On a cold, wet day thereís only so much you can do to keep the kids entertained without them getting cabin fever. One way to help the kids (and you) let off steam is to lob in to one of the hundreds of play centres across Melbourne.
Ace Space Play Centre
On Motherís Day afternoon, Mr 6, Mr 4.5 and I decided to head out to Ace Space in Chirnside Park.
Tucked away behind one of the busy shopping strips along Maroondah Highway, itís easy to miss this gem. But not anymore!
This large, open play area is an indoor adventure wonderland for kids up to the age of 12. With a myriad of nooks and crannies for kids to explore, they will be entertained for hours.
Inflatable obstacle course
Kids can lose themselves in a colourful three level playground as they climb, crawl, slide, swing and jump to their heartís content.
Indoor adventure play ground for kids
The lay out of the play space makes it easy to keep tabs on your little balls of energy as they dart from one area to the next, leaving you to enjoy your coffee.
The menu offers a good range of hot and cold food and snacks, as well as hot and cold drinks. As it was Motherís Day, all mums were given a free freshly baked scone with cream and jam. Yum!
My Mother's Day treat
There is also a secure area for kids under three. This area is well equipped with a jumping castle, carousel, large floor piano, small split level play area, baby toys, cubby houses and more.
Other features of Ace Space main play area include:
- Inflatable obstacle course
- 3 lane carnival slide
- A number of tube slides of varying lengths and height
- Large Inflatable slide
- 4 metre vertical drop slide for children over 7 years of age only
- Flying fox
- Disco area
If the sweaty state of the G boys after two hours at this place is anything to go by, it was a hit and gets the big thumbs up from us.
Entry: 1- 2 years old $8; 3-6 years old $10; 7-12 years old $11. Free for adults and kids under 12 months.
Open 7 days a week 9.30am-5pm.
Ace Space also has a number of themed party rooms available for hire along with party packages, including Disney princesses, Frozen, Cars, Spiderman and Toy Story.
Where: Ace Space, Unit 9, rear of 286-288 Maroondah Hwy, Chirnside Park, VIC. 3116