberships have been sold out since December 2016-

but we Just opened a select few- starting at just $32 a month!

Membership Perks:

  • Unlimited open-play visits anytime we're open
  • 10% discount on ANY cafe food or beverage purchases for the cardholder during their visit
  • 10% any birthday package that takes place during an active membership (for the cardholder only- discounts are not transferrable)
  • ANY adult can bring a cardholding child to play!
  • Priority registration for events, Kid's Night Out, and summer camps
  • Memberships are payable MONTHLY- perfect for any budget!

Shop

How does Purchasing Online Work?

New Policy- Members must present Photo ID when using their membership card

-Your packages of 10 passes will be good for one calendar year from your purchase date

-Bring your order number with you on your first visit to pick up your free, re-loadable membership card (or we can ship your card to you)

-If you purchase a gift card, choose to pick it up or have it sent to you

-Gift Cards can ONLY be used on in-store purchases

-Please check our FAQ page before your visit so you know what to expect!


Unlimited Memberships

he BEST value if you come about once a week or MORE!


Packages of 10 Passes, Gift Cards, and other Play Options!

Package of 10 Play Passes (1 Child)
69.00
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Package of 10 Play Passes (2 Children)
99.00
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Package of 10 Play Passes (3 Children)
149.00
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Climbing Vines Travel Mug + Coffee Club Memberships

Get a Climbing Vines Travel Mug and choose from 3 great options!

-Get just the mug for $16

-Get one FREE coffee per visit for all of 2018 (!) plus the travel mug for $25

-Get one free latte or specialty drink per visit for all of 2018 (!) plus the travel mug for $50

 

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Kid's Night Out + Events UNLIMITED Pass for 2018

The BEST GIFT EVER for Parents- Just Sayin'!

 


Gift Cards are now available!


 

 

 

"I wanted to thank you for everything that went into making Adriana's 2nd Birthday Party special. I think my daughter is addicted to the play area and will want to come back more and more, she had soo much fun! The Divine Package was the way to go because for once this momma was able to mingle with guests and enjoy the party as well!" - Angela

"I can't begin to tell you how much fun everyone had this morning! Everyone was just perfect and the assistants were such a great help!" -Melissa

"Just wanted to thank you and your staff for a wonderful party today. Halle enjoyed every minute and all or guests were really impressed with the place! Many had not been and as soon as they walked in they all commented on how cute it was! " -Julie

 

The Premier Party Venue in Rochester

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Why we're so awesome:

  • Our space is enjoyable for adults AND kids

  • Every package includes a private rental- so it will JUST be you & your guests!

  • Every party is completely uniqiue

  • We allow you to bring in your own food & decor if you'd like!

  • We can accommodate nearly any sized event! Choose any catered package and you can invite as many family & friends as you'd like!

 

All of our party packages include:

  •  Our ENTIRE 2,500 square-foot facility for your guests to enjoy! All of our parties are private- we are closed to the public during ALL birthday parties
  • TWO dedicated party assistants to help make your event as stress-free as possible
  • 2 hours of party time, PLUS a complimentary 30 minutes for set-up
  • Up to 20 printed invitations
  • Option to bring your own food/snack/ dessert/ décor
  • All clean-up! 

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • We REQUIRE SOCKS for all party guests entering the play area. You are welcome to bring socks to hand out to those that forget if you choose
  • A NON-REFUNDABLE, non-transferable deposit of $100 is required to reserve a date and time-slot.  We would be happy to give you a free tour prior to booking- come during open hours or call to set up an appointment, we're flexible!
  • Party options are priced for one birthday child. If you're planning a joint party, please refer to our add-on menu while booking

  • Parties DO NOT INCLUDE tax or gratuity

  • PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT ALLOW UNAPPROVED PARTIES OUTSIDE OF THESE TIME SLOTS. Hosting your own party during our normal business hours will result in your group being asked to kindly leave as it causes a disruption in the experiences of other guests. If you'd like to bring your child to play on their birthday and still want to make them feel special- check out our special birthday guest options under the "Play-Date" package!

Available Time Slots:

Weeknights: Any day, 5:30-7:30pm

Saturday: 1:30-3:30pm, 4:45-6:45pm

Sunday: 10:00am-12:00pm, 1:30-3:30pm, 4:45-6:45pm

 

Party Host Frequently Asked Questions

Party Packages


Grow-your-Own $269

This package is a two-hour, private rental of our facility and includes all of our basic event offerings listed at the top of the page. You’ll provide all the food, drink, party supplies, decorations, and dessert. Up to 12 children (not including the birthday child) may be invited. Additional guests are $10/child. Additional adult guests are always welcome at no charge.


Garden-Variety $349

This package is a two-hour, private rental of our space.  In addition to our basic offerings, this package ALSO includes fresh Salvatore's pizza , fresh fruit OR veggie platter, ice-water, organic juice for the children, and soda and iced tea for adults. We will also provide printed invitations, tables and chairs, plates, cups, napkins, and cutlery, set-up and clean-up, as well as party assistants to ensure your event runs smoothly and to help serve your food and drinks. See our chart for exactly what’s included. All food and drink in this package is intended to serve 20 people (children or adults). There is no charge for additional guests with this package, only additional food!. Or, you’re welcome to bring your own. Also refer to our add-on menu for dessert and entertainment add-ons. Ask us about gluten-free pizza options!


The Morning Glory $349

This package is a two-hour, private rental of our space, from 10:00am-12:00pm on Sunday.   This package offers a fresh breakfast meal including bagels and muffins with “fixings”, fresh fruit, ice-water, orange and apple juice, as well as coffee and tea for adults. We will also provide printed invitations, tables and chairs, colored plates, cups, napkins, and cutlery, set-up and clean-up, as well as party assistants to ensure your event runs smoothly and to help serve your food and drinks. See our chart for exactly what’s included. All food and drink in this package is intended to serve 20 people (children or adults).There is NO charge for additional guests with this package, only additional food! A breakfast pizza is always a wonderful addition. Or, you’re welcome to bring your own. Also refer to our add-on menu for dessert and entertainment add-ons. Ask us about gluten-free pizza options!


The De-vine $499 and up

As simple as walking through the door!  In addition to a two-hour rental of our space that includes unlimited play, with this package you will receive an all-inclusive, themed party (we can accommodate the theme of your choice!), for which we provide all set-up, clean-up, food, drink, dessert, invitations, favors, and décor.  You can also add entertainment for an even more memorable experience, and add a photographer to capture each memory forever! You can even select ANY theme you like! Included is a fresh cheese sheet pizza (1 additional topping is complimentary, if desired), a sub tray,  fresh fruit or veggie platter, and themed cupcakes or sheet cake (please inquire for gluten-free or dairy-free options, or specialty cakes). Your guests will also walk away with fun goodie bags, each with a free play pass for future use (including the birthday child!). 

Please note that while parents are free to choose any theme, planning, choosing, and purchasing decorations and supplies are at the sole discretion of Climbing Vines, LLC, though we welcome input from parents!  Climbing Vines LLC retains ownership of all supplies and décor (save for any extra décor the family brings) after the conclusion of the party.

The Moonflower $319

This package has identical offerings as the garden-variety package, but is hosted on a weekday evening, from 5:30-7:30pm

 


 

THE PLAY-DATE $5+

If you are bringing your child for open-play on their birthday, we will make them feel like the star of the day! Starting at just $5, we can display a personalized, themed birthday message on our large flat-screen TVs, have a balloon and small gift waiting for them, or even a little sweet treat! Since we don't allow parties during open-play hours, this is a great, affordable alternative! Click on the special booking option below to learn more and book your day!


Party Ready Packs- Available for Pick-Up or Delivery

 

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Do you love our creativity & attention-to-detail, BUT you'd like to host your party at your home or another venue?

Choose from our 4 themes OR request a quote for a custom theme!

Each Party-Ready Pack comes with:

  • hemed "Happy Birthday" Banner
  • Themed Favors for 12 children, personalized with the birthday child's name & ready-to-go
  • Themed craft or activity with all materials & instruction for 12 children (except for Mickey & Minnie which comes with mouse ears instead!)
  • 5 High-quality themed or color coordinated table coverings
  • Color Coordinated paper products, cups, & cutlery for approx. 30 
  • Detailed Party Planning Playbook with a checklist for pre-party planning AND day-of coordination 

All you need to do is supply the guests, food, & drink!

This package does NOT come with set-up, clean-up, table/chair rentals, or party assistants. If you're interested in our full event planning services, pease refer to our mobile event division here: https://occ.sn/mqqttlw1

Get $25 Off any ready-pack with code IMREADY !


Food, Drink, and Decor Add-Ons

Please note: These can be changed up to 5 days prior to your event

  • Unlimited Coffee and Tea Service for Adults ($35.00)
  • Sub Tray (Serves 16) ($50.00)
  • Wrap Platter (Serves 16) ($55.00)
  • Extra Sheet Pizza (Cheese) ($25.00)
  • Extra Sheet Pizza (1 topping) ($28.00)
  • Sheet Breakfast Pizza ($30.00)
  • Additional Fruit OR Veggie Platter (Serves about 10) ($25.00)
  • 32 Chicken Fingers with French Fries & Ketchup ($65.00)
  • Medium Gluten-Free Cheese Pizza ($15.00)
  • 50 Wings (Choice of Sauce) with Blue Cheese ($50.00)
  • Colored Plates, Cups, Napkins, and Cutlery ($30.00)
  • Party Salad (serves 15) with Balsamic AND Ranch Dressing ($30.00)
  • Antipasto Salad (Serves 15) ($40.00)
  • Extra Drinks for up to 20 (Kids or Adults) ($20.00)
  • 12 colored latex balloons ($35.00)
  • 4 themed foil balloons ($35.00)
  • Cupcakes (Starting at $2 per person)
  • Personalized Sheet Cake (Starting at $50)
  • Specialty Cake (Starting at $65)
  • Personalized Favors/ Goodie Bags (Starting at $4 per bag)

 

Entertainment and Activity ADD-ONS

Please note: These can be changed up to 10 days prior to your event- but are subject to availability, so the earlier you book the better!

  • 30-Minute Story-time and Sing-a-long ($50)
  • Cupcake Decorating Activity- All Supplies Included (Starting at $40)
  • 1.5 hour Princess Visit with Playtime (Starting at $50)
  • Themed Game or Craft of your Choice- All Supplies Included (Starting at $30)
  • Tea Party Activity and Craft (Starting at $40)
  • 40-Minute Magician Visit ($150)
  • 1 Hour Professional Photography (Starting at $150)
  • 1 Hour Specialty Character Visit (Starting at $150)
  • Additional Birthday Child ($50)
  • Additional 30 minutes of party time  (depending on availability): $50

Need help deciding between packages? See our simple chart!

THANK YOU to Salvatore's in Victor for helping us to provide fresh, delicious food options for our parties!

THANK YOU to Salvatore's in Victor for helping us to provide fresh, delicious food options for our parties!


Summer Camps- 2018 

Our drop-off summer camps are limited to a small group of children and will emphasize learning teamwork, nurturing kindness, improving listening & social skills, and having fun!

Play the video below!

Our 2018 Camp Calendar

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Each Day of Camp will Include the Following:

  • Get Playing! Free-play and a warm-up introductory activity 
  • Get Moving! A game, physical activity, or gross motor skill practice 
  • Get Learning! A read-aloud story, learning activity, or craft (or all 3!)
  • Get Nourished! A healthy snack and water.

Important Notes:

  • No code is needed to take advantage of the waived registration fee (through March 1 ONLY)
  • There are automatic discounts for siblings available (up to 12%) on the individual registration pages
  • Once a camp is sold out, a waitlist will be made available

Superhero Skills Camp

 

Does your little one have a LOT of energy AND imagination? This camp is for them! Each day we will practice our superhero skills like jumping, aiming, and balancing through games and fun activities that will keep the children moving and laughing! We will also learn about how superheroes and their friends stay healthy, happy, and alert! Your child will even get the opportunity to create their own cape and mask to add to the fun! A one-time $25 registration fee also applies.

Limit of FIVE campers per session.

Suggested Ages: 2-5 years

Registration Cost:

  • 5 Days: $140
  • 3 Days (M, W, F): $90
  • 2 Days (T, Th): $60

IMPORTANT NOTE: 2 and 3 day registration begins in May and are available ONLY if the camp has not yet been filled.

 


 

All-American Doll Camp

 

Have your child bring their doll BFF along for this week full of fun! We will spend time creating accessories and furniture for the dolls, practicing manners and listening skills, participating in games, making keepsakes, and playing pretend! We will even end the week with a special tea party and ice cream social for the children and their dolls! Specific doll type is NOT required- any doll will do! A one-time $25 registration fee also applies.

Limit of FIVE campers per session.

Suggested Ages: 4-7 years

Registration Cost:

  • 5 Days: $145
  • 3 Days (M, W, F): $90
  • 2 Days (T, Th): $60

IMPORTANT NOTE: 2 and 3 day registration begins in May and are available ONLY if the camp has not yet been filled.


Princess for a Week Camp

 

 

A week fit for royalty for your little princess! We will spend time playing games, creating crafts, and engaging in themed pretend play! Each day will be themed around a particular princess and their fairy tale (plus a day for your child to dress like and celebrate their own favorite princess!) and we will end the week with a fancy tea party and royal ball! A one-time $25 registration fee also applies.

Limit of FIVE campers per session.

Suggested Ages: 3-7 years

Registration Cost:

  • 5 Days: $140
  • 3 Days (M, W, F): $90
  • 2 Days (T, Th): $60

IMPORTANT NOTE: 2 and 3 day registration begins in May and are available ONLY if the camp has not yet been filled.


Animal Adventures Camp

No live animals at this camp- but LOTS of stories, pretend play, and using our imaginations! We will start each day with a read-aloud from a different animal-themed book and then spend the remaining time doing fun themed activities related to the animals from the story! With a unique topic each day such as farm animals, dinosaurs, and under-the-sea, your child will constantly be presented with new ways to learn, play, and discover. The little ones will have so much fun and you’ll love all that they learn and create! A one-time $25 registration fee also applies.

Limit of FIVE campers per session.

Suggested Ages: 3-6 years

Registration Cost:

  • 5 Days: $140
  • 3 Days (M, W, F): $90
  • 2 Days (T, Th): $60

IMPORTANT NOTE: 2 and 3 day registration begins in May and are available ONLY if the camp has not yet been filled.

 


Color Fun Camp

 

This is a camp that parents can attend WITH their child!  We will do all sorts of games, crafts, projects, and MORE all surrounding the many colors of our world and learning them together in fun creative ways! Each camp day will consist of a read-aloud, a gross-motor activity to get moving, a craft or project, and open-play!  You are welcome to come early or stay late during our open-hours at NO charge.

Limit of TEN campers per session.

Suggested Ages: 6 months - 24 months

Registration Cost: $50

Time*: Morning Session is 9:00am-10:30am, Afternoon Session is 2:00pm- 3:30pm. Parent-participating camps are ONLY Monday-Thursday.

Register Here:  Coming in March!

Important Notes: This camp is not led by an assistant camp counselor and not a NYS Certified teacher. This camp does not include a snack. Parents are required to stay and participate. Morning Session is 9:00am-10:30am, Afternoon Session is 2:00pm- 3:30pm. Parent-participating camps are ONLY Monday-Thursday.


Budding Scientist Camp

This is a camp that parents can attend WITH their child!  We will do all sorts of  experiments and projects all surrounding the many magical sensations of our world and exploring them together in fun creative ways! Each camp day will consist of a read-aloud, a fun experiment (with instructions on how to repeat the activity at home!), and open-play!  You are welcome to come early or stay late during our open-hours at NO charge.

Limit of TEN campers per session.

Suggested Ages: 18 months -3 years

Registration Cost: $50

Time*: Morning Session is 9:00am-10:30am, Afternoon Session is 2:00pm- 3:30pm. Parent-participating camps are ONLY Monday-Thursday.

Register Here:  Coming in March!

Important Notes: This camp is not led by an assistant camp counselor and not a NYS Certified teacher. This camp does not include a snack. Parents are required to stay and participate. Morning Session is 9:00am-10:30am, Afternoon Session is 2:00pm- 3:30pm. Parent-participating camps are ONLY Monday-Thursday.


Kids who Care Camp

In this camp we will learn all about practicing kindness- not only when interacting with those around us but also when dealing with our planet!  Each camp day will consist of a read-aloud, a gross-motor game to get moving, an interactive lesson in manners or kindness, and a project that either benefits our planet through the use of recycled or sustainable materials OR a project that will be donated to a local cause or charity!

This is a wonderful way to open your child's mind to the many ways we can be helpers to those around us and still have FUN while doing so!  We will take special care to note how campers can integrate their kindness strategies into their everyday lives.

Limit of FIVE campers per session.

Suggested Ages: 2-6 years

Registration Cost:

  • 5 Days: $140
  • 3 Days (M, W, F): $90
  • 2 Days (T, Th): $60

IMPORTANT NOTE: 2 and 3 day registration begins in May and are available ONLY if the camp has not yet been filled.

 


Budding Entrepreneur Camp

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Has your child ever mentioned starting their own business someday?  Do they have a great idea but could use some motivation, encouragement, and advice on how to get started?  Or, do they just have the "entrepreneur bug" and are looking to have fun while brainstorming ideas? Would you love to get your child motivated for the school-year in a casual, fun setting? 

This Budding Entrepreneur Camp is something that WE wish we had the chance to attend at a young age!  

In this camp, we will create a lemonade stand business- but it will be SO much more than that! We will come up with a business plan, learn how to differentiate our business, calculate costs and profits, and MORE!

We even have one day of "LIVE" business where customers can come and purchase lemonade and other goodies from our stand!  On the last day we will reflect on how we did & discuss what may have made it even better.

This will be a unique & fun opportunity to learn about business first-hand from real-life local business owners!

Limit of NINE campers per session.

Please note this camp is led by Climbing Vines Cafe & Play owner Michele & assistants.

Suggested Ages: 7-13 years

Registration Cost: $150 (Full week only)

 


Budding Artists Camp

In this camp we will learn all about practicing experimenting with different mediums to create art!  Each camp day will consist of a read-aloud for inspiration, a gross-motor game to get moving, and an project art that uses "out-of-the-box" materials or methodology to help your child see the WORLD as their canvas!

Limit of FIVE campers per session.

Suggested Ages: 3-6 years

Registration Cost: $145

Registration Cost:

  • 5 Days: $140
  • 3 Days (M, W, F): $90
  • 2 Days (T, Th): $60

IMPORTANT NOTE: 2 and 3 day registration begins in May and are available ONLY if the camp has not yet been filled.

 

Events

In addition to open play, Climbing Vines also hosts a variety of fun events all year long!  Subscribe to our calendar here or on Facebook and check back often, we're always scheduling fun, new family fun! Click on the event to learn more, check if you need to pre-register. and buy your tickets! If using a gift-card, you must purchase tickets in-store.

Climbing Vines Mobile Event Planning Services

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No matter where your party takes place. No matter what type of event it is. No matter how much help you need. We have you covered!


Want to Pick-Up a Party-Ready Pack?

Do you love our creativity & attention-to-detail, BUT you'd like to host your party at your home or another venue?

Choose from our 4 themes OR request a quote for a custom theme!

Each Party-Ready Pack comes with:

  • Themed "Happy Birthday" Banner
  • Themed Favors for 12 children, personalized with the birthday child's name & ready-to-go
  • Themed craft or activity with all materials & instruction for 12 children (except for Mickey & Minnie which comes with mouse ears instead!)
  • 5 High-quality themed or color coordinated table coverings
  • Color Coordinated paper products, cups, & cutlery for approx. 30 
  • Detailed Party Planning Playbook with a checklist for pre-party planning AND day-of coordination 
  • This package does NOT come with set-up, clean-up, table/chair rentals, or party assistants. If you're interested in our full event planning services, pease refer to our mobile event division here: https://occ.sn/mqqttlw1

    Get $25 Off any ready-pack with code IMREADY !

Just worry about supplying the guests, venue, & food!

 

 

Meet the Owners

Climbing Vines Café & Play is a family owned and operated business. We, the Caruana Family, live right here in Victor! We've put our heart and souls into creating a space that is warm, welcoming, and enjoyable for the whole family. As parents, we know how important open-play and social interaction are for the little ones, as well as their parents! 

Some fast facts about us:

  • We have Buffalo Bills season tickets
  • We have 2 dogs- a pug (Lucy) and a golden retriever (Russell)
  • On the weekends you can find us at the Public Market
  • We both drink WAY too much coffee
  • We LOVE meeting new people!

 

Read our blog Here. We update it every sunday, sometimes more!

We THRIVE off of feedback from our customers, so feel free to reach out to us at any time. Please call 585-502-1722 to speak with Michele or Chris (or our son Benjamin is quite chatty, as well!) or e-mail us at michele@climbingvinescafe.com or christopher@climbingvinescafe.com.  Please help us be somewhere you feel at home.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

I have multiple children, do I Have to pay the same rate for all of them?

Nope! We have deeply discounted rates for families with more than one child if you purchase a package. Our passes go up to 3 children- if you have more, please call for special pricing. Remember, adults are always FREE!

I like the idea of the parents lounge, but what if I want to use the play area with my child?

That's great! We encourage parents to play with their child as much as they like, and have full (socks-only) access to the play area. We even have café seating right inside of our play area for parents whose children prefer they stay close. We also have seating inside of our crawlers area. If your child is more independent, enjoy our comfy parents lounge where you'll still enjoy full view of the play area!

I have a child that's older than 7. can they come too?

Of course!  We welcome children that are outside of our play area age group free-of-charge. While not permitted to use any of our play equipment themselves (no exceptions) they can help a younger friend or sibling play.

I have an infant, do we pay to play as well?

If your infant will be using our play area (our sectioned-off crawler area recommended age is 6 months and up, but will have some toys, mats, and bouncers for the younger babies to use as well!) we'll ask you to purchase a play pass for them. If they are tagging along while big brother or sister plays and the infant won't be playing, they can hang with their caregiver for free. We welcome and encourage baby-wearing here!

will kids or parents have to take off their shoes?

In our café and parents lounge, please feel free to wear your shoes.  Outside of our play area we have a convenient coat rack and cubbies for shoes. Our play area is strictly SOCKS ONLY. No shoes, no bare feet! If you forget your socks, don't worry!  We have fun, patterned socks to purchase and keep for adults and children for $2 per pair.

Can we bring in our own snacks or food?

Yes! We will have wholesome snacks and finger foods available for purchase (until they're gone!), but we are also parents and understand that our offerings won't work for everyone. We do ask that all beverages (other than bottles and such, of course!) consumed at our facility are purchased in our café. We will have complimentary water, and warm water for safely warming bottles. Just ask! We are a NUT-FREE facility, so please DO NOT bring in any food with nuts of traces of nuts for the safety of our other guests.

Is the play pass Good for the day?

Yes, once you purchase a play-pass, you can stay and play as long as you like.  ALSO INCLUDED is same day re-entry, because we understand that many little ones can only enjoy play in shorter intervals.  

My child has allergies and/or food Sensitivities. What will you have for us?

We are working with local vendors to provide as many options as possible, including for those with allergies.  In order to ensure we can accommodate you, please call at least 24 hours prior to your visit and we'll do our best to make it happen! We will pay attention to frequently requested items, and have them more readily available if needed. We are a nut-free facility.

I'm breastfeeding, will you have accommodations for me?

We understand, and will have a full stock of any supplies you may need, so just ask! We encourage you to feed your child wherever and however you feel comfortable, but please ask if you'd like more privacy. We are happy to announce that we're the FIRST business to partner with the Finger Lakes Breastfeeding Partnership to help support you in your breastfeeding journey.

Do you accept Cash & Cards?

Yes, we accept cash and all major cards including American Express. We do not accept personal checks and we do NOT accept bills over $20.

Can I have my child's birthday party during normal business hours at the cafe without going through the booking process?

No. We do not allow parties of any kind during our normal business hours. We, of course, allow birthday "play-dates" where guests may bring in gifts, but we draw a strict line at bringing in any outside catering, decorations, or re-arranging tables in the cafe to accommodate your "party". Doing so may result in you being asked to leave. If you are bringing your child on their birthday, please instead consider our affordable options (starting at just $5) for making your child still feel like the star of the day! We can display a personalized birthday message on our TVs, and even have a balloon and a treat waiting for them!  Learn more and reserve your child's birth-date here!

 

 

Join Our Team!

**PLEASE NOTE that we operate a full coffee shop and ALL employees will be responsible for operating machinery that requires complete focus. It is for the safety of our employees and our guests that we do NOT allow employees to bring their children under ANY circumstances while working**

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Thank you for taking the time to complete this form!

Thank you for your interest in joining our team at Climbing Vines Café & Play!  We are a family owned and operated business dedicated to providing our customers with a fun, safe, and inviting place to bring their families.  Our philosophy includes partnering with other local businesses and entrepreneurs, which we believe will in turn improve our community as a whole. We are dedicated to serving only products that we feel good about and that we would serve our own family. It's important to us that our customers feel good spending their hard earned money with us, and we strive to provide them with as much value as possible. If our values align with your own, we'd love to hear from you!

Climbing Vines focuses on the imaginative play of children from about 6 months through 7 years old, so a love of working with children is a must!  Childcare experience will set you apart from other candidates.

Climbing Vines Café & Play also offers a full-service coffee and snack bar, which all employees will be trained to tend and operate. Please be sure to note any relevant experience that you think will help you to excel in this area.

We are focused on hiring employees with a strong work-ethic and willingness to learn. We are also proud to offer our employees exciting incentives to earn bonuses during each shift they work. Having excellent interpersonal skills and experience in customer service are therefore a plus.

If you have a resume, please feel free to e-mail it separately to michele@climbingvinescafe.com.

We will follow-up with applicants within 3-5 business days.

Please note that all employees will be subject to a background check.

 

 

Climbing Vines Toy-Replacement Wish List

We do our absolute best to keep all toys in tip-top shape at all times. However, sometimes we just can't replace items as often as we would like to, We are SO thankful to our wonderful customers & supporters who have purchased items off our wish list, even a $5 muffin tin is INCREDIBLY helpful.

For every item purchased, we will send you one FREE play pass!  That's right- we will send you a FREE play pass ($7.50 value) for each $5 muffin tin you send us! We will also give you a shout-out on Facebook if you include your name in the note!

In an ideal world we would never need to ask for help- but we also want to have the BEST condition facility possible.

Thank you for your generosity.

 

Herbie the Caterpillar- Generously donated by Janet McDaniel

Thomas Train Table & dress up clothes- Generously donated by Janet McDaniel