Most mums have a list they keep up their sleeve in case of weather emergencies – places to go when it is too hot, too wet or otherwise too unpleasant to let kids play outside.
Chipmunks Play Centres are located across Perth – from Whitfords and Wanneroo in the north, to Cockburn, Port Kennedy and Mandurah in the south and Kelmscott in the east.
Chipmunks are relatively new play centres and as such they are fresh and clean. They are also award winning with Chipmunks Whitfords winning the ‘Best Playcentre in WA’ and Chipmunks birthday parties winning the BuddyBuggys prize for ‘Best Party Provider’.
Chipmunks offer unlimited play, so you can stay for an hour or you can stay all day. All centres are air conditioned and have baby change facilities, cafes and plenty of seating for parents.
Each of the six play centres are different, but all accommodate children from one to eleven with separate play zones for different age groups. Each centre offers a dedicated toddler zone and all have an enormous inflatable Chipmunks slide.
Some of the activities kids will find include: small and massive slides, climbing frames, spinners, trampolines, ball pits, obstacle courses and air cannons.
Anyone entering the play zones must wear socks – this includes adults who are supervising their children. If you forget to bring your own you can purchase some Chipmunks socks at a very reasonable price.
Chipmunks offers three birthday party packages for eight or more children which include entry, a party room, food, drinks and lollies, themed party gear and a special present for the birthday child. The more comprehensive packages also offer party bags for the children, food platters for adults, an ice cream birthday cake with candles and even a visit from Charlie Chipmunk. Themes include pirate, princess, popstar, knight and of course Charlie Chipmunk theme.
All Chipmunks have cafés that offer a range of food, from cakes and muffins, to full meals including burgers and pizza. Kids will find favourites such as nuggets and chips ($7.50) and mini hot dog and chips ($7.50) but also has a range of healthy and simple ‘home’ options such as vegemite or honey sandwiches ($3.50) and toasted ham, cheese and tomato melts ($8.90). Adults also have healthy options like tomato and basil bruschetta and fresh gourmet salad.
Chipmunks is open daily from 9am to 5.30pm (Sundays 10am to 4pm). On school days, older kids can enter for the same price as 1-2 year olds ($9.90).
Essential Information Locations: Wanneroo, Whitfords, Kelmscott, Cockburn, Port Kennedy and Mandurah
Website: www.chipmunks.com.au Open 7 days 9am-5.30pm, Sundays 10am-4pm
Entry: Adults and babies under 1 year – Free
1-2 years: $9.90
3-11 years: $12.90