The newest play centre and cafe in Melbourne's South East is one to be reckoned with.
Kid Factory Play Centre & Cafe, located at 300 Boundary Road, Dingley Village, just around the corner from CostCo Moorabbin, is an indoor playground suited to kids of all ages.
It is impossible for your children to bore of a colossal space of 1400spm filled with climbing equipment, ball pits, a 3-lane slide, 14m trampoline park, indoor sports courts, toddler zone and an obstacle inflatable course.
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You might think the aforementioned sounds overwhelming, yet it works for toddlers through to kids around 12 years. Younger tots enjoy a large gated zone, filled with building soft play blocks, merry-go-round, slide and ball pit. Older kids have a blast on the trampolines, and the indoor sports courts entertain active young folk.
As well as attracting the attention of tots to bigger kids, Kid Factory also breaks the playcentre mold by employing staff to supervise and play with your kids. Be aware though, this doesn't mean you ditch your child and run; far from it. Supervision on your part is still required, but if your child/ren feel comfortable enjoying the company of a Kid Factory helper, then you can watch from the sidelines and enjoy a cuppa in piece for a little while.
Kid Factory helpers
Half a dozen or so Kid Factory staff can be found throughout the centre, wearing black Kid Factory t-shirts.
14m Trampoline Park
Kid Factory is operated by two hard working Mums, who, like many of us, juggle work and home life. Because Brooke and Belinda are parents, they quite clearly understand what you want from a playcentre: a variety of entertainment, a safe and clean environment, reasonably priced menu with fresh food and coffee, and plenty of seating options scattered throughout the centre, so you can choose to position yourself where your kids are likely to spend most of their time.
If you have yet to experience Kid Factory, or even if you have, but you want to go back, we've got TWO FAMILY PASSES to giveaway to a Melbourne Mums Group reader. Enter now and use your passes in the Easter school holidays to entertain the kids. Each family pass is equivalent to the entry of two paying children; adults are free of charge.
To enter, simply comment on our Facebook page post, and tag a friend who you would like to take with you. Both of you will receive a family pass to take your kids along to Kid Factory.
We will announce a winner on our Facebook page on Friday 25 March 2016.
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