All Abilities Play Centre My Puzzle House in Pakenham.
My Puzzle House is like no other play centre. It has been designed with inclusion in mind and with equipment suitable for all abilities.
It offers something for everyone and a safe place to have fun. The owners of My Puzzle House understand that playtime is the best time for learning and developing social skills.
With that in mind, My Puzzle House Play Centre supports visitors with hands-on help from hosts to assist and change equipment for different abilities and ages. There is also a sensory room for those who need some quiet time away.
We were lucky to experience this wonderful and new play centre on their opening day. My eldest is on the spectrum and like Mandi, who is the brains behind My Puzzle House, we often find it difficult to find play centres that cater to the needs of both children.
There are many things that My Puzzle House do well and offering equipment that appeals to a wide variety of children is one of them. Both of my children would love the large range of swings and pods on offer. Some options are fun; whilst others offer a calming sensation for children. My son especially loved the pod swing and almost fell asleep in it.
For those children who love fun, they have a raised foam pit at the top of a set of stairs, that oversees the whole play area. It is large, which allows for jumping in and climbing through, with ample space around them. Children also love the feeling of floating in foam pits and once they’re done, there is a fun slide to exit down.
Their equipment also offers a great selection of options to climb or jump on. There is plenty of options to crawl through or roll in a tunnel. Best of all, hosts are available on the floor to assist with these activities.
There is also an interactive wall of gadgets for those who enjoy manipulating items or love to touch different textures.
If your child prefers somewhere more relaxing, they will seek out the sensory room. This is a secluded, dark play space with a floor covered in artificial grass, high-quality bean bags and soft balls.
They also have an interactive water tunnel that is placed in front of corner mirrors. It has bubbles, lights and artificial fish. Children can press the buttons to change the colours of the lights. It was an absolute hit with my son and many other children will enjoy this too!
If your child isn’t already satisfied with all of these great activities, there is an area dedicated to arts and crafts and pretend play. It has a wonderful selection of toys, a market stall, a train table, costumes and craft activities.
Lastly, My Puzzle House has small café on-site, as well as a small selection of sensory toys available for purchase. We were extremely excited by their range of Kaiko Fidgets. Many of their toys will appeal to most children, such as balls and puzzles.
My Puzzle House offers parties and will be expanding their range of services to include classes and social groups. This play centre is an exciting addition to Pakenham and is worth travelling to. My son loved it and keeps asking to return!
Visit My Puzzle House online to book ahead of time. They take 2-hour block bookings and also allow for walk-ins.