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Published April 6th 2015
With the holidays comes a total lack of school and what not, and so it would come as a most dated surprise that many a parent will be wanting to keep their kids occupied before they can tear up the house. That said, I thought that this little find will be of some use. All you really need is a playful side and a good pair of socks.
Lollipops, a franchise of play centres, has been opening up around the country to the delights of many youths and their parents, the latter most like because there's coffee involved. One such location opened on Lusher Road in Croydon, around the corner from me so I was walking past it a lot.
After some Googling I discovered what it was all about; with this discovery made, and being an uncle to some energetic darlings, I thought that this might prove beneficial for when they're sleeping over. The trip to Lollipops came to fruition only recently, and yes, the darlings were satisfied. It's $7 to get in.
Catering for ages from 1 to 12 (there were some tall kids running around), Lollipops is sure to keep the children entertained. On offer are 'play gyms' (kinda uncertain of what to call them); one for the littles and a much larger one for the older kids, which the adults can chase them around in (make sure you have the energy and zero back pains). Three big slides are on offer which were bumpy but fun, as well as a jumping castle and a pirate ship that my neice was really getting into (think the big ship at Luna Park, but so much smaller).
Lollipops comes with a cafe that has plenty to fill one up and adult entry also includes a drink voucher; coffee, soft drink, juice and so on are on offer, as well as essential eats like sandwiches, chips etc. The neice and nephew were happy with their jelly cups.
With that all said, this is a place to have some good family times in. Partys cans be held and the most important thing to keep in mind is the emphasis they place on security. Every child who enters is given a wristband that shares the number each parent is given; they can't leave unless Mum and Dad dish the number so you're guaranteed peace of mind knowing your child is safe amongst all of the movement.
Keep in mind that Croydon isn't the only location so be sure to check out the website for somewhere closer. It's a good way to have some fun and hopefully tire the kids out, so I urge you to give Lollipops a try, and FYI, each kid gets a free lollipop on the way out.