ITEM# 307250

Skip Hop Vibrant Village Smart Lights Activity Gym

This item is discontinued.
This light up baby gym features black and white graphics with bold colors to stimulate baby?s sight as he or she grows to view a rainbow of color. The unique, interactive arches play upbeat music along with two light modes: tracking for baby to follow and an amazing light show. This musical baby gym even has fun sounds as baby bats at the four hanging soft toys. Plus, bright and colorful lights illuminate each window to make learning and development fun.

Ages 0+

  • Three ways to play: overhead play, tummy time, playmat
  • Interactive, musical light-up arch with volume control and two light modes: visual tracking for baby to follow and an amazing light show
  • 17+ developmental activities
  • Bold, high contrast artwork
  • Four hanging reversible toys with black and white on one side and bright colors on the other: Kitty with grab rattle rings; Soft car with squeaker and tactile ribbons; Hot air balloon with baby-safe mirror; Dog rattle with ladybug teether
  • Three fun sound effects as baby bats at toys
  • Colorful mat with iridescent toy loops for tummy time
  • Dog shaped tummy time pillow with crinkle ears
  • Three AAA batteries required (not included)
  • BPA-free, PVC-free, Phthalate-free
  • Size (inches): 36l x 36w x 20h; (cm): 91l x 91w x 51h
  • ASSEMBLY 1. Place mat flat on floor with pattern facing up, and place arches on top. 2. Select any white clip (at ends of each arch) and insert it into the nearest corner slot on the mat. 3. Reach under mat and attach to the matching white clip on the bottom of the mat. 4. Repeat on opposite corner of the mat to complete one arch, then twist arches into an X and repeat with second arch. Requires assembly by an adult. Activity Mat and Tummy Time pillow should not be placed in crib or playpen. Use this product only on the floor. Never leave baby unattended on mat. Only for domestic use.
Product Reviews
out of 5.0
57 Reviews
Ratings Snapshot
of Reviewers
San Francisco
Great Activity Gym-Please, Please Reissue it!
February 25, 2023
Purchased this in 2019 for infant granddaughter. She loved it through infancy into toddlerhood-she basically outgrew it. It still works three years later. I would like to give one of these to a friend and implore Skip Hop to reissue the Vibrant Village Smart Lights Activity Gym-its the best!
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Cute, wish it had a couple more toys
October 7, 2021
Our 1 mo old seems to respond well to the colors and lights. I like the aesthetics and the music better than the other playmat we have by a different brand.
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Colorful and full of fun
September 30, 2021
I got this as a gift for a friend. It's so colorful and has lots for your baby to do. Best looking one out there!
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Verified Buyer
Great play quality
December 13, 2020
After reading some of the bad reviews I wasn't too sure by I thought why not. So glad I did!

Great play mat, excellent quality, fabolus light and sound show and the batteries last absolutely ages. Easy to clean and take apart. Probably the best play mat out there.

After purchasing this and seeing the quality, one has to question how people who have left 'bad' reviews look after their things.
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Rolling Meadows
Verified Buyer
Good product!
November 21, 2020
My baby boy likes this activity gym. It is colorful and uses sounds when he touches hanging toys. Overall we both are happy with it!
Ottawa Ontario
Verified Buyer
Ribbons came off. Poor quality.
November 18, 2020
My daughter loved this mat. However, after about two months, the ribbons holding the hanging toys came off in shreds. This left string hanging from the activity gym.
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Columbia, Mo
Verified Buyer
Great colors
November 17, 2020
I about this a couple weeks ago and my son loves it, he actually will lay on the floor for more than 2 minutes watching the lights! It's nice to get things done now!
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Nonya, USA
Verified Buyer
Awesome playmat but a bit pricey
November 7, 2020
Love this play mat and the colors and patterns on it that baby can see . Also love that it’s non toxic. It’s a bit pricey but a good buy
  • Vibrant colors and patterns
  • Flashing lights, cute music and sounds
  • Toys that come attached are all great for baby development.
Best Uses
  • Tummy time and developmental play
  • Pricey
D G.
New York
Verified Buyer
So cute
October 3, 2020
Definitely recommend
Rosemead, California
Verified Buyer
Great entertainment
October 1, 2020
My son is 6 weeks old and have trouble sleeping at night. I have been trying everything to keep him entertained during day time so that he can have better sleep at night (so mama and dada can sleep as well). I received this cute gym today and he loves it, stayed on it for almost an hour without crying and the music definitely caught his attention. The cute dog pillow is great for tummy time too. Hopefully we all can sleep better tonight:)
Worcester, MA
Verified Buyer
Loved it until the lights died!
August 31, 2020
We used this for about six months with our first kid, and about 4 weeks with our second, when the lights stopped working. Sound still works fine. Can't figure out what happened, but I'd expect better quality from Skip Hop. The design is cute and It's a baby item I don't mind having our in my house for that reason. Both my babies have loved it, but I can't recommend it when it has such a short life. We need to be able to use things for multiple babies!
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San Francisco, CA
Verified Buyer
Daughter loves it but it doesn't work
August 27, 2020
My daughter loves it but after using this for a few weeks, it stopped working except for Demo Mode. I opened the arch and found the wires have broken off. Very disappointed at the quality.
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Happy g.
San Francisco, CA
Verified Buyer
Excellent at entertaining developing baby
July 11, 2020
Purchased this on sale from Albee for infant grandchild; who's now 8 months old. Baby has been delighted with this activity center from the first introduction. It has a soft arch with a "crossbeam" that has colored moving lights and it also plays a few little tunes/musical sounds that baby loves to hear. There are multiple areas on the soft arch that can hold the four included soft toys (rattle/teether, mirror, clicking rings, squeaker) that are black and white on one side and colorful on the other. There are also loops on the mat that these toys can be attached to. There's crinkly sound in the middle of the mat and also on the ear of the pillow dog toy that an infant can use for tummy time and that an older baby enjoys playing with. This activity center has been the most used item of interest to my grandchild every day on the five weekdays my she spends with me. It is attractive and it washes and dries well.
  • Baby loves it from birth through current crawling/pulling up to cruise stage at 8 mos. Easy to wash and dry (no shrinking). Holds up very well. The colorful lighted arch and musical sounds keep baby's interest for longer than I would have thought. The included soft toys stay fastened to the loops, yet are fairly easy for young baby developing grip to pull off--which adds to baby's enjoyment. The Skip Hop Vibrant Village activity center brings baby much happiness, even from the earliest age. This center still looks new after 8 months and many washes, and gets so much use and gives baby so much pleasure, that it is well worth the price. I highly recommend this activity center.
  • I can't think of any cons.
Reno, Nevada
Verified Buyer
Six Months of Use and Holding Up Great!
June 28, 2020
Our baby has been playing on this for six months and it's holding up beautifully! The lights really entertained her when she first starting playing on it around three weeks old, and now at seven months she loves rolling around on it and tugging on the toys above. While the music isn't great (what baby toy music is, really?), at least there are three different melodies so you get some variety. Best of all, it's easy to wash - highly recommend!!
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Verified Buyer
Great features!
June 16, 2020
My little guy loves it! Especially the light up features!
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New York
Verified Buyer
June 6, 2020
I bought this for my 4 month old son about a few weeks ago. I was drawn by the description, it says it includes songs and lights to attract your babies attention. But when I received it, I was disappointed. The colors are pastel and its small, the music is weird and the light show is not the best. My baby is not attracted to it. The only good thing was the assemble, it was quick.
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los angles california
Verified Buyer
my little bundle of joy
May 24, 2020
my baby has never been happier he laughs and smiles such a big smile when he's laying down on the mat! he likes to kick the toys and follow the lights!! i highly recommend this your baby will be so excited just to hear the music and see the lights flashing
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Verified Buyer
Activity Gym
May 19, 2020
Great quality. Would buy again. Anxious for my grandchild to try it out.
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Verified Buyer
Perfect for Learning
April 16, 2020
We just got this and our 2 month old just LOVES it. As soon as we lay him down and turn on the lights he squeals in delight. So many smiles are had.
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Sayreville, NJ
Verified Buyer
Best invest ever
December 26, 2019
I bought and my son is 3 month old he loves it! Is really helpful for the development of the baby. Also can be use to take pictures monthly. I simply love it'
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Verified Buyer
Not working after 3 months - only works in demo mode
May 26, 2019
I see many people saying that this doesn't work after a few months
Same here
I thought it was the battery but it doesn't seem so as it still doesn't work w new set of batteries
Also demo mode still works but not the full mode
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Charleston SC
Verified Buyer
Very entertaining!
May 16, 2019
My 2 month old son is mesmerized by the light show. He loves to wiggle around on his back and bat at the dangling toys as he is just now learning to use his hands. I love this gym because it safely keeps him occupied while I can get a few things done for myself, and I love the unique graphics and light feature. It seems to be very stimulating for him. I am hoping it will continue to entertain him as he grows.
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Salem, OR
Verified Buyer
Absolutely love it!!!!
April 9, 2019
This was the very first skip hop item I purchased. I got this for my son when he turned 3 months so we could do tummy time! The colors, patterns, and toys have kept him entertained til this day(he is 6 months now). I love you can just use the lights without music and there is also a button to adjust the volume for the music! The mat has a crunchy sound that my son really loves! The bottom mat is easily detachable. I have machine washed the mat but I have only hung dry it! I also like that most Skip Hop toys have the similar style so he recognizes them and is more interested in them!
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Verified Buyer
Doesn't work after about 2 months...
March 12, 2019
We received ours with a completely corroded battery terminal. Worked on and off for a month and now doesn't even turn on, less than 2 months after buying it. Loved it when it worked...
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Fowler, Ca
Verified Buyer
Need help
February 28, 2019
Well my product works in demo mode but not on mode
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Saddle Brook, NJ
Verified Buyer
LOVE this activity gym!
February 19, 2019
This activity gym is the simplest thing to put together. The colors are so vibrant! My son absolutely adores it. The music is very cute and I like the two volume settings. My sons face lights up with such excitement and that alone is priceless! He enjoys playing so much that he tires himself out to a nap!
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Dallas, TX
Verified Buyer
Love it!
January 15, 2019
I love this play mat, its so cute. My son loves it, the colors and lights are all very nice. I really like this line.
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Verified Buyer
Cute but poorly made
January 3, 2019
I loved this at first, but when my daughter started to grasp at toys around 4 months old, she was able to pull off the hanging toys. The ribbon that was holding them ripped, all 4!

The lights and sounds were nice, but the durability and poor quality make this a no for me.
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Houston, TX
Verified Buyer
We love this!
December 12, 2018
Such an original design and has enough colors but also has black and white patterns which are great for small babies. The light feature is one that I haven't seen in any other play mat. Highly recommend.
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Verified Buyer
Such a great buy!
December 10, 2018
Have been using this mat for my 2 month old son and he loves it! He watches the lights and is even reaching for hanging toys. It keeps him engaged and my 19 month old son enjoys playing with his brother on the mat too! So glad I made this purchase!
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Verified Buyer
Light up mat
December 3, 2018
I'm so glad we purchased this mat. Our son gets bored easily and this entertains him.
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Foster City, California
Verified Buyer
My baby loves it
November 7, 2018
Great tummy time toy for my 2 weeks old newborn. He loves it and can stay in it for 1 hour.
Verified Buyer
Looks Good, Kinda Pricey
October 21, 2018
Pricey number but I'm excited about the lights. Easy to put together.
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Verified Buyer
Baby Boy LOVES It!
October 16, 2018
My baby boy loves it!!! Great for entertaining my little one. Something that should be known though.. I could tell the batteries were getting weak after 2 months use, it would make noise still, but wouldn't play the music, and the lights would barely work BUT as soon as I put some new batteries in, it worked just fine!!! Like new! SO everyone leaving the reviews saying it stopped working.. probably didnt try to replace the batteries. The batteries that come with it arent as strong maybe as name brand ones.. With all of that being said, Id definitely recommend this Activity Gym!
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Villa park, il
Verified Buyer
Lights don't work
October 10, 2018
The concept is great but some of the lights stop working after using it only few days. That's a shame because the price tag isn't that small.
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Verified Buyer
No problem with lights or music
October 5, 2018
My daughter likes it so much! No problem with lights or music
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Verified Buyer
Great Purchase
September 15, 2018
I bought this from toysrus for my son when he turned 3 months old and we have had it for 3 weeks now with no problems. It still works great. We actually used our own batteries since it did not come with any like most baby toys. I picked this one because of my son's natural fascination with lights and he loves it. Normally, I can not put him down by himself without him crying but he will play with this toy for at least 30 min on his own. The design is cute and goes well with my modern black and white decor. My baby also loves the bandana buddies and I hang his Milo the monkey on the middle loop. He loves it. I will update my review if it does stop working.
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Verified Buyer
Nice and cute
August 24, 2018
I was bought this and I read reviews about light stop working and it is stop working after 3 week and I found out because of the battery they give with this product it for testing light and sound it poor quality after change battery they back to work fine I hope this review help full every one light stop working you just have to changed a battery
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San Diego
Verified Buyer
Toy ribbon broke and lights/sound gone
August 14, 2018
Adorable design. Abysmal quality. Too bad for the price expected better.
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Verified Buyer
Lights stop working within 2 weeks of use
August 8, 2018
I loved the product at first, great colors and style, i started using it with my 6 weeks son about two weeks ago and the lights stop working, and the music doesnt sound well, i wish i could have used it for more time since my son really liked it.
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Verified Buyer
No lights No music
August 4, 2018
I Just bought this activity gym half an hour ago for my babyboy (3 months old) because the other activity gyms we have don't interest him at all. Plus he has a favorite side to turn his head so the specialists told us that we had to play with lights to trigger him. This product would be great for him with all the lights and sounds. I bought this product today but i'm dissapointed. I turned the button on But nothing happend no lights, no music. Only the demo-button works for 2 seconds. It's so sad because I can tell that my son loves the activity gym But it doesn't work. And so he can't enjoy it or do his exercises from the physiotherapist
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Medford, New Jersey
Verified Buyer
Love this Activity Gym!
June 4, 2018
I purchased this activity gym for my second child. I like the combo of black snd white patterns with colorful pictures. My child is attracted to the pictures on the mat and enjoys his tummy time. He likes watching the lights on one of the arches. The music in it is repetitive and gets annoying after a while, so I prefer to turn of the music and just use my own. We use it every day. Definitely, great investment and developmentally stimulating for a baby!
Norma N.
Verified Buyer
Skip hop village
May 25, 2018
Excellent product - so easy to put together!!
Brooklyn, New York
Verified Buyer
Best Play Gym!
May 23, 2018
Baby LOVES this play gym!! There was an issue with the lights/music working but Skip Hop is replacing for me. This is by far my favorite affordable play gym on the market. Love the high contrast design and muted colors.
  • Great design
  • Baby loves it
  • Portable
Best Uses
  • Travel
  • Play Time
  • Music/Lights did not work properly but Skip Hop's customer service took care of it! Great customer service.
Snohomish, WA
Verified Buyer
Wonderful Activity Gym!
May 13, 2018
This activity gym was a wonderful mix of black, white, and colors for the baby and the best part is that it doesn't look overly baby-ish. I don't know why so many baby items just look terrible but the design on this is great. Thumbs up from both baby and mom!
  • Great design, black and white pictures to engage baby, music and colored lights, great little hanging toys for baby to grasp.
  • None!
Dublin, GA
Verified Buyer
We love it!
April 9, 2018
We have a two month old and she loves this play mat. Lights are awesome and the sound is great. Definitely recommend.
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Verified Buyer
Not worth it :(
March 15, 2018
I've had it three weeks and three of the ribbons that the toys dangle from have ripped off. My baby is too young to reach them so she isn't pulling them off. I also haven't washed it so it's not damage from the washer. This item is cheaply made and while it's cute I do not recommend it.
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Toronto, Ontario
Verified Buyer
Stopped working
February 13, 2018
The design and style of this activity mat is great! My 2.5 month old loves it however, I only had this mat for a month and the lights and music stopped working. The reason why I purchased this mat in the first place. For the price, I do not recommended this mat, quality is poor
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Cypress, TX
Verified Buyer
Cutest & brightest play gym ever
January 23, 2018
I noticed my baby loves looking at lights so I bought this gym for him. He absolutely loves tracking the lights with his eyes and enjoys the continuous music it plays. It also has a pretty good amount of toys to hang, etc. You could also hang your own toys with the provided loops on the arms and mat.
  • Lights & continuous music
Best Uses
  • Tummy time
  • I kind of wished they made 1 folding arm like one of the other skip hop play gyms
Greenville, SC
Verified Buyer
Stylish and baby loves it
January 12, 2018
Baby loves to watch the lights. Vibrant colors catch her eye.
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