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Easy Tigers Play Centre (Chesterfield)

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Address: Adventure House / Foxwood Road / Chesterfield S41 9RF / England

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      04.01.2010 17:10

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      Hey everyoneI used to work for the place, and being one of few males it wasnt easy (being surrounded my women all day!). These people really do look out for your children. I have worked in sports and youth clubs yet the staff at easy tigers are the most dedicated by far!The services are great, the staff is friendly and its always straight foward to get a place! Fun activites every day, planned with care to suit your childs needs!Get your child a place at easy tigers!!

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      30.11.2008 14:33

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      Easy Tigers have recognised thatwe are all short of money. They have introduced two great ideas: 2 for 1 Monday to Friday and a customer loyalty card where you get your 10th visit free.Great to see they are looking after their customers.Claire

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      11.11.2008 02:03
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      Worth the trip

      A long wall in cage like compartments. Its so big you cant always see your kiddie but there is so much to do Easy Tigers soft play centre in Chesterfield is a huge warehouse all laid out in clean bright colours along and onto it. chance for them to escape that they are quite happy to leave you to have a chat with friends and have a coffee. I have found in some centres my son gets a bit fed up as he is a bit small for the higher levels but there is so much on both levels this is not a problem here

      The prices are £3.50 per child in school hours for two hours play. Out of school hours it £4.95 per child
      They also have a toddler time on Monday's, Wednesdays and Friday's 9.30 am till 12pm that is also £3.50 but comes with a drink for your little one.
      Easy tigers have private party hire that are in cage like rooms at one end of the play hall, the prices start from £7.95 per child up to £9.95 per child, this price includes lots of things like food and drink and party games, up to a disco and party bags, they have a lot of extras at added on prices too.

      The prices are £3.50 per child in school hours for two hours play. Out of school hours it £4.95 per child
      They also have a toddler time on Monday's, Wednesdays and Friday's 9.30 am till 12pm that is also £3.50 but comes with a drink for your little one.
      Easy tigers have private party hire that are in cage like rooms at one end of the play hall, the prices start from £7.95 per child up to £9.95 per child, this price includes lots of things like food and drink and party games, up to a disco and party bags, they have a lot of extras at added on prices too.

      I have to say there are a good few bad points to make in my opinion.
      First it's the most expensive play centre I have been to, even though I only pay £3.50 which is average for an older child or out of school hours it's a high price but the worst part is the food and drink is very expansive. £3.25 for a child's portion of half a jacket with one filling and a side salad, the same price for a sandwich, salad and bag of crisp. This is a lot for a two year old,. The adults prices are higher but not by as much as would be expected after the child prices, a baguette is £3.85 and pasta with garlic bread is £4.25 this is not so bad but the other prices like £1.10 for a fruit shoot certainly top up the overall cost of two hours there.

      I was disappointed to learn there is no cheaper rate for multiples so if you had twins and took them after 3pm it would be nearly £10 just to get in, without drinks, snacks or meals.

      The toilets were easy to find but the baby changing room was pretty smelly (to be expected but this was the worst I have seen).

      The staff were not overly helpful and seemed to lack enthusiasm which I think is important when working around children, also they seemed like they really would have preferred to be somewhere else and this is not appealing for a customer.

      All in all a great play centre but needs some tweaking for the parents satisfaction and the purse strings.

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      01.10.2008 20:54
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      SUperb play opportunities but at a cost

      My first impression as I walked in was of battery farms, which sounds awful but I immediately saw a whole wall of what appears almost like cages against the wall.
      On closer inspection it's easy to see that this is the separate elements of the play frame which adjoin one another. Each netted with yellow nylon rope for safety.
      My children and charge quickly darted off to the generous ball pool and joined in the fun.
      The bumph on the table tells you that Easy Tigers is the biggest play frame in the UK, which is entirely believable, my kids still weren't bored after 3 hours.
      There are 3 levels upon which the equipment is laid out, all visible from the seating area where parents tend to relax and supervise.
      Multiple slides of various widths and lengths, tunnels, climbing challenges, physical and mental development opportunities and fun all round. There are also ride on toys and there's a baby area entirely separate from the toddler and bigger kids play area.
      Easy Tigers has a toddler group several mornings a week in term time, though we did not attend one of those sessions.

      There are toilets with step stools for little ones, making toilet trips a breeze. There's only one baby change room which seems somewhat lacking as people tried to come in several times whilst I was changing my toddlers.

      There's a cafe which serves the usual range of drinks and snacks, though at somewhat over inflated prices in my opinion. We didn't eat there as the entry fee of £3.25 per child (x3) without concession for multiple birth families etc was cost enough. We did have a jug of squash at £1.40. Still a huge mark up but cheaper than the bottled contours.
      The same company have a nursery next door and between the two there is ample parking, though I suspect it might be heaving at 6pm ish.

      The seating area is much like a cafe, 4 seats to a rectangular table but no sofas like in Kidz Kingdom or Run Around.

      The changing facilities stank. Fair enough, this is likely anyway, but it reeked and there was no lid on the bin. The rim of the sink was brown with filth though the rest of the changing room and disabled loo was clean. No lid on the disabled loo, which is frequently the case but unhygienic when flushing.
      It was entirely unclear as to which bin was meant for nappies, I went for the stinky option. There is a sign telling you only to use 'this' bin, but no bin beneath it. Pretty useless.

      When I asked about the discounts and mentioned my charge, the staff member laughed, until I pointed out I was very serious. Most play centres offer discounts for childminders/carers etc and some facilities offer discounts for larger or multiple birth families. I didn't expect to be laughed at and was unimpressed.

      It wasn't easy to find and would be better signposted off the main road and the industrial estate it is sited within.

      At the main counter and at the front of the cafe counter there are tiger jelly lollies, basically like a giant tiger shaped jelly baby on a stick, covered in icing and sugar and on sale for the gross temptation of kids. Now I know it's a business a profit to be made but with the everlasting effort towards healthy eating this is a poor example and a low blow to those who don't want their kids eating such rubbish.

      My kids were happy there and I'd take them again. It's just such a shame that the cost is prohibitive, furthermore it's £4.95 after school hours, which is shockingly high for 2 hours play.

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      Children's play centre. For kids under the age of 11.