Book your party now and receive a FREE fancy animal stool as a gift!

New Party Package Recently added!

​​For parties of less than 20 ask us about our new

The Little Dreamer Package

​Each workshop will introduce you and your little one with a themed sensory tray. This month we're playing with dough! These workshops are meant to present opportunities for teamwork, imagination, discussion, sharing, and problem-solving. Play dough is perfect for strengthening the muscles in little hands which are key for fine-motor skills they'll use later on for handwriting, cutting, and coloring.

Thursday, Sept. 5th 10:30 am-11:30 am 
"Construction play dough tray"

Thursday, Sept. 12th 10:30 am -11:30 am 
"Birthday play dough tray"

Thursday, Sept. 19th 10:30 am -11:30 am 
"Jungle play dough tray"

Thursday, Sept. 26th 10:30 am -11:30 am 
"Aromatherapy play dough tray"

Fall Tea Party

Harvest Festival

The Once Upon A Dream Team would love to thank those who attended the grand opening of our Vienna, location. Please stay tuned to celebrate with us again in our 2nd location in Sterling, Va!
Grand opening coming soon!


Wednesday, September 25th 11 am -12 pm 
Your little ones will love painting and decorating their very own pumpkin! We take care of the mess and you take the finished pumpkin home!

$5 per child.

Tuesday, Sept. 3rd 1:00 -1:30 pm 
Wednesday, Sept. 11th 11-11:30 am

Caramel Apple workshop!
Wednesday, Sept. 18th 11 am -12 pm
In this work shop assist your little chef in making and packaging their very own caramel apple.
Separate fee of $10 per child 

  • 1 small whole apple per child
  • Caramel sauce for dipping
  • your choice of toppings: mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, sprinkles, graham cracker crumbs
  • For packaging: clear cellophane bag, paper cup liners, ribbon to tie

Special Events

During open play hours we offer drop off for children 2- 9 years old, just reserve in advance. 
For more info visit us Drop off

90 minute or 3 Hour Drop off

Apple Fruit Donut
Wednesday, Sept. 4th 11 am -12 pm 
Tuesday, Sept. 10th 10:30- 11:30 am

Join this alternative cupcake decorating class by instead decorating an apple in the shape of a donut! 
Separate fee of $5 per child 

  • one cored and sliced apple in donut shape 
  • your choice of colored icing to decorate 
  • your choice of sprinkles 
  • chef hat and apron to wear during class
Alex's Lemonade Stand at Once Upon A Dream

We would like to send out a special thank you to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, Selina our ambassador, our Hero Max, his Mom Melissa, and brother Zach for joining us and speaking here at Once Upon A Dream last month for our event! It was a pleasure! 🍋 Check out their Facebook page about our event together!

Tuesday, Sept. 24th 11 am -12 pm

Say hello to Fall! Join us for apple cider and pumpkin pie! Dress up in your best or wear your favorite costume and throw on a fancy floral hat while you enjoy your drink in real porcelain tea cups!

Free with open play admission. 
Space may be limited. Email reservations preferred. Email

Register for caramel apple decorating 
Separate fee of $10 per child. 
Take your seasonal treat home!

Parents Night out!

Saturday, Sept. 21st 

You choose 3 hours between 
5 pm - 9 pm!

Our drop off night out events provide 3 hours of supervised fun for children 2 -10 years old. While you enjoy your night out the kids enjoy pizza for dinner, crafts, and open play fun!

Fill out your child's reservation form today! 
Submit payment in advance to reserve.
Must register 48 hours before event as space is limited!

Little Artist and Scientist Activities


When you claim this Deal for co-working you can use the Work Room for 15 hours plus a bonus hour for only $270! (Regular value $320)

$240 per month (up to 48 hrs) for co work space.
Add on hourly drop off $10 per child.

Gift Cards

Once Upon A Dream now offers Gift cards!

They can be purchased online, over the phone or in person!

Gift cards can be used for open play admission and don't expire!

Toddler Thursdays

Friday, September 27th 11 am - 12 pm 
Here at Once Upon A Dream we encourage adults to have fun with their kids! Join us for this Harvest Festival and you can enjoy yummy delicious seasonal favorites like apple pie and apple cider! Little ones can get small pumpkin face painting designs!

Enjoy countless Fall games!

Did we mention its free with your open play admission!



Mini Manicure 

Puffy Paint Caramel Apple activity 

With a grownups supervision join this instructor led activity and learn how to mix puffy paint and create your own caramel apple craft. 
Free with admission to open play.

Pumpkin Decorating

New Little Chef Workshops

Tue, September 17, 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Invite your friends over and have a magical time!
Kids choose a nail color and nail design and our staff takes care of the rest! 
Enjoy some light pampering with a Mini Manicure and sip refreshing pink juice in plastic champagne flutes! We will provide Robes to wear during the party. Check Calendar for dates. 

 Friday, Sept. 13th 11-11:30 am


Puffy Paint Apple tree 

Encourage your child's curiosity with this paint twist. What will happen once the puffy paint dries? Will it stay puffy? Come find out!

Free with admission to open play.

Throughout the month, we will be hosting special events and activities.