• HOG WILD Koetsier's Playdate GRKIDS

Go HOG WILD with GRKIDS at our Koetsier’s Playdate!

Kids, preschoolers, toddlers (and their grownups) will be treated to indoor and outdoor fall fun at Koetsier’s as well as a SANDRA BOYNTON dance party in honor of her new CD/book, HOG WILD.

When: Monday, October 23 at 9:30am, 10:00am, and 10:30 am.

HOG WILD Koetsier's Playdate GRKIDS

Have fun down on the farm!

When you come to our HOG WILD play date at Koetsiers, you’ll get:

  • Sandra Boynton’s new soundtrack CD/Book + Limited Edition Vinyl featuring Kristen Bell, Samuel L. Jackson and other talented performers (normally $18)
  • Indoor bouncy house fun
  • Fall Refreshments (donuts & cider)
  • Corn “Sand Box” and other indoor fun (normally $10)
  • Hayride & outdoor farm animals (normally $10)
  • Photo Station with hay bales
  • HOG WILD Dance Party

All ticketed participants will receive their very own copy of this CD/book (sold in stores for $17.95) as well as admission to the indoor and outdoor fun at Koetsiers. The whole package is available at our special price of $12 per child for our GRKIDS playdate. Adults do not need a ticket when accompanied by a paid child.

Address: 1601 Spaulding Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Koetsier's Barnyard


Space is limited to 25 ticketed kids per session – and we only have 3 sessions – so get your ticket soon because these will sell out and we will not be able to add more. Every child 6 months and older will need a ticket.

6 months and younger are free with a paid admission. Adults are free with child’s paid admission. If your only child is under 6 months and you would like to receive a copy of the CD/book, you must purchase a child’s ticket. Must be present to receive CD/Book & Vinyl.


“Every man, woman, chicken, and child! Come on over now ’cause we’re going HOG WILD!”

Great singers, great actors, terrific music, and SUCH a cool illustrated songbook—wild times all around! The irrepressible Sandra Boynton brings you eleven all-out musical tracks, in a dizzying array of dance styles. And the songs are performed by a veritable dream team: The smoldering Patrick Wilson channels Elvis in the rockabilly “Hog Wild” title track. The ever-wonderful Kristen Bell convinces everyone to just “Dance It Out.” Samuel L. Jackson stomps his captivating way through “Tyrannosaurus Funk.” Stanley Tucci is the impossibly frenetic caller of the “Rat Race.” Five for Fighting goes full-on big band era with a stunning slow-build/big-finish “Swing Thing.” And when’s the last time you heard Laura Linney and “Weird Al” Yankovic perform a song together? Here they give you the electronic sci-fi “Robot Dance,” which Mr. Yankovic suddenly turns into (naturally enough) a Broadway tap dance number. All this and so much more!

Hog Wild! is the sixth Boynton songbook-and-CD set—the recording created with her long-time music producing partner, Michael Ford. The full-color hardcover book includes glorious Boynton illustrations, all the lyrics, and a section of music notation for all eleven songs.

This celebrated book/CD music series has over 2.5 million copies in print, and three of them have been New York Times bestsellers. They also have garnered a Grammy nomination, and one Platinum and two Gold record albums, led by the million-copy Philadelphia Chickens.

So don’t just sit there! Take a child by the hand, put on your sneakers or tap shoes (oh heck, bare feet will do), cue up the CD, and get out there and dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, dance!!!

By | 2017-09-18T07:34:40+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Categories: Autumn, Deal for Families, Fall, Preschool, THINGS TO DO, Toddler (12-36 months)|3 Comments

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  1. Jennifer Wetzel September 20, 2017 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    Also wishing I’d seen this sooner. Would love to go please let me know if they add more sessions

  2. Jill September 19, 2017 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    Since this is so popular, are they going to add more sessions? If so, can I be 1st on the list?

    • Melody V
      Melody V September 20, 2017 at 1:14 pm - Reply

      We wish we could add more sessions! It’s the publicist’s decision as to how many sessions are offered. We let them know it sold out in 24 hours, but it’s really up to them.

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