The best way to describe SuperZu Playcentre & Cafe, is a cross between an indoor playground and The Royal Melbourne Show. A combination, which makes for one busy hotspot.
The enormous SuperZu
This mammoth place is so vast (apparently, the largest of it's kind in Australia), a virtual tour may be in order:
Upon entering, you'll pass five spacious party rooms. Three themed, (one, teleporting you into the Frozen film). And another two, which can be hired individually or joined to form a single larger room.
Frozen Party Room Image c/o facebook.com/SuperZuBayside
You will then proceed through the cafe. Which by the way, offers a large menu of food and beverages to keep everyone well-fueled for their adventure.
Then, your actual destination. To your right, a toddler area, complete with an age-appropriate jungle gym, ball-pit, and fan-forced booth that jostles balloons around like pin balls. Past the toddler area, a standalone trampoline in the far right hand corner.
Balloon Fun Image c/o facebook.com/SuperZuBayside
In front, you're face-to-face with the looming 'Climbing Volcano', This (very popular) centrepiece allows kids to either clamber up the incline, or race through the secret tunnel to the apex. Worth mentioning, the rubber tiles around the foothill to ensure safety.
The Volcano Slide
To your left, ~ 50sq meters of jungle-gym complete with: platforms, 'tightropes', slides, ball-pits, a slide that leads into a ballpit, another elevated trampoline, and several impressive attractions, including:
'Safari Car'. A racing car track that offers even young kids the opportunity to navigate around the windy course. For those a little too young, parents can always escort.
Across the road, 'Tubby Slide'. Where kids
(recommended age 4-5 upwards, otherwise escorted by parents) can ride inflatable doughnuts down the long, long, long ramp. Big kids (yes, YOU) welcome too!
The Tubby Slide
Venturing through this main jungle gym, you'll then encounter 'Creepy Crawler'. A multilevel cobweb that kids scale through.
Daring deeper, you will come across an arena of cannons, where kids can either freestyle it, or aim the soft balls at overhead targets.
The day we visited SuperZu Playcentre & Cafe, we counted no less than eight smiley-faced staff on the floor, and their warm welcome takes the playcentre to another level. SuperZu really is a massive, massive funhouse, but it can be enjoyed at a relaxed and leisurely pace over the course of many, many hours.
I will leave you with a word of caution: ensure you mind the gorillas, monkeys, and other jungle animals quietly perched above!
Where: SuperZu Playcentre & Cafe, 362-364 Boundary Road, Dingley, VIC
When: Open 9am - 5pm, 7 days a week. Excluding Christmas Day, Easter Sunday and New Years Day.
Phone: 03 9551 7559
Website:www.superzu.com.au Facebook:facebook.com/SuperZuBayside Cost: From $5 after 4pm, to $18 for children 3 years plus. Toddlers up to 3 years $10. $15 flat rate during school hours for kids 3 years plus.
12 months and under FREE.