Address: 261055 CrossIron Blvd, Rocky View, AB (Balzac area North of Calgary)
Play area is in the Resources Neighbourhood between entrance 2 and 3.
Gordie’s Review (19 months old)– Climbing the volcano slide is so fun!
Supervision: There is an employee at the front of the play place. They ensure that your child is of an appropriate height, you are your child are wearing socks and there are not too many kids in the play area at one time. Parents are responsible for supervising their own children.
Age Range: under 6? There is a dinosaur bone at the front of the play area that children need to be smaller than to play.
Surface: Soft fall rug.
Safety Features/Concerns: Children have to be signed in and out of the play area (for 25 minutes at a time). There are unlatched doors at the entrance to the play area to deter children from leaving by themselves.
Play Area Features: Dinosaur themed climbers; a volcano rock wall climber/tunnel/slide; panels along the wall.
Seating: There is bench seating along the inside perimeter of the play area.
Additional Play Features: Interactive floor mat just outside the play area; 2 sets of coin operated rides (one in the sports district and one in the fossil district); Bass Pro Sports also has a lot to offer to amuse kids. Indigo has a play area with a train table and other toys.
Additional Kid Friendly Services: Stroller rentals at entrance 1 and 3.
Overall Assessment: CrossIron Mills is probably my favorite mall to go with Gordie. He loves climbing up the rock wall climber at the play area and then going down the slide. It’s nice that it is a monitored play area because it is never too full and there aren’t any big kids bowling over the little kids but it does mean sometimes we have to wait to get in.
In Gordie always clamours to go see ‘the bears’ at Bass Pro Sports. He really enjoys climbing up all the stairs to the 2nd level and then taking the elevator down. He’s also a big fan of the interactive floor mat. There is a projector on the ceiling that projects different patterns on the floor that kids can interact with by walking on the mat. He spends almost as much time there are he does in the play area running back and forth over the mat.
One of the best things though, is there is just so much to look at throughout the mall. Every section has a different theme with its own beautiful decorations. The giant fans by the resources entrance was a huge attraction for Gordie when he was a baby. We go to Cross Iron Mills fairly often and I always know we’re going to have a good time.
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