Kids Space Hallam offers a fantastic playground suitable for toddlers, kindergarten and primary school age children.
The younger children have their own separate area complete with a climbing activity wall, ball pit, slides and many other developmental activities. Don't forget to have ride in the helicopter, where the children can control the propellers!
The older children have access to many different activities to keep them entertained while staying active: Including a 5 metre high air slide, 6 metre high 3 lane race slide, 7 metre high twister slides, outer space maze, huge climbing activity wall and much more! Don't forget to try the 6 metre high vertical drop! (The vertical drop is for 6 year olds and above)
Wow - I'm not sure who had more fun; Dad, Mum or the kids. Judging by the protesting which took place as we were leaving and the request to come back tomorrow, I think it was the kids by a whisker. The highlights are the HUGE slides - four main tunnel slides, huge three lane wave slide, slide with a vertical drop and an air slide. Bring your socks, get decked out in the slipperiest pants you own and go for it. Some of those slides are downright scary. The kids had a look of shock and disbelief on their face after exiting the orange slide which has a very fast drop at the end. The slide with the six metre vertical drop is supervised by a staff member and is open for about 15-20 minutes every hour. There are plenty of routes to the top of the slides - if you are willing to come down then you will definitely find a suitable way up. Set amongst the slides are a small ride like a beginners ski lift, various tunnels and a fairly dark maze.
A nice feature is a separate fenced in area with safety gate for kids younger than three. The toddler area is fully equipped and includes a jumping castle, ball pit, wave and tunnel slides, helicopter with seating for two, cubby house, see-saw and quite a bit more.
Everything is really well padded to minimize injuries - in fact the last time I saw so much padding was when I watched the Super Bowl.
There are also some pay-for activities such as hit the crab game, race cars, carousel with squirrel, elephant and duck ($2 per ride) plus a creature vehicle to ride ($2 per ride).
Newspapers are provided for the parents (and most were for that day which is a welcome change since I have to generally have to read last week's newspaper while waiting at our local Fish & Chip shop). If it is all too much for Mum and Dad then there are even massage chairs ($2 for 8 min).
The toilets are clean although the crack in the corner of the wall suggests that Hallam is in an earthquake zone. There is a large toilet with baby changing facilities including a changing mattress. The tables and seats are in a central location and it is possible to keep a reasonable eye on the kids at all times. There are six party rooms on the side decked out with futuristic murals with a space theme. The food was good and reasonably priced.