Sunnyside Swap Shop closed on August 31, 2013.

We have re-opened as Southside Swap & Play in the Woodstock neighborhood and are accepting new member families! Please visit our new website for information about membership!

Come in from the Rain

If it is pouring down rain as you read this or just too cold and windy to easily go outside and you are getting tired of the local coffee shop, fun play spaces with new things to do every day are available 8am – 8pm Monday through Saturday for our co-op members . . . . . . and that could be you.

Coming to an Open House or Play Pass event is one of the easiest ways to experience first hand what the Sunnyside Swap Shop Co-op is all about.  Dates listed below are open to first time visitors with a swap shop host available to show you around so you can see our space, join in the fun and discover how becoming an ongoing member of the swap shop could make sense for you.   Come to the stone steps entrance to our space and ring the doorbell to gain entry.

Missed the Open House? Can’t wait for a play pass date? Ready to see the Swap Shop today or first thing tomorrow morning? Our members are always willing to say hello and show you around a bit. So, if you are willing to take your chances that someone will be inside to let you in (especially for an event listed below on a different week) please come on over, ring the swap shop door bell and see who answers. Best bet is weekday mornings 10 to noon.



If you would like a tour outside of the times listed below, contact Karen Hery, Swap Shop facilitator/coordinator at 503-407-2667 or sunnysideswapshop©gmail•com.


Thursday, January 3rd   10:00 – 10:30 Family Yoga
Monday, January 7th  9:30-11:30  Gym Time
 Tuesday, January 15th  10:00-11:00 Music Time
 Tuesday, January 22nd  10:00-11:00 Music Time
 Thursday, January 31st 10:00 – 10:30 Family Yoga
Monday, February 4th  9:30-11:30 Gym Time
Tuesday, February 12th  10:00-11:00 Music Time
 Thursday, February 21st 10:00 – 10:30 Family Yoga
 Monday, February 25th 9:30-11:30 Gym Time


Free Play Some of our play pass times and dates are during our regular hours of open free play.  Come on in and use the space as our members do.  Make your own fort, put on your own puppet show on our dress up stage, explore, read and relax.
Open Gym Time  Sunnyside Methodist Church building has a full court basketball gym on the top floor which we use twice a week in the fall, winter and spring for free-form gross-motor play. Your child can explore hippity hops, ball play, jump ropes, tumbling mats, scoot bikes and ride on toys of all shapes and sizes. A great place to hoop and holler and run off big energy. Monday morning gym times 9:30-11:30 are focused on infants and toddlers and available to older kids out of school. Friday afternoon gym times 3-5 are focused on elementary age children with all ages welcome.

Music Time Talented Music Therapists from Earth Tones Music bring musical knowledge to parents and joy to kids of all ages every Tuesday morning 10:00-11:00. Children sit in parent’s laps singing songs, clapping along, playing with musical instruments, dancing with scarves and more.   Class is designed for sitting up babies and active toddlers.  All ages welcome.
Craft Time Our well stocked arts and crafts room is a creativity paradise for the youngest tactile explorer to the most sophisticated painter and builder all year long. Craft times are instructor led hours in the craft room every Wednesday afternoon 3:30-4:30 where special craft ideas are offered up (painting projects, pottery classes, jewelery making, simple sewing, stamping, etc) and a little extra help is offered to find just the right color or texture of material or technique. Enjoyed as much by adults as by the kids!

Family Yoga   Held in the parlor room down the hall from our main space, Thursday mornings 10-10:30, this new co-op gathering is lead by an experienced pre-natal, post natal yoga instructor who understands that family yoga is a catch it while you can phenomenon.  She loves that you aren’t paying directly for this meet up but enjoying it on the days that your child is ready and willing and then staying on to play on in the main space

Preschool Music and Movement   Our 3-5 year olds are ready for a regular group of playmates each week and a great combination of structure and free play.  Every week has a theme and a craft and songs or stories to share.

Friday Family Nights  Finding an affordable, tasty meal that everyone likes in a venue that doesn’t make you wish you’d left the kids home with the babysitter is a feat in itself.  Having that meal come with open gym time and live music is an added bonus.  Bring the little ones in their jammies and let the older ones stay up late.  During the school year, dinner is served in our Roost space 6-7.  The gym is open 6-9.   Email for the week’s menu and a guest invite.

Open House All day open house 10-4. Plenty of time to tour the Swap Shop indoor and outdoor space, upstairs gym and Roost family night space. You can stay and play and fill out joining paperwork to become a member right away or take paperwork home to bring back another day.  We hold two open houses at the beginning of each quarter.   Open houses for the fall have already passed.  Open houses for our winter quarter will take place in early January.

Backyard Sensory Play  Our back yard is available any time the weather allows for outdoor play. During the months of July and August we take our Monday morning meet up outdoors to host special events in the cool morning hours exploring water play, the rock pit, bubbles and more.



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