Sunday, 21 April 2019

Space2Play - Easter Holidays

The Easter holidays are almost over for us, but I thought I’d share some of the exciting new things we got up to.
I wanted to try and check out as many places that we hadn’t  been to since moving here in May last year, and what better way to get stuck in than during a school holiday.
Since having Harrison we haven't got out like we used to, but now that he is that bit older (and I'm more confident with breastfeeding in public) I finally feel we can start to enjoy our time out and explore more.

Out first stop was to a new (for us) soft play area in Hitchin called Space2Play.

First impressions were great when entering the building. At the desk they give you a card with a number on and the childrens shoes go into a basket with the same number, you also use this card to pay when exiting the building. I was able to add on the zip wire fee through the card too meaning that I only had one payment upon exiting. As I didn't use the cafe I'm unsure if you could do the same for that in terms of adding it onto the card, I would like to think you could. 
UPDATE: we was back here on the Friday and you can indeed add the food into your card. There is a great selection of food for adults and children.
There are two different play areas, one for older children and one for under 2's which has a toddler and baby area. There is also a high up zip wire which opened at certain times for an extra £2, children are to wear safety harnesses provided when riding. Ella was going to go on it, but she decided not to in the end and they did not charge me. But when we revisited on Friday she gave it a go and really enjoyed it.
There were also some go karts, but sadly they didn't open it in the 2/3 hours we spent there. That was an extra £1 per ride/child.
Again they didn’t open it up when we were there on Friday, so I’m wondering if you physically put the £1 in the kart and can go on them whenever as apposed to set times.
There is a very large seating area with tables and chairs spaced out nicely, and a small cafe. I didn't purchase anything from the cafe or look at the menu on our first visit, but I noticed others buying hot food, coffees and having it delivered to their table which is always handy. However on our second visit I did purchase myself and the kids some hot food. I had the ham and cheese panini which comes with crisps and salad, it was very tasty. The kids had a hot dog/burger which both came with chips, cucumber and carrot sticks. They were decent size portions, but my children are fussy buggers so they didn’t eat it all.
space2play food   space2play food
I have to say it is very clean and tidy, both kids came out with clean socks! I say clean basically they weren’t black on the bottoms which is usually a given when soft playing. Another little thing to add is that the staff were great at making regular announcements when older children kept entering the under 2’s section.
space2play under 2
Now onto the price. Ella (8) and Harley (6) were £9 each and Harrison being under 1 was only £1, and for myself FREE! In all honesty the fact you don’t have to pay for an adult is a BIG hit with me, I will never understand why soft plays charge an adult pretty much the same for a child. Without food our total was £19, but our second visit cost £35 rounded. 

If you are in the area I would definitely recommend visiting this play area, I know we will be back again.


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