Last November 1st, we finally had the chance to visit Kidzoona at Robinsons Galleria. They were on a one peso (Yes, that’s right! PISO!) per hour promo and it was a really great deal, so, we decided to give it a try! Initially, I had no intention on blogging about it. Although, I realized, when I tried looking for reviews on different play areas in the metro, not long ago, it was a bit challenging to find. So, for the benefit of my fellow mothers, I thought it would be great to also share what we experienced with our little girl, Matilda.
We arrived at the mall with Matilda still soundly asleep in the car at about 2pm. Because I heard from friends that you have to come in and get scheduled for your play time, I kindly asked Joey to go down and sign us up. We were scheduled at 4-5pm. Only an hour, of course, to be fair, so that they can accommodate other kids for their ongoing promo.
Kidzoona surprisingly had a big floor area. I wasn’t actually expecting it to be that big! They even have an arcade for bigger kids. I think this is great especially if kids are very much excited to play and they are still waiting for their scheduled time, OR if they still want to stay inside, and their time is already up! Good job, Kidzoona!
Very important facts and reminders, as well as the regular price for the use of the facility is printed clearly in this huge infographic so, READ UP! The 1 hour rate is Php 200 .00 and 3 hours is Php 400.00. This is inclusive of one free companion and any additional is priced at Php 100.00.
Like any other play areas, you have got to wear socks inside. We brought our own, though, they sell socks as well in case you forget to bring yours.
I took photos of all the pretend-play areas. Matilda enjoyed the Kitchen and the Sushi Bar most!
I like that the place isn’t crowded because they limit the number of people who can go in at a time, hence the schedule I mentioned above. They only allow 25 kids plus approximately 25 companions to go in per hour. This is great so that there is order inside and kids get to enjoy quality play which is very important.
I love pretend-play and we do this even at home. We like that Matilda gets to enjoy and learn at the same time, so, we really invest in good quality toys which are mostly made of wood. I like that at Kidzoona, they also invested well and that they make sure that all the toys are placed where they rightfully belong – every OC Mom’s dream! They even have 3-4 staff inside the play area to keep the place organized and to look after the kids as well. Such a really clean and safe place! They also have plenty of couches for parents and guardians to sit in, plus a water dispenser with free water for your thirsty kids.
Here are the other play areas available for kids in different ages. Matilda’s favorite here was the magnetic, wooden train set. It was really nice. We enjoyed playing with it!
During our one hour stay, we were very fortunate to have met the Kidzoona mascot, Lala Chan! She is a 3-year-old squirrel. She danced along with the staff, and kids got to participate too! We were also given the chance to take a picture with Lala. She stayed for about 10 minutes and according to the staff, she does visit from time to time to surprise the kids. Such a nice looking mascot! Matilda danced with her even if she was a bit scared to go near.
If you noticed, at the back of Lala is an area still unfinished. It is another part with a giant inflatable slide and 2 other play grounds with lots of plastic balls we all know kids really LOVE. This will be ready at the grand opening on November 8.
I have to say that overall, it was a very pleasing experience. The fact that we only paid one peso for this is more than enough! One sad thing though is that they do not have their own restroom. 😦 I had a bit of a hard time bringing my newly potty trained daughter to the farthest end of the mall just so she can relieve herself. Due to this, we had to go out earlier than our scheduled time out. I hope they can consider having their own restroom if that is still possible!
Kidzoona is closed from November 3-6 in preparation for their grand opening on November 8, 2014. Visit them at the 4th level of Robinsons Galleria. We will definitely go back! See you around!