Best of Boston

2014 Best Play Date

Mama & Me

Fueled by imagination rather than sugar highs, this civilized kids’ play space in Jamaica Plain is stocked with wooden toys, puppets, areas for dramatic play and dress-up, and soft gym equipment. Best of all, it costs just $10 to drop in. Right next door, Bella Luna & Milky Way, a restaurant/lounge, offers a quality kids’ menu of mini pizzas, mac ’n’ cheese, and J.P. Licks ice cream—on the off chance the withdrawal pangs get dire.

284 Amory St., Jamaica Plain, 617-477-3432,