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“A giant ashtray for your kids to play in”
Review of Jungle Jim's

Jungle Jim's
Ranked #4 of 20 things to do in Birchington
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Owner description: Jungle Jim's provides the largest Family Entertainment Centre in the area. Located in beautiful rural surroundings on the Quex Park Estate and boasting 9.5 acres of fun-packed attractions for the whole family, the aim of Jungle Jim's is to provide a fantastic indoor and outdoor play area for children achieving maximum fun in a clean, safe and secure environment. Jungle Jims provides the opportunity for families to enjoy the adventure of play together in a family orientated atmosphere, where the Dads feel just as comfortable as the Mums!! We also offer a FREE Wi-fi service to our customers, ask at reception for an access code. Children may only visit Jungle Jim's when accompanied by an adult and the parents are encouraged to join their children in discovering the challenges of the indoor frame and outdoor activities. Once the children have gained confidence and choose to take on the challenges with their friends, the parents and carers can relax in comfort, knowing that their children are playing in a safe environment. During this time, they chat over coffee, enjoy a delicious slice of home made cake, read a newspaper or simply enjoy watching their child having fun and accomplishing feats that they never thought possible. ***FANTASTIC NEW MEMBERSHIP DEAL FOR FAMILIES*** UNLIMITED ANYTIME ENTRY FAMILY DISCOUNTS; £15 per month FOR 1 CHILD £25 per month FOR TWO CHILDREN £30 per month FOR THREE CHILDREN GOT MORE THAN THREE ? NOT A PROBLEM, MESSAGE ME FOR A BEST DEAL PRICE. (must be siblings) Valid ANYTIME, EVERY DAY weekends, school holidays even Bank Holidays. Also gives unlimited access to the outside play area. (when available) (does not include food) Terms and Conditions Apply.
Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

This review is based purely on Jungle Jims outside play area. The inside soft play area is ok. Quite small and a little hot but cleaner and more adult space than fun factory.
I came to the outside play area today to enjoy the sunshine with two 7 year old girls. After 10 minutes of them running off to play I was appalled to watch a man walk straight through the reception/cafe area smoking a cigarette with 2 female companions who lit up upon sitting down next to me. I was shocked to see adults in this day and age smoking in a play area. I know it is outside but I think management would be best advised to encourage adults to smoke in the large car park outside. There were fag butts all over the floor and, horrifyingly, in the sandpit. The only ashtray available was one hanging on the door next to the restaurant door encouraging smokers to blow their smoke all over the food preparation area. When you can be asked to leave the premises for bringing your own bottle of water or sandwich I think it's disgraceful that you can smoke all over children playing and eating and their parents who are offended by the smell and health effects. This is, after all, not a pub beer garden.

1  Thank charlotte186311
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JungleJims, Owner at Jungle Jim's, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2013

We do not allow smoking inside any buildings as it is against the law, if you witnessed this occurring it should have been brought to the attention of a member of the staff team who would have responded immediately.
The ashtrays situated near the doors are a necessary item so that people can discard cigarettes before entering any building. They are not near any food preparation areas.
The outdoor area is a large expanse of ground in excess of 4 acres there is therefore plenty of room for smokers and non smokers to co exist without causing a nuisance, there are also adequate litter bins for their disposal.
The cleaning team do their absolute best to keep the play areas clean of ANY litter.
Children are always in the care of their parent or guardian whilst at Jungle Jims, it would not always be possible for adults/carers to go outside to the car park to smoke a cigarette.
We do however take your comments seriously and will look at introducing a dedicated "Smoking Area" away from the outdoor seating area.

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Reviewed May 24, 2013

A safe, clean and fun environment. There are areas for children of different ages making play safer for little ones. All equipment was clean a nice change,

Thank casstansmum
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

If you go first thing - it isn't too crowded. Better for 3 year olds and upwards. Food is ok for this sort of place. Can get super crowded during weekends and bank holidays. In nice weather there is an excellent outdoor area for the 5 year olds upwards.

Thank CatlondonUS
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Great indoor fun for babies to kids. Clean, good value and loads of parking. It can get noisy but in summer months you can pay a little extra and get the kids in the outdoor area too. The food is freshly cooked and the cakes are delicious. The staff are very helpful and approachable and my girls always enjoy an afternoon there.

Thank Jooles23
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

There are a few of these soft play areas in the area, but I have to say that Jungle Jims is the best out of the lot..
Clean, plenty of tables, food is nice, and quite reasonable.
Play area is a nice size for all ages...

Staff could be a little friendlier sometimes... but overall i would recommend.

Thank kirstydan
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