Note: Kids Play All Day has closed indefinitely.
Location map http://www.kidsplayallday.com/
Address: Silverado – 214 -19369 Sheriff King St. SW
Gordie’s Review (4 years old)– What was your favorite part? “the slide!”
Nicole’s Review (12 months old) – the bead maze!
Cost: $$8.50 for ages 1 to 3, $12.50 for ages 4 and older, children under 1 year and adults are free.
Age Range: 1-12.
Footwear: Socks. Socks are available for purchase if you forget.
Safety Features/Concerns: There are closed circuit video monitors with a rotating video feed; Children and adults get matching wrist bands that get checked and cut off at the door.
Play Area Features: 2-level jungle themed play structure with twisty slide, triple slide, rollers, bridge, roller racer car area, little monkey toddler area with small climber, big soft blocks, exersaucers, EyeClick Interactive projected playmat.
Additional Services: Birthday Party Rooms, activity and craft days
Food Services: Deli with coffee, tea, sandwiches, salads and other snack items.
We were at Kids Play All Day on a Saturday morning – they were having a birthday party and the seating area was pretty busy, but there was still plenty of space to play.
The climber structure is smaller than some of play centres in Calgary, but that makes it less overwhelming for younger kids and allows kids to be independent on the climber at a younger age. The climber isn’t really designed for adults, it’s adult accessible, if you want to take your little one down the slide or need to rescue your kid, you can get up, but even I (at 5’4″) find it a bit squishy.
We weren’t meeting any friends that day, and so Gordie really wanted me to come with him, but he was so fast I couldn’t really keep up. He was really very comfortable moving through it by himself.
The roller car area isn’t set up like a track, it’s just a big black space. There were plenty of cars, and I think Gordie benefited from the openness of the space – his skills really seemed to improve during our visit.
The toddler area is located right nearby a little bit closer to the seating area.
Nicole really enjoyed playing with the bead maze which had a good view of the big climber and playing with the toys from the outside of the exersaucer. Knocking down the big foam blocks and going down the slide seemed quite popular with kids a little bit older.
As someone with two kids, I often find it difficult to monitor both kids when they are at such different levels at larger play centres (and in fact won’t take them by myself). Due to the size and set up at this one, I could easily keep an eye out for Gordie while watching Nicole from the edge of the toddler area.
The EyeClick Mat is just around the corner from the toddler area. It was popular with kids of all ages.
I couldn’t get a shot of the seating area because it was so busy. There is quite a bit of seating but only a small amount is right in front of the play area. This does make it harder to keep a close eye on your kids, but because of the size fairly young kids will be able to play independently and your kids can’t get too lost in the play structure.
We didn’t stay for lunch, but they offer a lot of healthy lunch and snack options as well as some treats and drinks.
Have you been to Kids Play All Day? What did you think?
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