The weather is getting cooler and rainy, and it’s getting darker earlier. There aren’t as many opportunities to take our kids to outdoor playgrounds and have them run around and burn that enormous amount of energy they seem to have (and we all wish we still had). So.. what to do?
One solution: indoor playgrounds. They have climbing structures and much, much more. They’re clean, safe, your kids are in a contained place, and you might even get to put your feet up and enjoy a cup of coffee!
I’ve been going to All for Fun & Fun For All Party & Play Centre since my second child was a baby and it’s one of my favourites.
They offer public daily play Monday- Thursday 9:30am- 3:30pm, extended hours on Friday from 9:30am- 8:30pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 9am- 12pm. Friday evening is Family Fun Night where you can enjoy a pizza dinner for $1 per slice at 6:30pm. Weekend afternoons are reserved for birthday parties. You pay only for your children, under 1 year is free, and there are sibling and group discounts.
All for Fun is one of the biggest indoor playgrounds I’ve been to and there’s no shortage of things to do. After 3 hours on a Friday night, I had to drag my two kiddies away with a promise that we’d be back!
I’ll take you on a tour of the playground.. Let’s start with the large climbing structure with baby swings:
Soft climbing mats perfect for crawling babies, toddlers and preschoolers:
No indoor playground is complete without a pretend-play kitchen and grocery cart!
A whole section for babies with exersaucers, playmat, learning cube, tent and soft climbing mats for crawlers:
A variety of different sized building blocks and the very popular train set:
Dress up clothes:
A section for ride-in and ride-on toys (Tip: Don’t take the toys out of this area in case there are crawling babies and unsteady toddlers around!):
Bouncy castle (my daughter’s favourite):
And finally, a very clean and spacious eating section:
..and if you get a sudden burst of energy and feel the need to get in shape or work off a few pounds, climb on the treadmill or cross-trainer while you watch your child play.
Here are my Tips:
- You cannot bring your own food into this playground to protect children who have severe allergies. Make sure your child is well fed before coming or purchase snack items that are sold here at a low cost.
- Make sure you remember to bring socks for both you and your child and remove your shoes at the entry to help keep this playground clean for everyone. If you have non-slip socks for your child, bring these as the wooden climbing structure can be a bit slippery especially for children who like to run (they all do, don’t they?).
- Parking is usually plentiful but if you can’t find any spots, call or pop into All for Fun and they might let you park in back where the loading zone is.
What’s your child’s favourite thing to do at All for Fun?
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