As you enter the premises, you are faced with an assortment of dinosaurs; on the ground, on the play structures and up in the sky, all camouflaged within an ancient jungle setting. The kids are spoilt for choice at Triassic Park, with different forms of entertainment to keep kids of all ages occupied.
The general play area consists of a multi level play structure adorned with leaves, vines, trees and of course dinosaurs. Kids can walk, climb and crawl through the play spaces and manoeuvre themselves around the obstacles – stairs, ropes, tunnels, slides and much more.
Recommended for kids below the age of 5, the robotic dinosaurs are always a big hit. For $2 for 2 minutes, kids can have a ride on one of the four robotic dinosaurs. The kids sit on the dinosaurs back while it trudges slowly around the track, moving its head and making roaring noises. Parents are allowed to walk alongside the kids for extra safety and reassurance if needed.
The play area for the 0-4 year olds are safe and padded. It includes soft play toys, climbing steps, tunnels and slides. It is located right next to the coffee shop so that the little kids can be easily seen by their parents.
The state of the art glow in the dark mini golf is fun for the older kids. It is recommended for kids aged 7 and upwards but I have seen many smaller kids and even adults having a go at it. The backlit nine hole golf course costs $7.50 for a round of golf and is excellent fun.
There are 3 themed party rooms; Pirate, Fairytale and Dinosaur, each capable of holding up to 24 kids. As well as having paint on the walls to create the theme for the party rooms, the pirate room is set out like a cabin on a boat complete with life size pirate figure, portholes and parrots. The Fairytale room has a unicorn and chandeliers to complete the picture for your little princess.
The coffee shop area is decked out with large timber tables and benches which fit in with the theme of the play centre. Offering delicious snacks and drinks, it is a popular area for parents to rest and chat while the kids are busy playing.
It looks great, but far too expensive for a family. I would not mind just paying the entry fee but also having to pay for rides is really unfair. This could cause tantrums for parents with little children who do not understand that parents just cannot afford the rides too! Unfortunately that would be a place I would have to avoid!