A huge play centre that is clean, bright and has plenty for the kids to do, plus Muffin Break coffee and snacks for parents.
Whether youíre a parent with school-aged kids or have preschoolers you need to entertain, play centres are usually guaranteed to be a big hit with children of all ages.
With my two toddlers in tow, I visited Crocs Play Centre Cannington, having previously been to the Jandakot franchise, which both my children absolutely love.
The first thing you will notice about Crocs Cannington is the size of it - it is HUGE! Perhaps it just looked bigger than your average play centre because it was a weekday morning during term time and there was hardly anyone else there.
One of the best things about Crocs for parents is the fact they have a Muffin Break cafe - that means delicious coffee and muffins! I ordered a cappuccino and a double chocolate muffin, because I had a free muffin to claim from Muffin Break for my birthday.
You can also purchase other sweet treats, snacks and small meals, such as sandwiches and wraps. As with most play centres, bringing your own food is forbidden, except for baby food and bottles of water.
I sat down at one of the many available tables with my youngest daughter in a highchair while the older one ran amok in the multi-storey play structure. The main areas of play are the play structure, an area for toddlers and children aged 4 and under, several party areas and a racing track.
The play structure has a huge amount of activities, including racing slides, tunnels, rope ladders, a ball pit and a trampoline.
In the toddlers area, there is a bouncy castle, a two storey play structure with slides and plenty of padding, plus a cute little house that has soft bricks that kids can build with.
There is also a separate baby area, which has rockers and various bits and pieces for the youngest children to play with.
To the left of the toddler area is the racing track! Although we didnít get to have a go, we did get to see it in action. It is coin-operated and you simply pay your money and have a race around the track. There are several cars to choose from.
Crocs also has another jumping castle located at the back of the centre. Alongside the cafe tables and chairs are a heap of party rooms, which look like a lot of fun for kids! There are different themed rooms, including a disco room, princess pamper room and a totally awesome space for a baking party! This party is only available at Crocs Cannington, meaning it is a truly special way to celebrate a birthday.
The centre has all the usual amenities, including baby change facilities and socks for sale if you forget to take some for the kids, since socks are a must!
The cost of entry is $12.50 for children aged 3 and over and $9.50 for children aged 1-2 years on school days. On weekends, school holidays and public holidays, the price is $13.50 for children aged 3 and over and $10.50 for children aged 1-2 years. If you make a booking with your mothersí group, the cost is just $8, although I couldnít see anything on the website about what sort of numbers you need or any terms or conditions. You will find Crocs in the Entertainment Book, so I saved $9.50 on entry. Itís not the cheapest play centre around, but itís certainly one of the cleanest, freshest and biggest.
If you need to entertain the kids for a few hours, a trip to Crocs is the ideal morning or afternoon out - they can run amok while you sit back with a lovely coffee or tea.
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