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Review of Zippy's Playworld

Zippy's Playworld
Ranked #9 of 23 Fun & Games in Chester
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Zippy's Playworld is a purpose built children's adventure play gym and party centre, based right in the heart of Chester. Zippy's Playworld offers a safe, secure and fun environment for your children to enjoy unstructured exercise through play and learning. Children can explore through the huge climbing frame filled with ball showers, slides, roller squeezes, rope bridges, and lots of other challenging obstacles to keep them entertained. There are dedicated areas, such as a 3 level toddler play zone, disco room and interactive, baby sensory room. Its not just about the children though, our Funky booth seating, fully stocked cafe and restaurant facilities offers something for everyone. Our food is prepared fresh to order offering nutritious, healthy and delicious dishes, and of course some treats too! What's more? We also offer free complimentary wi-fi access.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed July 16, 2012

This play area was great when it first opened when my daughter was a baby, however things have changed! It appears to be a dumping ground for people who can't be bothered to look after their children. The last four times we have gone there it seems the 'under 3's' area is plagued by 'big kids' running around, you can tell the staff but they are never bothered! My friends daughter was bitten by an unsupervised toddler last time we went there! There is a 'sensory room' full of old toys with no batteries in them. The older kids like to drag the furniture round blocking the entrance though! And again full of older children who's parents are busy smoking outside the front door! The staff say there is nothing they can do to stop people standing outside the front door creating a cloud of smoke for you to bring your children through! Much better ways to spend a day! Plenty of other play centres in Chester!

2  Thank Laura E
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Hayley28, Owner at Zippy's Playworld, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2012

Dear Laura

First of all, thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and your comments. Feedback like yours is very important to us, so we know where we can improve our services to our customers.

We would like to take this opportunity to apologize for an unsatisfactory visit to Funky Town. We have considered your comments and have made the following changes. These will be in place for the summer holidays.

- A safety gate installed to the entry of the sensory room. A clear sign will also be placed on entry indicating access measures.
- The children's plastic tables and chairs have been moved which were housed near to the sensory room. This will deter children from moving the tables into the sensory room.
- A designated smoking area installed away from the entry doors. The smoking area will be clearly sign posted and provide a rain shelter for smokers.
- Clearer signs reminding parents to supervise their children. We currently play regular voice overs reminding guests to supervise their children as well as playing safety play notices to the children.
-The sensory room was created to provide a unique facility for our customers with young babies and children with autism. £5000 was invested towards this facility to offer something to the local community. The room is free of charge for babies and offers a visual/ audio experience. The toys provided are an added extra for toddlers.They do not form part of the sensory room experience. We will however look at adding new sensory toys into the room.

At Funky Town we care a great deal about the safety of our guests. We have CCTV in operation, security gates and we are active members of the Play Providers Association, which represents the highest quality indoor play centers in the UK. We are also recognised by the food standards agency for all our efforts and we are consistently awarded the 5 star scores on the doors. This is the highest award that a catering facility can receive. Our staff work very hard to ensure these standards are kept.

Once again thank you for your comments. I hope you visit us again soon to see the positive changes from your valued feedback.

Kind Regards

Hayley Mckenna
Proprietor Funky Town.

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Reviewed June 14, 2012

Mum bring a book and enjoy a bit of a relax. Great for our 5 yr old. Can't speak of the littlies.

Thank Wichita2007
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

The indoor children play area is good but gets really very busy on the week ends. The children play frame is not that big either. Food is of good quality at good price. My child had his birthday party there & they really did it very well. There is not enough parking spaces available. Entry fee is around £3.50. On weekdays they really do good deals of £1 & on somedays they also hold children activities day.

Thank Bravo2012
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Reviewed March 12, 2012

Ok for the main play area for 3 year old + but the baby area is just a room with old toys (although very clean). Whole place could do with a revamp.

Thank ClaireJohn22
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Reviewed January 10, 2012

On a cold, rainy, my two girls aged 8 and 18 months spent 5 hours here and did not want to come home. From the city centre, you can get a bus that takes you practically to the door of the play centre. Its reasonably priced and gives the kids a break from museums, cathedrals, sights and history.

Thank Kelly G
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