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Review of Go Bananas

Go Bananas
Ranked #2 of 17 Fun & Games in Colchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Go Bananas is one of the largest indoor adventure play centres in the South East of England with over 20 years of experience in entertaining children and Adults. Based in Colchester, Essex, Go Bananas have everything you need to entertain the young and old alike. Fun the weather cannot spoil! The Aztec Adventure area is an extensive 3 storey climbing frame for the over 5s. Here children can have an amazing adventure exploring the home of our mascot George Funky Monkey. Whether you want to swing like Tarzan to jump the stepping stones to avoid the crocodile water, our Aztec Adventure Frame has something for everyone. Tiny Town is a safe environment for those young adventurers that are aged 4 and under. Parents can train these young Indiana Jones’ on a smaller version of our Aztec Adventure area. Children can play the piano or pop the balloons in our interactive EyeToy zone, dance the day away in Dora's Disco or bounce around on our separated mini trampolines, all under the watchful eyes of their parents For the REALLY brave amongst you, The Wall is there to be conquered!! The Wall is a 6 meter cliff face at the edge of the Aztec Adventure area which leads to Funky Monkey’s alarm. Can you sound the alarm and wake the Aztec Adventure’s funkiest resident?!?! As well as providing a safe and fun environment for children to play, we are also the ideal venue for parties. Go Bananas has a wide choice of parties that can make any child’s special day, even more special. The added bonus is that you don’t have to clean up afterwards!! For those unlucky enough to be too old to play in the Aztec Adventure, we also have an extensive seating area and the Bananas cafe; which offers a wide range of food and drinks, there are healthy options always available and some sweet treats too. Though if you really want to play and find your inner child, Go Bananas offers Adult, Laser and Junior Mega Parties; perfect for a get together with friends, team building and hen/stag parties, offering you exclusive hire of the centre. For organised groups such as Scouts and Brownies we also offer the ultimate sleepover experience, contact our reception for more information. We offer an after school meal deal Monday to Friday (Term Time Only) for £2.00 giving you any meal from our children's menu along with a cup of squash. If you visit us on Monday mornings (Term Time Only) before 12pm, you can take advantage of our parent and toddler offer with each adult receiving a complimentary hot drink and each child receiving a complimentary cup of squash and biscuit. Please note our admission prices are: Adults and children under 6 months: FREE Children aged 6 months plus and crawlers: £1.50 Children who walk and are aged up to 4 years: £5.00 Children aged 5 to 12 years: £6.00
Colchester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed December 13, 2012

Sorry to say I wouldn't choose to have a party here. Seating very cramped, always so hot in here & childrens party menu v cheap & nasty.

Visited November 2012
Thank carolinem076
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English first
Colchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great for the kids”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

just the place for the grand children when the weather is not fit to go outside to play. Mums can sit while the children go on all the toys and slides - great

1 Thank Joye H
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“great for the children”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

great fun for the children with lots to do however it could do with a cleaning
more supervision required

Visited November 2012
1 Thank john1946066
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Witham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Great for kids”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Let the kids run around while you sit back and relax, soft play area perfect for children of any ages, and if the adults want to get involved they even do adult parties.

Visited January 2012
Thank Alice N
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Lawford, Essex
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Go Banannas has GONE!”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

whole set up in dire need of an overhaul, lots of dust, tired play equipment, lack of staff clearing away, food not even average! fortunately the kids just want to play so thats ok but don't go to eat or for a 'quiet' hour! since the previous owners have gone it appears that the new ones are trying to save money! Whatever the excuse it has certainly gone downhill from its previous lofty perch of the premier play centre.

Visited March 2012
Thank gourmetgrazza
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