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“Nah - stressful and expensive”
Review of Kids Only Market

Kids Only Market
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$11.35*
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Ranked #16 of 112 Shopping in Vancouver
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Owner description: A cluster of toy and clothes shops catering specifically to younger tastes.
vancouver, BC
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nah - stressful and expensive”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

The good - some cute shops and good toys - an awesome puppet collection and non-Disney toys, e.g. However, the prices are high. Worse, pay-to-ride sit-on-top rides and crane games abound - these lower my enjoyment of a family place. Yuck! Worst, the "adventure area" (2nd floor) is a nightmare of carnival amusement games (whack-a-mole type) that spit out tickets you amass to buy prizes. Of course the cost of earning the tickets is high, with most games 50-75 cents. Some games yield no tickets. The prizes your kids are likely to be able to afford are incredibly cheap (think plastic spider rings and super balls). The play zone is $10 + tax/each regardless of the length of play, and the food court's food choices are no better than hot dogs and fries. I will never go here again. Better to play in a playground and have a picnic there. Rainy day - still stay away, I say.

Visited January 2014
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English first
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Give it a miss”
Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Just a collection of small shops selling the same toys, clothes, and gimmicks you can find anywhere else. The indoor play area was expensive and small - my 5 and 7 yr old were bored after 5 minutes.
If you have kids dont bother making the trip to Granville Island for this place alone.

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Victoria, Canada
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124 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Will keep kids occupied, but at a cost”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Thought it would be fun for my two boys, ages 2 and 4, to experience the indoor playground. I found it overall a bit disappointing. The place is generally looking worn and tired, and could do with a renovation. The ball pit in the Adventure Zone indoor playground was in sore need of refilling with balls...not so much fun to jump in. The $8/child cost was a bit steep for the quite small size. Several of the coin-operated rides were not functional. The shops offer a broad range of toys, kids' clothes/costumes, and books, but I found the prices inflated compared to what you would pay anywhere else.

Visited March 2013
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5 reviews
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“Awesome”
Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

This was a great place. Lots of options for kids and safe enough to let older children roam free. I loved it.

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Thank YySsAa51
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Vancouver Island
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52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Neat place for Families”
Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

Really neat place to take kids. Cool shops full of interesting toys, clothes, costumes, books and other kid stuff. Lots of little rides for the kids. Also a slide/ball pit. A bit crazy with all the kids but lots of fun!

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