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Croc's Playcentre Pakenham




Croc's Playcentre is an indoor playcentre and party venue like no other. Includes three level play area, toddler play pirate ship, ball pit, dedicated toddler area and jumping castle.

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A new Play Centre which is touted as the largest indoor Play Centre in Australia (which I am inclined to believe after visiting). While we are talking big, the indoor slide is also the biggest in Australia.

The Centre is spacious and airy with lots of natural light. As you enter there is a food serving area and following the right hand wall are the toilets (clean), carpeted disco area and five party rooms which are nicely decorated and spacious. At the back are padded ramps which lead up to a very high four lane wave slide and a steep air slide. In the area around the slides are padded walkways, obstacles and smallish dual slides. There is also an enclosed slam dunk area for basketball or kicking a ball, mini trampoline, great rock climbing wall with handholds in the shape of sea creatures and an area along a wall with traversing elements including monkey bars and rungs plus hanging disks. There is a two lane bike track which goes around the structures. This means that there are cars and bikes buzzing along the road all the time which is a collision waiting to happen, especially since the road goes past the end of the large wave slides.

There are two areas for young kids (babies) next to the table area with some high soft walls which has some play equipment. The good-sized toddler area has a jumping castle and a great pirate ship filled with balls. Our kids loved submerging into the balls and being completely hidden - just like a crocodile preparing to attack a herd of wildebeest. Maybe that is why the Centre is called Crocs?

There are a good number of tables of different sizes in the central area. One bonus is the limited number of amusements which require extra payment (my pet Play Centre hate). It is possible for parents and kids to do some of the activities together e.g. slides. A couple of newspapers are normally provided but no magazines. At certain times the kids will be able to see Croc the Play Centre mascot.

An overall summary could be given by Maxwell Smart - missed by "this" much. Even though the key elements are very big they lack much excitement which makes the kids go back time after time. The wave slide is not very slippery and the air slide is also very grippy. I heard a few people say that they mustn't be wearing their slippery pants after coming off the slides. Just before the Centre closed they took the cover off the air slide surface which meant easier sliding, more mayhem and more fun. There is no large main structure where kids can get lost for hours. The entrance price is also at the top end although the Centre does seem flexible on pricing (get a few Mums together and get a discounted entry). The entrance price is slightly cheaper during the week.

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2/100 Bald Hill Rd,  Pakenham 3810, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: (03) 5941 2288
Map: 317 Ref: J11

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Link www.crocsplaycentre.com.au/pakenham

Link Croc's Playcentre - Pakenham on Facebook



  Reader Feedback  

Trish      Posted:    9:52 PM August 20, 2012

I have a five year old son who has autism and this play centre is the only one that allows him to push the cars around the play area...on the race track..which is what he loves to do. The owner is really friendly and both my boys love coming here. Every play centre has there flaws and they are all pricey but I do recommend this one for mothers with autistic children because they have a little bit more freedom to play with the ride on cars and not get told off because they r taking them out of the designated area.
Dannii      Posted:    10:26 AM January 6, 2012

I took my friends to crocs on 4/1/12 and I was totally embarrassed. We all have 11-12mth babies and the area for the babies was SO DISGUSTING, DIRTY and all the toys were BROKEN or FILTHY DIRTY. Paid $8.50 to get in with nothing great for the bubs to play on. What a RIP OFF. Clean your act up. Won't be back my friends won't either.
Jessica      Posted:    11:02 AM August 21, 2011

I must say this is the cleanest play centre I have been to. I went after hours on a Saturday night for a party and it was thoroughly enjoyed by both adults and children. The centre was able to be hired out and we were able to BYO. This was the first time I has been there so I am unable to comment on their cleanliness throughout the day.
darcy      Posted:    9:46 PM August 19, 2011

I regulaly go to crocs and cannot tell you just how fantasic this center is. i have been to more than 15 centers in melb and both of there centers have to be the cleanest. i have small children and i enjoy knowing they can have a great time and be safe by having designated areas for them to play.And most importantly the coffee is great and they have great food deals for the kids!
Natalie      Posted:    9:07 AM January 15, 2011

My 2 year old little boy thought it was the best place he hasd ever been and bypassed the little kids area to go down the big slide at least a dozen times. Hasn't stopped talking about it since and we will be making weekly visits!
Kerry       Posted:    9:56 PM January 14, 2011

I took my 2 and 3 year old today and was not overly impressed, found it to be a bit dirty especially around food areas...it was early in the day so there should be no excuse, slides were not great as stated and found it a little over priced for what was there.
Shonnaye Vekar      Posted:    1:18 PM January 7, 2011

I went to this Play Center with my niece for a party for one of her friends and all off the kids loved it and wouldn't stop playing. Even when the food came out which is huge for my niece.... Great place to take the kids for a fun day and I will now be a continuing patron.

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