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The Kiddies Do 360 Play Basildon

We spent our spring break holiday in Essex and London with family. The Kiddies had a lovely 2 weeks holiday and they went back to school with stories to tell. On the first day of our holiday, we had the opportunity to watch Dumbo in the cinema. It was a lovely movie. We all enjoyed it, which I found surprising as I wasn’t sure I was going to like. On the second day, we decided to go spend the day at 360 Play Basildon, and I am glad we did.

 

 

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This was our second time at 360 Play Basildon. We visited a few years ago for my nephew’s birthday party but we were restricted as it was a birthday event. This time, there were no restrictions. The kiddies had a lovely time going from the bottom floor to the top. They went on all sorts of rides and explored every bit of the place. It was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed because it wasn’t really busy when we were there. Kids were still in school in the south, as our school went our holiday pretty early. So there was room to really enjoy and have fun.

We were at 360 Play Basildon for about 5 hours and the twins did not get bored for a minute. There was so much to do. There were the massive slides they couldn’t get enough of. The cars were another hit with the kids, they really enjoyed the rides. My daughter also enjoyed riding the Carousel at the top floor. She also found the Vet shop and the dressing up rooms fascinating. My son was more into the slides, ball pit, Lego section and the fire engine trucks.

 

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I recommend 360 Play Basildon. It is really a place to play. I found it a bit pricey at first, definitely more expensive than your regular soft play. But as soon as soon as I stepped inside, I could see why it was more expensive. We went on a week day and it wasn’t school holidays in Essex yet, so we paid off-peak prices – £3.50 per adult and £9.95 per child. I booked our day online and got some discount for registering and booking before the day.

360 Play Basildon is definitely not a regular soft play centre. There are so many rides and activities to keep the children busy for hours non stop. There were also no restrictions on how long we could stay, which made the journey to the spot and price worth while in the end.

 

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Have you visited 360 Play Basildon? What are your thoughts on this place? What did you do with the kids over the spring break? Do sound off in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading. Have a great week.

 

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Types of parents you will meet at the soft play centre and playground

The half term week is almost over and we have had a lovely time. It has been a week of relaxation, fun and games, and I think the kiddies are now ready for the other half of the term. I am not a huge of soft play centres. They are usually overcrowded and just too much. But the kiddies love them, so we go as often as we can. This half term, we have been to a soft play centre and our local playground a couple of times. I feel the same way about playgrounds but I prefer them a bit more than the soft play spots. I have encountered all sorts of parents at soft play centres and playgrounds.

 

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Here are a few of the types of parents I have come across –

 

The working from anywhere parent

I see these parents with their laptops and phones, working like their life depends on it, with a cup of coffee. It amazes me how they get any work done with all the noise and chaos going on. I don’t see myself ever bringing a laptop to get some work done at soft play. It just won’t up, I won’t get any work done. The most I do is send emails on my iPhone when I have a moment. Anything more than that will have to wait until I get home.  I wonder how these people do what they do.

 

Parents that completely ignore their kids

This is the most common type of parent I find at the soft play and playground and it annoys me so much. Many of the parents I come across are too busy  chatting away to pay attention to their kids. Their kids are completely ignored by their parents and this can be frustrating for other parents and kids.

 

The Regulars/Cliques

These are the mummies and daddies (but usually mummies) that come in groups. You will likely spot a group every time you go to one. They take up all the available chairs and tables, and make their presence known with the loud voices and laughter.

 

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The attentive parent

I fall in this category without a doubt. The thought of my kids hurting themselves or others makes me watch them from a distance like a hawk. I always want to know where they are and what sort of play they are doing. Working, chatting away or falling asleep in the soft play is something I can’t see myself doing ever. Kids like to run wild and they do just that at the soft play, so my eyes have to be on them every time. I don’t think I can ever be any other type of parent when they are this young. When they are old enough, they won’t be interested in soft play as much I think.

 

 

What are your thoughts on this? Have you come across any of these parents in soft play centres or at the playground? Do sound off in the comments section below, let’s chat. Thanks for reading. Have a lovely weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

How to Survive Soft Play with Kids

A few days ago, we took the Kiddies to a Soft Play Centre not to far away from where we stay in Cheshire to burn off some energy. They have been quite restless these last few days thanks to the summer holidays. So having an afternoon of play and fun was planned to let off some steam. It was good old fun. The kiddies had a great time as always. They love soft play so I knew this was a going to be a hit.

The only issue we had at the Soft Play Centre in Cheshire was how dead warm the centre was. Installing some aircon would be a great idea. It was boiling at a point and we found it pretty uncomfortable but the kids didn’t mind much. They were there for the fun. Do you kids like Soft Play Centres?

 

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To be honest, I am not a huge fan of Soft Play Centres. I find it hard to manoeuvre the tight spots and my kids always need me for one thing or the other. So I am not one of those mum that can have a cup of coffee in peace while the kids play. It is usually a lot fo work for me because I have to get involved in one way or the other, and there are usually a lot of kids. But thankfully, on this day, there were not many kids. I guess everyone was busy enjoying the sunshine outside except us. We couldn’t brave playing outdoors on that day. It was a lot hotter outside. How have you all been coping with the dead warm weather here in the UK?

Here are some tips you may need to survive your next soft play day out –

 

Pack the socks

Your kids need socks to play and so do you. You may need to get involved in a way so best to go prepared with a pair of socks in your bag for when it is needed.

 

Go after a meal

We like to go to the Soft Play Centre just after lunch and get back just before dinner. This way the kids are well fed and in the mood to play. Getting back just before dinner is also smart as the kids have usually worn themselves out and are ready for bed.

 

 

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Keep an eye out on the kids

Parents should watch their kids while they play. The signs and reminders are usually all over the wall for those parents that forget or get carried away but many parents do not keep an eye on their kids when they play. I find that they are usually carried away with the conversations they are having and expect their kids to come find them when they need them.

 

Teach the kids to play nice

I always remind my kids to be nice and kind to everyone they come across. It makes the world a better place and I think it is our responsibility as parents to teach our kids manners especially in public places like a Soft Play setting.

 

 

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We have survived the first week of the summer holidays and we are looking forward to the remaining 5 weeks. We have various days out and activities planned for the next couple of weeks. What plans do you have for the summer holidays?

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