Review:‘Kid’s Ahoy’ at E-square.

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Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

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Kids Ahoy! is an indoor soft play zone and activity centre at E-Square,Pune.

Overall Rating:  ★★★★ ½ (4.5 out of 5)

Timings: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Location: 2nd floor, E-Square Multiplex, University Road, Pune – 411016

Parking: Reserved and Valet parking is available at E square. Parking fees are Rs. 60/-

Charges: They charge Rs. 150/- for one hour and Rs. 250/- for 2 hours. They are very particular about the hygiene hence wearing socks is compulsory, in case you forget they can also be bought at an additional cost of Rs. 80/- per pair. Parents of kids below 3.5 years of age get a complimentary ticket with the child.

Attractions:

  1. Kids play area: The play areas as I mentioned earlier are clean, safe and most importantly fun! There is not much of a variety due to space constraints, but the decks are well chosen with slides, ball pit, trampoline, swings etc. The area is very neat with safety floor mats and walls being baby proofed. The staff which comprises of female attendants is quite friendly and do keep an eye on the kids.
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  2. Toy room: There is also a toy room which has a huge collection of toys and books. There is also a feeding chair for babies and a napping area for older kids. The collection includes puzzles, carpenter corner, cars dolls, vegetables, fruits, floor puzzles, electric toys and story books for toddles and children. The toy room also makes up for a TV room with a huge LCD screen.slide4slide5
  3. Kid’s Café: Near the reception area there is kids Café with little chairs and tables, colourful crockery and a fun menu which will make even the fussiest eaters sit down and grab a bite!
  4. The Activity Port is a place for children to get involved in various fun activities managed by different experts from their respective fields. It includes Little Miracles Summer Camp, Taal-Kids in Rhythm workshop, Little Flippers Swim Club and a Pet’s workshop.Prior reservation is necessary

Safety: The play area is quite safe except the slides which are very bouncy and kids tend to bounce and fall. In the toy room, younger kids are to be supervised, due to a large amount of small toys, which is a choking hazard for toddlers.

Hygiene: The whole area including the toy room and play area is very clean. No kids or parents are allowed inside without socks. The restroom is very hygienic and clean with kid sized potty seats and basins.  The whole area is air conditioned.

Staff: The staff comprises of female attendants who are friendly and take care of the kids nicely. There is also an option of keeping your child (older than 4 years) in their care while you finish of your work outside. The only problem I noticed is when the number of kids rises the staff gets overworked, since there are only two attendants.

Other attractions in the mall: E square is a famous mall at university road with movie theatres, restaurants, food court, book store, hotel and also a swimming pool.

Overall is a very good stop for kids to enjoy and have fun!!!


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