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Published February 13th 2019
An indoor play centre with plenty for the kids to do
Although it took a while for the husband and I to find Pixel Play Centre in Cranbourne (I blame the GPS) and hubby said it was too dark, the kids loved it and that's all that matters.
Yes, it was a bit on the dark side in comparison to most play centres we go to, but not enough to warrant shoving the kids back in the car, screaming because we'd promised them a play and now they thought we were going back on our word. No thanks.
Pixel Play Centre is located just a short drive from the Cranbourne town centre and we visited on a weekend during the school holidays. Usually, I avoid visiting at times like this like the plague, but it was pleasantly quiet and only started to get busy once we left.
The play centre looks rather small from the outside, but it's huge inside, with lots of different areas for kids up to the age of around 12. There is a multi-level play structure for the older kids, a toddler area, giant bouncing castle and so much more.
As usual, my three-year-old ran straight for the play structure and disappeared into the maze of ladders, tunnels, slides and ropes. The little one was most interested in the bright yellow arcade car and the little teacup ride.
The cafe area is spacious and it would be easy to manoeuvre a pram around the place. There is a children's menu with small snacks and drinks, such as sandwiches, mini sausage rolls, mini pizzas or a little grazing-style snack pack.
The cost is on par with other play centres at $13 on weekends and public holidays for entry for children over 2 years and $10 for children over 2 at all other times. Parents and children under 2 years are free.