18 August 2017

Kidz at Mount View


I was a bit skeptic when my mother suggested we go to this play area at the old George Tourism Resort but I was wrong.  Kidz at Mount View is a wonderful place for a family with young children to spend a few hours while eating some food.

There is a toddler play area for kids between 1 and 3 years.  This area includes a slide, lots of balls, cars, dolls and other toys for toddlers.  My almost 3-year old son JW loved the doll house with its basin and windows with shutters.  He also loved jumping in the pool of balls.
Toddler play area


Next to the toddler area is a big indoor jungle gym for kids from 3 to 9 years old.  This is a lovely jungle gym with 3 levels to climb and explore.  There are slides, swings, a tunnel, monkey bars and many other things to enjoy. JW loved the slide into a pool of balls and climbing through the tunnel. 
Indoor play area with 3 levels



As a parent I loved that it is a save place I can take my son to play.  When you enter each child gets a card with the time that you entered.  Only after you receive your card can you enter the play area through a gate.  To exit you must wait for a staff member to open the gate to the reception.  Then you give back your card and they calculate the time you played and then pay.

There is a staff member in each play area to supervise and help the kids play.  My mom tried to explain to my son how monkey bars work from outside the play area.  The lady looking after the kids heard us and climbed to the top to help JW swing on the monkey bars.  She is very good with the kids.

For parents there are tables next to the play area.  And next door is The Coffee Pot, a coffee shop that also serves drinks, breakfasts, quiches, sandwiches, pancakes, salads, kiddies’ food and light lunches. 

The cost is also very reasonable.  It costs R30 for your child to play for 90 minutes.  Then it is an additional R 15 for every 30 minutes after that.  Both occasions we visited we went over the 90 minutes.  The prices of the food at The Coffee Pot are also good.  They have a bottomless coffee for R 30 that was great while spending almost 2-hours watching JW play. 

Outside there is also an animal farm with bunnies, goats, parrots, ducks and ponies.  Both out visits were in the winter on cold and/or rainy days ant we did not spend a lot of time here.  But on a sunny day is would be nice to walk around and see the animals.  There is also lots of grass for a bit of running.

We had a great time at both of our visits.  JW enjoyed playing and my mom and I had some nice food while chatting. We will return and I would recommend it to other parents with small children. (But while I think a 8/9-year old would enjoy the play area they may be a little too big for the facilities)

USEFUL INFORMATION:
KIDS AT MOUNT VIEW
Address:                       1 York Street | Mount View Resort & Lifestyle Village Garden Route
Tel no:                           +27 44 873 2957
Website:                        http://kidzatmountview.co.za/  
Entrance Fee:               R30 for 90 minutes and R15 every 30 minutes after that
Trading Hours:              Tuesdays - Fridays: 09:00 - 17:00
                                     Saturdays: 09:00 - 16:00
                                     Sundays & Mondays Closed

 (Not a sponsored post)

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