Finding somewhere for the children to play and to keep them engaged and happy for more than ten minutes can be hard work. I recently discovered Adventure Street and from seeing some photographs online, I knew we had to visit. Yesterday, I took the boys for a morning of imaginative play with a couple of our friends and we all absolutely loved it.
What is Adventure Street?
Adventure Street is the place to play for children who can walk up to around 7 years old. It’s an indoor play activity centre with a street set up with a range of shops and services. Just like you would find in a typical high street.
There was a theatre, a police station (complete with jail) a hair salon, stables with horses Leo and Ben, a farm shop, a doctors surgery, a builders yard, the fire station, the post office, a cafe and petrol station all joined together with road markings on the floor and grass in the middle.
It’s been cleverly thought out and children can go from being a firefighter one minute and putting out the fire on the barbecue to checking x-ray results in the doctors surgery the next. Children are encouraged to be as imaginative as they want with dress up available and a range of child-friendly props to encourage play.
My youngest who is 19 months old was particularly taken with the fire engine and firefighter dress up costumes whilst my eldest who is 6 years old, loved collecting the post from the post boxes on the walls and taking them back to the post office to be processed. Our friends loved Adventure Street too and loved playing with the horses, giving them food and brushing their hair and really enjoyed making a cup of tea and a sandwich at the cafe.
My personal favourite play space was the police station and the farm shop. There was a computer and a phone as well as dress up for little ones to use in the police station and at the farm shop there was a brilliant selection of groceries to fill real shopping trolleys and baskets. I’m not really sure who was having the most fun!
How do I book?
Booking is really simple and must be done online through their website. You can ring for availability on the day but booking online is preferred to guarantee your play slot.
How much does it cost?
It costs £6.50 per child playing and one adult can get in free per paying child. Additional adults are charged at £2.50 and non-walking children are free when accompanied by an older sibling.
Can I get a coffee and a slice of cake?
There is a cafe available and Adventure Street ask you to not bring in your own food as they have a small selection of hot and cold drinks plus snacks available to purchase.
There’s free parking out the front and it’s relatively easy to find with the sat nav and online directions. We really enjoyed our session at Adventure Street and will definitely be back to play again sometime soon.
To find out more and book your own play session head to their website https://adventure-street.co.uk/
Disclosure: We paid for our own tickets but thought my audience would love to read about this as a place to play with their own children if local.